Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer partner Raul Herrera is to take up the role as interim general counsel for the United Nation’s green climate fund for six months in Songdo, South Korea. Mr Herrera, who specialises in international corporate and financing transactions, will represent the fund at meetings with member states, multilateral institutions and other parties as well as advising the executive director and board. He will also assist in recruiting a permanent general counsel.
The Federal Reserve has appointed Mark Van Der Weide, deputy director in its division of supervision and regulation, as its new general counsel following news that Scott Alvarez is to retire. Mr Van Der Weide served at the US Treasury Department in 2009 and 2010 to implement financial reform legislation, having joined the Federal Reserve in 1998. Prior to that, he worked at law firm Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton.
Healthcare company Kyruus has appointed its first general counsel, Soojin Chung. She will also serve as chief administrative officer. Ms Chung will be responsible for all legal and compliance matters for Kyruus. She will also manage key administrative departments, including Human Resources and IT.
Global healthcare and life science company Arix Bioscience has appointed Robert Lyne as its general counsel. Mr Lyne will support the strategic and operational direction of the company. He joins from the legal team at Touchstone Innovations. Prior to that he worked at international law firm Bird & Bird.
UBS AG's former general counsel for wealth management in the Asia Pacific has joined Baker McKenzie in its Zurich office as a compliance and investigations partner. Christoph Kurth, who also acted as general counsel for Singapore, headed up a 25 strong team dealing with wealth management and trust work across Singapore, Japan, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Dan Williams, the former general counsel of the Royal Bank of Scotland, has replaced him at UBS as Asia Pacific wealth management general counsel based in Hong Kong and Singapore. Mr Kurth had joined UBS in 2006.