EU International Trade Lawyer Jasper Helder Joins Akin Gump in London

Akin Gump today announced that Jasper Helder joins the firm in London as a partner in its international trade practice. Mr. Helder, who practices primarily in international trade and corporate compliance matters, comes to Akin Gump from Baker & McKenzie, where he chaired the Europe, Middle East, and Africa trade & commerce practice.

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Venable Adds High-Profile, Four-Member Team to Its Tax and Wealth Planning Practice in Los Angeles

Venable LLP, an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm, announced today the addition of four high-profile partners to its growing national Tax and Wealth Planning practice. Jonathan C. Lurie, William R. Burford, and Andrew D. Copans joined the firm as partners in the Los Angeles office. Jason P. Trenton will also join the firm as a partner in early January 2017. The four-member team was previously with McDermott Will & Emery LLP and brings with it three paralegals and three staff members.

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Leading Private Equity Partner Michael Bernhardt Joins Milbank

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP is pleased to announce that Michael Bernhardt, a leading German private equity lawyer, is joining the firm’s Frankfurt office as a partner in the Corporate Department. Recognized as a top lawyer for private equity by JUVE, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers, Michael Bernhardt has over 15 years of experience. His practice is focused on corporate M&A and Private Equity, representing national and international corporations and sponsors on investments and cross-border transactions and he advises regularly on private equity transactions including public takeovers as well as Public-to-Privates, LBOs and MBOs.

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Angelo Ciavarella Joins Katten as Partner in New York

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP announced today that Angelo Ciavarella has joined the firm’s Tax Planning practice as a partner in its New York office. Ciavarella focuses his practice on structuring domestic and cross-border corporate and private equity transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, restructurings, tax-free reorganizations, leveraged buyouts and other major corporate transactions, as well as lending and other financing transactions.

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