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Sam Dawson joins Carey Olsen in Cayman Islands office

Law firm Carey Olsen is growing their Cayman Islands dispute resolution and insolvency practice and has hired experienced practitioner Sam Dawson.

Trusts professional Raymond Davern joins Maples and Calder


Maples and Calder has hired Raymond Davern to join its global trusts and private client practice in London.

Shook, Hardy & Bacon elects Madeleine McDonough as chair

Madeleine McDonough

Madeleine McDonough has been elected by the partners of Shook Hardy & Bacon to a five-year term as chair, beginning 1 January 2017.

Jones Day hires data protection expert Jörg Hladjk in Brussels


International law firm Jones Day has announced the arrival of Jörg Hladjk as practice leader of the cybersecurity, privacy and data protection practice at the Brussels office. 

Who's Who Legal 100 2016


In discussions with corporate counsel, Who’s Who Legal researchers ask: what criteria do you look for when instructing external lawyers? While responses vary as to which qualities are emphasised, the core requirements remain the same: relevant experience and understanding; value; responsiveness; working style and relationship; and cost. Not to mention, commerciality: counsel need someone who truly partners with their business. So how does one go about finding a practitioner who meets these criteria in today’s crowded marketplace? Well, they might find themselves with a copy of Who’s Who Legal in their hands.

Awards Ceremony 2016

Last night saw the very best in the global legal market come together at the University Club in New York to celebrate each other’s triumphs at the third annual Who’s Who Legal awards ceremony. Highlights of the evening included the unveiling of Rodgin Cohen of Sullivan & Cromwell as our Lifetime Achievement Award for his banking law practice: as well as Morrison & Foerster as this year’s Pro Bono Firm of the Year. CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR GALLERY OF IMAGES FROM THE NIGHT CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL LIST OF AWARD WINNERS

Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year

Jennifer Brown with the Pro Bono Award

This year’s Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year Award is presented to Morrison & Foerster in recognition of the long-standing pro bono tradition at the firm and the inspiring level of senior buy-in. In an exclusive interview, its members discuss what makes the practice stand out from others and how the firm maintains such a high level of participation among its lawyers.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Rodgin Cohen with the Lifetime Achievement Award

We are pleased to present Rodgin Cohen with our 2016 lifetime achievement award. Based in New York, he is senior chairman of Sullivan & Cromwell and has decades of experience advising on major bank transactions and regulatory matters.

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