Johan Gernandt will be joining leading Swedish law firm, Vinge.
Sarah Francios-Poncet is to become the chief legal officer and general counsel to the fashion house, Chanel.
Norman Leventhal has joined the Washington, DC office of Holland & Knight LLP as a partner.
Stephenson Harwood has hired a new head of environment. Andrew Wiseman will head the environment team in London.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP has expanded its business immigration practice with the acquisition of renowned immigration firm, Paparelli & Partners LLP.
Integrated mobile satellite and terrestrial communications network TerreStar Corporation has hired Douglas Brandon as general counsel, secretary and senior vice president for the company and its subsidiaries in Reston, Virginia.
International arbitrator Barton Legum has joined the Paris office of Salans LLP from Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.
Midwest law firms Frost Brown Todd LLC and Locke Reynolds LLP have merged effective 5 January 2009.
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