New year brings more shuffling than a croupier convention
Recession? What recession?
Current economic difficulties have seemingly bypassed ‘modern’ commercial firm Dundas & Wilson, who recently announced the acquisition of not one, not two but five new hires to their London office, all from international firm Stephenson Harwood. Among the lucky troupe is Real Estate Partner and former CEO John Pike, Finance Partner Ted Harrison, senior associates Ben Truman and Pauline Ho, and associate Richard Hathaway.
Two birds in the hand
‘Two birds’ international law firm Bird & Bird has been doubling up again with the hire of two new partners. Steven Baker, former Head of Commercial Litigation at Olswang and former DLA Piper Real Estate Partner Ed Cooke, joined the firm in December and January respectively. Mr Baker will be helping to develop the firm’s international contentious capability, whilst Mr Cooke’s expertise in the development of data centres will complement and help to strengthen the company’s data centre operation and management offering.
Construction in progress
SJ Berwin is going full steam ahead with plans to build their energy and infrastructure practice following the acquisition of construction partner Stuart Jordan. Mr Jordan, who is currently at Greenberg Traurig Maher (GTM), is the second addition this month and will join former GTM colleague Neil Upton at the firm’s London office.
New Link for Dentons
SNR Denton is thinking big for 2012 with more plans to expand globally. And to kick-start another year of expansion, the firm has welcomed ex-Linklaters partner Edward Hickman into its banking and finance team. Mr Hickman is a structured finance lawyer who advises banks and corporates on structured funding solutions and deleveraging and has also acted for private equity and distressed debt purchasers on these sales.
If you’re thinking of a fresh start for 2012, check out the roles on Professionals in Law. KM