North America/Canada

DLA Piper unveils 63-strong partner promotion round

Trimmed down cohort brings firm closer to goal of 30% female partnership by 2025

Teletubbies-owner WildBrain appoints media veteran as next GC

Former Entertainment One GC Mark Trachuk replaces James Bishop, who has joined High Liner Foods

The Global Legal Post launches international comparative guide to cryptoassets

Edited by Brown Rudnick partners Jane Colston and Jessica Lee, online resource outlines emerging legal frameworks for cryptoassets

Canadian production house Thunderbird Entertainment promotes legal SVP to GC role

Lori Massini is replacing Sarah Nathanson, who is leaving the company this month

Norton Rose Fulbright unveils 49-strong partner class

Canada and US arms account for lion’s share of promotions with seven made up in London

  • 5mos

Around the house: All Africa Capital hires first GC, Buffalo Bills end hunt for new legal chief

This week’s roundup of top in-house moves also includes appointments at Novavax, AIMCo, Sempra and Modine

Kirkland & Ellis among law firms advising on WeWork bankruptcy case

Flexible office space provider filed for bankruptcy protection in the US on Monday

  • 6mos
Deals | US

Most global law firms falling short on responsible business practices, study finds

Burges Salmon tops list of firms meeting client expectations on people, planet and governance, according to Lamp House Strategy

  • 6mos

Around the house: Vista Outdoor recruits GC for renamed outdoor goods business, EEOC swears in disability champion as GC

This week’s roundup of top in-house moves also includes appointments at ShipBob, SCOUT Space, Monogram Health and the Public Prosecution Service of Canada

Around the house: NFL team Buffalo Bills dismisses GC and names interim, UK fusion energy pioneer hires former Rolls Royce counsel

This week’s roundup of top in-house moves also includes appointments at Enbridge, Lyra Therapeutics, Rocket Software and Arival Bank

Around the house: ADM taps Baker Hughes for GC, Moody’s hands GC role to long-serving in-house lawyer

This week’s roundup of top in-house moves also includes appointments at Swarovski, Cox Enterprises, Ceribell and Intact Financial Corporation

Mintz continues Toronto expansion with partner hire from Wildeboer Dellelce

Tax expert Katy Pitch is the 17th lawyer to join in Toronto since March office launch

Paul Weiss secures big pharma double advising Merck and GSK on multi-billion dollar acquisitions

Latham and Skadden also win lead roles as pharma deal market sparks into life with Prometheus and Bellus sales

  • 1yr
Deals | US

‘Live sales are creating a bit of havoc’: Lipkus Law co-founder on the trends impacting the anti-counterfeiting world

Anti-counterfeiting guide editor Lorne Lipkus discusses the challenges practitioners face this year, as well as some of the market’s recent enforcement successes

Mintz Levin adds partners from Torys, Dentons, Wilson Sonsini for Canada debut

Boston-based firm adds expertise across life sciences, private equity, capital markets, employment and IP for new base in Toronto

'The private client landscape is changing faster than ever' – The Global Legal Post launches private client law guide

Edited by Katten’s Joshua Rubenstein, Law Over Borders' comparative guide will explore post-Covid climate for high-net-worth individuals

  • 1yr

Raft of top firms called in as Royal Bank of Canada buys HSBC Canada in ‘once in a generation’ $13.5bn cash deal

Allen & Overy, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz among those acting for RBC as Linklaters advises HSBC’s Canada arm

  • 1yr

DWF enters Canada legal market through £27.7m deal to buy Vancouver law firm

Acquisition of Whitelaw Twining follows tie-ups in Portugal, Spain and Hong Kong

Clyde & Co hires insurance quartet from McLennan Ross to launch in Calgary

Calgary office is the firm’s fourth in Canada and adds significant insurance litigation expertise