Linklaters Expands U.S. and Global Capital Markets Capabilities Through Hire of Leading Derivatives Lawyer

Linklaters is pleased to announce Doug Donahue will be joining its New York Capital Markets practice as a Structured Finance and Derivatives partner.  He joins from Mayer Brown bringing his expertise in the implementation of the regulatory reforms relating to mandatory margining for uncleared derivatives. Counsel William Liu and associate Raha Brown will also be joining Linklaters’ U.S. Finance practice from Mayer Brown.

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Strategic M&A Partner Joins Latham & Watkins in New York

Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Peter Harwich has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in the Corporate Department and member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Harwich’s practice focuses on representing public companies in complex public and private M&A transactions, including spin-offs, joint ventures, and strategic alliances. He also has experience advising public companies on capital markets, securities law, and corporate governance matters. Harwich joins Latham & Watkins from Allen & Overy in New York.

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Holland & Knight Expands Corporate Practice in New York with Addition of Arman Kuyumjian

Arman Kuyumjian has joined Holland & Knight’s New York office as a partner in the firm’s Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice Group. Mr. Kuyumjian represents public and private companies, as well as private equity funds, in mergers and acquisitions, distressed and cross-border transactions, and joint ventures and other strategic alliances. He also provides counsel on corporate governance issues, shareholder activism, defensive measures and other strategic considerations. Most recently, he was a partner at Baker McKenzie in New York.

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Ballard Spahr and Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz Have Merged

Am Law 100 firm Ballard Spahr and Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz (LSKS)—the preeminent First Amendment and media law boutique in the United States—announced today that they have merged. The powerhouse combination, which will retain the name Ballard Spahr, brings together two nationally renowned media law practices and creates a team that represents the biggest and most prominent names in the industry.

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