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Rothschild restructuring director joins PwC

PricewaterhouseCoopers has hired a former director of Rothschild’s restructuring practice as a partner in its London office.

17 December 2015

Bird & Bird adds team in Paris

Bird & Bird has hired the former head of the restructuring and insolvency practice at French firm Aramis as a partner in its Paris office.

17 December 2015

Shepherd and Wedderburn hires team in Glasgow

Scottish firm Shepherd and Wedderburn has hired a three-partner team from local rival HBJ Gateley in Glasgow.

17 December 2015

Akerman appoints new chair of bankruptcy and reorganisation

Florida-headquartered firm Akerman has appointed a new bankruptcy and reorganisation co-chair, as the former head of the group moves to lead the firm’s newly created fraud and recovery practice.

17 December 2015

Paul Hastings hires Linklaters Lehman partner

A former Linklaters partner who represented Lehman Brothers’ administrators before the UK courts is joining the London office of US firm Paul Hastings.

17 December 2015

US court says NY law bonds count as property in Chapter 15 case

Widening the door for more non-US companies to seek recognition of cross-border bankruptcies in New York, a US bankruptcy court has found that New York choice of law and forum selection clauses in a Singaporean company’s indentures satisfied the Second Circuit’s much-criticised US property requirement for a Chapter 15 filing.

17 December 2015

Linklaters hires new practice head

Linklaters has hired a new head of restructuring and insolvency in New York from Willkie Farr & Gallagher.

17 December 2015

Kirkland & Ellis adds new partner in Hong Kong

Kelly Naphtali has left Lipman Karas to join Kirkland & Ellis as a partner in Hong Kong.

16 December 2015

Insolvency litigator joins Corrs Chambers Westgarth as special counsel

Australian firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth has appointed Michelle Dean as special counsel in its Perth office.

16 December 2015

Alabama bankruptcy judge joins Bailey & Glasser in DC

A US judge who presided over the 2011 municipal bankruptcy of Jefferson County, Alabama, has retired from the bench and joined law firm Bailey & Glasser as a partner in Washington, DC.

16 December 2015

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