The latest lateral moves and promotions from some of the biggest players on the legal market
from the 29th June until the 5th July 2018.



Austria – Vienna

Wolf Theiss appoints Birgit Kraml and Leopold Höher as new partners. Kraml has been with Wolf Theiss since 2001, since 2004 for the practice group Real Estate. In 2012, the expert in private and public real estate law was appointed Counsel. The finance specialist Leopold Höher has been supporting the banking and finance team of Wolf Theiss since October 2015. He started his career as a Counsel with Wolf Theiss, advising primarily domestic and international lenders, borrowers and sponsors on domestic and cross-border structured finance, including project, acquisition, infrastructure and real estate financing and corporate restructuring. 

The original press release can be found here on Wolf Theiss’ website.



UK – London

Latham & Watkins is pleased to announce that Rich Trobman has been elected Chair and Managing Partner, effective immediately. Trobman is indisputably one of the leading high yield practitioners in Europe. His practice includes representing investment banking firms, private equity firms, and companies in public and private offerings of securities, restructurings, bridge loans, and merger and acquisition transactions, with a particular emphasis on issuances of debt securities and leveraged transactions.

The original press release can be found here on Latham & Watkins’ website.



UK – London

White & Case LLP has expanded its Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice and Global Private Equity Industry Group with the addition of Emmie Jones as a new partner in London. Jones is a private equity lawyer who advises clients on the structuring, negotiation and execution of highly complex, cross-border private equity transactions across multiple sectors. She has advised on more than 150 deals with an aggregate enterprise value of more than £10 billion, and her experience includes both traditional cross-border private equity transactions and advisory work for portfolio companies.

The original press release can be found here on White & Case’s website.



UK – London

Ashurst announces the appointment of partner Tom Duncan in its dispute resolution team in London. Tom joins from Mayer Brown where he has been a partner in the Construction & Engineering and International Arbitration groups since 2012. He advises on all aspects of construction and engineering law with a particular focus on complex disputes. Tom has represented clients in a number of different jurisdictions in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia and has wide experience of all forms of arbitrations, adjudications and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

The original press release can be found here on Ashurst’s website.



USA – New York

Allen & Overy LLP announced that Stephen Besen has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in the M&A practice. ​Stephen is a versatile and experienced M&A lawyer and joins from Shearman & Sterling. He has 35 years of experience advising on public and private company mergers and tender offers, joint ventures, restructurings, private equity and other private capital transactions. 

The original press release can be found here on Allen & Overy’s website.