Global Legal News
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs joins Bennett Jones LLP
Posted 27th May
Canada’s most recent former Minister of Foreign Affairs, John Baird, has joined Bennett Jones as a senior advisor in Toronto. Read more here
DLA Piper opens second Saudi office
Posted 20th April
DLA Piper has opened its second office in Saudi Arabia and has plans for a third office before the end of the year. This will take its number of Middle East offices to eight. Read more here.
Mining lawyer joins Gowlings
Posted 05 March 2015
France Tenaille has joined the Toronto office of Gowlings from Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP. Tenaille is recognised for her expertise in relation to the Latin American mining industry. Read more here.
DLA Piper expands into Canada
Posted 02 March 2015
DLA Piper LLP has announced its combination with Vancouver-based Davis LLP, effective April 2015. With offices both in Canada and Japan, the firm will operate under the name DLA Piper (Canada) LLP – read more here.
Norton Rose Fulbright grows alliances in Africa
Posted 26 February 2015
Norton Rose Fulbright has announced new strategic alliances in Africa, expanding its footprint in Uganda, Burundi and Zimbabwe. Its new alliance partners are Shonubi Musoke & Co Advocates, a Ugandan firm with an associated Burundi office, and Gill, Godlonton & Gerrans in Zimbabwe. The move gives Norton Rose Fulbright extended reach across Eastern Africa. Read more here.
Blakes continues to grow its Gulf legal team
Posted 03 February 2015
Senior international corporate finance lawyer Michael Quigley has joined the Al-Khobar office of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP from a leading European law firm. A member of the New York and Paris Bars, his experience encompasses projects across the MENA region as well as Central Asia. Read more here.
Pinsents appoints Middle East corporate practice head
Posted 03 February 2015
Pinsent Masons has announced the hire of Osama Hassan to lead its Middle East corporate practice group. Hassan is based in the UAE, and was previously at Canadian firm, Bennett Jones. He is ranked in Chambers Global for experience in corporate, energy and infrastructure, which also includes working with government entities. He will be joined by two associates from Bennett Jones. Read more here.
Chadbourne opens in South Africa
Posted 30 January 2015
Chadbourne & Parke LLP has announced the opening of an office in Johannesburg, South Africa, hiring energy and natural resources partner, Lido Fontana, from Bowman Gilfillan to head the office. Read more here.
Al Tamimi establishes association in Egypt
Posted 29 January 2015
Middle East regional law firm Al Tamimi & Company has announced a planned new association with Nour & Taha Law Firm in Egypt. To cement the association, Mohamed Khodeir will move from Al Tamimi & Company’s Doha office in April 2015 and the Egyptian office will be called Khodeir, Nour & Taha (in Association with Al Tamimi & Company. Read more here.
Alan Ross returns to BLG
Posted 13 January 2015
Alan Ross has returned to Borden Ladner Gervais as a partner in the firm's oil and gas group, following a two year secondment as Alberta's representative in Ottawa. Ross rejoins BLG's Calgary office. Read more here.
Tadmor & Co and Yuval Levy & Co announce merger
Posted 7 January 2015
Israeli firms Tadmor & Co and Yuval Levy & Co have announced a merger which will create a firm with 85 lawyers. Both firms are recognised by Chambers Global for a range of practice areas in Israel. Read more here.