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New Middle East restructuring head for Alvarez & Marsal

Alvarez & Marsal has appointed the interim CFO of struggling hospital operator NMC Healthcare to lead its Middle East restructuring practice in Dubai.

11 February 2021

Goodwin hires in London and Luxembourg

A Baker McKenzie partner is set to join Goodwin’s growing private equity practice in London, while the firm has also bolstered its restructuring group in Luxembourg.

10 February 2021

New bankruptcy judges in SDNY

An Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld partner and a career prosecutor have been appointed as bankruptcy judges in Manhattan.

08 February 2021

Hogan Lovells hires in London

Hogan Lovells has hired a commercial litigation team from Debevois & Plimpton that worked on the Nortel collapse, and a new co-head for its London M&A practice from White & Case.

08 February 2021

Alvarez & Marsal opens first Finnish office, hires from EY and Credit Suisse

Alvarez & Marsal has brought in two former EY partners to lead its new office in Finland and its Nordics restructuring practice, while its Swiss restructuring team has hired from Credit Suisse.

05 February 2021

Simpson Thacher plans London launch with double partner hire

Former Freshfields colleagues Adam Gallagher and James Watson are reuniting to establish Simpson Thacher & Bartlett’s first European restructuring practice.

04 February 2021

Maples hires in Hong Kong and Cayman Islands, promotes in London

The former head of Freshfields’ Asia restructuring practice and an English-qualified barrister have joined Maples Group as partners in Hong Kong and the Cayman Islands, while the firm has also promoted in London.

02 February 2021

Allen & Overy’s China joint operation opens in Beijing with Fangda team

Allen & Overy’s Chinese associate firm Lang Yue has opened a new office in Beijing with the hire of a Fangda Partners team led by Melody Wang, who was creditors’ counsel in the first mainland Chinese liquidation to be recognised in Hong Kong.

01 February 2021

Eversheds partner moves to Oppenhoff in Hamburg

German firm Oppenhoff has hired the founding partner of Eversheds Sutherland’s Hamburg office, who has been advising creditors on the cross-border restructuring of wind turbine maker Senvion.

29 January 2021

Shearman rehires ex-partner to lead New York team

Ahead of his return to Shearman & Sterling in New York, former Lehman Brothers managing director Mark Shapiro spoke to GRR about his 30-year career and how opportunities for hedge funds have “changed quickly” during the covid-19 pandemic.

28 January 2021

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