Simmons & Simmons Strengthens Capital Markets Offering in London

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has today announced the appointment of Amer Siddiqui as a partner* in its capital markets team in London. Amer moves from Clifford Chance where he spent 14 years advising on a variety of securitisation and asset-backed finance transactions, engaging in both English and cross-border work. His clients include investment banks, corporate borrowers and bank/building society borrowers.

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Polsinelli Continues to Build Commercial Real Estate Strength in Chicago

Polsinelli welcomes two new shareholders to the firm’s Real Estate practice in Chicago. Michael Ostermeyer and Karen DaCosta Perzan bring with them deep experience in advising clients on commercial real estate matters, adding to the already-deep bench strength the practice offers its clients nationwide.

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Henry Lebowitz, Leading Corporate IP Lawyer, Joins Debevoise

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP today announced that Henry Lebowitz has joined the firm as a partner in New York and a member of the Corporate Intellectual Property Group. Mr. Lebowitz’s practice will focus on IP and technology aspects of mergers and acquisitions, financings and capital markets as well as data licensing, healthcare and life sciences licensing, joint ventures and other IP transactions.

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Reed Smith Bolsters Munich Office With the Hire of the Olswang Munich Tech and Data Protection Team

Global law firm Reed Smith welcomes the arrival of Dr Andreas Splittgerber as a partner in the IP, Information and Innovation group in Munich. Previously a partner at Olswang, Andreas will be accompanied by two associates and a secretary. Reed Smith has embarked upon a strategic expansion of its German practice in recent years, and Andreas’ arrival will further enhance the offering to clients in the jurisdiction.

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Dinsmore Adds Two Partners to Denver Office

Continuing its strategic growth, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP welcomes two partners to the Denver office, enhancing the services provided at that location. Andrew B. Clauss and Christopher W. Brophy have extensive litigation experience. Their addition adds to Dinsmore’s depth and expands the Denver office into a new service area.

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Reed Smith Builds Up Real Estate Practice in Chicago

Global law firm Reed Smith today announced that William (Bill) Lewis has joined the Global Real Estate Group as a partner in the firm’s Chicago office. Over the past 22 years, Lewis has developed an extensive nationwide practice in commercial real estate law, with a focus on leasing, acquisition, and disposition. Most recently, he was Chair of the Real Estate and Land Use Group at Vedder Price in Chicago.

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Greenberg Traurig Adds Steven Barringer to Government and Environmental Practices

The Washington, D.C. office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has added Steven Barringer as a shareholder in its Government Law & Policy and Environmental practices. Barringer, who served two years as a Special Assistant to the Solicitor in the U.S. Department of the Interior, has counseled clients for more than 30 years on federal legislative and agency strategy, and on issues related to toxic chemicals, hazardous substances and hazardous waste, and water quality.

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Akerman Advances Chicago Growth with Prominent Land Use Team Led by Veteran Jack George

Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, continued the expansion of its Chicago office with a team of leading real estate, land use and zoning partners headed by veteran lawyer John “Jack” George. A former assistant attorney general and assistant corporation counsel for the City of Chicago, Jack George served as president and board member of his former Chicago law firm. Akerman also welcomes Kathleen “Kate” Duncan, Chris Leach and Meg George.

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Shubi Arora Joins Kirkland & Ellis as Corporate Partner in Houston

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Shubi Arora has joined the Firm as a corporate partner in its Houston office.

“Shubi is a skilled lawyer whose experience working with private equity sponsors and energy companies perfectly complements the lawyers in our Houston office,” said Jeffrey C. Hammes, Chairman of Kirkland’s Global Management Executive Committee. “He provides additional strength to our energy transactional practice at a time when our energy lawyers are in high demand.”

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