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.
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.
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.
Kemp Little founder Richard Kemp has left the firm to launch a specialist practice, Kemp IT. Based in London, the boutique will focus on all aspects of data law, regulations on trading platforms, mobile payments, multi-platform distribution and public and private cloud computing services.
US-based medical device company Unilife has announced the appointment of John Ryan as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. He took up his role on 8 May at the company’s York, Pennsylvania, headquarters. Ryan joins Unilife from Duane Morris, where he was a partner specialising in contract negotiations, consumer class action litigation, and antitrust cases for health care, financial and managed service companies.
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