Richard Furey, a leading finance expert, has joined Holland & Knight’s structured finance and aircraft finance practices as a partner. He will split his time between the firms New York and Miami offices.
Leading IP lawyer Perla Kuhn and her team of four trademark specialists have joined Fox Rothschild in New York. The group joins from Edwards Wildman Palmer where Kuhn served as co-chair of the intellectual property department and chair of the trademark group.
Eduardo Ustaran, the former head of the privacy and information law group at Fieldfisher, has joined Hogan Lovells in London where he will head the firm’s European privacy and information management practice.
Lisandro Allende, a former partner at Brons & Salas, has left to launch his own firm Allende & Ferrante. Based in Buenos Aires, Allende & Ferrante will specialise in corporate law, litigation and arbitration services specifically for clients within the agricultural, energy, real estate and IT sectors.
International law firms Squire Sanders and Patton Boggs will combine their respective practices in June this year. Operating under the name Squire Patton Boggs, the firm will consist of approximately 1,600 lawyers spanning 45 offices in 21 countries making it a top 25 global law firm by headcount and eighth by number of office locations. The firm will also rank as one of the top 10 largest law firms in Washington, DC, with approximately 280 lawyers.
Kemp Little founder Richard Kemp has left the firm to launch a specialist practice, Kemp IT. Based in London, the boutique will focus on all aspects of data law, regulations on trading platforms, mobile payments, multi-platform distribution and public and private cloud computing services.
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