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Community round-up: New hires in Spain and Brazil and extended temporary judgeships in Delaware

Community round-up: New hires in Spain and Brazil and extended temporary judgeships in Delaware

27 October 2017

Recent weeks have seen Spanish firm Carles Cuesta Abogados and Brazilian firm Barbosa Müssnich Aragão (BMA) take on lawyers from Freshfields and Veirano, respectively, while US President Donald Trump extend temporary bankruptcy judgeships in the busy district of Delaware.

Veteran Kirkland partner joins Paul Weiss as bankruptcy co-chair

Veteran Kirkland partner joins Paul Weiss as bankruptcy co-chair

25 October 2017

Paul Basta has joined Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison as co-chair of its bankruptcy and corporate reorganisation department, three months after leaving Kirkland & Ellis to pursue new opportunities.

Baker McKenzie hires former Ashurst managing partner in Brisbane

Baker McKenzie hires former Ashurst managing partner in Brisbane

19 October 2017

Baker McKenzie has added John Lobban as an of counsel in its Brisbane restructuring and insolvency team.

Bentham IMF launches bankruptcy funding platform in New York

Bentham IMF launches bankruptcy funding platform in New York

17 October 2017

Litigation funder Bentham IMF has launched a new bankruptcy litigation funding platform in New York, to be led by former Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft lawyer Ken Epstein.

DibbsBarker recruits from Henry Davis York in Brisbane

DibbsBarker recruits from Henry Davis York in Brisbane

12 October 2017

Australia’s DibbsBarker has added Brisbane-based Ben Shaw as a partner in its banking, insolvency and disputes team.

Thompson & Knight adds former Jenner & Block partner

Thompson & Knight adds former Jenner & Block partner

04 October 2017

Updated: The former head of Jenner & Block’s New York restructuring and bankruptcy practice, who worked as counsel to the court-appointed examiner in the Lehman Brothers Chapter 11 case, has joined Thompson & Knight in New York.

Kirkland expands London restructuring group

Kirkland expands London restructuring group

03 October 2017

Kirkland & Ellis has added three new faces to its London-based restructuring practice, including a former Stephenson Harwood lawyer who advised coking coal supplier Winsway on its restructuring via parallel Hong Kong and BVI schemes of arrangement.

Former Deloitte Americas head joins Gordon Brothers board

Former Deloitte Americas head joins Gordon Brothers board

27 September 2017

Sheila Smith, the former leader of Deloitte’s restructuring services for the Americas and the recipient of the International Woman’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation’s (IWIRC) “Woman of the Year” award in 2015, has joined the board of Boston-based advisory firm Gordon Brothers.

Gowlings partner joins Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber in Toronto

Gowlings partner joins Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber in Toronto

18 September 2017

Canadian firm Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber has hired a partner from Gowling WLG who acted for Nortel Networks in its long-running, multi-jurisdictional bankruptcy, as counsel in its restructuring and insolvency group in Toronto.

IWIRC names new board for 2017-18

IWIRC names new board for 2017-18

14 September 2017

The International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) has announced the new list of lawyers, judges and other restructuring specialists from across the globe who will sit on its board for the coming year.

Kobre & Kim hires Brown Rudnick partner in New York

Kobre & Kim hires Brown Rudnick partner in New York

12 September 2017

Disputes and investigations firm Kobre & Kim has recruited a Brown Rudnick partner who has been advising the liquidators of Madoff feeder fund Fairfield Sentry in New York.

Collapsed European arm of KWM returns £4.5m to Barclays

Collapsed European arm of KWM returns £4.5m to Barclays

11 September 2017

The joint administrators of King & Wood Mallesons' Europe and Middle East (EUME) arm have returned nearly £4.5 million to Barclay's, the firm's main creditor, a new progress report has revealed.