Oceania

Herbert Smith Freehills launches global digital legal delivery practice

Four hundred-strong practice brings together alternative legal services and tech teams

DLA Piper unveils 63-strong partner promotion round

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

Jones Day hires finance partner from Baker McKenzie in Australia

Alastair Gourlay joins in Sydney, while London partner Lewis Grimm is heading to Melbourne in August

Ashurst unveils another record promotions round as 30 make partner

Women make up half of internal partner promotions at Anglo Australian firm over five-year rolling average

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

Fourteen women make the cut in Herbert Smith Freehills’ 27-strong partner promotions round

New partners strengthen firm’s private capital, energy transition and ESG offerings

Australia’s HWL Ebsworth mourns death of long-serving managing partner

Juan Martinez, who led the firm for almost four decades, passed away unexpectedly, aged 64

Pogust Goodhead to open in Sydney amid multi-billion-dollar BHP class action claim

New Australia office will be led by partners Amie Crichton and Joshua Carton

HFW adds four-lawyer disputes team in Australia from rival Clyde & Co

Partner Maurice Thompson rejoins with three lawyers to lead HFW’s global litigation funding team

Around the house: State Street taps Barclays for GC, Xerox names deputy GC as new CLO

This week’s roundup of top in-house moves also includes appointments at IAG, Parker, UFC Gym and Radiant Logistics

Kennedys adds 12-strong insurance team in Sydney from Clyde & Co

Team joins Clydes’ former Australia managing partner, Lucinda Lyons, at new firm

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

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UK

HFW adds 20-strong team in Australia and China from MinterEllison

Five partners join with core team to bolster HFW’s corporate, projects and regulatory offering in the region

D’Agostino wins second term as Herbert Smith Freehills CEO

Hong Kong-based D’Agostino to begin second four-year term next May

Litigation Capital Management hails ‘transformational’ year as realised income hits A$181m

Sydney-based litigation funder sees move into third-party asset management business pay off

New chief justice of Australia appointed

Stephen Gageler AC, a current justice of the High Court of Australia, appointed Australia’s new chief justice

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Australia’s Moulis Legal shakes up leadership with CEO hire

Zarmina Nasir is replacing Suzanne Moulis, who is joining a tech consultancy but will retain a seat on the board

APAC co-head quits Omni Bridgeway for Sydney disputes boutique

Oliver Gayner departs as Omni’s CEO prepares to step down in October

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