The latest private practice and in-house moves from some of the biggest players on the legal market from the 10th of May until the 17th of May 2017.

International law firm Baker McKenzie have announced that Jason Marty have joined the firm as the Firm’s Global Chief Operating Officer. For the last three years Jason has been responsible for the launch and the successful operation of our Global Services Centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland which is now working with our offices around the world providing support for transactional practices, investigations, commercial work, and litigation. He will replace Craig Courter in the role. Craig will be looking for new opportunities outside the Firm.

The original press release can be found here on the Baker McKenzie website

Global law firm Clifford Chance have announced that Anita Lam has joined the firms Litigation and Disputes Resolution team who has commenced at the firm on 15 May 2017 as consultant and head of the firm’s Hong Kong employment practice. Anita practices across all areas of employment law, with a particular focus on contentious employment, discrimination and data privacy disputes. As a seasoned litigator, Anita is one of the very few solicitors in Hong Kong who has Higher Rights of Audience granted by the Higher Rights Assessment Board. Her extensive experience spans across a variety of sectors including financial services, transport & logistics, education, consumer goods, healthcare, and energy. This announcement follows the recent lateral appointment of partner Angela Pearsall in Sydney and the promotion of international arbitration specialist Sam Luttrell to partner in Perth this month.

The original press release can be found here on the Clifford Chance website

Law firm K&L Gates PPL have announced that Mounir Letayf has joined the firm as a partner in its banking and asset finance practice, accompanied by counsel Adeline Roboam. Letayf and Roboam have broad experience in leveraged, structured, and real estate finance, debt restructuring, and general lending and securitization. They also advise lenders, borrowers, and investors on domestic and cross-border transactions. “We are delighted to welcome Mounir and Adeline to our firm,” said Louis Degos, administrative partner of K&L Gates’ Paris office. “Their addition will further develop our maturing global banking and asset finance practice as well as our growing corporate and transactional practice.”

The original press release can be found here on the K&L Gates PPL website

International law firm Ashurst have announced the appointment of Nikolos Tsagareli as counsel in Frankfurt. Nikolos Tsagareli is an experienced finance and capital markets lawyer, specialising in advising banks, corporates and private equity funds on credit financings, project financings, bond issues and financial restructurings. Commenting, Anne Grewlich, head of banking in Germany, said: “Nikolos Tsagareli is an excellent lawyer who, with long-standing expertise in acquisition and project financing, is an ideal addition to our team. We look forward to providing our clients with solution-oriented advice at the highest level, together with an even stronger practice on German and cross-border financings.”

The original press release can be found here on the Ashurst website

Law firm Greenberg Traurig have announced that Katharine J. Neer has joined the Government Law & Policy Practice in the Albany office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP. At the Governor’s Office, Neer was a member of the state operations team overseeing policy and operations for six agencies: the Department of Financial Services; the State Insurance Fund; the Department of State; the Department of Tax and Finance; the Office of General Services; and the Gaming Commission. “Katie is a dedicated, multi-dimensional lawyer with meaningful experience in government,” said Harold N. Iselin, managing shareholder of the law firm’s Albany office and co-chair of its Government Law & Policy Practice. “She will be an important addition to the multi-faceted Greenberg Traurig team.” Neer will be assisting clients on legislative and State regulatory issues. 

The original press release can be found here on the Greenberg Traurig website