Who’s Who Legal recently attended Hogan Lovells’ Africa-themed annual press party celebrating the firm’s recent establishment in Johannesburg. The office is the result of a combination with firm Routledge Modise, which took place on 1 December 2013, broadening the firm’s sub-Saharan Africa capabilities and adding to its global platform. Following the party, Who’s Who Legal spoke to Nick Cray, chief operating officer, and Steve Immelt, chief executive officer, to find out more about the firm’s recent developments and strategy.
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has merged with Houston, Texas based Gerger & Clarke adding five criminal investigations lawyers to its roster.
International law firm Hogan Lovells has announced a merger with Mexico’s Barrera Siqueiros y Torres Landa (BSTL). Scheduled to take place in August, the merger will create one of the largest firms in Mexico with 70 lawyers split between offices in Mexico City and Monterrey working under the name Hogan Lovells BSTL.
Jorge Sánchez-Dávila, former senior partner at Goodrich Riquelme y Asociados, has joined international law firm Haynes and Boone in Mexico City. He arrives with two associates
Anne Marie Whitesell has become professor and director of international dispute resolution programmes at Georgetown University Law Centre. She had already served for several years as an adjunct professor at the university.
Gerold Zeiler, currently a partner at Schönherr, will be leaving the firm at the start of 2015 together with eight other legal professionals to launch an independent practice.
Leading arbitrator Murray Rosen will be joining 4 New Square in September this year continuing his practice as an arbitrator, mediator and senior advocate. He joins from Herbert Smith Freehills in London.
Keolis North America has announced the appointment of Susan Herlick as general counsel. She will direct the company’s legal, compliance and regulatory affairs for its North American operation and will be based at its Rockville, Maryland headquarters.
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