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Haynes Boone partner elected as president of American College of Bankruptcy

Houston-based Haynes Boone partner Charles Beckham, who has credits on the restructurings of energy giants McDermott International and EMAS Chiyoda Subsea, has been elected as president of the American College of Bankruptcy.

08 April 2022

Quantuma expands into the British Virgin Islands with new hire

Business advisory firm Quantuma has continued its international expansion with the launch of a new office in the British Virgin Islands and the hire of former Kalo senior manager Toni Shukla.

06 April 2022

Baker McKenzie hires new partner from KWM in Sydney

A former special counsel at King & Wood Mallesons who helped advise lessors in Virgin Australia’s recent restructuring, has been appointed a partner in Baker McKenzie’s restructuring and insolvency team in Sydney.

05 April 2022

Stroock’s former co-chair says size is everything as 43-strong team joins Paul Hastings

“To truly compete on a global level, we needed to be bigger,” Stroock & Stroock & Lavan’s former chair of financial restructuring has told GRR, as 43 of the firm’s lawyers in New York and Los Angeles prepare to join Paul Hastings in the coming days.

04 April 2022

Morrison & Foerster recruits Arnold & Porter partner

Morrison & Foerster has hired a partner in New York and Chicago who was instructed to advised the Kyrgyz Republic in a contentious Chapter 11 last year.

01 April 2022

Zhong Lun partner joins Harneys in Shanghai

Harneys has hired a former disputes partner from Chinese firm Zhong Lun’s London office for its litigation, insolvency and restructuring team in Shanghai, amid an expectation of more restructuring work relating to Chinese property developers.

01 April 2022

Lehman Brothers administrator leaves PwC to launch new firm

Long-time PwC partner Russell Downs has left the Big Four firm to launch his own restructuring boutique in London, telling GRR he expects to see an increase in insolvency proceedings as a result of Western sanctions on Russia.

30 March 2022

Teneo buys KPMG’s Bermudian restructuring arm

Global advisory firm Teneo has acquired KPMG’s Bermuda restructuring business, just two months after buying its Cayman and British Virgin Islands restructuring arms.

30 March 2022

Glenn Agre hires from Katten Muchin

A former special counsel at Katten Muchin Rosenman has joined recently established trial firm Glenn Agre Bergman & Fuentes as a partner in New York, to lead a new distressed debt & claims trading practice.

28 March 2022

RJ Gaito hires space mining start-up entrepreneur to head restructuring practice

Luxembourg law firm RJ Gaito has hired a new head for its finance and restructuring practice, who previously advised Abengoa through its second restructuring in 2019 and has recently helped found a space mining start-up.

24 March 2022

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