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Forbes Hare hires long-time Squire Patton Boggs partner in BVI

A former Squire Patton Boggs partner who was debtors’ counsel in the multi-million dollar contentious restructuring of the UAE’s Dana Gas has joined boutique law firm Forbes Hare in the British Virgin Islands.

29 June 2022

Fraud specialist joins South Square for “fresh challenge”

Former 3 Hare Court silk Aidan Casey QC has joined South Square in London, telling GRR we are “long overdue a major insolvency or two”.

27 June 2022

FTI Consulting launches restructuring practice in Italy

New York-listed FTI Consulting has added corporate finance and restructuring services in Italy with hires from strategy consultancy Boston Consulting Group and Milan-based financial advisory Erre Quadro.

20 June 2022

Cozen hires former Blakes restructuring leader in Toronto

Philadelphia-headquartered Cozen O’Connor has made its first restructuring hire in Canada to help expand its cross-border offering for domestic and international clients with business operations across North America.

15 June 2022

“Retirement is a fantasy for the young”: Allen & Overy’s former US restructuring head joins Kasowitz

The former head of magic circle firm Allen & Overy’s US restructuring group, who worked as American counsel to Virgin Atlantic in the UK’s first-ever Part 26A restructuring plan, has left retirement to join Kasowitz Benson Torres in New York.

13 June 2022

All female boutique launches in Cayman Islands

A former Harneys partner and two ex-government lawyers have launched a new boutique law firm in the Cayman Islands that specialises in litigation, insolvency and regulatory law.

08 June 2022

Proskauer recruits veteran Clifford Chance partner in London

A long-time partner of magic circle firm Clifford Chance, who advised Dubai World Dry Docks on the restructuring of its US$2.2 billion international debt, has joined Proskauer Rose in London.

08 June 2022

South Square’s Riddiford moves to Essex Court

Alexander Riddiford, who served as junior counsel to the administrators of Lehman Brothers’ main European arm in its Waterfall litigation, has joined Essex Court Chambers.

07 June 2022

Akin Gump partner joins Weil in London

Weil Gotshal & Manges has hired London-based Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld partner Lois Deasey, who brings with her experience working on the restructurings of Premier Oil, Noble Group and Avanti Communications.

06 June 2022

Ogier expands into Ireland

Offshore firm Ogier has merged with Dublin-based Leman Solicitors to develop its offering in Ireland, as one of its new partners tells GRR the market is primed for an increase in non-contentious restructurings.

31 May 2022

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