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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

MoFo grows London practice as it seeks to set up cross-border hub

Morrison & Foerster has hired two partners in its London restructuring practice, as it seeks to make the office a hub for cross-border work.

16 December 2015

Willkie Farr hires from Paul Hastings in Paris

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has hired partner Lionel Spizzichino from Paul Hastings in Paris.

16 December 2015

Appleby rehires funds partner in the Caymans

Offshore firm Appleby has rehired a partner in its Cayman Islands funds team.

16 December 2015

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