The latest lateral moves and promotions from some of the biggest players on the legal market
from the 7th September until the 13th September 2018.



Austria – Vienna

Wolf Theiss continues to expand its international corporate practice group with Sarah Wared, a proven M & A expert joins the Vienna office of Wolf Theiss. Sarah Wared specializes in international M & A transactions, private corporate and corporate law, venture capital and capital markets law. In the course of her career so far, Sarah Wared has gained experience in transactions with companies and leading law firms in the US, Singapore, Germany and Austria. 

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



UK – London

Ashurst announces the appointment of Christopher Georgiou as a partner to co-lead its global Ashurst Advance team, to be based in London. Chris will join Mike Polson as co-head of Ashurst Advance as the firm demonstrates a clear commitment to significantly expand its successful global alternative legal services offering.With over 25 years’ experience in the legal sector, both in private practice and in-house, Chris has a deep understanding of clients’ changing needs, and has a market leading reputation in developing innovative solutions for clients. 

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



US – Detroit

Jones Day announced that Patrick Belville has joined its Detroit Office as a partner in the Firm’s M&A Practice. Mr. Belville rejoins the Firm, having spent the past four years as Vice President and Associate General Counsel, M&A, of Cardinal Health Inc., a global Fortune 20 healthcare company and longtime Jones Day client. Mr. Belville led his Cardinal Health team in closing numerous acquisitions, divestitures, and other strategic transactions worth billions of dollars. He worked closely with Cardinal Health’s C-suite, providing the executive team and the board of directors with strategic advice on all aspects of these transactions.

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



US – New York

Clifford Chance has announced that James Gouwar has joined its Tax, Pensions & Employment (“TPE”) practice as a partner in New York. His practice focuses on the tax aspects of structured finance transactions across a wide range of complex financial instruments, such as mortgage- and asset-backed transactions, collateralized loan and debt obligations (cash and synthetic) and real estate mortgage investment conduits (“REMICs”).  

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



US – New York

White & Case LLP announced that Edward So has joined the Firm as a partner in its Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in New York, Ed will focus on advising clients on derivatives and structured products, and will work closely with the Firm’s Financial Institutions Industry Group. Ed focuses on a broad variety of domestic and cross-border over-the-counter derivatives transactions over a wide spectrum of asset classes, including cash and synthetic fixed income, rates, equity, credit, commodity and FX products. He also frequently advises clients on futures, OTC clearing and prime brokerage documentation, as well as related netting, margin and other regulatory issues. 

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