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Christopher Bown of Freshfields joins CVC Capital Partners

Christopher Bown was announced as CVC Capital Partners’ latest senior adviser in November 2013. He is the third senior partner to move in-house from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer since September 2013. He left the firm at the end of the financial year, taking up his new role in May 2014.

Top US insurer Aflac announces new general counsel

Aflac, one of the largest supplementary insurers in the US, has announced the promotion of Audrey Boone Tillman to general counsel. She is based at the company’s Columbus, Georgia headquarters and will take over the role following a transition period.

Hilco Global welcomes former Skadden lawyer as executive vice president

John 'Jack' Butler

Restructuring giant John ‘Jack’ Butler has joined Hilco Global as executive vice president. He joins the financial company from Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom where he led the corporate restructuring practice for 23 years.

Finance expert establishes El Salvador office of BLP

Ricardo Cevallos

Ricardo Cevallos has moved to the El Salvador office of BLP leaving his position at Consortium Centro America Abogados.

Pedro Callol opens specialist boutique in Spain

Pedro Callol

Pedro Callol and his team have left Roca Junyent in Madrid to form specialist firm Callol Law. The firm will focus on competition and regulatory matters in the areas of TMT, distribution and consumer goods.

Unilife injects new talent into legal team with Duane Morris hire

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.

Eduardo Soto Pires boosts labour practice at Mattos Muriel Kestener

Eduardo Soto Pires has joined Mattos Muriel Kestener Advogados after 13 years at Veirano Advogados. He joins as a partner head of the labour department based in São Paulo.

McDermott Will & Emery hires leading transactional lawyer in Paris

Well-known practitioner Emmanuelle Trombe has left Dechert to join the Paris office of McDermott Will & Emery in its corporate advisory practice group.

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