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Leading transport provider Keolis appoints new general counsel

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.

Aviation finance expert joins Holland & Knight

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.

Fox Rothschild welcomes trademarks group in New York

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 boosts Hogan Lovells data protection practice in London

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.

Souza Cescon hires Daniel Facó from Machado Meyer

Daniel Facó

Leading capital markets specialist Daniel Facó has joined Souza Cescon Barrieu e Flesch Advogados in São Paulo. He arrives from Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados.

Lisandro Allende launches corporate practice in Buenos Aires

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.

Squire Sanders and Patton Boggs join forces to create top 25 global law firm

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.

Top competition lawyer leaves Magic Circle firm to establish niche practice in Paris

Olivier Fréget

Leading competition lawyer Olivier Fréget has launched Fréget – Tasso de Panafieu in Paris along with another partner. The firm will focus on all aspects of competition and sector regulation law within a “niche” flexible structure offering a customised support.

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