The latest lateral moves and promotions from some of the biggest players on the legal market
from the 20th July until the 26th July 2018.



Canada – Toronto

Dentons is pleased to welcome a team of 10 new colleagues from McLean & Kerr LLP, a boutique law firm widely-respected in the Toronto market for its commercial real estate and litigation practices. Joining as partners are Todd Davidson and Sharon AddisonTodd, a partner in the Real Estate group, has a practice focused on leasing, and purchase, sale and financing transactions, and Sharon, a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution group, brings extensive experience and knowledge in real estate-related litigation matters.

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



UK – London

Mayer Brown announced that Sam Eastwood and Jason Hungerford have been appointed as partners in the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice from Norton Rose Fulbright. Sam is widely recognized and ranked for his anti-bribery and regulatory compliance work. Jason represents corporations and financial institutions in government and internal investigations, and on the design and testing of compliance programs related to US, UK and EU economic sanctions, export controls, anti-bribery, and anti-money laundering laws.

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



UK – London

Morrison & Foerster, a leading global law firm, is pleased to announce that Benoit Lavigne has joined the firm’s London office as a partner in its Finance practice. Mr. Lavigne brings to the firm a wealth of experience in complex, cross-border finance matters. Mr. Lavigne’s practice focuses primarily on leveraged finance, acquisition finance and special situations lending. He advises lenders, including some of the world’s largest investment banks, as well as issuers/borrowers. He also has significant experience in refinancing, margin lending and IPO financing.

The original press release can be found here on Morrison & Foerster’s website.


USA – Chicago

White & Case LLP announced the addition of new partner Thomas Horenkamp to its Chicago office. He joins the Firm as part of its Global Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Practice and its Global Private Equity (PE) Industry Group. Horenkamp has provided counsel to clients on a range of corporate M&A matters in key industries, including: consumer products, energy, industrial products, insurance, telecommunications, manufacturing and media. 

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


USA – New York

Mayer Brown announced that Aubry Smith has joined the firm in its New York office as a partner in the Corporate & Securities practice. Mr. Smith joins from Paul Weiss. Mr. Smith represents both sponsors and investors in all aspects of the establishment and operation of private investment funds and managed accounts. He also advises on investment transactions such as co-investments, joint ventures, seed capital arrangements and secondary market sales of fund interests, as well as the establishment and acquisition of investment advisory businesses and management teams. 

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