Roberto Hernández-Garcia of COMAD SC looks at challenges for public procurement in Mexico. "Mexico has many problems, including those related to public procurement, but there are initiatives on both sides – the public and the private sectors – to improve the state of this activity and thereby create a first-class public procurement system."
Market leading Ukrainian firms Ulysses and Danevych law firm have combined to form Marchenko Danevych. The merger took place on 12 December with the firm now based in the former Ulysses offices in Kyiv.
Andreas Christian Hoffmann has been appointed as general counsel and head of the legal and compliance department at Siemens, based in Munich. He replaces Peter Solmssen, who will step down at the end of 2013 after six years as a member of the managing board.
Jefferson Howeth has joined North American Title Group (NATG) as senior vice president and general counsel. He is based at the company’s branch in Dallas and travels regularly to its corporate office in Miami, overseeing all legal and compliance functions of the company’s title insurance underwriter and agency subsidiaries.
Hogan Lovells has merged with South African firm Routledge Modise. The combined firm is expected to rebrand and re-launch as Hogan Lovells in early 2014.
Lawrence Tu has been appointed as senior executive vice president and chief legal officer of CBS Corporation. He will take up the position in early January 2014 and will be based at the company’s headquarters in Los Angeles.
Pinsent Masons has expanded its international TMT practice with the acquisition of a six-strong team from Ichay & Mullenex Avocats (IMA) including name partners Diane Mullenex and Frédéric Ichay and Annabelle Richard who joins as a legal director. The team will join in the new year.
Leading private equity lawyer Kirk Radke will be joining the New York office of Willkie Farr & Gallagher. Currently a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, Radke boasts over 25 years of experience advising clients on debt and equity, credit facilities, venture capital, fund formation and acquisition matters.
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