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KordaMentha senior partner joins New Zealand litigation funder

KordaMentha senior partner joins New Zealand litigation funder

07 December 2017

KordaMentha senior partner Michael Stiassny is leaving the advisory firm to join the board of New Zealand’s largest litigation funder – LPF Group.

Community round-up: DLA Piper adds new restructuring partner in Canada

Community round-up: DLA Piper adds new restructuring partner in Canada

06 December 2017

Recent weeks have seen DLA Piper Canada and US-based Barnes & Thornburg make lateral hires, while a senior associate has joined Rigby Cooke Lawyers from SLF Lawyers in Melbourne, Australia.

Grant Thornton names Eircom examiner as new Irish managing partner

Grant Thornton names Eircom examiner as new Irish managing partner

04 December 2017

Accounting and consulting firm Grant Thornton has named insolvency practitioner Michael McAteer, who acted as examiner in the €4.1 billion restructuring of Ireland’s state-run telecommunications company Eircom, as its new managing partner in the country.

Oon & Bazul hires new restructuring head from WongPartnership in Singapore

Oon & Bazul hires new restructuring head from WongPartnership in Singapore

01 December 2017

WongPartnership partner and IWIRC Singapore co-chair Tan Mei Yen has joined Oon & Bazul as head of its restructuring and insolvency practice.

Community round-up: Mayer Brown and Kirkland promote new partners

Community round-up: Mayer Brown and Kirkland promote new partners

29 November 2017

Mayer Brown has promoted restructuring and insolvency partner Jessica Walker in recent days, while Kirkland & Ellis has added nine new restructuring partners to its global offices.

Freshfields’ R&I Asia head to join the Hong Kong Bar

Freshfields’ R&I Asia head to join the Hong Kong Bar

27 November 2017

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Asia head of restructuring and insolvency, Look Chan Ho, is leaving the firm this week after 15 years to practise as a barrister in Hong Kong.

Community round-up: Promotions at Weil, White & Case and Baker Botts

Community round-up: Promotions at Weil, White & Case and Baker Botts

23 November 2017

Weil, Gotshal & Manges, White & Case and Baker Botts have named new restructuring partners in their latest promotions rounds, while Australian firm Gadens has made a lateral hire from TurksLegal in Sydney.

Sydney disputes partner leaves Henry Davis York for Gadens

Sydney disputes partner leaves Henry Davis York for Gadens

21 November 2017

Henry Davis York’s Sydney head of corporate and regulatory investigations and disputes has left the firm – the latest in a series of partners with experience in corporate insolvency who have departed since August.

HSF’s John Chetwood named TMA young turnaround professional of the year

HSF’s John Chetwood named TMA young turnaround professional of the year

20 November 2017

Herbert Smith Freehills senior associate John Chetwood has been named young turnaround professional of the year by the Turnaround Management Association.

Kirkland partner joins Willkie Farr in New York

Kirkland partner joins Willkie Farr in New York

17 November 2017

Kirkland & Ellis restructuring partner Brian Lennon has joined Willkie Farr & Gallagher’s New York business reorganisation and restructuring department.

Harneys restructuring head joins Ogier in Cayman Islands

Harneys restructuring head joins Ogier in Cayman Islands

03 November 2017

Ogier has recruited Marc Kish, the former head of insolvency and litigation at offshore rival Harney Westwood & Riegels, to lead its insolvency practice in the Caribbean and Asia.

Boston firm Choate hires former Morgan Lewis partner

Boston firm Choate hires former Morgan Lewis partner

03 November 2017

Boston’s Choate Hall & Stewart has added former Morgan Lewis & Bockius partner Mark Silva to its finance and restructuring team.