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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.

Richard Kemp leaves Kemp Little to establish IT boutique

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.

Rita Chowdhury launches corporate immigration boutique in Sydney

Rita Chowdhury

Rita Chowdhury, a former partner in the Deloitte Australia immigration group, has left to establish her own practice, Integrate Legal in Sydney.

Unilife welcomes John Ryan of Duane Morris

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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