Global law firm Gibson Dunn has announced the arrival of Graham Lovett, the new head of dispute resolution for the Middle East. He is the firm’s sole arbitration partner in Dubai where he is based.
Dechert has appointed Michael Barta to join its partnership in the Washington DC litigation group. He joins from Baker Botts where he chaired the white-collar crime and corporate investigations group.
Herbert Smith Freehills has strengthened its Africa offering with the addition of two leading experts from Webber Wentzel.
As the year draws to a close, attention turns to 2016 and what it will bring for the legal profession. Recent years have seen a high level of lateral movement, major law firm collapses and merger mania, so what can we expect in the year ahead? Who’s Who Legal decided to ask the experts: a selection of thought leaders including private practitioners and in-house counsel from around the world. Here are their predictions for 2016.
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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.