Around the house: Airbnb names ex-President Biden chief of staff as CLO, Reader’s Digest-owner replaces long-time GC

This week’s roundup of top in-house moves also includes appointments at Edward Jones, Pipedrive, ESM and UPMC

Clifford Chance elects 32 new partners in diverse round

Twelve women included in round that sees 39% of new US and UK partners come from minority ethnic backgrounds

Mourant expands into Luxembourg with local acquisition

Offshore firm follows up January acquisition of specialist accounting business with purchase of Luxembourg law firm LexField

Clifford Chance names women as new managing partners of Singapore and Luxembourg offices

Firm veteran Valerie Kong named next leader in Singapore as corporate partner Katia Gauzès takes the helm in Luxembourg

Pinsent Masons secures 23-strong team from local firm for Luxembourg launch

Deal adds seven new partners including Michel Bulach who will head the new Luxembourg office

Sullivan & Cromwell, Freshfields advise on €8.6bn Sitel and Majorel merger

Arendt & Medernach, Stibbe and Elvinger Hoss Prussen also advised on the deal

  • 2yrs

NautaDutilh appoints new managing partners, creates inclusion partner role

Changing of guard comes after firm opted to stick with same management team through worst of pandemic

Addleshaw Goddard opens in Luxembourg with corporate trio from Fieldfisher

Some 90% of the funds finance work Addleshaws undertakes involves Luxembourg in some way, firm says

Linklaters expands D&I scholarship scheme across seven European offices

Roll out of programme designed to lower barriers to legal careers follows pilot at London headquarters

KPMG Legal hires Charles Russell Speechlys office head to launch in Luxembourg

David Louis and three-lawyer team to target funds as network clocks up 80th jurisdiction

  • 4yrs

Debevoise hires lawyer from Allen & Overy to open Luxembourg office

US firm cites Brexit as driver for establishing office targeting private equity funds work

  • 4yrs

Allen & Overy get new Luxembourg space

La Porte de l'Europe welcomes Allen & Overy as firm opens up new space in Luxembourg,

  • 4yrs

Brexit and environment on the agenda in busy week for maritime lawyers

European Maritime lawyers meet in London Brexit, hot on the heels of IMO approving GHG programme and rejecting US last minute pitch.

  • 5yrs

The UK & Europe cryptocurrency race is on

Race is on but compariable regulatory extensions suggests UK regulation of the cryptocurrency market would take two years, says legal director.

  • 5yrs

ICOs not working as expected say regulators

EU financial markets regulator to examines ICOs to determine road aged for regulation.

  • 5yrs

ACC Europe elects new president

Hans Albers of Juniper Networks is to lead the European in-house network, aims for growth.

Balancing competitiveness and environment tops the maritime agenda

Global Legal Post is at the Malta Maritime Summit 2018, officially opened by the Malta transport minister, who also held tripartite meeting.

  • 5yrs

CJEU takes the biscuit!

Following a CJEU order, the EU intellectual property office (EUIPO) needs to revisit a 16-year-old decision on the shape of KitKat bars.

  • 5yrs

Digital age copyright reform stalls as MEPs vote down changes

Despite celebrity endorsement, reform of EU copyright reform voted down giving campaigning internet companies a big win.

  • 6yrs