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CMS boosts Scottish presence by uniting with Dundas & Wilson

Following an announcement in December 2013, leading Scottish law firm Dundas & Wilson has completed its merger with CMS –the world’s sixth largest global law firm.

Lawrence Graham joins Wragge & Co creating global entity with strong UK presence

Wragge & Co and Lawrence Graham have merged their respective practices forming Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co. The new firm is home to 1,300 employees including 770 lawyers located in 11 offices worldwide– with three in the United Kingdom.

Covington & Burling welcomes competition heavyweights in Brussels

Johan Ysewyn and Peter Camesasca

Top competition lawyers Peter Camesasca and Johan Ysewyn are to join the Brussels office of Covington & Burling in the coming months.

Top competition litigator joins King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin

Martin Bechtold

King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin has welcomed Martin Bechtold as a partner in the EU, competition and regulatory department in Frankfurt.

Leading environment lawyer joins McCarthy Tétrault in Vancouver

Paul R Cassidy

McCarthy Tétrault has hired two new partners and an associate in Vancouver, including environment lawyer Paul Cassidy who joins from Blake Cassels & Graydon.

BNY Mellon promotes Kevin McCarthy to general counsel

Investment management company BNY Mellon has announced the appointment of Kevin McCarthy as senior vice president and general counsel. He will also be a member of the BNY Mellon executive committee. McCarthy took up the position on 15 April at the firm’s New York headquarters.

World renowned arbitrator joins Dechert in Brussels

Erica Stein, former counsel at Hanotiau & van den Berg, has joined the Brussels office of Dechert working closely also with the firm’s Paris office.

Holland & Knight welcomes energy and infrastructure team in Colombia

José Vicente Zapata Lugo

José Vicente Zapata Lugo and his team of 12 associates have joined the international firm Holland & Knight from Suárez Zapata Partners. Based in Bogotá, the team will specialise in energy, environmental law and infrastructure projects adding to Holland & Knight’s existing capabilities in transactional work, arbitration, labour and tax law.

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