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Squire Patton Boggs Partner Peter Culp Recognized as 2014 “Leader of the Year” in Environment
Squire Patton Boggs Phoenix partner Peter W. Culp has been recognized as a 2014 “Leader of the Year” in Environment by the Arizona Capital Times, which recognizes individuals and organizations for advancing public policy to positively impact the stat...
26 August 2014
Squire Patton Boggs Represents CCI Puesto de Bolsa, S.A. in Historic IPO
The Dominican Republic office of Squire Patton Boggs represented long-time client CCI Puesto de Bolsa, S.A., a Santo Domingo-based securities broker, in securing all necessary regulatory approvals to undertake an initial public offering of its stock ...
26 August 2014
Best Lawyers in America 2015 Recognizes Squire Patton Boggs Lawyers
Global legal practice Squire Patton Boggs is pleased to announce that more than 130 of our lawyers are listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015. A number of Squire Patton Boggs’ lawyers were noted on the list for their longevity: 35 marked their 1...
18 August 2014
Squire Patton Boggs Partner Daniel G. Berick Receives Top Recognition in Cleveland
Daniel G. Berick has been named Cleveland Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Lawyer of the Year for 2015 by Best Lawyers, a longstanding and well-respected legal peer-review publication. In each major legal market, only a single lawyer in each ...
15 August 2014
Squire Patton Boggs Wins Victory for Union Pacific in US$214M Superfund Cleanup Suit
On August 8, 2014, the Eighth Circuit affirmed dismissal of Asarco LLC’s Superfund cost recovery action against Squire Patton Boggs client Union Pacific ruling that Union Pacific’s prior settlement with the US Environmental Protection Agency for the ...
12 August 2014
Squire Patton Boggs Plays Pivotal Role in HHS Being Enjoined from Enforcing Self-Disallowance Regulation
Squire Patton Boggs obtained injunctions in three related cases on behalf of more than 40 hospitals in the US District Court for the District of Columbia. Each of the court’s orders prohibits the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the ...
11 August 2014
Squire Patton Boggs Advises TransAlta on AUD $570 Million Power Station Project
Squire Patton Boggs has advised TransAlta Corporation on a project to build, own and operate a 150MW combined cycle gas power station in South Hedland, Western Australia.  The project, expected to cost in the region of AUD $570 million, will cre...
5 August 2014
Squire Patton Boggs’ Christopher Adams Named to Lawyers of Color’s 2014 Hot List
Squire Patton Boggs intellectual property associate Christopher Adams has been named to Lawyers of Color’s second annual Hot List. The list recognizes early-to mid-career minority lawyers working as in-house counsel, government lawyers, and law firm ...
1 August 2014
Squire Patton Boggs Regional Managing Partner Fred Nance Honored with “Managing Partner of the Year Pathfinder Award”
Regional managing partner Fred Nance was honored with the “Managing Partner of the Year Pathfinder Award” at the Fourth Annual African-American Managing Partners and General Counsel Dinner on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. ...
1 August 2014
Cross-Border Team Advises on Frankfurt IPO of Chinese Children’s Footwear Manufacturer
A team from Squire Patton Boggs’ offices in China, Hong Kong, Germany, and Poland has advised Feike AG, the German holding of a leading manufacturer of children’s footwear and apparel in China, on its listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The publ...
31 July 2014
Squire Patton Boggs Advises on AIM IPO of ULS Technology plc
Squire Patton Boggs’ Capital Markets team has advised Numis Securities Ltd, in its capacity as nominated adviser and broker, on the AIM IPO of ULS Technology plc. ULS is the provider of online B2B platforms for the UK conveyancing and financial inter...
29 July 2014
Squire Patton Boggs’ Mara Giorgio to be Honored by Hispanic Bar Association
Squire Patton Boggs associate Mara Giorgio will receive this year’s Hispanic Bar Association of DC’s Rising Star Award at the Equal Justice Awards luncheon on September 11, 2014, during the Hispanic National Bar Association Annual Convention. The pre...
25 July 2014
Squire Patton Boggs Advises DC Water on Sale of US$350 Green Century Bonds
Squire Patton Boggs LLP served the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) as co-bond counsel and co-disclosure counsel with Leftwich & Ludaway, LLC on its successful sale of US$350 million of green century bonds. The transactio...
24 July 2014
Squire Patton Boggs Advises on AIM IPO of DJI Holdings plc
Squire Patton Boggs’ Capital Markets team has advised Canaccord Genuity and North Square Blue Oak on the AIM IPO of DJI Holdings plc. DJI, which operates through its subsidiaries as a licensed and authorised distributor and promoter of regulated lott...
24 July 2014
Squire Patton Boggs Cross-Border Team Advises DirectSmile GmbH on Acquisition by EFI
A Squire Patton Boggs cross-border corporate finance team advised the shareholders of Berlin-based DirectSmile GmbH on its acquisition by Silicon Valley-based Electronics for Imaging, Inc. (EFI™), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing i...
21 June 2014
Leading Real Estate Tax Credit Lawyer Returns to Squire Patton Boggs
Squire Patton Boggs is pleased to announce that Thomas Kibbey has rejoined the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group as a partner in the Columbus office. Mr. Kibbey comes from Tim Horton Inc., a Canadian multinational fast casual restaurant, where he ser...
17 July 2014
Squire Patton Boggs Supports Research for Crohn’s and Colitis Cure
Squire Patton Boggs, alongside fellow lead sponsor WPP plc, has supported the fifth annual Guts in Motion challenge to raise money on behalf of the charity Crohn’s and Colitis in Childhood. Ten riders from the firm took part in the three-day, 180-mil...
17 July 2014
Samsung SRA Enters US Real Estate Market with Refinancing Investment
Korea-based Samsung SRA Asset Management Co. Ltd., the real estate investment management arm of Samsung Life Insurance Co., Ltd., made its first real estate investment in the United States. Samsung SRA and its investors made a US$97.5 million preferr...
16 July 2014
Squire Patton Boggs Bolsters Energy Transactional Team with Addition of Fernando Cano-Lasa
Squire Patton Boggs announced the arrival of Fernando Cano-Lasa in the firm’s Houston office. He joins as Of Counsel after spending 12 years with Petroleos Mexicanos (“Pemex”), the state-owned Mexican oil and gas company, and Pemex Procurement Intern...
16 July 2014
Mark A. Salzberg Elected to Board of Governors of the D.C. Bar
Squire Patton Boggs partner Mark A. Salzberg has been elected to the Board of Governors of the D.C. Bar, the second largest unified bar association in the United States. The Board of Governors is composed of 20 lawyers selected by the active membersh...
16 July 2014
Squire Patton Boggs Recognized in 2014 IFLR1000: Energy and Infrastructure Guide
In the 2014 edition of IFLR1000 Energy and Infrastructure guide, Squire Patton Boggs received three practice rankings in the Latin America region, with three lawyers recognized as “leading lawyers.” Lawyers selected as “leading lawyers” have demonstr...
16 July 2014
British-American Business Council Elects Nicholas Unkovic as President
The British-American Business Council of Northern California (BABC SF), part of the largest transatlantic business network in North America and the UK, announced that Squire Patton Boggs partner Nicholas Unkovic has been elected president of the Chap...
15 July 2014
Firm Hosts Construction Roundtable in Paris
Construction and Engineering lawyers from the UK and France have joined forces to deliver a roundtable discussion on ‘Delivering International Construction Projects: Common Law Contracts’. The discussion explored the issues clients might face when do...
7 July 2014
Squire Patton Boggs Announces Combination in Tokyo
Squire Patton Boggs and Mamiya Law Offices, a five lawyer Tokyo-based corporate and transactional practice, have announced today a combination that will strengthen the firm’s already robust presence in Asia Pacific.  This combination comes appro...
7 July 2014
Squire Patton Boggs’ Peter Pavarini Commences Term as President of American Health Lawyers Association
On July 2, at the conclusion of the Annual Meeting of American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) in New York City, Squire Patton Boggs partner Peter A. Pavarini commenced his term as President of that association, the nation's largest, nonpartisan, 5...
7 July 2014
Squire Patton Boggs Wins Summary Judgment for Republic of Ecuador in Multi-Million Dollar Embezzlement Suit
The Third District Court of Appeal of Florida issued an opinion reversing and remanding a lower court’s decision granting Roberto and William Isaias summary judgment, thereby allowing Squire Patton Boggs’ client, the Republic of Ecuador (the Republic...
3 July 2014
Squire Patton Boggs Shortlisted as “Dominican Republic Law Firm of the Year’ for Chambers Latin America Awards 2014
Squire Patton Boggs Peña Prieto Gamundi has been shortlisted as “Dominican Republic Law Firm of the Year” for Chambers Latin America Awards. The awards are based on research for the 2014 edition of Chambers Latin America: America’s Leading Lawyers fo...
3 July 2014
Squire Patton Boggs Lawyers, Practices Ranked Highly in the 2014 Legal 500 US
Squire Patton Boggs had one of its strongest years in the 2014 edition of the Legal 500 US, with seven practice areas and 29 lawyers recognized. New York partners John Nonna and Larry Schiffer were named to the elite “Leading Lawyers” list. Additi...
1 July 2014
Squire Patton Boggs Appoints New Leaders for its Internationally Recognized Healthcare Practice Group
Squire Patton Boggs has appointed Columbus partner Peter Pavarini and Denver partner Stephen Nash to co-lead its internationally recognized Healthcare Practice Group. “With more than 60 years’ experience between them, Peter and Steve have been key ...
1 July 2014
Businesses Expect Resentment and Grievances as Flexible Working for all UK Employees Comes Into Force
UK Employers are bracing themselves for an influx of grievances and resentment amongst staff from 30 June 2014 as the right to request flexible working comes into force for all employees. Global law firm Squire Patton Boggs has surveyed over 100...
30 June 2014
Squire Patton Boggs Named Among Top Regulatory and Public Procurement Firms by International Legal Alliance Summit and Awards
Squire Patton Boggs was once again recognized for its excellence in the practice of regulatory and public procurement law by the 2014 International Legal Alliance Summit and Awards (ILASA). This year, the firm was honored in the Best USA Law Firm: ...
26 June 2014
Squire Patton Boggs Announces New UK Head of Real Estate Litigation
Squire Patton Boggs has announced the appointment of partner Andrew Walker, who has joined the firm as UK head of real estate litigation. With a legal career spanning 30 years, Mr. Walker is an experienced litigator and was formerly a founding par...
26 June 2014
Squire Patton Boggs Regional Managing Partner Fred Nance Discusses Politics, Sports and the Future of Cleveland on NBC News
Squire Patton Boggs Regional Managing Partner Fred Nance sat down with NBC News affiliate WKYC in Cleveland for a segment discussing the current state of the city of Cleveland, politics, sports and the importance of education. Mr. Nance remarked that...
25 June 2014
Squire Patton Boggs Announces Public Policy Practice Leadership
Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott and former Senate Deputy Minority Whip John Breaux to co-chair the firm’s worldwide policy initiatives. Integration of Public Policy Practice draws more closely together the strengths, reputations and resour...
25 June 2014
Squire Patton Boggs Continues Expansion of its Global Corporate Practice with Double Hire in Los Angeles
Squire Patton Boggs is pleased to announce the arrival of two highly regarded lawyers in its Global Corporate Practice. Kenji (Ken) Funahashi and Hiroki Suyama join as partners and will be resident in the firm’s Los Angeles office. “Ken and Hiroki...
23 June 2014
Squire Patton Boggs' Lawrence J. Rosenfeld Named Among America’s 100 Most Powerful Employment Lawyers by Lawdragon
Squire Patton Boggs is pleased to announce that Human Resource Executive (HRE) has recognized Phoenix partner Lawrence Rosenfeld as one of the 100 Most Powerful Employment Lawyers in Lawdragon’s 2014 Guide to World Class Employment Lawyer. This marks...
20 June 2014
Squire Patton Boggs Advises on Frankfurt and Warsaw IPO
Squire Patton Boggs has acted for JJ Auto AG, a leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive parts for the Chinese market, on its parallel IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and Warsaw Stock Exchange. Since earlier this week, JJ Auto AG’s shares ...
20 June 2014
Squire Patton Boggs’ Traci Martinez Elected Deputy President for Region X by the Hispanic National Bar Association
The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), the national voice of the Hispanic legal community, has elected Squire Patton Boggs lawyer Traci Martinez Deputy President for Region X. Region X consists of activities in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee. ...
12 June 2014
Squire Patton Boggs Advises Memorial Health System of East Texas in Affiliation with Catholic Health Initiatives
Squire Patton Boggs represented Memorial Health System of East Texas (Memorial) in its affiliation with Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI). The affiliation became effective on June 1, 2014. “Memorial’s 65-year mission is expanded, strengthened, and...
10 June 2014
Squire Patton Boggs Lawyers and Practices Make Strong Showing in Chambers USA 2014
Squire Patton Boggs made a strong showing in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, with 52 lawyers and 20 practice areas recognized. The six practice groups that are ranked in the top tier of leading practices in t...
10 June 2014
Squire Patton Boggs Advises on Sale of Sheffield Wednesday FC
Squire Patton Boggs has advised Sheffield Wednesday Football Club and its owner Milan Mandaric on the sale of the club to Hafiz Mammadov. Mr. Mammadov, a former member of The Azerbaijan Football Association and current owner of FC Baku and RC Lens, i...
10 June 2014
Squire Patton Boggs Partner Eliot Kaplan Elected as a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel
Squire Patton Boggs partner Eliot Kaplan has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. The College provides recognition to leading members of the Bar who have made significant contributions to the understanding and improvement ...
4 June 2014
Squire Patton Boggs Boosts Corporate and Competition Practice
Squire Patton Boggs has announced the appointment of partner Li Hua, who has joined the firm’s Global Corporate Practice. Ms. Hua is a seasoned corporate and competition lawyer with substantial governmental experience, including working at the for...
4 June 2014
Squire Patton Boggs Advises Mobeus Equity Partners on BIMBO of Creative Graphics International Limited
Squire Patton Boggs has advised Mobeus Equity Partners on a combined debt and equity package to support the £11.3m buy in management buy out of Creative Graphics International Limited (CGI). CGI is a leading designer and supplier of technical self...
3 June 2014
Squire Sanders and Patton Boggs Complete Combination
One of the world’s most comprehensive legal platforms launches today as Squire Sanders and Patton Boggs combine to create Squire Patton Boggs. Squire Patton Boggs draws together the heritage, strength, reputation and resources of the legacy firms to ...
1 June 2014
Squire Sanders Advises on Acquisition of Aimia Foods
Squire Sanders has acted for Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT; TSX:BCB) in the acquisition by its UK business unit of all the subsidiary companies of Aimia Foods (Holdings) Limited. Cott is one of the world's largest producers of beverages on behalf of ret...
30 May 2014
Luxury Property Developer, Royalton Group US Holdings Inc., Completes Purchase of One of the Most Desirable Sites in the USA in the Exclusive Town of Palm Beach for $43.5million
Royalton Group, the global luxury property developer, is delighted to confirm the purchase of one of the most desirable sites in the USA in the exclusive Town of Palm Beach for $43.5million. The Royalton Group, which currently has over $1billion o...
30 May 2014
NYSBA Notes From the Fall Section Meeting
The New York State Bar Association Municipal Law Section held its Fall Meeting in October 2013, offering CLE lectures and networking opportunities. Squire Sanders partner Kenneth W. Bond spoke on the fiscal crisis in Detroit and the implications of t...
29 May 2014
Squire Sanders Strengthens Private Equity and VC Team in Poland
Squire Sanders announces that senior corporate lawyer Michał Karwacki has joined as Of Counsel in its Warsaw office from Dentons. Mr. Karwacki has over 14 years of transactional experience, with a special focus on the private equity and venture capit...
23 May 2014
Squire Sanders Wins International Arbitration for Slovak Republic
A team from Squire Sanders has won a significant international arbitration for the Slovak Republic against Dutch company Achmea B.V. Achmea B.V, (shareholder of UNION health insurance company Inc.), commenced an arbitration against the Slovak Repu...
23 May 2014
Squire Sanders and Patton Boggs Announce Agreement to Combine Firms
Operating under the name Squire Patton Boggs, the combined firm will offer clients one of the industry’s broadest and deepest practice offerings as part of a truly global platform spanning 45 offices in 21 countries. (WASHINGTON DC – May 23, 2014)...
23 May 2014
Squire Sanders is Pensions Law Firm of the Year
Squire Sanders was last night named Pensions Law Firm 2014 at the 15th annual Pensions & Investment Provider Awards (PIPAs). Global leader of the firm’s Pensions practice, partner Catherine McKenna, collected the award at a dinner and presentatio...
22 May 2014
Squire Sanders Partner Eligiusz Krześniak Named a Leading Lawyer by Rzeczpospolita
For the second year in a row, Squire Sanders partner Eligiusz Krześniak has been named a leading lawyer by premier Polish business and legal newspaper Rzeczpospolita. In its 12th annual rankings, Mr. Krześniak is recognized in the Technology, Media a...
20 May 2014
Squire Patton Boggs Denver Office Recognized for Pro Bono Commitment
The Denver office of Squire Patton Boggs was once again honored for its commitment to providing pro bono legal services by the Colorado Lawyers Committee (CLC), a nonpartisan consortium of more than 55 Colorado law firms dedicated to creating and inc...
20 May 2014
Squire Sanders Advises on Trio of Tech AIM IPOs and on Third Acquisition for Keywords Studios
Squire Sanders’ Capital Markets team has advised on three IPOs of UK technology firms on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange in the past six weeks. Matt Doughty, IPO expert in the Capital Markets team in London, said, “UK technology is boo...
16 May 2014
Property Investment Expert Joins Real Estate Team in London
Squire Sanders is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Paddison as partner in the Real Estate Practice Group. He joins the firm’s London office from DLA Piper, where he was a previous head of the City-based real estate team. Mr. Paddison sp...
14 May 2014
Squire Sanders Leads Joint Law Firm Effort to Win Life Sentences For Former Florida Death Row Inmate
On Friday May, 9, 2014, a Florida trial judge imposed three life sentences upon Richard Cooper, who had been on death row for more than 30 years. The Squire Sanders Public Services Initiative (PSI) led an innovative defense team which included lawyer...
13 May 2014
Squire Sanders Named Among Top Family-Friendly Firms Honored by Yale Law Women
Yale Law Women has named Squire Sanders among its 2014 Top Family-Friendly Firms. The list recognizes firms for leadership in developing and implementing family-friendly policies and practices to support the success of women. Squire Sanders is highli...
12 May 2014
Barbara Alonso Named Among Latin America’s Top Female Lawyers by Latinvex
Partner Barbara Alonso (Miami) has been named to leading Latin America business publication Latinvex’s list of “Latin America’s Top 50 Female Lawyers,” which recognizes the leading lawyers specializing in Latin America among international law firms. ...
7 May 2014
Squire Sanders’ Carine Williams Named Among New York Law Journal’s Rising Stars
Squire Sanders lawyer Carine Williams has been named to the New York Law Journal’s list of Rising Stars, which will recognize 42 lawyers 40 years old or younger who made a significant contribution to the practice of law and their communities within t...
6 May 2014
Corporate Expertise Expands with New Partner in Paris Office
Squire Sanders is pleased to announce that Denis Charles Barat has joined its Paris office as a Partner in the Global Corporate Practice.  M. Barat joins from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.  An Avocat à la Cour and a highly regarded Fre...
5 May 2014
Squire Sanders Represents prAna Living in US$195 Million Acquisition by Columbia Sportswear Company
Squire Sanders represented lifestyle apparel brand prAna Living LLC in its sale to Columbia Sports Company, an innovator in the global outdoor apparel, footwear, accessories, and equipment industries. prAna will join Columbia’s stable of sports appar...
1 May 2014
Squire Sanders Advises on US$150 Million Investment in Russian E-Commerce group
Squire Sanders’ Global Corporate Practice has advised Ozon Holdings Limited, Russia’s leading e-commerce and on-line retail group, on a US$150 million fund raising from Sistema, the largest publicly traded diversified holding company in Russia, and M...
1 May 2014
Squire Sanders Welcomes Leading Data Protection Expert
Squire Sanders has announced the appointment of Mark Gleeson, formerly head of the Data and Information practice at Addleshaw Goddard, as a partner in the firm’s global Intellectual Property & Technology practice.  Resident in the firm’s Lon...
1 May 2014
Former Circuit Court Judge Joins Miami Office
Former Circuit Court Judge Jorge J. Perez has joined the firm’s Miami office as Of Counsel. Mr. Perez joins Squire Sanders’ Litigation Practice from McDonald Hopkins, where he was chair of their National Receivership Practice. Mr. Perez specialize...
1 May 2014
Squire Sanders Partner Anne Choi Goodwin Named an LCLD Fellow for 2014
LCLD Member Squire Sanders is proud to announce that partner Anne Choi Goodwin has been selected for the 2014 Fellows Program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), a national organization made up of the legal profession’s top general c...
30 April 2014
Squire Sanders Lawyer Patricia Lowry Elected to American Board of Trial Advocates Membership
Squire Sanders partner Patricia E. Lowry has been elected to membership in the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). This invitation-only membership is extended to trial lawyers who are of high personal character, honorable reputatio...
29 April 2014
Squire Sanders Advises GBGroup on Australian Acquisition
Squire Sanders’ Manchester and Sydney offices have advised AIM-listed GBGroup, the UK-based identity intelligence specialist, on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of DecTech Solutions Pty Ltd (DecTech) for a total consideration of up...
25 April 2014
Squire Sanders Named a Silver-Level Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists
Squire Sanders has been named a Silver-Level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) by the League of American Bicyclists, becoming the first business, community, or university in Northeastern Ohio – and only the fourth in Ohio – to receive the silver-level ...
22 April 2014
Best Lawyers Australia 2014 Recognizes Squire Sanders Lawyers
Nine lawyers from Squire Sanders have been recognized by Best Lawyers Australia 2014 for their expertise across 12 practice areas.  This is the firm’s strongest showing in the guide in Australia to date, with new rankings for four lawyers in Rea...
17 April 2014
Squire Sanders Debates Workplace Pensions Reform with Minister of State for Pensions
The key issues in the UK pensions industry were debated at a recent roundtable dinner with the Minister of State for Pensions, Steve Webb MP, hosted by Squire Sanders. The event was held in association with the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commer...
16 April 2014
Burton Awards Program Honors Squire Sanders Lawyers with Distinguished Legal Writing Award
Squire Sanders is pleased to announce that partners J. Brady Dugan and Diarmuid Ryan and associate Peter Alfano have been selected as 2014 Distinguished Legal Writing Award winners by the Burton Awards for Legal Achievement. This honor is given to on...
15 April 2014
Squire Sanders Bolsters Global Corporate Practice with Addition of Kenneth Regensburg in New York
Squire Sanders is pleased to announce the arrival of mergers & acquisitions partner Kenneth Regensburg. Mr. Regensburg will be resident in the firm’s New York office and was previously a partner at Reed Smith. “Ken’s arrival marks an important ...
15 April 2014
Squire Sanders Plays Leading Role on Washington Technology’s Best Deal of the Year
Squire Sanders played a leading role in Washington Technology’s Best Deal of the Year. The award recognizes top deals in the government services sector. Washington Technology is the leading source of competitive intelligence for executives providing ...
14 April 2014
Squire Sanders Closes Two Global Deals for ICF International in Q1 2014
In the first quarter of 2014, Squire Sanders represented ICF International, a leading provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, in closing two international transactions. Led by partner Anthony ...
9 April 2014
Squire Sanders’ Rahul Pathak Named Among Top IP Portfolio Managers and Patent Prosecutors in California
The Daily Journal, California’s largest legal news provider, has named Squire Sanders partner Rahul Pathak to its annual list of the top intellectual property lawyers. Now in its seventh year, the list honors 75 IP litigators and 25 portfolio mana...
9 April 2014
Squire Sanders Partner Aneca Lasley Named to Columbus Business First’s “Forty Under 40” Class of 2014
Squire Sanders partner Aneca Lasley has been named to Columbus Business First’s “Forty Under 40” Class of 2014, which recognizes professionals who demonstrate outstanding business ethics, work for the betterment of the community, and possess exemplar...
8 April 2014
Squire Sanders Partners Recognized in 2014 Client Choice Awards
Squire Sanders partners Ann LaFrance, Cristiana Spontoni, and Stephen Anway have been announced as winners of the 2014 Client Choice Awards in the categories of Telecommunications, Healthcare & Life Sciences, and Arbitration. The winners were ann...
1 April 2014
Squire Sanders Acts on First Olympic Land Compensation Case
A combined planning and litigation team from Squire Sanders in Leeds has successfully acted for Greater London Authority on the first major decision to establish the level of compensation for land compulsorily acquired to build the Olympic village at...
1 April 2014
Squire Sanders in Birmingham Raises Over £25,000 for Max Appeal
Employees from the Birmingham office of global law firm Squire Sanders have raised a record-breaking £25,753 for their 2013 adopted charity, Max Appeal. Max Appeal is a Stourbridge-based national charity which supports families affected by Di George ...
1 April 2014
Squire Sanders’ Roddy Devlin Discusses Emerging Trends in P3 Video Segment on The Bond Buyer
Squire Sanders’ Roddy Devlin was featured in a Bond Buyer video segment titled “The Changing Face of P3,” discussing emerging trends in public-private partnerships. The video opens with Mr. Devlin commenting on the state of social infrastructure in t...
26 March 2014
Squire Sanders Boosts Construction Team
Squire Sanders has expanded its construction team with the appointment of partner Sean McCay, who joins the firm with an associate from Pannone. Mr. McCay was head of Pannone’s construction and engineering group and corporate services division. Wi...
24 March 2014
Squire Sanders Partner Authors Chapter of Gas Price Arbitrations Handbook
Head of Squire Sanders’ International Dispute Resolution practice, George von Mehren, has authored a chapter of Gas Price Arbitrations: A Practical Handbook, due to be launched by publisher Globe Law and Business on 3 April, 2014. The chapter, entitl...
21 March 2014
Squire Sanders’ Christopher Meyer Elected President of the American College of Bankruptcy
Squire Sanders is pleased to announce the election of senior partner Christopher Meyer as the President of the American College of Bankruptcy (the College). Stephen Lerner, Chair of the Squire Sanders Global Restructuring and Insolvency Practice Gr...
20 March 2014
Squire Sanders' International Growth Strategy Profiled by the Los Angeles Daily Journal
Squire Sanders was the subject of a front-page feature in the March 13, 2014, edition of the Los Angeles Daily Journal. The profile, titled, "A Giant Leap Abroad for Squire Sanders,” highlights the firm’s international expansion strategy, which has l...
19 March 2014
Caroline Noblet profiled as a Law360 Female Powerbroker
In the week of International Women’s Day, Caroline Noblet, co-head of Squire Sanders’ Labor and Employment practice group, has been featured as a ‘Female Powerbroker’ in Law 360’s series on leading women in the legal profession. The interview ex...
13 March 2014
Squire Sanders Advises Nuverra Environmental Solutions in its Agreement to Sell Thermo Fluids Inc.
Squire Sanders advised Nuverra Environmental Solutions, one of the largest companies in the US dedicated to providing comprehensive and full-cycle environmental solutions to customers in energy and industrial end-markets, in entering into a definitiv...
12 March 2014
Squire Sanders Completes First Phase of £450 Million Landmark Regeneration Project
Squire Sanders has completed the first legal phase of a £450 million project to redevelop Paradise Circus in Birmingham, one of the largest regeneration projects in the UK. Birmingham City Council and Argent Group are engaged in a joint venture to...
12 March 2014
Squire Sanders advises on Lenta IPO share sale
Squire Sanders’ Global Corporate Practice has advised one of the shareholders in Lenta Ltd on the sale of its shares, as part of Lenta’s $4.3 billion IPO and GDR listing on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange and the Moscow Exchange (includi...
11 March 2014
Squire Sanders Announces 13 Promotions
Squire Sanders is pleased to announce the promotion of 13 lawyers as partners and principals. “On behalf of the firm, I would like to congratulate each of these individuals on achieving this well-deserved career milestone,” said Jim Maiwurm, chair...
11 March 2014
Squire Sanders Santo Domingo office Recognized by Latin Lawyer
Squire Sanders has been named among the leading firms operating in the Dominican Republic by Latin Lawyer, a leading publication covering the industry’s legal market.  Squire Sanders was one of only four firms, and the only international firm, t...
10 March 2014
China Expert Boosts Squire Sanders’ Global Corporate Practice
Squire Sanders is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Michelle Chen as partner in its Global Corporate Practice in London. She was previously Director of China Business at Berwin Leighton Paisner. Dr. Chen, dual-qualified in England and Wal...
5 March 2014
Booming China Outbound M&A Set to Grow
Consumer and leisure deal trends mirror shifting focus of Chinese economy As M&A remains sluggish on the global stage, China continues to perform strongly, with transactions soaring in volume and continuing to rise in value. The latest&nbs...
26 February 2014
Fred Nance and David Goodman Recognized as Influential Leaders by Leading Cleveland Business Publications
Regional managing partner Fred Nance and Cleveland managing partner David Goodman were listed in the February issue of Inside Business magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential Leaders” in Northeast Ohio. The Power 100 annually lists the men and w...
25 February 2014
Susan DiMickele Selected as Top 20 People to Know in HR/Employment by Columbus Business First
Squire Sanders partner and co-leader of the firm’s global Labor and Employment Practice Group Susan DiMickele was selected as one of the Top 20 People to Know in HR/Employment by Columbus Business First. Ms. DiMickele is one of only two lawyers named...
24 February 2014
Squire Sanders Advises Ashland on US$1.8 Billion Sale of Water Technologies Business
Squire Sanders has represented chemicals manufacturer Ashland Inc. on a US$1.8 billion agreement to sell its Water Technologies business to private investment firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. Water Technologies is a leading supplier of specialty ch...
20 February 2014
Al Cardenas, Lawyer, Business and Community Leader and Public Advocate Joins Squire Sanders
Squire Sanders is pleased to announce that Alberto R. Cardenas will join the firm as Senior Partner effective March 1, 2014. He will join Squire Sanders from Tew Cardenas LLP, where he has served as a founding partner, and will focus on regulatory, g...
20 February 2014
New London Partner to Grow Real Estate Practice
Squire Sanders has announced the expansion of its Real Estate Practice with the appointment of partner Rachel Orton, who has joined the firm’s London office from DLA Piper. Ms. Orton is an accomplished real estate lawyer with more than ten years’ ...
18 February 2014
Squire Sanders Adds Experienced International Lawyer to Global Corporate Practice in Los Angeles
Squire Sanders is pleased to announce the arrival of Jie (“Julia”) Zhu to the firm. Ms. Zhu, who joins as Of Counsel, was previously at Dykema and will be resident in the Los Angeles office. Having received her education in China and in the US, Ms...
17 February 2014
Squire Sanders Scores Second Circuit Victory for Republic of Croatia
On February 10, 2014, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a grant of summary judgment in favor of Squire Sanders client, the Republic of Croatia, and in favor of its fellow interpleader defendant-appellee, the Republic of Slovenia...
13 February 2014
Squire Sanders Supports SMMC to Deliver First TV Audience Measurement in Saudi Arabia
Squire Sanders has recently advised Saudi Media Measurements Company (SMMC) on its contract with Germany-based global market research company, GfK, to introduce a new television audience measurement (TAM) service in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. GfK w...
11 February 2014
Squire Sanders Recruits Employment Law Luminary in London
Squire Sanders is pleased to announce that leading UK employment law specialist Fraser Younson is joining the London office as a partner in the firm’s global Labour & Employment Practice.  Mr. Younson was formerly Head of the Employment Ince...
7 February 2014
Squire Sanders Expands its Public-Private Partnership (P3) and Infrastructure Capabilities with Addition of Roderick Devlin in New York
Squire Sanders is pleased to announce the arrival of seasoned infrastructure and public-private partnership (“P3”) lawyer Roderick (“Roddy”) Devlin to the firm. Mr. Devlin, who joins as Of Counsel, was previously at Greenberg Traurig and will be resi...
5 February 2014
Squire Sanders Advises on US$250 Million Senior Housing Development Project
A Squire Sanders team is currently involved in a US$250 million senior life care community development project, which broke ground on January 28, 2014. The Sinai Residences of Boca Raton and the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County anticipate...
30 January 2014
Squire Sanders’ Alejandro Peña-Prieto Named Among Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers by Latinvex
Squire Sanders partner Alejandro Peña-Prieto has been named to leading Latin America business publication Latinvex’s annual list of “Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers,” which recognizes the “leading attorneys from international law firms that are invol...
29 January 2014
Squire Sanders Receives “Partners in Conservation Award” from US Secretary of Interior
On January 16, 2014, Squire Sanders was recognized by US Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell with the “Partners in Conservation Award” for the firm’s work on Minute 319, a landmark bi-national agreement between the United States and Mexico on the ...
29 January 2014
Leading Corporate Partner Joins Squire Sanders in Sydney
Squire Sanders has announced the appointment of corporate and financial services partner Michelle Segaert, who has joined the firm from Sparke Helmore. Ms. Segaert’s appointment follows that of former colleague and financial services partner Tom Lenn...
21 January 2014
Real Estate Litigation Partner Joins Squire Sanders
Squire Sanders has announced the appointment of partner Alison Hardy, who has joined the firm’s real estate litigation team from Wragge & Co. Ms. Hardy is an experienced real estate litigation lawyer, with a career which also includes three ye...
20 January 2014
Squire Sanders’ EMEA Corporate Chair Is Among The Lawyer Hot 100 2014
EMEA Chair of Squire Sanders’ Global Corporate Practice Jane Haxby has been recognized as one of The Lawyer magazine’s Hot 100 2014. The exclusive list, which appears in January, celebrates the ‘legal stars’ of the previous year and those set to ‘mak...
14 January 2014
Squire Sanders Announces New Labour & Employment Partner
Squire Sanders has announced that Labour & Employment lawyer Kylie Groves has been promoted to partner. A lawyer at the firm for 14 years, Ms. Groves has extensive experience in advising both government and corporate clients across all areas o...
6 January 2014
Leading Competition Partner Joins Squire Sanders
Squire Sanders has announced the appointment of partner Martin Rees, who has joined the firm’s Regulatory Practice Group from DLA Piper. Mr. Rees is a seasoned competition lawyer, with experience working in private practice as well as in-house in ...
6 January 2014
Lawyers for Children America Honors the Squire Sanders Miami Office and Partner Lew Murphy
Lawyers for Children America (LFCA) has honored both the Squire Sanders Miami office and partner Lew Murphy with the John Edward Smith Advocacy Award at the organization’s annual awards luncheon. LFCA is a leading, non-profit child advocacy organi...
23 December 2013
Squire Sanders Advises Carbon and Energy Fund on Innovative Projects Delivering £1.2 Billion Investment into National Health Service
The Construction & Engineering team at global law firm Squire Sanders has announced that it has advised the Carbon and Energy Fund (CEF) on 9 projects to upgrade energy generating equipment at hospitals across the UK, part of a programme to deliv...
19 December 2013
Squire Sanders Partner Harriet Welch Receives “She’s Our Hero” Award from Women in Public Finance
Women in Public Finance (WPF) has selected Squire Sanders partner Harriet Welch to receive the “She’s Our Hero” award, which recognizes a woman’s successful management of career, self-development, family issues, and civic involvement. Ms. Welch will ...
17 December 2013
Squire Sanders Recognized as a Top 10 Employer in Saudi Arabia
Squire Sanders’ Riyadh office has been recognized as one of the top 10 employers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Employer Achievement Award for 2013 has been given to a select group of companies who best demonstrated their support of talent ...
12 December 2013
Squire Sanders Earns Top Marks in Annual Corporate Equality Index
Squire Sanders has once again achieved a 100% rating in the 2014 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), published annually by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the largest advocacy group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees in the...
11 December 2013
Global Trends in Life Sciences and Healthcare M&A 2013
Squire Sanders report reveals continued North American and European dominance, emerging markets in Asia-Pacific region, and increasing cross-border transactions. Life science and healthcare M&A activity has been making robust progress globally...
9 December 2013
Squire Sanders Advises Peel Hunt on an Equity Fundraising for AIM Listed Proxama plc
Squire Sanders has advised the full-service broking and advisory house and AIM nominated adviser Peel Hunt LLP, in relation to an equity fundraising by Peel Hunt’s client, Proxama plc. The fundraising involved an institutional placing with a view to ...
6 December 2013
Squire Sanders Recognized as a Top Law Firm for Diversity in 2013 by The American Lawyer
Squire Sanders has been ranked among the top 50 law firms for diversity by The American Lawyer in its 2013 “Diversity Scorecard” ranking. The firm was honored at the American Lawyer Top Firms for Diversity Awards Reception on December 3, 2013, at the...
6 December 2013
Squire Sanders Boosts Global Corporate Practice with Expert Germany-China Team in Shanghai
Squire Sanders is pleased to announce that it has recruited to its Global Corporate Practice in Shanghai Dr. Benjamin Kroymann from Dentons.  Dr. Kroymann, a German qualified attorney, joins Squire Sanders as a partner together with team members...
27 November 2013
Seasoned International Disputes Lawyer Joins Squire Sanders
Squire Sanders has announced the appointment of senior associate Stephan Adell, who joins the firm’s International Dispute Resolution team. Mr. Adell has extensive experience acting as counsel in international commercial and investment treaty arbi...
20 November 2013
Squire Sanders Advises on Pre-pack Sale of my-wardrobe.com
Squire Sanders’ Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group, led by partner Paul Muscutt and assisted by Andrew Johnson and Jonathan Dunkley, has acted for Leonard Curtis on the pre-pack sale of Meemi Limited, trading as my-wardrobe.com. My-wardrob...
20 November 2013
Squire Sanders Launches Global Compensation and Benefits Blog
Squire Sanders announces the launch of its new blog, Compensation and Benefits – Global Insights, which follows significant developments in executive compensation, pay, pensions and benefits around the globe. The blog will feature contributions fr...
18 November 2013
Squire Sanders and Melli Darsa & Co. Announce Strategic Alliance in Indonesia
Squire Sanders and Melli Darsa & Co. (MDC), a leading law firm in Indonesia, are pleased to announce that they have agreed to a formal strategic alliance. Under the agreement, the firms will share a joint platform for business development and the...
18 November 2013
Squire Sanders Partner Douglas R. Burnett Co-Authors First of its Kind Handbook on Submarine Cables
Squire Sanders maritime partner Douglas. R. Burnett, along with Professor Robert Beckman, Director of Centre for International Law (CIL), and Tara Davenport, research fellow at CIL, co-authored Submarine Cables: The Handbook of Law and Policy, a comp...
14 November 2013
Squire Sanders Plays Leading Role on Michael V. Hodge DC Revenue Bond Program Deal of the Year
Squire Sanders has served as bond counsel on the Michael V. Hodge DC Revenue Bond Program Deal of the Year. The award, presented by the DC Revenue Bond Program, recognizes the year’s top deal that made a significant contribution to DC’s economic land...
15 November 2013
Squire Sanders Named Among Top Law Firms in the 2014 U.S. News and World Report “Best Law Firm” Rankings
Squire Sanders has been included among the best law firms in the country in the U.S. News & World Report 2014 “Best Law Firm” rankings. The firm is recognized in 28 categories nationally, with 11 in Tier 1. Additionally, 93 of the firm’s practice...
8 November 2013
Squire Sanders Ranks in Top 10 of Commercial Property Executive’s List of Leading Real Estate Law Firms
Squire Sanders is among the top 10 “most powerful real estate law firms in the nation” according to Commercial Property Executive, a leading publication for executives and companies in commercial real estate. The firm ranked #6 on the annual list, wh...
7 November 2013
Squire Sanders Launches Global Business IP and Technology Blog
Squire Sanders is pleased to announce the launch of its intellectual property blog, Global Business IP and Technology Blog, which will follow significant developments in intellectual property and IT law of interest to businesses engaged in the global...
7 November 2013
Squire Sanders’ Public Service Initiative Wins Significant Victory
On Tuesday, October 1, 2013, United States District Judge Brian Jackson, in Baton Rouge, ruled Squire Sanders’ client Herman Wallace’s 1974 murder conviction of a prison guard was unconstitutional. The judge ordered the firm’s client to be released i...
5 November 2013
Squire Sanders Hires Senior Energy Lawyer
Squire Sanders has announced the appointment of senior corporate and energy lawyer Clare Pope. Ms. Pope, who joins the firm as Of Counsel, was previously at Herbert Smith Freehills in London, Tokyo, and Singapore, and also spent time on secondment to...
1 November 2013
Squire Sanders’ Andrew R. Kruppa Named Among “40 Under 40” Outstanding Lawyers of Miami-Dade County
Squire Sanders is proud to announce that Andy Kruppa, partner and head of the Litigation Practice Group in Miami, has been named among the “40 Under 40” outstanding lawyers of Miami-Dade County by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF). The annual reco...
31 October 2013
Squire Sanders Advises Grafton Group plc on Key Acquisition
Squire Sanders has advised Grafton Group plc, the builders merchanting and DIY Group, on the acquisition of Brussels-based Binje Ackermans SA. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014. Grafton Group is the third largest bui...
29 October 2013
Squire Sanders Partner Patricia E. Lowry Named Florida State Vice-Chair of the American College of Trial Lawyers
Squire Sanders is pleased to announce that West Palm Beach partner Patricia E. Lowry has been named Vice Chair of the American College of Trial Lawyers’ Florida State Committee. The College announced Ms. Lowry’s appointment during its annual meeting ...
28 October 2013
Squire Sanders Appointed to Inaugural Ministry of Commerce of China Legal Panel
Squire Sanders has been appointed to the legal panel of the Ministry of Commerce of China (MOFCOM), following a competitive tender process. This is the first time MOFCOM has established a formal legal panel, which consists of two sub-panels for inter...
28 October 2013
Squire Sanders' London Business Immigration Team Holds Round Table Event on UK Immigration Policy
Last week Squire Sanders' Business Immigration Team held a round-table policy discussion event focused on UK immigration. Speakers included influential figures from both public and private sector organisations, key immigration policy advisors and bus...
25 October 2013
Squire Sanders Advises Peel Hunt on an Equity Fundraising for AIM Listed Hydrodec Group plc
Squire Sanders has advised the full-service broking and advisory house and AIM nominated adviser Peel Hunt LLP, in relation to an equity fundraising by Peel Hunt’s client, Hydrodec Group plc. The fundraising involved an institutional placing, a ...
23 October 2013
Squire Sanders Volunteers Improve Gardens at Fallowfield
Elderly residents in Fallowfield can now enjoy their gardens again thanks to volunteers from law firm Squire Sanders and Peel Energy Limited, who have joined forces to carry out garden makeovers as part of a ‘Gardening Challenge,’ held in conjunction...
22 October 2013
Squire Sanders and Salkom Announce International Association
Global legal practice Squire Sanders and Salkom LLC, a leading law firm in Ukraine, have agreed to a formal international association. The firms will share a joint platform for business development and the marketing of legal services in Ukraine and i...
21 October 2013
Russian Market-under the Spotlight at Bloomberg Dealmakers Summit
Squire Sanders Corporate partner David Wack, an expert on Russian private equity and M&A, is among a select group of professionals invited to participate in the Bloomberg Dealmakers Summit at City Hall in London on 22 October. Now in its fourth...
18 October 2013
Squire Sanders Mud Run Team Raises £2,400 for Max Appeal
A team of 24 employees from law firm Squire Sanders recently completed the British Military Fitness Midlands Major Series Mud Run and Obstacle Course, raising over £2,400 for adopted charity, Max Appeal. Max Appeal is a Stourbridge-based national c...
15 October 2013
Experienced International Disputes Lawyer Joins Squire Sanders
Squire Sanders has announced the appointment of senior associate Alexis Martinez, who joins the firm’s International Dispute Resolution team. Mr. Martinez has extensive experience acting as counsel in international arbitration and public internatio...
14 October 2013
Squire Sanders Represents CACI International in its US$820 Million Acquisition of Six3 Systems, Inc.
Squire Sanders represented defense contractor CACI International Inc in its definitive agreement to purchase Six3 Systems, Inc. from the private equity firm GTCR. Six3 Systems provides support to the national security community in the areas of cyber ...
11 October 2013
Senior Planning Lawyer Joins Squire Sanders in Manchester
Squire Sanders has announced the appointment of senior associate Matthew Collings, who has joined the firm’s Planning team from Eversheds. Mr. Collings, who previously qualified as a barrister, is an experienced planning lawyer, described as bringi...
7 October 2013
Squire Sanders Appointed to Pension Protection Fund Legal Panel
Squire Sanders has been appointed to the legal panel of the Pension Protection Fund, following a lengthy competitive tender process. The Pension Protection Fund is a statutory fund run by an independent board which compensates members of defined-be...
7 October 2013
Re-shaped Pensions Could Support the UK’s Long-Term Care Needs
Squire Sanders’ Pensions team has today published a white paper which argues that pension plans could play a key part in meeting the costs of long-term care in retirement in the UK. In Sickness and in Health: Reforming Pensions and Social Care a...
3 October 2013
Squire Sanders Advises on Sale of Leading UK Scaffold Business
Squire Sanders has acted for the shareholders of the TRAD Group of Scaffolding companies on the sale of its London-based scaffolding contracting business and Hire & Sales business to French-owned Altrad Group. Founded in 1971, TRAD Group has a...
2 October 2013
Squire Sanders Advises SKYCIG on Sale to Lorillard, Inc
Squire Sanders’ Corporate team in London has acted for SKYCIG, one of the UK’s leading premium brands of electronic cigarettes, on the sale of the company to Lorillard, Inc. Lorillard, the third largest manufacturer of cigarettes in the United States...
1 October 2013
Squire Sanders Receives CMBA Green Innovation Award for Second Year in a Row
For the second year in a row, Squire Sanders has received the Green Innovation Award presented by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA) Green Initiative Committee. Squire Sanders was honored at the September 23 David Webster Greener Way t...
30 September 2013
Squire Sanders’ Pedro H. Hernandez Named a Rising Star by the Daily Business Review
Squire Sanders senior associate Pedro H. Hernández has been named a 2013 Rising Star by the Daily Business Review. A panel of judges selected the top 40 South Florida lawyers under the age of 40 who are recognized for the contributions they have made...
27 September 2013
Squire Sanders’ Jessica Goldman Monfort Receives United Way of Central Ohio’s Robert S. Crane Young Philanthropist Award
Squire Sanders is pleased to announce that Jessica Goldman Monfort has received the 2013 United Way of Central Ohio’s prestigious Robert S. Crane Young Philanthropist Award. Ms. Monfort was honored at a ceremony on September 19 at the Pizzuti Collect...
25 September 2013
Squire Sanders’ Korea Practice Recognized in Asian-MENA Counsel Survey
Squire Sanders has been voted In-House Community Firm of the Year 2013 for International Arbitration in South Korea and also received an Honorable Mention for Most Responsive International Firm of the Year 2013 (South Korea) according to Asian-MENA C...
23 September 2013
Squire Sanders Hires Financial Services Team in Sydney
Squire Sanders has significantly expanded its Financial Services Practice Group with the appointment of partner Tom Lennox, who joins the firm’s Sydney office with a team of lawyers from DibbsBarker. With over 30 years’ banking and finance experien...
12 September 2013
Squire Sanders Earns Spot on the 2013 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators Across the US
Squire Sanders announced today that it has been named to the 2013 InformationWeek 500 – a list of the top technology innovators in the US. The firm is recognized for its Intelligent Discovery Process™, an eDiscovery project management and technology ...
9 September 2013
Squire Sanders Advises Low & Bonar plc on Slovak Acquisition and Equity Fundraising
A cross-office team at Squire Sanders has advised Low & Bonar plc, the London Main Market listed international performance materials group with leading positions in niche industrial markets, in its acquisition of Texiplast, a Slovakian producer o...
6 September 2013
Squire Sanders Lawyers Robyn Helmlinger and Christopher J. Reitzel Recognized as Fellows of the American College of Bond Counsel
Squire Sanders is pleased to announce that Robyn Helmlinger and Christopher J. Reitzel have been elected as Fellows of the American College of Bond Counsel (the College). Fellows are elected based upon their reputation as a bond lawyer, as perceived ...
5 September 2013
Squire Sanders Names New Office Managing Partner in Leeds
Squire Sanders announces that John Alderton, partner in the firm’s Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group, has assumed the role of office managing partner in Leeds. Mr. Alderton succeeds corporate partner Jonathan Jones, whose term as office h...
5 September 2013
Squire Sanders Acts in Sale of UK Retailer to French Group Damartex
Squire Sanders has advised the owners of well-known UK retailer Coopers of Stortford on the sale of the business to the France-based group Damartex SA. The acquisition has a headline enterprise value of £25 million. Corporate partner David Hull in Lo...
5 September 2013
Squire Sanders Boosts Corporate Team with Heavyweight Partner Hire
Squire Sanders has expanded its Global Corporate Practice with the appointment of M&A and capital markets partner Daniel Liptrott. Mr. Liptrott has joined the firm from Eversheds, where he was a partner in the M&A team. He follows former coll...
4 September 2013
Leading Labor and Employment Team Joins Squire Sanders in Palo Alto
Squire Sanders is pleased to announce the addition of leading labor and employment partner Gary M. Gansle to the firm’s Palo Alto office from Dorsey & Whitney. Mr. Gansle will lead the firm’s Northern California Labor & Employment Practice Gr...
3 September 2013
Squire Sanders Adds Healthcare Partner Adam Colvin in Cincinnati
Squire Sanders announced today that Adam Colvin has joined the firm as a partner in the Healthcare Practice Group. He will be resident in the firm’s Cincinnati office. Colvin focuses his practice on regulatory and transactional matters, including f...
27 August 2013
Squire Sanders Again Voted Top Law Firm for Asset-Based Lending
Squire Sanders has been voted the top law firm for asset-based lending (ABL) for the third consecutive year by financiers in the annual poll by Business Money magazine. Financiers taking part in the All-Asset Finance review were asked to vote for the...
20 August 2013
Structured Finance Specialist Joins Squire Sanders in London
Squire Sanders announces the appointment of partner Mark Thomas, who joins the firm’s Financial Services Practice Group in London from Addleshaw Goddard, where he was Head of Structured Finance. Mr. Thomas represents the fifth senior hire to join Squ...
19 August 2013
Squire Sanders - A Leading International Law Firm for India Work
Squire Sanders has been named a leading international law firm for India Work by India Business Law Journal, appearing in its annual survey which showcases the India-related achievements and activities of law firms around the world. Squire Sanders is...
16 August 2013
Squire Sanders Advises PATRIZIA Immobilien AG on €178 Million Acquisition of German Retail Property Portfolio
Squire Sanders has advised PATRIZIA Immobilien AG on the acquisition of a portfolio of 86 German retail properties for institutional investors, in a deal worth €178 million. The properties have been acquired within the context of a structured bidding...
16 August 2013
Best Lawyers in America 2014 Recognizes Squire Sanders Lawyers
142 lawyers from Squire Sanders were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2014, with three lawyers recognized for the first time. Additionally, a number of Squire Sanders’ lawyers were noted on the list for t...
15 August 2013
Squire Sanders Recognized as a Top International Law Firm in Latin America
Squire Sanders was named one of the top 30 international law firms in Latin America by Latinvex, a leading Latin America business publication. Winners were chosen by a team of editorial and research staff who reviewed publically available informati...
13 August 2013
Squire Sanders Lawyer Gabriel Dejarden Appointed Vice-Chair of the Latin American and Caribbean Committee of ABA International
Squire Sanders lawyer Gabriel Dejarden has been appointed Vice-Chair of the Latin America and Caribbean Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law (ABA International). The one-year term commenced on August 10th. “I am...
13 August 2013
Daniel Jaffe Returns to Squire Sanders
Squire Sanders announced today that education law expert Daniel Jaffe has rejoined the firm in the Labor and Employment Practice Group. Jaffe will be based in the Cleveland office. Jaffe’s practice focuses on the representation of boards of educati...
12 August 2013
Squire Sanders Advises Global ATM Services Provider on European Acquisition
Squire Sanders has advised Houston-based Cardtronics, Inc., on the acquisition of Cardpoint Services, Ltd., which trades as leading independent Automated Teller Machine (ATM) services provider Cashzone in the UK, and as Cardpoint in Germany. Listed...
8 August 2013
Squire Sanders Overturns Legal Challenge to £200 Million Stratford-upon-Avon Development
A planning team from the Birmingham office of global law firm Squire Sanders recently acted for Bloor Homes and Hallam Land Management in overturning a legal challenge relating to planning permission for an 800-home development worth £200 million at ...
5 August 2013
Squire Sanders in Birmingham Raises Over £2,500 for Max Appeal
Employees from the Birmingham office of Squire Sanders recently climbed Mt. Snowdon three times, to raise over £2,500 for their adopted charity, Max Appeal. Max Appeal is a Stourbridge-based national charity which supports families affected by DiGe...
31 July 2013
Squire Sanders Hosts International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation’s Annual Leadership Conference
Squire Sanders recently hosted the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation’s (IWIRC) annual Leadership Summit for all network chairs from July 24-26, 2013. Held in Cleveland, Ohio for the first time in the organization’s 20...
29 July 2013
Squire Sanders Advises on Landmark China Automotive Investment in UK
Squire Sanders acted as lead legal advisers on the acquisition by a UK/China consortium of the entire issued share capital of Covpress International Holdings. The deal was lead out of the firm’s Birmingham office and involved a team of over 20 Squire...
25 July 2013
Squire Sanders Ranks in Top 10 of Law360’s List of Leading International Law Firms
In its third annual “Global 20” ranking, legal newswire Law360 has recognized Squire Sanders as among “the 20 law firms that had the largest global presence and were involved in the biggest, most complex and most diverse array of cross-border matters...
24 July 2013
Squire Sanders Bolsters Global Restructuring Capabilities With Addition of Nava Hazan in New York Office
Squire Sanders announced today that financial restructuring lawyer Nava Hazan has joined the firm as a partner in the Restructuring and Insolvency Practice Group, resident in the New York office. Hazan has over 13 years of experience advising on cr...
23 July 2013
Squire Sanders Advises on the Purchase of Fulham Football Club
Global legal practice Squire Sanders has advised on the purchase of Fulham Football Club, acting for the buyer Shahid Khan, CEO of Flex-N-Gate Group and owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars of the US National Football League (NFL). The transaction, wh...
13 July 2013
Squire Sanders Leads the Pack in American Lawyer’s Scorecard of the Decade’s Largest Commercial Arbitration Awards
Squire Sanders won more of the Largest Commercial Arbitration Awards from 2001 to 2013 than any other firm, according to The American Lawyer Arbitration Scorecard, a worldwide survey of the “busiest high-stakes arbitration counsel.” In The Americ...
10 July 2013
Squire Sanders Debates Workplace Pensions Reform with Minister of State for Pensions
The Birmingham office of global legal firm, Squire Sanders recently held a roundtable dinner to debate the range of workplace pension reforms with the Minister of State for Pensions, Steve Webb. The event was held at the Squire Sanders office, in a...
3 July 2013
Leading Corporate Partner Joins Squire Sanders in Leeds
Squire Sanders has announced the appointment of corporate partner Hannah Kendrick, who has joined the firm from Eversheds. Hannah has over 15 years of experience advising on a range of substantial corporate transactions and arrangements including w...
2 July 2013
Squire Sanders Lawyer Elected to Court of the Circuit Chamber of Legal Counsel in Warsaw
Jacek Wisniewski, a senior lawyer (attorney-at-law) at Squire Sanders’ Warsaw, has recently been elected a member of the Circuit Disciplinary Court of the Circuit Chamber of Legal Counsel in Warsaw. Mr. Wisniewski will act as a judge at the District ...
2 July 2013
Squire Sanders Builds Construction and Projects Team in Australia with Senior Hire
Squire Sanders today announces the appointment of senior construction and projects lawyer Fabio Fior. Mr. Fior, who joins the firm’s project office in Darwin as Of Counsel, was previously partner and head of the Infrastructure Group at the Canberra o...
1 July 2013
Chambers Latin America - “Dominican Republic Law Firm of the Year”
Squire Sanders has been shortlisted as “Dominican Republic Law Firm of the Year” for Chambers Latin America Awards. The awards are based on research for the 2013 edition of Chambers Latin America: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and given to ...
28 June 2013
Squire Sanders Boosts Global Capital Markets Team With New Partner in London
Squire Sanders announces the appointment of partner Matthew Doughty, who joins the firm’s Corporate and Corporate Finance practice in London from Dorsey & Whitney. Mr. Doughty specializes in equity capital markets (ECM) and has a wide range of ...
27 June 2013
Squire Sanders Advises on Western Australia Mining Acquisition
Squire Sanders has advised ITOCHU Corporation and Mitsui & Co on the acquisition of interests in BHP Iron Ore (Jimblebar) Pty.Ltd., which is developing the Jimblebar Iron Ore mine in Western Australia, part of the Iron Ore business of mining comp...
26 June 2013
Southern California Rising Stars 2013
Lawyers from the Los Angeles office were selected by their peers as being among the top up-and-coming lawyers, defined as 40 years of age and younger or in the practice of law for less than 10 years. The Squire Sanders lawyers receiving this honor an...
21 June 2013
Squire Sanders’ Client Edison S.p.A Wins Litigation Team of the Year Award at the Global Counsel Awards 2013
The legal team at Italian utility Edison S.p.A has won Litigation Team of the Year at the Global Counsel Awards, held by the International Law Office and the Association of Corporate Counsel. The Awards, which recognise the achievements of in-house l...
21 June 2013
Squire Sanders, WPP and Berocca Gear Up for Fourth ‘Guts in Motion’ Charity Fundraiser
City law firm Squire Sanders and two of its major clients, WPP and Berocca, have joined up to sponsor this year’s Guts in Motion cycle ride from Paris to London. Taking part on the weekend of 12-14 July, this will be the fourth ride supporting vital ...
19 June 2013
Squire Sanders’ Latin American Practices Recognized by IFLR 1000
The Squire Sanders’ Latin American Practice has been recognized by the International Financial Law Review (IFLR 1000) in its latest publication Energy and Infrastructure: Latin America 2013 – A Guide to the Industry’s Leading Law Firms and Lawyers. T...
18 June 2013
Squire Sanders Platinum-Level Sponsor for DirectWomen’s Sandra Day O’Connor Award Luncheon
Squire Sanders was one of several Am Law 100 law firms who were platinum-level sponsors of DirectWomen’s Sandra Day O’Connor award luncheon, held Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Cipriani on 42nd Street in New York City. New York partner Glynna Christian ...
17 June 2013
Squire Sanders Invests in its Leading Private Equity Team in Russia
Squire Sanders has boosted its market leading private equity practice in Russia with the appointment of partner Anton Rogoza, who joins the firm’s Corporate and Corporate Finance group in Moscow from Goltsblat BLP. Mr. Rogoza is a specialist in pri...
17 June 2013
Squire Sanders Among the Founding Law Firms at the Opening of the New York International Arbitration Center
Squire Sanders, one of the Founding Firms of the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC), is very pleased to participate in the opening today of NYIAC’s new, state-of-the-art hearing facility and conference center located in the Socony-Mobi...
17 June 2013
Consumers are Promiscuous, Disloyal and Unsentimental, Says New Survey
90% of shoppers confess to participating in showrooming – looking at products in-store and then ordering from an online retailer. Half of shoppers do not care about online retailers exploiting the tax system as they are more concerned with low pr...
13 June 2013
Squire Sanders on Winning Team for ‘Energy & Resources Deal of the Year’ at Asian Legal Business Japan Awards
Squire Sanders’ clients clinched a win at last night’s Asian Legal Business Japan awards for the acquisition of equity interests in the AUS$34bn Ichthys LNG Project, on which the firm advised. The deal won the ‘Energy and Resources Deal of the Year’ ...
10 June 2013
Squire Sanders Wins €300m International Arbitration for Italian gas company Edison S.p.A
A team from Squire Sanders has won a €300 million international arbitration for Italian utility, Edison S.p.A., in its arbitration against Algerian oil and gas company Sonatrach. This is the third case in which the Squire Sanders team has represented...
4 June 2013
Squire Sanders Advises on Two Major Refinancing Transactions
The Birmingham office of global legal practice Squire Sanders has recently advised on two major refinancings for hotel chain Jurys Inn and Midlands developer IM Properties. Irish hotel chain Jurys Inn has completed a financial restructuring that has...
30 May 2013
Squire Sanders Advises Cloud Computing Specialist, Outsourcery, on AIM Listing
Global legal practice Squire Sanders has advised cloud computing specialist Outsourcery on its admission to AIM, due to take place on 24 May with a market value of £34.6million. Outsourcery which is headquartered in Manchester and co-founded by new...
23 May 2013
Squire Sanders’ Bratislava Office Highly Commended by Trend Magazine
The Bratislava office of global legal practice Squire Sanders has been ‘highly recommended’ in the Development Projects and Real Estate category at the inaugural Slovak Law Firm of the Year awards. The awards which were announced on 16 April in Bra...
20 May 2013
Global Trends in Consumer and Retail M&A 2013
Squire Sanders report reveals continued North American dominance, strong emerging markets and retail private equity boost. Squire Sanders has published its latest report on global M&A trends, Consumer and Retail 2013, produced in partnership wit...
15 May 2013
Squire Sanders Advises KVH Industries, Inc. on its Acquisition of Headland Media
Squire Sanders is pleased to announce that it has advised KVH Industries, Inc on its acquisition of Headland Media Limited. UK-based Headland Media provides commercially licensed news and entertainment, including sports, film and music, to the shippi...
15 May 2013
Squire Sanders Partner to Speak at Transatlantic Conference in Birmingham
Squire Sanders partner and head of corporate in Birmingham, Edward Dawes, is one of a team of experts who will come together to discuss the future of funding for medium sized enterprises at the British American Business Council (BABC) transatlantic c...
13 May 2013
Squire Sanders Recognized as Member of Commission 50 for Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
The Greater Cleveland Partnership has named Squire Sanders a member of its annual Commission 50 listing, which recognizes companies in Northeast Ohio for their commitment to creating, enhancing and sustaining diversity and inclusion strategies. Squir...
10 May 2013
Squire Sanders Ranked as the Market Leader for Private Equity in Russia
For the second year in a row Squire Sanders has been ranked in the highest band of law firms covering private equity in Russia. This year the new edition of independent legal directory Chambers Europe 2013 sets Squire Sanders apart as a clear market ...
9 May 2013
Squire Sanders Advises on Redevelopment of Liverpool Landmark
Global legal practice Squire Sanders has advised Ingenious Investments on the acquisition and redevelopment of the Grade-II listed Royal Insurance Building in Liverpool, which is set to become a 116 bedroom, four star hotel. Built in 1903, the land...
8 May 2013
Mitch Thompson Elected President of the Tax Club of Cleveland
Squire Sanders partner and deputy practice group leader of the Taxation & Benefits Practice Group Mitch Thompson has been elected today to serve as president of The Tax Club of Cleveland, Northeast Ohio’s leading association of tax professionals ...
6 May 2013
Leading Construction Partner Joins Squire Sanders in Sydney
Squire Sanders has announced the appointment of construction partner Avendra Singh, who has joined the firm from Colin Biggers & Paisley. Mr. Singh has over 27 years of experience in the field of construction and projects law from both a conte...
3 May 2013
Rahul Pathak Named Among Top IP Portfolio Managers and Patent Prosecutors in California
The Daily Journal, California’s largest legal news provider, has named Squire Sanders Partner Rahul Pathak to its annual list of the top intellectual property lawyers. Now in its sixth year, the list honors 75 IP litigators and 25 portfolio manager...
2 May 2013
Squire Sanders Advises On €369 Million Acquisition of Residential Real Estate Portfolio
Global legal practice Squire Sanders has advised listed residential property company, Deutsche Wohnen AG, on the acquisition of a real estate portfolio of approximately 6,900 units in Berlin from Luxembourg affiliates of Blackstone Real Estate Partne...
1 May 2013
Jessica Goldman Named to Columbus Business First’s “Forty Under 40” Class of 2013
Squire Sanders Attorney Jessica Goldman has been named to Columbus Business First’s “Forty Under 40” Class of 2013, which recognizes the achievements of up-and-coming professionals and community leaders throughout Central Ohio. “We couldn’t be pro...
26 April 2013
Squire Sanders Launches frESH Perspectives on Environmental, Safety & Health Blog
On April 24 Squire Sanders launches its environmental blog, frESH: Perspectives on Environmental, Safety & Health, which will provide observations and insight on significant environmental, safety and health developments from around the world. frE...
24 April 2013
Squire Sanders’ Cleveland Office Named Cleveland’s First Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists
As businesses race to retrofit their buildings, streamline waste policies, and purchase more recycling bins, some companies have already targeted a free and easy way to be more environmentally conscious: bicycling. The League of American Bicyclists ...
24 April 2013
Squire Sanders Boosts Financial Services Team in Australia
Squire Sanders has announced the appointment of senior financial services lawyer Josh Clarke. Mr. Clarke, who has joined the firm as Of Counsel, was previously a partner at the Singapore office of Watson Farley & Williams. Mr. Clarke is an expe...
24 April 2013
Squire Sanders Ranked Among Top Firms in Poland in Latest Rzeczpospolita Survey
Squire Sanders has been ranked among the top legal advisers in Poland in the annual survey of Leading Law Firms and Lawyers by Rzeczpospolita, the country’s leading national daily newspaper. The rankings were launched at an event attended by Poland’s...
18 April 2013
Squire Sanders Hires Banking Regulatory Specialist in its Expanding Riyadh Women’s Practice
Squire Sanders is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Nadia Al-Anani as Senior Associate in its Riyadh office.  Dr Al-Anani is a specialist in banking and regulatory issues, with broad experience in corporate, capital markets, and general ...
18 April 2013
Squire Sanders Named Among Yale Law Women’s Top Ten Family-Friendly Firms
Squire Sanders has been selected by Yale Law Women for inclusion for the first time in its prestigious list of the 2013 Top Ten Family Friendly Firms. Yale Law Women surveys top law firms each year about their family friendly and work-life policies ...
17 April 2013
Squire Sanders Acts for VTB Capital as it Buys Tricolor TV Stake
A cross-office team from Squire Sanders has advised VTB Capital, the investment arm of Russia’s second-biggest lender, in its purchase of a minority stake in Russian satellite-television provider Tricolor TV for an undisclosed sum. Tricolor TV is t...
15 April 2013
Squire Sanders Adds Veteran Partner to Real Estate Practice
Squire Sanders is pleased to announce that Gregory E. Young has joined the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group as a partner in its West Palm Beach office. He joins from Edwards Wildman where he was a partner in the Real Estate Department, Chair of the ...
3 April 2013
Squire Sanders Acts for Summly in Sale to Yahoo
Global legal practice Squire Sanders has acted in the sale of mobile news app Summly to Yahoo. The innovative mobile app for browsing and consuming automatic summaries of the news was created by 17 year-old entrepreneur, computer programmer and desig...
26 March 2013
Squire Sanders Announces 13 Promotions
Squire Sanders has promoted 13 lawyers as partners and principals. “On behalf of the firm, I would like to congratulate our new partners and principals on achieving this well-deserved career milestone,” said James J. Maiwurm, Chair and Global CEO o...
13 March 2013
Silicon Valley Arrives in Australia; Leading Corporate and Technology Partner Joins Squire Sanders
Squire Sanders is pleased to announce the arrival of leading international corporate and technology partner, Richard Horton, who has joined the firm from DLA Piper.  Mr. Horton will be resident in both the Sydney and Silicon Valley offices. ...
4 March 2013
Squire Sanders in Birmingham Raises Over £30,000 for Children’s Charity Molly Olly’s Wishes
Employees from the Birmingham office of law firm Squire Sanders have raised a record-breaking £31,600 for their 2012 adopted charity, Molly Olly’s Wishes. During the course of the last 12 months, the office has held a wide variety of fundraising ac...
4 March 2013
Squire Sanders Ranked Among World’s Top 30 Arbitration Specialists
IDR Team Also Involved in Global Arbitration Review’s Most Important Published Decision of 2012 Squire Sanders has been recognized as one of the top 30 international arbitration firms in the world by leading industry journal Global Arbitration Revi...
25 February 2013
Squire Sanders Lawyers Named BTI ‘Client Service All-Stars’ for 2013
Squire Sanders’ partners, Brian Hartnett and Joseph M. Crabb, have been named BTI ‘Client Service All-Stars’ for 2013. This recognition is reserved for lawyers who deliver superior service to clients at Fortune 1000 companies and other large organiza...
20 February 2013
Squire Sanders Enhances Cross-Border Financial Services Capabilities with Addition of Partner Barbara P. Alonso
Squire Sanders is pleased to announce that Barbara P. Alonso has joined the firm’s Financial Services Practice Group as a partner in its Miami office. She joins from Greenberg Traurig where she was a partner. Jim Barresi, Global Head of Squire Sand...
21 February 2013
Squire Sanders Appointed to Government Procurement Service Legal Services Framework Agreement
Squire Sanders has announced that it has been appointed to the Finance and Regulation Lot of the new Government Procurement Service Legal Services Framework Agreement.  The Framework replaces the existing Legal Services and LitCat Frameworks and...
19 February 2013
Squire Sanders Advises JD Sports on the Acquisition of Cloggs UK
Squire Sanders has advised JD Sports Fashion Plc on the acquisition of the business and assets of Cloggs (UK) Limited from its administrators for an undisclosed sum. Cloggs is an online retailer of branded footwear based in Birmingham.  It sell...
15 February 2013
Squire Sanders Acts for World Leading ATM Provider, Cardtronics, on Recent Acquisition
Teams from Squire Sanders and DC Advisory have advised Houston-based, Cardtronics, Inc., on its takeover offer for AIM listed, i-design group plc, which was announced to the markets on 13 February. Cardtronics, listed on NASDAQ with a market capita...
13 February 2013
Top Marks for Squire Sanders in Annual Corporate Equality Index
Global legal practice, Squire Sanders has again achieved a 100 percent rating in the 2013 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), published annually by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the largest advocacy group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgende...
28 January 2013
Squire Sanders Wins Top Industry Award For Technology Innovation
Squire Sanders has won Law Technology News 2012 Most Innovative Use of Technology in a Large Law Firm 100 Award for Squire Sanders Intelligent Discovery Process™, an eDiscovery project management and technology platform that leverages disciplined man...
23 January 2013
Trio of Leading Antitrust Partners Join Squire Sanders
Squire Sanders is pleased to announce the arrival of a team of leading antitrust partners to its Washington, DC office. The group is led by Mark Botti, who was previously the head of the antitrust and unfair competition practice at Akin Gump, and inc...
15 January 2013
Noted CAS Arbitrator Stuart McInnes Joins Squire Sanders’ Sports Law Group
Squire Sanders is pleased to announce that Stuart McInnes MBE, a well-known Arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, has joined its Sports Law Group as a full-time Consultant. Stuart has been closely involved in the sports industry for ove...
15 January 2013
Squire Sanders Advises on Unique Land Agreement to Secure €200 Million of State Funds
Global legal practice Squire Sanders has advised the State of Berlin on a unique agreement with Gewerbesiedlungsgesellschaft Berlin (GSG), a Berlin-based commercial property and project development company, to secure €200 million of state funds (GA-M...
11 January 2013
Squire Sanders Represents First Solar in Chilean Acquisition
A Squire Sanders team has represented First Solar in its acquisition of Solar Chile S.A., a Santiago-based solar energy development company. First Solar is a leading international provider of photovoltaic (PV) solar energy generating facilities which...
10 January 2013
Squire Sanders Boosts Regulatory Practice With Global Public Procurement Partner
Squire Sanders has appointed Steven Norris, formerly partner and national head of Regulated Procurement at DLA Piper, as a partner in its Regulatory practice.  Based in Squire Sanders’ Birmingham office, Norris will take a leading role in expand...
9 January 2013
Squire Sanders Leeds Office Raises £57,000 for Yorkshire Homeless Charity, St George’s Crypt
Employees from the Leeds office of Squire Sanders have raised a record-breaking £57,000 for their 2012 adopted charity, St George’s Crypt. The office had pledged to raise £25,000 for the Leeds-based charity but was successful in more than doubling ...
7 January 2013
Squire Sanders Launches Conflict Minerals Compliance Blog
As a complement to its expanding Conflict Minerals Practice, Squire Sanders today launched conflictmineralslaw.com, a blog addressing all aspects of compliance with the rule recently adopted by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) governin...
3 January 2013
Squire Sanders Strengthens Financial Services Group With Addition of Partners Philippa Chadwick and Paula Laird
Squire Sanders is expanding the reach of its Financial Services Practice Group with the lateral hires of two highly-respected partners: Philippa Chadwick and Paula Laird. Philippa Chadwick joins the firm from Berwin Leighton Paisner, where she led it...
19 December 2012
Squire Sanders tops Legal Week’s Annual Client Satisfaction Report
Legal Week, one of the UK’s leading legal publications, recently released the results of its annual client satisfaction report of best legal advisers. Squire Sanders is ranked top of the survey overall and also number one in the US international lega...
18 December 2012
Squire Sanders Partner Named One of UK’s Top Young Tax Professionals
Squire Sanders Tax partner Jon Stevens has been named one of the best young professionals working in tax today, according to industry publication Tax Journal, in its ’40 under 40’ guide for 2012/13.  The annual guide has identified 40 leading ...
10 December 2012
Ferry Company Scandlines Sells Its Freight Routes to Stena Line
Squire Sanders' team from Berlin and Brussels advised one of the largest European ferry companies, Scandlines on the sale of its freight route based network (including vessels on such routes) to Swedish ferry operator Stena Line. Next to Squire Sande...
12 June 2012
Squire Sanders Announces Louis Stokes' Retirement as Senior Counsel
Squire Sanders announced today that former U.S. Congressman Louis Stokes plans to retire as Senior Counsel at the end of the year. Stokes joined Squire Sanders in 1999, following his extraordinary 30 years’ of service in the Congress representing O...
6 December 2012
Squire Sanders Cleveland Office Wins Green Award
Global legal practice Squire Sanders is pleased to congratulate its Cleveland, Ohio office for winning the 2012 Green Innovation Award presented by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA) Green Initiative Committee.  Annually, the Gr...
28 November 2012
Squire Sanders Real Estate Team Wins Midlands Award
Squire Sanders Real Estate team in Birmingham has been named ‘Property Law Firm of the Year’ at the prestigious West Midlands Property Awards. The annual ceremony saw some of the region’s top property professionals including agents, developers, arch...
28 November 2012
Squire Sanders Represents J. P. Morgan Securities in Dominican Republic’s Largest-Ever International Bond Offering
The Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic office of Squire Sanders acted as local counsel for J. P. Morgan Securities LLC as sole initial purchaser in the successful issuance by Aeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI, S.A. (“Aerodom”) of US$550 million of 9.2...
26 November 2012
Squire Sanders’ cross-border team advises on disposal of Yorkshire-based Technique Group
A Squire Sanders cross-border team recently advised the shareholders of Technique on their acquisition by EFI ™, a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation. Leeds-based Technique which was established in 1995 is a leading provide...
20 November 2012
Squire Sanders Lawyer C. Craig Woods Inducted Into American College of Trial Lawyers
Global legal practice Squire Sanders is pleased to congratulate colleague C. Craig Woods on his induction as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Fellowships in the College are granted by invitation only to trial lawyers from the U.S....
15 November 2012
Squire Sanders Bolsters Intellectual Property Capability With Leading Litigator
Squire Sanders is pleased to announce the arrival of partner Steven M. Auvil, who joins as head of the Intellectual Property and Technology Group’s litigation practice in the US. He joins from Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP, where he ...
12 November 2012
Squire Sanders Lawyer Scott A. Edelstein Receives Leadership Award From Medical Tourism Association
Global legal practice Squire Sanders is pleased to congratulate colleague Scott A. Edelstein, recipient of the 2012 Justitia Award given by the Medical Tourism Association (MTA). Edelstein is the first recipient of the Award, which is one of seven o...
7 November 2012
Squire Sanders Associate Elected as Co-Chair of the Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration
Maria Lokajova, an associate in Squire Sanders’ Prague office, has been elected as co-chair of the Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA). ICCA is one of the most prestigious arbitration groups in the world. Its daughter orga...
5 November 2012
Squire Sanders Advises on Another GB Group Acquisition
A Manchester-based team led by Andrew Millar and Damien Brown has advised longstanding client, GB Group Plc, the identity management specialist on its acquisition of TMG.TV Limited, which was announced to the markets today. GB Group will pay a tota...
5 November 2012
Squire Sanders Advises on €700 Million Remunicipalisation in Germany
Global legal practice Squire Sanders has advised on a €700 million financing and completion of a special purchase agreement between the State of Berlin and RWE AG, Germany’s leading power producer, regarding a 25% stake in Berliner Wasserbetriebe, th...
1 November 2012
New Caribbean Public Health Agency Holds First Stakeholder Meeting to Advance Region’s Public Health
The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) joined with the Americas Health Foundation, Policy Wisdom and global legal practice Squire Sanders to host a meeting of Caribbean Health Ministers along with industry stakeholders to discuss short-term need...
23 October 2012
Squire Sanders Launches Office in Sydney
Global legal practice Squire Sanders announces that it is launching a new office in Sydney on 1 November, with the appointment of highly regarded cross-border M&A specialist Campbell Davidson who will be joining as partner from Allens. Squire San...
17 October 2012
Squire Sanders Expands Presence in Saudi Arabia
Acquisition of El-Khoury & Partners creates integrated office in Riyadh. Global legal practice Squire Sanders announces that it has expanded its Middle East practice through the acquisition of El-Khoury & Partners MENA business, which forme...
10 October 2012
Business Leaders from McKinsey, National Grid and Green Alliance to Explore Whether ‘Circular Economy’ is the Answer to Business Prosperity at Squire Sanders Event
As market volatility increases across the world and signs of resource depletion multiply, the calls for a dramatic new economic model are gaining momentum - and the buzzword of the moment is the ‘circular economy’. As businesses start to examine wa...
9 October 2012
Madrid Real Estate Team Advises Eurofund Investments on Europe’s Largest Retail and Leisure Destination
A Madrid-based Real Estate team from global legal practice, Squire Sanders recently advised Eurofund Investments Zaragoza, SL on the commercialisation of Puerto Venecia, Europe’s largest retail and leisure destination, which opened its doors to the p...
8 October 2012
Squire Sanders Wins US Government Legal Services Contract for TIFIA Program
Squire Sanders, a global legal practice with more than 1,300 lawyers in 37 offices around the world, is pleased to announce its selection by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), to provide legal services to FH...
3 October 2012
Squire Sanders Substantially Extends Labour & Employment Practice in Prague With Partner Hire
Squire Sanders has substantially extended its labour & employment practice in Prague with the hire of partner and former head of employment at Baker & McKenzie, Karin Konstantinovová. Karin Konstantinovová is one of the leading employment la...
3 October 2012
Squire Sanders Opens Office in Seoul, Korea
Global legal practice Squire Sanders has opened an office in Seoul, after its application to practice in the Republic of Korea was approved by the Korean Ministry of Justice. The office is led by Joon Yong Kim, a US licensed lawyer who was admitted a...
2 October 2012
Squire Sanders Adds Top M&A and Outsourcing Talent to Corporate Practice: New Partners Boost NYC, London Presence
Squire Sanders is pleased to announce that Eric W. Cowan and Glynna K. Christian have joined its global legal practice as partners in the Corporate Transactions, Finance & Governance Practice Group.  The new partners will be resident in both...
1 October 2012
Squire Sanders Boosts Corporate Practice With Hire of Lawyers in Birmingham
Squire Sanders has expanded its corporate team in Birmingham with the appointment of two lawyers, Nina Martyres and Claire O’Connor. Martyres has joined Squire Sanders from Cobbetts, where she trained and was a member of the corporate and banking t...
26 September 2012
Squire Sanders Wins €450 Million Arbitration for Italian Gas Company Edison S.p.A.
A team from Squire Sanders has successfully won a €450 million award from the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris, representing Italian utility, Edison S.p.A., in its arbitration against Qatari company, Rasgas.  The dispute arose o...
25 September 2012
Squire Sanders Boosts Labor and Employment Practice With Addition of Market-Leading Team in Phoenix
Squire Sanders has significantly expanded its Labor & Employment Practice Group with the addition of a team of lawyers from Greenberg Traurig’s Phoenix office, including the former national co-chair of its Labor and Employment Group, Lawrence Ros...
24 September 2012
Squire Sanders Expands Environmental Practice With California Lawyer Chris Amantea Joining as Partner
The global legal practice of Squire Sanders is pleased to announce today that Chris M. Amantea has joined its Environmental, Safety and Health Practice Group as partner, resident in the Los Angeles office. Amantea brings a distinctive blend of trans...
13 September 2012
Squire Sanders Lands Cabrera to Head DC-Based Housing, Tax Credits, Community Development Capability
Squire Sanders is pleased to announce that Orlando J. Cabrera has joined its global legal practice and will lead the Housing, Tax Credits and Community Development Industry Group, a new group within the real estate practice.  Cabrera will be res...
13 September 2012
Trends in China Outbound M&A
Global legal practice Squire Sanders has published its report China Outbound M&A Trends 2012 in partnership with mergermarket.  Analysing M&A activity in 2011 and the first half of 2012, the report documents in clear terms the dramatic r...
10 September 2012
Squire Sanders Strengthens Aviation and Finance Practice With New Partner in Tokyo
Global legal practice Squire Sanders announced today that Hisao Hirose has joined the Tokyo office as Partner in the firm’s Financial Services Practice Group. Mr. Hirose is a highly regarded legal expert in aircraft finance, whose clients include lea...
3 September 2012
Squire Sanders Secures Qui Tam Dismissal for Leading US Health-Services Management Client
The global legal practice of Squire Sanders announced today that its legal investigations team, which included lawyers from the white collar, healthcare and litigation groups, secured a qui tam victory for client American Kidney Stone Management, Ltd...
27 August 2012
Squire Sanders Supports Law Students’ Aspirations
Global legal practice, Squire Sanders has collaborated with leading UK universities, Durham University and Newcastle University to launch a scholarship scheme for aspiring lawyers, in a bid to help fund their degree costs and promote greater collabor...
7 August 2012
Squire Sanders Lawyer George H. Kendall Honored by ABA for Pro Bono Leadership
The global legal practice of Squire Sanders is pleased to congratulate its colleague George H. Kendall, this year’s recipient of the John Paul Stevens Guiding Hand of Counsel Award, presented by the American Bar Association’s Death Penalty Representa...
2 August 2012
Squire Sanders Advises Morgan Sindall Group plc on the Sale of Medical Properties Investments for £24 Million
A team of projects and corporate lawyers from Squire Sanders in London advised Morgan Sindall Group plc’s Investments division, Morgan Sindall Investments Limited, on the sale of its NHS LIFT and medical properties investment interests and on the acq...
2 August 2012
Squire Sanders in Prague Helps Westinghouse Deliver Bid for CEZ Nuclear Expansion Project
A team of lawyers from Squire Sanders in Prague has assisted Westinghouse Electric Company and its Czech subsidiary in the submission of a bid for the multi-billion pound expansion of Czech power group CEZ’s nuclear plant, which was submitted earlier...
31 July 2012
Sustained Growth: The Real Estate Team Of Squire Sanders Has Become Stronger
The German real estate team of Squire Sanders has again increased its personnel and now consists of three partners and five associates (see also JUVE, Notification of 13 April 2012). Senior Associate Siegfried Etzkorn is a new addition to the Berli...
30 July 2012
Squire Sanders Korea Practice Leader Joon Yong Kim Registered as Foreign Legal Consultant by Korean Bar Association
Squire Sanders has announced that partner and Korea practice leader, Joon Yong Kim, has been officially registered as a foreign legal consultant by the Korean Bar Association. Mr. Kim’s registration follows approval from the Republic of Korea’s Min...
25 July 2012
Mumsnet Founder Tells Seminar Audience That Diversity Has Become an Economic Issue
Companies must be family-friendly to survive the continuing economic downturn. That’s the key message to business leaders in the region who are being urged to embrace diversity in order to retain senior female staff when they have children. At a rece...
20 July 2012
Squire Sanders and WPP Raise £90,000 in Third Annual Cycle Ride for Crohn’s & Colitis in Childhood
Lawyers from Squire Sanders and employees from WPP took part in the third annual “Guts in Motion” cycle ride from London to Paris at the weekend. This year’s riders raised a total of £90,000, which will go to the charity Crohn’s & Colitis in Chi...
24 July 2012
Squire Sanders advises Monex on US$100m Schneider Foreign Exchange Acquisition
A team from Squire Sanders has acted for Monex Group (Holding Monex SAPIB), one of the world’s largest commercial foreign exchange providers, on the acquisition of London-based forex specialist Schneider Foreign Exchange on 2 July. The cash deal is w...
4 July 2012
Squire Sanders Launches Office in Singapore
Global legal practice Squire Sanders officially launched its office in Singapore earlier this month with a reception at One On the Bund, part of the former Clifford Pier.  The reception attracted over 150 guests, including the US Ambassador to S...
27 June 2012
Report By Squire Sanders and mergermarket Shows Global M&A On Rebound In Industrials and Chemicals Markets
New study reveals cross-border growth, the rise of Asia-Pacific bidders, continued strength of the mid-market Global legal practice Squire Sanders, in association with mergermarket, a leading independent and proprietary mergers and acquisition (M&am...
19 June 2012
Squire Sanders Seals Deal for Olympic Entertainment
Lawyers in Manchester have secured the £3m funding and lease for the London Pleasure Gardens Limited – bringing one piece of the Olympic entertainment jigsaw a step closer to being complete. The London Pleasure Gardens Limited is creating a ‘cultural...
14 June 2012
The Czech Republic Wins an Investment Arbitration Regarding a German Investor’s $100 Million Claim
On 29 May 2012, an international tribunal in Paris ruled in favor of the Czech Republic on a claim brought by German investor, InterTrade Holding GmbH, under the Czech-German Bilateral Investment Treaty. The Czech Ministry of Finance, Squire Sanders,...
12 June 2012
Squire Sanders Expands New York Team and Public Finance Practice
Squire Sanders is pleased to announce that Jeffrey M. Pohl, former General Counsel of the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), has joined its global legal practice as of counsel in its Public and Infrastructure Finance Practice Group...
5 June 2012
Squire Sanders Boosts Pensions Practice With Major Hires
Global legal practice Squire Sanders has significantly expanded its pensions practice across the UK with the hire of two new partners: Anthea Whitton, who will join the Leeds office from Pinsent Masons and Helen Miles, who will join the Birmingham of...
28 May 2012
Discrimination Warning for Pension Trustees Over Treatment of Civil Partnerships
The Government consultation on equal civil marriage, which closes on 14 June 2012, has revived yet another potential area of discrimination within the private pensions arena. This potential discrimination relates to the current law. This allows for ...
25 May 2012
Squire Sanders wins Pensions Law Firm Award for 2012
Global legal practice Squire Sanders has once again received a UK national accolade for its pensions advisory work. Last night at a ceremony at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel in London, the firm’s pensions team was awarded “Pensions Law Firm 2012” in t...
24 May 2012
Squire Sanders Boosts Engineering & Construction Team With Heavyweight Hires
Global legal practice Squire Sanders has significantly expanded its engineering, procurement and construction practice with the hire of DLA Piper’s team of specialist lawyers from its Birmingham office, including Europe, Middle East & Africa (EME...
23 May 2012
Squire Sanders to Host Retail Debate: Fight or Flight, the Future of the High Street
There is no denying that British retail is in trouble. On the high street, one in every six shops is boarded up and footfall has fallen by 10 percent in the last three years. Across the sector, consumer demand is down and every week there i...
8 May 2012
Squire Sanders Continues to Strengthen Presence in Asia
Global legal practice Squire Sanders continues to boost its presence in Asia with the addition of four new partners. Jenny Liu and Xudong Ni have joined the legal practice’s Beijing and Shanghai offices, and Sin Kiu Ng and Kam W. Law have joined the ...
8 May 2012
Squire Sanders Lawyer Steve Owens Joins Advisory Board of ASU Center for Law, Science & Innovation
Stephen A. Owens, of counsel in Squire Sanders’ Phoenix office, has been appointed to the external Advisory Board of the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.  As a Boar...
3 May 2012
Squire Sanders Lawyer Joins Advisory Committee to Commission to Study Reform of Chapter 11
Squire Sanders is pleased to announce that Thomas J. Salerno has been appointed to the Advisory Committee to the Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the largest multi-disciplinary, non-partisan organizat...
3 May 2012
Squire Sanders Lawyer Selected President-Elect Designate of American Health Lawyers Association
Peter A. Pavarini, a partner in Squire Sanders’ Columbus office has been named President-Elect Designate of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), the nation's largest, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) educational organization devoted to healthcare le...
2 May 2012
Squire Sanders Boosts Pensions Practice With Manchester Hire
Global law firm Squire Sanders has expanded its pensions practice in Manchester with the hire of a new partner, David Griffiths, who will join the Manchester office from Eversheds.  David Griffiths is an experienced pensions specialist, advisi...
27 April 2012
Squire Sanders Opens Office in Singapore
Squire Sanders has announced that it has been granted a license by the Attorney-General’s Chambers to open an office in Singapore. The Singapore office will be headed by Ignatius Hwang, and he will be supported by a team of three lawyers. The offic...
11 April 2012
Squire Sanders Boosts Global Capital Markets Capability in London
Squire Sanders has expanded its global capital markets capability with the addition of partner Tomas Cerdan in London. Tomas joins Squire Sanders from White & Case LLP.  His broad capital markets practice covers straight debt (bonds, loan p...
16 March 2012
Squire Sanders Advise on the Purchase of 2M Holdings Ltd
A corporate team from the Leeds and Manchester offices of global law firm, Squire Sanders recently advised Mottie Kessler on his purchase of the remaining shares in 2M Holdings Limited, a holding company which owns the Leeds-based Surfachem and Runco...
13 March 2012
Squire Sanders Promotes 17 Lawyers to Partnership
Squire Sanders has admitted 17 lawyers into the partnership and has promoted five lawyers to principal. “Our new partners and principals possess the qualities that our lawyers are known for: hard work, excellence, teamwork and strong determination ...
13 March 2012
Squire Sanders Phoenix-based Partner Matthew Holman Earns National Honor for Client Service Two Years in a Row
Squire Sanders Phoenix-based partner Matthew Holman earns recognition as a BTI Client Service MVP, earning the BTI Client Service All-Star honor for a second consecutive year. > The BTI Consulting Group Inc. annual rankings are based on unprompte...
9 March 2012
Trends in Global Energy & Resources M&A: Squire Sanders Report Highlights North American Consolidation, Growing Cross-border Activity and the Rise of Asian Investors
Global trends in energy and resources dealmaking emerge in a new report published by Squire Sanders in partnership with mergermarket. The Energy & Resources 2012 Report, first in a Global M&A Series, analyses data on dealmaking activity in en...
March 2012
Squire Sanders Plans to Open Korea Office
Squire Sanders announced today that it has applied to the Korean Ministry of Justice to open an office in Seoul, Korea.  The announcement follows the ratification of the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, which will come into effect on M...
6 March 2012
Squire Sanders Expands Healthcare Strength in Columbus and Washington DC Offices
Squire Sanders is pleased to announce the addition of David E. Kopans, Andrew G. Jack and India K. Brim to our growing healthcare practice. David joins Squire Sanders as an associate in our Columbus office. David focuses his practice on a range of ...
29 February 2012
Todd Cooper Joins S.O.R.T.A. Board of Trustees
Todd Cooper, a partner at the law firm Squire Sanders, was named to the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority’s board of trustees on Feb. 21. Cooper focuses his practice on tax matters related to public finance, primarily the federal taxation asp...
27 February 2012
Squire Sanders Launches International Shipping Team In London
Squire Sanders continues the expansion of its global Transportation, Shipping and Logistics industry group with the launch of a wholly new maritime practice team in London. It is led by three new partners – Graham Harris and Dharmendra Nair...
23 February 2012
Squire Sanders Boosts Presence in Asia
Squire Sanders announced a significant step forward in implementing its strategy to continue developing its presence in the Asia Pacific region. Mao Tong, Peter Chow and Ignatius Hwang have joined Squire Sanders from Bryan Cave in Hong Kong and Singa...
16 February 2012
Squire Sanders Advises on one of the First Private Equity Investments Under the UK’s Legal Services Act
Squire Sanders has announced that it has advised on one of the first investments by a private equity house in a law firm structured through an Alternative Business Structure under the Legal Services Act 2007.  Duke Street, which has been investi...
14 February 2012
Global Squire Sanders Team Advises Tokyo Gas on Participation in US$34 Billion Ichthys LNG Project
Squire Sanders recently advised Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd., Japan’s largest natural gas utility, on an equity sales and purchase agreement with INPEX Corp. and Total SA to acquire a participating interest in the estimated US$34 billion Ichthys Liquefied Nat...
13 February 2012
Squire Sanders advises on the acquisition of patient bedside terminal provider, JAOtech
The London office of global law firm Squire Sanders recently acted for the shareholders of bedside terminal provider, JAOtech Limited which has been acquired by Barco, one of the world’s leading healthcare imaging specialists. Barco has acquired UK b...
13 February 2012
Squire Sanders Ranked No. 1 Bond Counsel in Arizona for 11 Straight Years
Squire Sanders has claimed the No. 1 spot for the 11th consecutive year in Thomson Reuters’ rankings of bond counsel law firms in Arizona. The rankings are based on the principal dollar amount of long-term municipal new bond issues sold in 2011. D...
13 February 2012
Squire Sanders Wins Mumsnet Award 2011
Squire Sanders has become the first and only law firm to be recognised for its family friendly working environment by Mumsnet, the well-known website which is one of the most trusted sources of information for millions of UK parents. Squire Sanders&n...
6 February 2012
Squire Sanders Expands Public Finance Practice
Squire Sanders is expanding its West Coast and national public finance practices with the addition of Robyn L. Helmlinger as a partner in Northern California, resident in its San Francisco office.  Ms. Helmlinger is a health care and school fina...
6 February 2012
Squire Sanders advises on sale of Fallago Rig Windfarm
Squire Sanders has recently acted for the shareholders of North British Windpower Limited (now Fallago Rig Windfarm Limited) in relation to the sale of the company to EDF Energy Renewables. The company is the owner of the consented 144MW 48 turbine F...
6 February 2012
Squire Sanders advises on Spanish-backed wind farm project in Poland
Squire Sanders’ Warsaw office has closed a major wind farm project deal in Northern Poland, advising Taiga Mistral, a Spanish private equity fund focused on renewable energy. After over 18 months of intensive negotiations, Taiga Mistral has completed...
2 February 2012
Squire Sanders Associate Earns Top Healthcare Management Credential
John E. Wyand, a Healthcare Associate at global legal practice Squire Sanders recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders. Fellow status represents achie...
1 February 2012
Squire Sanders Boosts Bratislava Office With Partner Hire
Squire Sanders has announced that Jana Pagáčová has rejoined its Bratislava office as a European partner in the corporate team. Jana joins the global legal practice from Ružička Csekes s.r.o. in association with CMS where she led the firm’s corporat...
30 January 2012
Squire Sanders Announces New Global Leadership Appointments
Squire Sanders has named a new managing partner for the US LLP and two new members of the legal practice’s global board. Stephen C. Mahon is managing partner charged with overseeing strategic operations for the US LLP, replacing Howard J.C. Nicols,...
25 January 2012
Scott A. Kane Named Managing Partner of Squire Sanders’ Cincinnati Office
Scott A. Kane has been named managing partner of Squire Sanders’ Cincinnati office. Squire Sanders is a global law firm with 37 offices in countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.  Lawyers in the Cincinnati off...
25 January 2012
Squire Sanders Boosts Benefits Practice in New York Office
Lawyer Candace L. Quinn Joins Taxation and Benefits Practice  Candace L. Quinn, a tax lawyer who has wide-ranging experience advising public and private businesses and institutions on benefits and taxation matters, has joined global legal p...
19 January 2012
2012 Corporate Equality Index
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index report, released each year, provides an in-depth analysis and rating of large US-based employers and their policies and practices pertinent to LGBT employees, consumers and investors. Fo...
17 January 2012
Squire Sanders Expands Northern California Corporate Practice
Global legal practice Squire Sanders is expanding its corporate law presence in Northern California with the addition of lawyers Matteo Daste and Thomas E. Gaynor. Daste and Gaynor join Squire Sanders as of counsel from Buchalter Nemer, where they c...
13 January 2012
Squire Sanders advises Travel Technology Investments Limited (owner of Travel Republic) on its sale to Dubai based dnata World Travel
Squire Sanders has advised longstanding client Travel Technology Investments Limited and its founders Kane Pirie, Chris Waite and Paul Furner on the sale of the entire issued share capital of the company to dnata World Travel Limited. Travel Technolo...
5 January 2012
Former US EPA, Arizona Environmental Department Leader Joins Squire Sanders
Stephen A. Owens, who led the US Environmental Protection Agency’s programs on chemicals and pesticides under President Obama and is a former director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, has joined Squire, Sanders & Dempsey. Owen...
20 December 2011
Cross-Border Squire Sanders Team Advises Brookfield Residential Property Services on Global Acquisition
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey lawyers working in four countries advised Brookfield Residential Property Services regarding its acquisition of Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services. The transaction, which was announced December 6, establish...
9 December 2011
Squire Sanders Hosts US Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott at FCPA Practical Compliance Workshop
Efforts to reform the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) are gaining momentum, according to Squire Sanders lawyers participating in a workshop on proposed amendments to the Act. The workshop, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Reform: A Path Toward...
6 December 2011
Inaugural North West Finance Director Awards honours the region’s elite
The first North West Finance Director Awards last night honoured the region’s leading Finance Directors at a prestigious awards ceremony held at the landmark Hilton Deansgate in Manchester. The awards seek to recognise the key contribution and except...
30 November 2011
Outstanding success for the UK’s Annual Hotel Conference
The 8th Annual Hotel Conference which took place earlier this month in Manchester has become the UK’s leading conference for independent hoteliers with over 350 delegates there to network, debate and pick up tips from industry experts, who included k...
21 November 2011
Squire Sanders boosts Frankfurt office with double hire
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey is expanding its Frankfurt office with the appointment of intellectual property, commercial and regulatory lawyers Iliana and Philip Haleen as partner and of counsel, respectively. Iliana and Philip will join the global ...
21 November 2011
Squire Sanders ranked as top legal advisor for second year by Legal Week
Legal Week, one of the UK’s leading legal publications, recently released the results of its annual client satisfaction survey of best legal advisers. Squire Sanders is ranked at the top of the UK national legal adviser category for the second consec...
21 November 2011
Squire Sanders Hammonds advises sale of the historic "Ernst-Reuter-Haus" in Berlin
R+V-Lebensversicherung AG together with R+V-Pensionsversicherung aG acquired the historic "Ernst-Reuter-Haus" in Berlin, a landmark of the German capital city. The seller of the Luxembourgish and German property companies was a joint venture of the ...
15 November 2011
Squire Sanders Celebrates 20 Years in Budapest and Bratislava
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey is celebrating the 20 year anniversary of its offices in Budapest and Bratislava.  The global legal practice was one of the first to establish offices in Hungary and Slovakia, and since then has been at the forefron...
14 November 2011
Squire Sanders Names New Corporate Practice Leadership for the Americas and Cleveland
Two Cleveland-based corporate transactional lawyers have been named to lead regional segments of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey’s Corporate and Corporate Finance Practice Group. Global practice group leader William Downs announced that Daniel G. Beri...
November 2011
Squire Sanders Hammonds advises on second GB Group acquisition of 2011
A Manchester-based team has advised longstanding client, GB Group Plc, the identity management specialist on their £11.2 million acquisition of Capscan Ltd, which was announced to the markets today. GB Group has announced that it has conditionally ag...
2 November 2011
Squire Sanders Receives Global M&A Network’s Americas M&A Atlas Award - Food and Beverage Deal of the Year
Global legal practice Squire, Sanders & Dempsey received top honors October 25 at the annual Americas M&A Atlas Awards sponsored by Global M&A Network. Squire Sanders received the award based on counsel provided leading Canadian fruit ju...
31 October 2011
Squire Sanders Appoints New Head of Pensions
Squire Sanders Hammonds has announced the appointment of Catherine McKenna as the global practice group leader of the pensions team.  Catherine joined the firm in 1994 and has been a partner within the pensions team for 15 years. She is ranked...
31 October 2011
Squire Sanders Hammonds appoints leading outsourcing partner to its Intellectual Property & Technology team
Squire Sanders Hammonds is boosting its Intellectual Property & Technology team in London with the appointment of IT and outsourcing expert, Garfield Smith. Garfield Smith has joined Squire Sanders Hammonds from Pinsent Masons, where he was a par...
24 October 2011
Squire Sanders Launches Western Australia Office
In its second major expansion in less than a year, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey combines on 1 October 2011 with the Perth-based partnership of one of Western Australia’s oldest and most progressive law firms. The combination significantly expands Sq...
29 September 2011
Global Team Advises Hitachi Data Systems Corporation
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey fielded a global team to advise Hitachi Data Systems Corporation on the company’s acquisition of BlueArc Corporation. The all-cash transaction was announced Sept. 7. Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS) is a wholly ow...
16 September 2011
First Interactive Employment Law iPhone App for UK Employers
Global law firm Squire Sanders Hammonds has launched a new, interactive iPhone application - the Employment Law Cloud. The app has been specifically designed to provide instant legal and HR solutions for businesses with employees in the UK. Free to ...
September 2011
Squire Sanders advises VietinBank on its first overseas banking license
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey partners Andreas Fillmann (Financial Services) and Karl M. Walter (Corporate) have advised and represented Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank) on obtaining a banking license for a bran...
25 August 2011
Squire Sanders Names New Partners in China, Building on Momentum in Asia Pacific
Two corporate lawyers who play integral roles in Squire, Sanders & Dempsey’s work with local multinational businesses based in China and elsewhere have been named national partners in the global legal practice. The new partners are Huimin (Laura)...
18 August 2011
Squire Sanders Partners Approve Western Australia Combination
The global partnership of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey has enthusiastically approved the proposed combination with Minter Ellison Perth, placing Squire Sanders among the world’s top 20 legal practices. Partners at the firm in Western Australia voted...
18 August 2011
Squire Sanders appoints new Moscow partner
Squire Sanders has appointed Eugenia Bektasheva as European partner in Financial Services in its Moscow office. Previously a senior associate at Allen & Overy LLP’s Moscow office, Eugenia has substantial banking experience, representing internati...
16 August 2011
Squire Sanders Hammonds adds heavyweight partner to its Corporate team in Birmingham
Squire Sanders Hammonds is to boost its corporate team in Birmingham with the appointment of M&A and capital markets expert, Edward Dawes. Edward Dawes will join Squire Sanders Hammonds in September from Wragge & Co, where he has been a partn...
15 August 2011
Squire Sanders Eyes Asia Pacific Expansion
Perth, Australia - Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, a top 25 global legal practice, is finalizing talks with the majority of the partners from the Western Australia firm that has operated under the Minter Ellison brand for more than two decades. S...
5 August 2011
Squire Sanders Advises on Landmark Telecoms Joint Venture
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey has advised Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa, the operator of T-Mobile in Poland, on its 15-year agreement to share radio access networks with PTK Centertel, operator of the Orange network in Poland. As part of the agreement, th...
29 July 2011
Squire Sanders Hammonds Announces Financial Results
Results published by Squire Sanders Hammonds for the year to April 2011 show that fee income for the legal practice matched last year’s figure of £118.00 million, while Profits per Equity Partner stand at £375,000, an increase of three per cent.* Pe...
22 July 2011
Squire Sanders Hammonds advises on GB Group’s latest acquisition
A Manchester based team from Squire Sanders Hammonds has advised longstanding client, GB Group Plc the identity management specialist, on their acquisition of DataDiscoveries Ltd, which was announced to the markets today. GB Group Plc has announced t...
13 July 2011
Squire Sanders Hammonds advises British institution, Greggs Bakery
The Leeds employment team at Squire Sanders Hammonds is celebrating after being appointed to advise British institution, Greggs Bakery, on its employment work. Greggs is a listed company with a market capitalisation of around £500 million and close ...
12 July 2011
Squire Sanders Hammonds Advises Packaging Company on UK Expansion
Squire Sanders Hammonds in Birmingham has advised Spanish-owned international packaging company SAICA on the acquisition of Cutts Recycling, a waste recovery business based in Yorkshire. SAICA is a world leader in corrugated-based packaging. Employ...
7 July 2011
Squire Sanders Hammonds Wins European Pensions Law Team of Year Award
Squire Sanders Hammonds won European Pensions Law Team of the Year at the European Pensions Awards 2011, which were held last night at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.    The European Pensions Awards recognize outstanding achievement in the...
1 July 2011
Squire Sanders Advising Lassonde Industries Inc. On US$390 Million Acquisition
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey is providing cross-practice counsel to Lassonde Industries Inc. regarding its US$390 million acquisition of Clement Pappas and Company, Inc. The transaction, which is expected to close in August, will create a major Nort...
27 June 2011
Squire Sanders act on natural resources flotation
London (9th June 2011) – A global team from Squire Sanders has advised 3Legs Resources plc, a company focused on the exploration and development of unconventional oil and gas resources, in relation to its Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the AIM mark...
June 2011
Squire Sanders Prevails on Behalf of AmFin Financial Corporation In Precedent-Setting US$500 Million Regulatory Dispute
A federal judge, following the recommendation of an advisory jury, ruled in favor of AmFin Financial Corporation (AFC) in a case of first impression nationally with significant implications for federal bank regulators that attempt to make holding com...
9 June 2011
Squire Sanders Hammonds Advises Famous UK Brand, Lee Cooper
The Birmingham office of Squire Sanders Hammonds has been retained by Red Diamond Holdings, the owner of the Lee Cooper brands, to advise on the global licensing of the Lee Cooper trade marks as well as general commercial matters. Lee Cooper, Europe’...
6 June 2011
Squire Sanders Continues to Expand Its Global White-Collar Defense Practice With Another Seasoned Fraud Prosecutor
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey continues to expand its white-collar criminal defense and investigations expertise with the addition of Thomas E. Zeno. Zeno brings more than 25 years of experience in the Fraud and Public Corruption Section of the Uni...
2 June 2011
Squire Sanders Advises Longtime Client Telvent on US$2 Billion Acquisition by Schneider Electric
A multi-office team of lawyers with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey advised global IT solutions and business information provider Telvent GIT S.A. in connection with Telvent’s agreement to be acquired by global energy management specialist, Schneider E...
2 June 2011
Squire Sanders Advises Valeant Pharmaceuticals on €314m Acquisition
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey has advised Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. on the acquisition of AB Sanitas for approximately €314 million in cash. The major shareholders of Sanitas have agreed to sell 87.2 percent of shares to Valean...
25 May 2011
Squire Sanders Advises on US$440 Million Acquisition of Nadra Bank
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey has advised Group DF on its $440 million acquisition of Nadra Bank.  Group DF is a private international group of companies whose interests and assets range from energy and chemicals through to financial services an...
24 May 2011
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey Advises on IFLR ‘Project Finance Deal of the Year’
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey advised on International Finance Law Review’s ‘Project Finance Deal of the Year,’ the refinancing of ContourGlobal L.P’s ‘quad gen’ power plants, announced at the 2011 European Awards held recently in London. Squire San...
18 May 2011
Squire Sanders Hammonds Appoints new Real Estate Partner to Leeds Office
Squire Sanders Hammonds has announced a new partner hire to the Leeds office, with the appointment of Real Estate partner, Matthew Dalzell. Matthew will join Squire Sanders Hammonds from Watson Burton, where he became partner in August 2009. Matthew...
9 May 2011
Squire Sanders Hammonds Advises New Client JoJo Maman Bébé on Private Equity Investment
Squire Sanders Hammonds has advised JoJo Maman Bébé Limited and its founder Laura Tenison on a private equity investment from Magenta Partners, who have taken a minority stake in the specialist multi-channel baby, nursery and maternity retailer. The...
3 May 2011
Squire Sanders Expands Global Finance Strength With Additional Cross-Border and Transportation Expertise
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey is expanding its global finance capability with the addition of partner Marianne Rosenberg and of counsel Jill Davidson. The duo will be based in Squire Sanders’ growing New York office. “Marianne is highly skilled in ...
2 May 2011
Squire Sanders Public Service Initiative Briefs Congress on Solitary Confinement
Squire Sanders Public Service Initiative associates Carine M. Williams and Samuel Spital participated in an April 7 congressional briefing on the use and effects of solitary confinement in American prisons. The public briefing, convened by John Con...
7 April 2011
Chambers Global 2011 Notes Squire Sanders’ Value to Clients Throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America and US
Clients of Squire Sanders say they value lawyers in the global legal practice for their efficiency, speed and ability to provide “business-flavored” legal advice, according to Chambers and Partners’ Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers 2011. ...
1 April 2011
Online Forum for Accountable Care Organization Developments Launches Today; Squire Sanders Sponsorship Reflects Commitment to Leadership in Emerging Health Policy Debate
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey is launching Accountable Care Forum - From Volume to Value, a blog dedicated to analysis of the emerging accountable care organization (ACO) landscape. The launch coincides with regulations issued today by the Centers fo...
31 March 2011
Squire Sanders Expands Global White Collar Crime Defense and Anticorruption Compliance Capabilities
Joseph Walker, a former criminal fraud prosecutor with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) who has global experience in anticorruption compliance and defense, has joined Squire, Sanders & Dempsey (US) LLP as a partner in the Washington DC office. ...
29 March 2011
Tax Reforms Create Pay Rise Lottery
A significant pensions tax saving could be on the cards for employees lucky enough to get a pay rise this year but, only if their employer brings forward their pay review. That’s according to pensions experts at Squire Sanders Hammonds who say the ...
25 March 2011
Squire Sanders Expands Corporate Strength in Florida and Latin America
Carlos J. Deupi has joined Squire, Sanders & Dempsey’s Miami office, strengthening the legal practice’s ability to work with clients based throughout Florida, Latin America and Spain.  “Carlos has wide-ranging cross-border transaction exp...
21 March 2011
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey announced ‘Best Private Equity Law Firm in Russia’
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey was announced Best Private Equity Law Firm in Russia at the inaugural Russian Private Equity Leaders Award 2010. The Award was presented at the 7th Annual C5 CIS Private Equity and Venture Capital Forum by leading indust...
21 March 2011
Squire Sanders Promotes 17 Lawyers to Partnership
Squire Sanders has admitted 17 lawyers into the partnership, marking the first set of promotions completed by Squire Sanders since combining with Hammonds LLP on Jan. 1, 2011. In addition, three lawyers were promoted to principal. “Our new partners ...
16 March 2011
It’s official: Squire Sanders Hammonds is the Global Pensions Law Firm of 2011
Squire Sanders Hammonds was crowned Global Pensions Law Firm of the Year last night at an awards ceremony at London's Sheraton Park Lane Hotel. The awards are run by Global Pensions magazine which serves the institutional pensions industry across t...
4 March 2011
Accolades for International Dispute Resolution Practice
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey has received top ranking by Global Arbitration Review (GAR), a leading global publication that covers issues and trends in international dispute resolution law. Squire Sanders’ international dispute resolution (IDR) prac...
3 March 2011
Squire Sanders Obtains Key Cross-Border Litigation Ruling
A Florida appellate court recently rejected a legal end run by two former bankers from the Republic of Ecuador accused of defrauding the Republic of more than US$660 million. Squire, Sanders & Dempsey represents the Republic in the case, which ce...
1 March 2011
Crossley Wins Management Partner of the Year Award
Squire Sanders Hammonds’ Managing Partner for Europe, Peter Crossley, has won ‘Management Partner of the Year’ at the Legal Business Awards, held last night at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. The award comes on the back of Hammonds’ transatlant...
11 February 2011
Squire Sanders Wins Significant IP Licensing Case
Squire Sanders successfully represented Trident Enterprises, Ltd. in intellectual property litigation that again demonstrates the importance of carefully drafted and structured license agreements. The legal dispute centered on a 2007 license agreeme...
7 February 2011
Squire Sanders Strengthens Cross-Border Tax Expertise
Tax partner Brian Andreoli, who brings extensive experience in transfer-pricing and cross-border tax matters, has joined Squire, Sanders & Dempsey’s New York office, adding to its substantial capabilities in international taxation. “Brian has u...
3 February 2011
Former US Representative Louis Stokes Inducted Into International Civil Rights Walk of Fame
Former US Representative Louis Stokes, senior counsel with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, was recently inducted into the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame. The Walk of Fame was established in 2004 by the Trumpet Awards Foundation to recognize p...
1 February 2011
Squire Sanders Increases Genomics/Biologics Capability
Rahul Pathak, Ph.D., a leader in the Bay Area’s patent and life science communities for his genomics and biologics work, has joined the Northern California offices of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey as a partner in the Intellectual Property & Techn...
26 January 2011
Squire Sanders Advises United Capital Partners (UCP) on Minority Stake Acquisition in Leading Footwear Retailer
Global legal practice Squire, Sanders & Dempsey represented leading asset management firm United Capital Partners (UCP) in its acquisition of a 36-percent stake in Monarch Group, an international company that is a footwear favorite in Russia and ...
20 January 2011
Squire Sanders Adds Business Development and Marketing Veteran to Lead Global Strategy and Development Function of New Top-25 Legal Practice
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey has named leading law firm strategist and business development consultant Susan Saltonstall Duncan to the newly created position of Chief Strategy and Development Officer. Duncan, currently president of RainMaking Oasis,...
13 January 2011
Corporate Lawyer Tatiana Prokopová Returns to Squire Sanders’ Bratislava Office
Tatiana Prokopová, former General Manager and Chief Legal Officer of SL Group Slovakia, has rejoined Squire, Sanders & Dempsey. Prokopová is an European partner. “We are very pleased Tatiana is returning to Squire Sanders,” said Julian Juhasz, ...
11 January 2011
Squire Sanders Completes Combination With Hammonds
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey has completed its combination with Hammonds LLP, launching a cost-effective global legal practice of approximately 1,275 lawyers working in 37 offices throughout the world. “This combination, which dramatically expands ...
1 January 2011
Squire Sanders Lawyers Seek Project Management Certification
Lawyers with global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. are seeking certification as project managers as part of the firm’s Partnering for Worldwide Value® initiative. After completing the six-month distance learning course provided by Leg...
28 December 2010
Legal Week National Client Satisfaction Report 2010
Hammonds LLP has been ranked first in Legal Week's annual Client Satisfaction Report, a survey ranking the UK's largest law firms according to feedback from the UK's largest companies. The survey, now in its seventh year, canvassed the opinions of o...
21 December 2010
Squire Sanders Receives Top Honors at CIJ Awards in the Slovak Republic
The Bratislava office of global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. was named 2010 Law Firm of the Year at the Fourth Annual CIJ Awards Slovakia, held on December 7 in Bratislava. This marks the second consecutive year Squire Sanders has wo...
21 December 2010
Squire Sanders Expands Partnering for Worldwide ValueSM Initiative With New Leadership in Project Management and Process Improvement
Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. recently named Vincent J. Cordo, Jr. the firm’s first Director of Project Management and Process Improvement. “Our clients tell us value – what we offer to ensure cost-effective legal solutions – ...
13 December 2010
Squire Sanders and Hammonds Combine, Providing Clients With Comprehensive Counsel Worldwide
Partners with US-based Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. and UK-based Hammonds LLP have approved a combination agreement that creates a new top-tier global legal practice to provide clients worldwide with comprehensive legal counsel. The combinati...
8 November 2010
Squire Sanders Guides Fendi to Multimillion-Dollar Settlement With Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corp., Ending Trademark Counterfeiting Dispute
Italy-based high fashion leader Fendi, a Squire Sanders New York client, has received a US$10.05 million settlement from Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation for a federal trademark counterfeiting case in which Squire Sanders obtained summar...
29 October 2010
Squire Sanders Cleveland, Phoenix Lawyers Named Lawyers of the Year in Key Practices by The Best Lawyers in America
Seven lawyers from the Cleveland and Phoenix offices of global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. have been named Lawyer of the Year for 2011 by The Best Lawyers in America® in the following practice groups: Corporate Transactions, Finance...
28 October 2010
National Role for Regeneration Specialist
Hammonds Director of Compulsory Purchase, Philip Maude has been elected Chairman of the Compulsory Purchase Association (CPA). The CPA has around 500 members across the country and comprises representatives from the Law Society, Royal Planning Insti...
18 October 2010
Hammonds LLP climbs deal league tables
Dealmakers at Hammonds LLP are having a busy year with £2.7 billion of deals already under their belts moving them up the deal league tables published by Mergermarket, the M&A statistics agency. Mergermarket has ranked Hammonds 9th by deal volum...
14 October 2010
Triple whammy for Hammonds at the 2010 Yorkshire Lawyer Awards
There was a triple celebration for Hammonds LLP last night at the Yorkshire Lawyer Awards, with the firm winning three awards. The Leeds office of the international law firm won awards for Corporate & Commercial team of the year, Best Corporate ...
07 October 2010
Squire Sanders Again Receives Top Rating in Annual Corporate Equality Index
Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. again achieved a 100-percent rating in the 2011 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), published annually by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, part of the largest advocacy group for lesbian, gay, bise...
6 October 2010
Hammonds Trade Law team to assist Brazil before the WTO Dispute Settlement Body
Hammonds' International Trade Law team in Brussels has won the tender organised by the government of Brazil for the selection as its legal counsel on WTO matters. The instruction covers a period of up to four years. The tender was awarded to a partn...
29 September 2010
Going Green (LEED) and Improving Efficiencies
After 37 years at One Maritime Plaza, Squire Sanders announces the successful move of its San Francisco office to 275 Battery Street, which is around the corner from its previous office. The move was completed Aug. 30, 2010. The moving process began...
28 September 2010
Hammonds LLP advises Sovereign Capital on its investment in specialist care home
Hammonds LLP advised private equity Buy & Build specialist, Sovereign Capital, on its investment in Christchurch Court Limited, one of the UK'S providers of specialist, residential care for adults with an acquired brain injury (ABI). Established...
23 September 2010
Awards praise Yorkshire’s top finance directors
The region's elite Finance Directors were honoured at the Yorkshire Finance Director of the Year Awards 2010, which took place at Rudding Park last night. Amongst the winners was Sean Christie of Croda International Plc who was presented with the ev...
23 September 2010
Hammonds LLP advises Redhall Group plc on recommended takeover offer
The Leeds office of Hammonds LLP is advising a Wakefield plc on its latest takeover which was announced to the markets today. Redhall Group plc has announced the recommended cash offer of the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Mount Eng...
22 September 2010
Hammonds LLP advises on New Gas Storage Project
The UK's gas storage capacity is set to rise by 15 per cent after the Government gave the go ahead on 9 September, following a public inquiry, for WINGAS Storage UK Limited to convert its Saltfleetby depleted gas field into an underground gas storage...
17 September 2010
Squire Sanders Receives High Marks in First U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Survey
Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. is ranked among the top law firms in the United States in a new survey released by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. The rankings feature more than 8,000 law firms ranked in one or more of ...
15 September 2010
Hammonds LLP hires hotels specialist in Manchester
Hammonds LLP is expanding its capability in the hotels and leisure sector with the appointment of the former head of the leisure services group at Halliwells. Leisure industry expert Chris Eddlestone is joining Hammonds to head up the firm's nationa...
09 September 2010
Hammonds LLP advises Alliance UniChem Trustees on buy-in of Pension Scheme liabilities
The Pensions team at Hammonds LLP has advised on the transfer of the defined benefit liabilities of the Alliance UniChem Group Pension Scheme to Pension Insurance Corporation, which was confirmed today. Hammonds acted for the Trustee of the Scheme. ...
09 September 2010
Squire Sanders Continues Environmental Practice Expansion
Environmental lawyers Ronda L. Sandquist, Kristi J. Livedalen and Gina Guy have joined global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P., which is actively expanding its prominent Environmental, Health & Safety Practice Group. “Ronda and her ...
30 August 2010
Squire Sanders and Hammonds discuss potential merger to expand geographic reach, breadth of services for clients
Washington and London 25 August 2010. US-based Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. and UK-based Hammonds LLP are evaluating the possibility of a merger that would create a dynamic international law firm with expanded global reach. If a merger were ...
25 August 2010
Squire Sanders, Hammonds Discuss Potential Merger to Expand Geographic Reach, Breadth of Services for Clients
US-based Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. and UK-based Hammonds LLP are evaluating the possibility of a merger that would create a dynamic international law firm with expanded global reach. If a merger were to proceed, the combined firm would be...
25 August 2010
Squire Sanders Adds to Asia-Based International Dispute Resolution and Litigation Strength
Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. continues to expand its Asia-based litigation capabilities to meet growing client demand for litigation and international dispute resolution (IDR) counsel. Litigator Adrian Taylor, who represents c...
18 August 2010
Hammonds LLP advises on latest Zenith transaction
Hammonds LLP is advising the management and the sellers of Zenith Vehicle Contracts Group Limited on its latest transaction. Morgan Stanley Private Equity plan to acquire a 60% stake in Zenith from funds advised by Barclays Private Equity and Zenith...
17 August 2010
Hammonds LLP advises new investors in West Ham United Football Club
Lawyers at Hammonds LLP have advised clients on the recently completed investment in W H Holding, the parent company of West Ham United football club. The club raised £4m in new equity through a placing of shares, primarily with the new investors. T...
17 August 2010
Squire Sanders Launches New Diversity Website
Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. has launched its new diversity website. The new site incorporates helpful enhancements for clients and other site visitors seeking information about the firm's diversity and women's initiatives inc...
16 August 2010
Squire Sanders Advises Eaton Corporation on Aircraft Platform Joint Venture in China
Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. advised Eaton Corporation on its recent joint venture agreement with Shanghai Aircraft Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (SAMC), a subsidiary of Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC). The ...
12 August 2010
Hammonds LLP advises Leicester City Football Club on acquisition by Asia Football Investments
Lawyers at Hammonds have advised on the acquisition of Leicester City Football Club by a Thai-based consortium, Asia Football Investments, which was announced today. Corporate partner David Hull led a team from the firm advising Milan Mandaric, the ...
12 August 2010
Squire Sanders Leads the Way to "Intelligent Discovery" With Equivio>Relevance Technology
Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. has announced it is adopting Equivio's technology Equivio>Relevance™ as the cornerstone of an innovative solution to the greatest electronic discovery challenge facing clients: managing the cost...
11 August 2010
Hammonds LLP advises Persimmon Homes Limited on collaboration with St. Modwen Properties PLC
Hammonds LLP has advised Persimmon Homes Limited on a long-term arrangement with St. Modwen Properties PLC to develop 2000 homes on seven sites owned by St. Modwen. It is expected that the development across 120 acres of land will take up to five ye...
09 August 2010
Hammonds LLP appointed to advise Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd
Hammonds LLP has been appointed to the Panel of external firms advising one of the UK's biggest housebuilders, Taylor Wimpey, on environmental matters. Taylor Wimpey was formed through the merger of George Wimpey and Taylor Woodrow in 2007. The fir...
06 August 2010
Leading Phoenix Real Estate Team Joins Squire Sanders
Steven L. Lisker, founding partner of prominent real estate law boutique Lisker, Page & Gibson, PLLC, and his colleagues Bart J. Page and James S. Gibson have joined the global real estate practice at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. “Real e...
6 August 2010
Hammonds LLP beefs up dispute resolution team with senior hire
Hammonds LLP in Birmingham is boosting its dispute resolution team with the hire of a senior lawyer. Garon Anthony has joined the firm as a senior associate from Pinsent Masons in Birmingham. He has considerable experience in general corporate and c...
04 August 2010
Pensions Review
Do you ever feel as though you are in a dreamlike world when dealing with pensions? No sooner do you get a good grasp of what is going on, then things start to change around you, and you are left feeling, as Alice in Wonderland did, that "it would be...
03 August 2010
Squire Sanders Expands Life Sciences Intellectual Property Practice
Nationally known intellectual property (IP) litigator Gerald P. “Jerry” Dodson has joined global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. Also joining the firm is patent lawyer Carol A. Schneider, Ph.D. The firm continues to add top-tier talent ...
2 August 2010
Hammonds advises RJD Partners on £45 million sale of Teaching Personnel
Lawyers at Hammonds LLP in Birmingham have advised private equity investor RJD Partners on the sale of its investment in Teaching Personnel, the specialist teacher recruitment business. The transaction is part of the buyout of Teaching Personnel by ...
28 July 2010
Squire Sanders Announces New Legal Personnel Leaders
Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. has named partners Joseph C. Weinstein and Aneca E. Lasley to firmwide leadership roles. Weinstein is chair of the Legal Personnel Committee (LPC), and Lasley is the firm’s hiring chair. They succe...
12 July 2010
Sweet Deal - Squire Sanders Represents Confectionary Giant Lotte Group in Acquisition of Kraft Foods Business in Poland
Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. assembled a multinational team to advise Tokyo-based Lotte Group on its acquisition of E. Wedel brand chocolate and sugar confectionary operations in Warsaw. The sale stemmed from Kraft Foods Inc...
8 July 2010
Hammonds advises The BSS Group on £550 million acquisition by Travis Perkins
Hammonds is advising plumbing and heating company The BSS Group plc on its recommended takeover by builders' merchant Travis Perkins plc. The deal will create the UK's leading plumbing and heating distribution business. The takeover, which was annou...
08 July 2010
Hammonds LLP announces financial results
Results published by Hammonds LLP for the year to April 2010 show that the firm's fee income was £117.8 million, a decrease of 6 per cent, while Profits per Equity Partner stand at £364,000, an increase of 32%. Peter Crossley, Managing Partner at Ha...
06 July 2010
Hammonds LLP advises on software deal with Fujitsu and the Department for Work and Pensions
Hammonds LLP has advised AppSense on its partnership with Fujitsu to provide desktop management solutions to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) for more than 1,000 locations in the UK. AppSense, which is headquartered in Warrington and is th...
29 June 2010
Safety, Health and Environment Group wins magazine award
The SHE Group at Hammonds has been chosen as the winner of Corporate INTL magazine's award: "Health & Safety Large Law Firm of the Year". The team was invited to make a submission to the magazine after it featured in an article about the Health ...
29 June 2010
Squire Sanders Obtains Key Settlement for Fendi, Including US$2.5 Million Payment From Filene’s Basement Liquidating Estate and Permanent Injunction on Consent Against Retail Ventures, Inc.
In a case that gives the term “let the buyer beware” new meaning for retailers, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. has successfully represented luxury Italy-based design house Fendi Adele S.R.L. and related companies in claims against the former Fi...
28 June 2010
Squire Sanders Expands IP Capability in Japan Through Combination With Miki & Yoshida Law and Patent Office
Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. has combined with renowned Japan-based firm Miki & Yoshida Law and Patent Office in a move that strengthens Squire Sanders’ ability to counsel clients on intellectual property matters in Japan....
23 June 2010
Hammonds LLP team connects with clients at nuclear seminar
Hammonds LLP recently hosted 'New to Nuclear', a seminar focusing on the UK nuclear sector and emerging opportunities for businesses across the nuclear supply chain. The seminar was organised by Claire Harvey, a nuclear specialist in Hammonds' Manch...
17 June 2010
Squire Sanders Clients Leadscope, Inc. and Its Founders Prevail in American Chemical Society’s Appeal of Multimillion-Dollar Award
An Ohio appellate court has upheld the US$34.4 million award, including US$7.5 million in punitive damages and US$7.9 million in fees and expenses, made to research software provider Leadscope, Inc. and its three founding scientists. The company and...
16 June 2010
Squire Sanders Expands Middle East Platform
Veteran business lawyer Kevin T. Connor, who helped global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. establish a stronghold in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), has been tapped to lead the firm’s continued growth in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and othe...
7 June 2010
Hammonds LLP beefs up Leeds financial services and corporate team
Hammonds LLP in Leeds is continuing with the expansion of its corporate team with the appointment of a financial services specialist in addition to a corporate lawyer. Associate Jeremy Ladyman has joined the firm to work alongside his former colleag...
03 June 2010
Noted UK Restructuring Lawyer to Join Squire Sanders London Office
Restructuring lawyer Graeme Levy has joined global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey as a partner in the London office’s financial services and bankruptcy and restructuring practices. Levy is an experienced and highly acclaimed restructuring cou...
1 June 2010
Hammonds LLP recruits Environment team from Eversheds
Hammonds LLP is expanding its Safety Health Environment and Regulatory Group with the appointment of the former national head of the Environment Group and Chemical sector at Eversheds, and two senior environmental lawyers. David Gordon has joined Ha...
28 May 2010
Hammonds LLP supports the North West’s nuclear renaissance
Businesses in the North West are being encouraged to find out how they could profit from the UK's £70 billion decommissioning programme and the nuclear new-build strategy which is already underway. Hammonds LLP is hosting an event in Warrington next...
26 May 2010
The Decade of Health Care Reform
Drawing on its analysis of the historic Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. has established a multidisciplinary task force to help clients identify and evaluate key opportunities created by health ...
26 May 2010
Best Practices for Law Firm Process Improvement
Susan DiMickele, co-chair of  Squire Sanders’ Partnering for Worldwide ValueSM initiative, will be a panelist at The Hildebrandt Institutes’ Eighth Annual Practice Group Management Forum, June 2-3 in New York. Partnering for Worldwide Value is ...
24 May 2010
Hammonds LLP advises Melorio plc on £99.3m recommended takeover offer
Hammonds has advised Melorio plc on the recommended cash offer for the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of the company made by Pearson plc, in a deal which values Melorio at £99.3 million. Melorio is one of the UK's leading voca...
24 May 2010
Squire Sanders Receives Rzeczpospolita Recommendation
Two lawyers in the Warsaw office of global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. are listed as among Poland’s leading lawyers in business publication Rzeczpospolita’s annual legal rankings. The publication also recommends Squire Sanders in Po...
21 May 2010
Squire Sanders Names Jeffrey Drew Butt Tampa Office Managing Partner
Real estate lawyer and community volunteer Jeffrey Drew Butt has been named managing partner of the Tampa office of global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. “Jeff is both a civic and legal community leader, well respected for his acumen...
20 May 2010
Hammonds LLP advises Warwickshire event services specialist on strategic acquisition
Hammonds LLP in Birmingham has advised Wellesbourne-based 360° Creative Event Services on the acquisition of exhibition and event floral business, Expo Flora Limited, in a deal which aims to create one of the UK's leading integrated events services c...
18 May 2010
Hammonds LLP advises Torotrak on acquisition of 15% stake in Danish company
Hammonds LLP has advised its long-standing client Torotrak Plc on the acquisition of a 15% stake in the Danish company Rotrex. As part of the deal the Leyland-based automotive transmission technology specialist will form a UK-based joint venture wit...
17 May 2010
Squire Sanders Advising City of Cleveland on Antitrust Issues Raised by Proposed Continental-United Merger
Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. is advising the city of Cleveland on antitrust issues raised by the proposed merger of Continental Airlines, Inc. and United Air Lines, Inc. Squire Sanders’ antitrust lawyers will monitor the US D...
14 May 2010
Hammonds advises new client on acquisition of Nottinghamshire mining equipment specialist
Hammonds LLP in Birmingham has advised SMT Scharf AG on the acquisition of Dosco Holdings Limited from Billington Holdings Plc, in a deal worth £1.8 million. Established over 50 years ago, SMT Scharf is based in Germany and is the technology and wor...
05 May 2010
Hammonds LLP boosts Pensions team with partner and assistant hire
Hammonds LLP is expanding its pensions team in London with the appointment of two new lawyers. Kris Weber joins the Hammonds team as a partner on 1 May 2010 from Charles Russell LLP, where he was head of their pensions team. Weber joined Charles Rus...
29 April 2010
Global Law Firm Squire Sanders Noted in Legal 500 EMEA 2010 for “Dedicated Client Service,” “Excellent Value” and “Good Market Knowledge”
Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. received rankings in 10 practice areas evaluated by legal services directory The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) 2010. The guide’s rankings reflect evaluations by clients and peer...
29 April 2010
Hammonds achieves Investors in People standard for commitment to employees and clients
Hammonds LLP has achieved Investors in People Accreditation in all UK offices following an independent inspection of the firm and its working practices. Investors in People is a nationally recognised accreditation within the UK that is awarded to or...
29 April 2010
Hammonds announces internal partnership appointments
Eight new partners are being promoted across Hammonds LLP's offices in the UK, Brussels, Germany and Hong Kong with effect from 1 May 2010. Commenting on the appointments, Peter Crossley, Managing Partner at Hammonds, says ''Once again we are in the...
28 April 2010
Hammonds advises Gresham on £32.8 million management buy out
Hammonds LLP, led by Birmingham head of Corporate, Peter McLintock, has advised Gresham LLP on the £32.8 million management buy out of Spice plc's telecommunications division, Team Telecoms Group (TTG). TTG operates through four divisions; Air Radio...
27 April 2010
New blueprint planned for Hammonds LLP Manchester as new Head announced
Hammonds LLP, the international law firm, announced today that Jane Haxby has been elected Head of its Manchester Office, with immediate effect. Haxby, who started at the firm as a trainee in 1993 and became a partner in 2001, has ambitious plans to...
14 April 2010
Hammonds LLP wins place on Yorkshire Forward Legal Services Panel
Hammonds LLP has announced that it has been reappointed to Yorkshire Forward's Legal Services Panel for a further three year period from 1 April 2010, with an option for Yorkshire Forward to extend the term for a further 12 months. Yorkshire Forward...
07 April 2010
Hammonds LLP leafy donation boosts Birmingham Trees for Life
Lawyers from Hammonds LLP recently donated 20 Rowan trees for a tree planting event at Cannon Hill Park, organised by Birmingham Trees for Life. The trees were donated by Hammonds as part of the firm's celebrations for the launch of its newly refurb...
07 April 2010
Squire Sanders Latin America Regional Reach Praised by 2010 Edition of LatinLawyer 250
The 2010 edition of LatinLawyer 250, the premier legal guide to law firms in Latin America, recommends the Latin America operations of global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. It cites the regional breadth offered by the firm’s offices in...
5 April 2010
George H. Kendall to Receive Constitutional Champion Award From The Constitution Project
For the second time in as many months, a US national justice organization is honoring George H. Kendall for his work on behalf of human rights. Kendall is director of the Public Service Initiative at global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L....
5 April 2010
Hammonds LLP advises Rensburg Sheppards on Investec takeover offer
Hammonds LLP advised investment management group Rensburg Sheppards on the recommended all-share offer from Investec announced on March 30. South African group Investec has offered £9 a share to buy out the 52% of Rensburg Sheppard's shares it does ...
30 March 2010
Squire Sanders’ Global Health Care and Life Sciences Practice Expanded by Addition of Three Industry Leaders
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P., acting on a deep understanding of the wide impact of global health care and life sciences industries, has added leading health care lawyers Peter A. Pavarini, Lisa G. Han and Anthony D. Shaffer. “Many of our cli...
26 March 2010
Zsolt Fábián, Former GE Senior Counsel for EMEA, Joins Squire Sanders Budapest Office
Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. is boosting its Budapest office with the addition of Zsolt Fábián, who previously managed the legal department of GE Consumer & Industrial in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. ...
25 March 2010
Hammonds LLP expands planning team in London with partner hire and makes senior level appointments in real estate practice
Hammonds LLP is expanding its planning team with the hire in London of the former head of planning and environment at Mishcon de Reya, Oliver Goodwin. At the same time, the firm is boosting its City real estate practice with the appointment of a new ...
18 March 2010
Champion for Justice
George H. Kendall, director of the Public Service Initiative at global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P and of counsel in its New York office, will be honored March 23 by the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), which has selected Kendall to r...
16 March 2010
Hammonds LLP expands planning team in London with partner hire and makes senior level appointments in real estate practice
Hammonds LLP is expanding its planning team with the hire in London of the former head of planning and environment at Mishcon de Reya, Oliver Goodwin. At the same time, the firm is boosting its City real estate practice with the appointment of a new ...
12 March 2010
Hammonds helps Salford youngsters to build talents
Volunteers from Hammonds LLP in Manchester took time out of the office today to spend time helping youngsters to develop their talents and show them how they can use these talents in their future careers. The lawyers met up with students from the Oa...
11 March 2010
Hammonds LLP advises on circa £281m recommended takeover offer for Care UK plc
Hammonds LLP has advised Care UK plc on the recommended takeover offer by Bridgepoint of the company. The offer was announced on 3 March 2010. The takeover has been structured by way of scheme of arrangement and is subject to shareholder and certain ...
10 March 2010
Squire Sanders Promotes 12 Distinguished Lawyers From the US, Latin America, Western and Eastern Europe
With a focus on opportunities and the resources needed to respond to client challenges as the economy continues to recover, global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. has made promotions in key practices, electing four new partners and nami...
8 March 2010
American Bar Association Honors Louis Stokes With 2010 Spirit of Excellence Award
Former US Rep. Louis Stokes, who joined global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. after serving 15 consecutive terms in the US House of Representatives as the first African American from Ohio elected to the position, was awarded a 2010 Spi...
8 March 2010
Hammonds hosts client parties to launch refurbished Birmingham office
More than 200 clients and other professionals attended client champagne receptions hosted by international law firm Hammonds LLP to launch the firm's newly refurbished office in Birmingham. At the centre of the events was an exhibition celebrating s...
01 March 2010
Data theft arrest reminds businesses to upgrade security
Employers are being given a stark reminder to protect themselves from former employees stealing data and using it to help a rival business. The warning follows a case in which an adviser was arrested and questioned by police over allegations of taki...
24 February 2010
Construction disputes - three points for parties to keep in mind
The recent Technology and Construction Court decision in RWE Npower Plc and Alstom Power Limited [2009] EWHC B40 highlights three significant issues which anyone considering or facing a dispute must bear in mind. This case is important because it co...
23 February 2010
Stephen J. Mitchell Re-Appointed to Florida’s Gubernatorial Fellows Program Board
Stephen J. Mitchell, a partner in the Tampa office of global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. has been re-appointed by Florida Gov. Charlie Crist to the board of directors of the Gubernatorial Fellows Program. Mitchell was first named to...
8 February 2010
ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity 2010 Spirit of Excellence Award
The American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession honored former US Representative and Squire Sanders senior counsel, Louis Stokes, with a 2010 Spirit of Excellence Award. Representative Stokes was selected for ...
6 February 2010
Real Estate Capabilities Added to Squire Sanders’ New York Office
Anticipating client need for guidance in the recovering real estate market, global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. has added Ellen L. Shapiro as a partner in the firm’s growing New York office. “In addition to being the United States’ ...
3 February 2010
Hammonds LLP announces new Head of Birmingham Office
Hammonds LLP, the international law firm, announced today that Nick Green has been appointed head of its Birmingham office, with effect from 1 May 2010. Nick will succeed current office head, Ian Forrest, who will return to fee earning as a partne...
01 February 2010
Squire Sanders Advises Russia-Based Fund Focused on Linking Silicon Valley and Russia High-Technology Sectors
Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. advised Almaz Capital Partners, one of the first venture capital funds bringing together Russia and Silicon Valley, on the fund’s bid for European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) inv...
29 January 2010
Hammonds LLP boosts Corporate team with partner hire
Hammonds LLP is boosting its corporate team with the appointment of a Financial Regulatory partner. Paul Anderson has joined the firm's Leeds office from Addleshaw Goddard LLP, where he was a legal director advising clients from a broad range of r...
20 January 2010
Hammonds LLP announce new partner appointment in Birmingham.
Hammonds LLP has announced another partner hire to the Birmingham office, with the appointment of corporate partner, Geoff Perry. Geoff Perry (left) and Peter McLintock (right) Geoff joins the firm from Shoosmiths, where he had been a partner sin...
20 January 2010
Squire Sanders Among Top Dealmakers, According to 2010 Thomson Reuters M&A Legal Advisory Review
M&A Legal Advisory Review, Thomson Reuters’ annual report on mergers and acquisitions, has ranked global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. among the top five firms for completed US transactions and the top 15 firms for worldwide trans...
13 January 2010
Squire Sanders Continues Los Angeles Growth as Corporate Lawyer James L. Hsu Joins Firm
Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. is expanding both its cross-border China practice and its Los Angeles office with the addition of partner James L. Hsu, a corporate lawyer who advises Chinese businesses with interests across the w...
8 January 2010
Hammonds advises on a Shopping Centre Deal in Spain
Hammonds Madrid has advised the joint venture between Group Eroski and Grupo Lar in the execution of a Sale & Purchase Agreement to the Investment Fund UBS (D) 3 Kontinente Immobilien, managed by UBS Real Estate Kapitalanlangegesellschaft mbH of ...
23 December 2009
Hammonds LLP completes £11 million office refurbishment in Birmingham
Hammonds LLP has announced the completion of the £11 million refurbishment of its flagship Birmingham base in Edmund Street. The ambitious project to overhaul the office, the firm's home since 1963, began early in 2008. Hammonds 200 staff and extens...
15 December 2009
Hammonds LLP appointed to advise Cath Kidston Limited
Hammonds LLP has won the mandate to advise homeware, fashion and accessory retailer, Cath Kidston Limited, on its intellectual property, branding and trade mark strategy. Founded in 1993 in London by the designer Cath Kidston, the company has expand...
11 December 2009
Squire Sanders Expands East Asia Practice
Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. is adding corporate and litigation support for clients with business interests in East Asia. New partners Joon Yong Kim and David T. Miyamoto join Squire Sanders from Sidley Austin. Kim is based in...
12 December 2009
Hammonds LLP appoints real estate business development consultant
Hammonds LLP has announced the appointment of leading Birmingham property lawyer, Mary Daunt, as a business development consultant for its national real estate practice. Mary Daunt was formerly head of the real estate team at Browne Jacobson in Birm...
09 December 2009
Squire Sanders Expands Global Scope of Firm Management Committee
The partners of global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. have elected two new members to the firm’s management committee, which now includes a member from Asia in addition to members from Europe and the United States. Tokyo-based corpora...
1 December 2009
New Operating Leadership Team at Squire Sanders
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. has new leadership to oversee key initiatives across the global law firm’s practices, regions, and industry and client service teams, said firm Chair James J. Maiwurm. The new team includes Carolyn J. Buller, wh...
1 December 2009
Double award success for Hammonds LLP at Yorkshire Business Insider’s Dealmakers Awards
In a double success for Hammonds LLP, the firm's corporate team in Leeds won the 'Corporate Law Firm of the Year' and corporate partner and head of the Leeds office, Jonathan Jones, was named 'Corporate Lawyer of the Year' at the Yorkshire Dealmakers...
25 November 2009
Squire Sanders Launches “Partnering for Worldwide Value” Initiative
As the global economic crisis continues to upend how law firms do business, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. has responded by adapting and enhancing long-held firm practices to create a timely value proposition – Squire Sanders Partnering fo...
18 November 2009
Three Squire Sanders Lawyers Tapped for Best Lawyers’ “Lawyer of the Year” Awards
Lawyers with global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. who advised clients on two high-profile US bankruptcies, and a veteran trial lawyer, have been named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective communities by annual legal guide The Best...
16 November 2009
Hammonds LLP wins Cancer Research UK Retail Portfolio legal work
Cancer Research UK, the world's leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research, has appointed Hammonds LLP in Birmingham to advise on the management of its retail property portfolio of 600 charity shops, with effect from 1 November 2009...
09 November 2009
Hammonds LLP advises on £90 million Live Nation deal
A team from Hammonds LLP has advised Live Nation on the disposal of its UK portfolio of 16 theatres to Ambassador Theatre Group, in a deal worth £90 million. The acquisition will increase the number of theatres which Ambassador Theatre Group owns an...
06 November 2009
Hammonds LLP boosts Leeds office with partner hire
Andrew Jordan, one of Leeds' leading corporate finance and private equity lawyers, is joining Hammonds LLP today (2 November 2009) as a partner in its Leeds Corporate team. Andrew spent 20 years at Hammonds before leaving to set up a corporate team ...
06 November 2009
Squire Sanders Elects New Leadership
For the first time in 20 years, the partners of global law firm of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. have elected a new leader. James J. Maiwurm, the firm’s Global Managing Partner, has succeeded R. Thomas Stanton as Chair of the firm’s Manag...
2 November 2009
A New Asian Dispute Resolution Tool? (English Version)
Introduction In this continuing series about different forms of dispute resolution commonly found in International construction contracts, this article, being Part 2 of an earlier introductory article, seeks to examine the experience of Chinese compa...
13 October 2009
Appointment of Non-Executive Chairman
Hammonds LLP has announced the appointment of David Hearn as the firm's Non-Executive Chairman. Mr Hearn is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Committed Capital, an Anglo/Australian private equity firm. Prior to this he was the Chief Executive...
12 October 2009
Hammonds LLP boosts dispute resolution practice in Berlin with partner appointment
Hammonds LLP is boosting its dispute resolution practice in Berlin with the appointment of a new partner. Horst Daniel has joined the firm from the Frankfurt office of US firm Faegre & Benson LLP, where he was head of the arbitration and litigat...
12 October 2009
Radek Janeček Returns to Squire Sanders, Bringing Additional Corporate Experience to Firm’s Prague Office
Partner Radek Janeček has returned to the Prague office of global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey after serving for two years as chief operating officer for Sekyra Group Real Estate, a major real estate development firm in the Czech Republic. ...
30 September 2009
Hammonds LLP advises on ‘all risks’ buy out transaction
Hammonds LLP has advised Capita Pension Trustees Limited on an 'all risks' buy-in transaction. This was a major project covering three pension schemes and involving a total premium of over £130 million. As an all risks buy-in, it provided the company...
28 September 2009
Yorkshire Businesses applaud top finance directors
This region's elite Finance Directors were honoured at the Yorkshire Finance Director of the Year Awards 2009, which took place at Rudding Park last night. Compered by Michael Taylor from Insider, the event, now in its eighth year, is the leading co...
24 September 2009
Hammonds LLP boosts Leeds office with partner appointment
Hammonds LLP is boosting its Leeds business recovery and insolvency team with the appointment of a new partner. Laura Crawford is joining the firm later this month from Hanson Partners Limited, a private investment company specialising in the turnar...
21 September 2009
Hammonds LLP advises new client on deal to become new principal sponsor of England cricket
A team from Hammonds LLP has advised Brit Insurance on its four-year deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board to replace Vodafone as the principal Team Sponsor of England Cricket. The agreement will start in January 2010 and will mean that the ...
21 September 2009
Human Rights Campaign Foundation Gives Squire Sanders Top Marks in Its Annual Corporate Equality Index
Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. is among 305 US-based organizations, including 123 Fortune 500 businesses, to receive a perfect score in the eighth annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The index is published by the Human Rights...
18 September 2009
2010 Corporate Equality Index
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index report, released each fall, provides an in-depth analysis and rating of large US-based employers and their policies and practices pertinent to LGBT employees, consumers and investors. Fo...
14 September 2009
Former U.S. Attorney for Arizona Joins Squire Sanders Native American Law Practice
Diane J. Humetewa, a nationally recognized expert in Native American law and former United States Attorney for the District of Arizona, has joined global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. Humetewa will work out of both the firm’s Phoenix...
14 September 2009
Prominent Pro Bono Appellate Team Joins Squire Sanders
Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. has launched an innovative program combining pro bono litigation representation, public policy reform and related public education. George H. Kendall, one of the leading death penalty defense trial...
14 September 2009
Hammonds LLP advises on latest acquisition for Eve Trakway
A team from Hammonds LLP in Leeds has advised Eve Trakway, Europe's leading supplier of temporary access and crowd control solutions, on its acquisition of Anglia Traffic Management Group Limited, incorporating Anglia Traffic Management Limited and A...
25 August 2009
Hammonds LLP advises James Fisher and Sons on strategic acquisition
A team from Hammonds LLP in Manchester has advised James Fisher and Sons plc on the acquisition of MB Faber Limited in a deal worth up to £5.25 million. Headquartered in Barrow-in-Furness, James Fisher is a leading service provider in all sectors of...
24 August 2009
Hammonds LLP advises new client on €30 million funding package to biomass development company
A team from Hammonds LLP has advised Rockfield Energy, a recently formed European energy investment firm, on its provision of a €30 million funding package to biomass development company, Imperative Energy. Rockfield Energy was established last year...
19 August 2009
Hammonds LLP boosts Birmingham office with dual partner appointment
Hammonds LLP is boosting its Birmingham dispute resolution and corporate teams with the appointment of two new partners. Simon Garbett is joining the firm's dispute resolution team on 17 August from Pinsent Masons in Birmingham where he acted for pu...
10 August 2009
A step back in time - Doctors win back the right to be legally represented at disciplinary hearings
In this case, Dr Kulkarni, who was employed by the Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Trust, was a young doctor who had just started off his career. He was faced with a serious allegation (a female patient complained that he had inappropriately examined her)...
10 August 2009
Hammonds LLP advises on fund raising and refinancing package worth over £445 million
A team from Hammonds LLP in Manchester has advised Findel, one of the UK's leading home shopping and education supplies businesses, on a £365 million refinancing package, and a Firm Placing, and a Placing and Open Offer to raise approximately £80 mil...
05 August 2009
Hammonds helps businesses with European distribution networks
A guide aimed at helping organisations to establish, reorganise or rationalise distribution and agency channels in some of the key countries within Europe is being launched. Hammonds has produced a manual entitled 'Legal Aspects of Agency and Distri...
04 August 2009
Squire Sanders Adds Patent Litigator to Palo Alto Office
James M. Hall, a former corporate director of intellectual property (IP) and longtime patent litigator, has joined global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. as a partner. “Jim blends extensive first chair patent litigation experience wi...
3 August 2009
Squire Sanders Adds to Global Corporate Practice and Frankfurt Office
Noted German corporate lawyer Karl Walter has joined global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P., along with lawyers Manfred Baumbach and Louis Wakatsuki. The additions bolster the firm’s European corporate and mergers and acquisitions pract...
20 July 2009
Hammonds LLP advises on £13.3 million takeover by scheme of arrangement
A team from Hammonds LLP in Birmingham has advised AIM-listed Fountains plc on the recommended share offer by Connaught plc for the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of the company, by scheme of arrangement. The deal is worth £13....
16 July 2009
Squire Sanders Middle East and North Africa Resources Bolstered by Riyadh Relationship
Building on more than 20 years of experience throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. has added regional law firm El-Khoury & Partners (EKP) to its international network of in...
14 July 2009
Hammonds LLP in Spain wins Real Estate Firm of the Year Award
Hammonds LLP has been awarded Spanish Real Estate Firm of the Year by ACQ Finance magazine's Country Awards for Achievement 2009. The awards are presented across 35 geographical regions and recognise the organisations and advisers who have performed...
13 July 2009
Squire Sanders Paves Way for Crucial Polish Motorway
When thousands of European football fans converge on Poland and Ukraine for the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship, known as EURO 2012, they’ll arrive via the new A2 toll motorway segment funded and constructed with agreements negotiated by glo...
10 July 2009
Hammonds LLP announces financial results
Results published by Hammonds LLP for the year to April 2009 show that the firm's fee income was £125.4 million, a decrease of 5 per cent, while Profits per Equity Partner stand at £276,000, a decrease of 25%. Peter Crossley, Managing Partner, Hammo...
08 July 2009
The American Lawyer Recognizes Squire Sanders in 2009 Arbitration Scorecard Tally of Top IDR Practices
Over the past two years, global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. has represented clients in some of the world’s most significant international arbitrations, according to the Arbitration Scorecard published by The American Lawyer. The Sco...
7 July 2009
Hammonds LLP advises on first IPO in media sector this year
A team from Hammonds LLP in London has advised Singer Capital Markets Limited in its capacity as nominated adviser and broker to Critical Information Group plc (CIG) in relation to CIG's recent AIM Initial Public Offering. Corporate partner Giles Dis...
26 June 2009
Chambers USA 2009 Gives High Ranking to Several Squire Sanders Practices
The aviation practice at global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. receives national ranking in the recently released legal guide Chambers USA 2009. The annual guide identifies leading lawyers and law firms. Chambers USA characterizes the...
19 June 2009
Hammonds LLP wins Filtrona pensions mandate
Hammonds in Birmingham has won the mandate to advise the two pension schemes of international speciality plastic and fibre products supplier, Filtrona plc. A team of specialist pension lawyers from the firm will be advising the Trustees of the Milto...
19 June 2009
Hammonds Berlin has moved
Hammonds' Berlin office has moved into a new 2,500 m2 approx. office space in a new building on the "Upper Eastside Berlin" at the corner of Friedrichstraße/ Unter den Linden. The office's new address is: Unter den Linden 14, 10117 Berlin With this...
16 June 2009
The Legal 500 United States Recommends Several US-Based Squire Sanders Lawyers and Practices
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. receives national notice for its project finance practice and its product liability work in the automotive and consumer products industries, according to rankings released by The Legal 500 United States. The firm ...
16 June 2009
Hammonds LLP secures groundbreaking merger clearance on US$1.6 billion acquisition of Lucite International Group Limited
A team from Hammonds LLP advised the shareholders of Lucite International, the world's leading manufacturer of methyl methacrylate and owner of the 'Lucite' and 'Perspex' brands, on its disposal to Mitsubishi Rayon Corporation (MRC). The transaction ...
15 June 2009
Hammonds LLP advises on multi million dollar restructuring deal
A team from Hammonds LLP has advised members of Chesapeake Corporation's group of companies on a $485 million financial restructuring and the sale of the group's operating businesses to private equity institutions, Irving Place Capital Management, L....
12 June 2009
Trainees from Hammonds LLP to scale the Three-Peaks heights
Trainee lawyers from Hammonds LLP in Birmingham are gearing up to take on the National Three-Peaks Challenge in aid of charity. During the weekends of 13 June and 20 June, over 15 Hammonds trainees from the firm's UK offices in Birmingham, London, L...
08 June 2009
Hammonds LLP predicts rise in corporate activity
With this week's news that the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the European Central Bank believe that the downturn in the world economy had bottomed out, lawyers from Hammonds LLP in Birmingham are forecasting an increase i...
05 May 2009
Completion of Acquisition by MRC of Lucite on which Hammonds secures merger clearances, including groundbreaking clearance decision in China
Hammonds' competition team advised Lucite International on its acquisition by Mitsubishi Rayon Corporation (MRC), which completed on 28 May 2009. This transaction was agreed and announced on 11 November 2008 but completion was subject to all required...
04 June 2009
Hammonds Berlin has moved
This past weekend, the Berlin office of the well-established British law firm Hammonds LLP has moved into an office space having approximately 2,500 m2 in the new office building "Upper Eastside Berlin" on the corner of Friedrichstraße/Unter den Lind...
02 June 2009
Squire Sanders Welcomes Summer Associates
Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. is pleased to announce that 29 summer associates will be joining the firm in its Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Los Angeles, Miami, Phoenix, San Francisco and Tokyo offices. This year’s diverse c...
26 May 2009
Steady As It Grows: Squire Sanders Litigation Practice Continues Strategic Expansion
Longtime New York trial lawyer John J. Reilly has joined Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. as a partner. Formerly with Holland & Knight, Reilly’s move continues the ongoing expansion of the firm’s litigation practice in New York and across the...
21 May 2009
Largest Chrysler Dealer Group Seeks Asset Sale Delay
The Committee of Chrysler Affected Dealers, the largest national group protesting Chrysler’s request to cancel 789 dealer franchise agreements, has objected to Chrysler’s proposed asset sale and has asked the US Bankruptcy Court to delay hearings tha...
19 May 2009
Squire Sanders Adds to IP Strength in Tysons Corner Office
Barry S. Goldsmith, a former engineer with more than 15 years of intellectual property (IP) law experience, has joined global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. as a partner. Goldsmith joins Squire Sanders from Womble Carlyle and is reside...
18 May 2009
Squire Sanders Secures US$100 Million Win for Czech Republic in International Dispute
An Israel-based business that claimed the Czech Republic violated the bilateral investment treaty (BIT) between the two countries abused the system of international arbitration, according to a recent decision by the International Centre for Settlemen...
15 May 2009
Alejandro Peña-Prieto Named President of the American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic
The American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic has elected Alejandro Peña-Prieto as president. Peña-Prieto is managing partner of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey Peña Prieto Gamundi, the Santo Domingo office of global law firm Squire, Sande...
14 May 2009
Face Off: Squire Sanders Represents Phoenix Coyotes in Landmark Bankruptcy
A move toward bankruptcy by the Arizona-based Phoenix Coyotes professional ice hockey team has become a test case for financially troubled professional sports teams and the leagues that oversee them. Lawyers with global law firm Squire, Sanders &...
13 May 2009
New Leadership Named for Washington DC, Tysons Corner Offices
Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. has named new leadership for two firm offices. John A. Burlingame has become managing partner for its Washington DC office, and John E. Thomas has become managing partner for the firm’s Tysons Corn...
13 May 2009
US Department of the Interior Gives Squire Sanders Conservation Award
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. was honored May 7 by the US Department of the Interior for its role in developing and bringing to adoption new operating guidelines for managing the Colorado River. The guidelines, which were adopted in December 2...
13 May 2009
Hammonds has once again been shortlisted for "AIM Lawyer of the Year" at the Growth Company Awards.
Hammonds has once again been shortlisted for "AIM Lawyer of the Year" at the Growth Company Awards. The firm was previously shortlisted in 2007. The award is based on the results of the organisers contacting the management teams of every single AIM ...
12 May 2009
Hammonds LLP announces international management appointments
Hammonds LLP has announced a number of management appointments that will take effect from today (1 May 2009). Property partner Rafael Alonso is to succeed Francisco Guijarro as head of Hammonds in Spain. Guijarro, who has been with the firm since it...
01 May 2009
Squire Sanders Named Leading Firm in 2009 PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook
London - Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. has been named to the Global 50 list of firms ranked in PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook. Global 50 ranking is reserved for law firm practices that earned the broadest range of client and peer recommendations. ...
29 April 2009
Hammonds LLP announces six internal partnership appointments - Four were trainees at the firm
Six new partners are being promoted across Hammonds' offices in the UK and worldwide with effect from 1 May 2009. The new partners are being promoted from within a range of disciplines, including pensions, dispute resolution and tax, and are from fo...
24 April 2009
Mediate through the economic crisis
Alistair Darling's Budget has confirmed that the next financial year will be the worst in terms of economic performance since the Second World War and this will lead to a dramatic increase in litigation say lawyers from Hammonds LLP. As the financia...
23 April 2009
Hammonds LLP’s international trade expertise goes from strength to strength
Hammonds has further strengthened its international trade, shipping & commodities offering with the arrival of consultant Ivanna Dorichenko, who has joined the firm's London and Leeds offices. This follows the team's recent recruitment of Marie B...
21 April 2009
Conflict Institute Names Steven Skulnik to Arbitration Panel
New York, NY – The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) has selected Steven Skulnik, a trial lawyer with global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P., to serve on the institute’s Panels of Distinguished Neutr...
21 April 2009
Zero tolerance for opportunistic company name registrations
  A recent decision made by the Company Names Tribunal sends a further warning to companies who seek to profit from opportunistic company name registrations. Company name adjudicators can order a company to change its registered name in circum...
08 April 2009
Squire Sanders Continues to Expand New York Bankruptcy Team
Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. has added bankruptcy lawyer Peter A. Zisser to its growing New York practice. Zisser joins the firm as of counsel. “Peter’s wide-ranging bankruptcy and restructuring experience brings additional de...
7 April 2009
Chambers Global Notes Work in Europe, Latin America
Seventeen lawyers working in five practice areas in the European and Latin American offices of global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. are listed in legal guide Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers 2009. Published by Chambers &am...
7 April 2009
LatinLawyer 250 Lists Squire Sanders Among Recommended Firms
The 2009 edition of LatinLawyer 250, the leading legal guide to Latin America-based law firms, has recommended the Dominican Republic and Venezuela offices of global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. The firm was noted for its recent expa...
1 April 2009
First mediators accredited in Greece with support from Hammonds LLP
  Charles Middleton-Smith, alternative dispute resolution consultant at Hammonds LLP in London, was recently instrumental in training the first group of mediators to be accredited in Greece following the implementation of an EU Directive. Char...
31 March 2009
Hammonds’ competition law specialist addresses high profile Japanese conferences
  A Manchester based competition law specialist was recently a principal speaker at two conferences in Tokyo and Osaka, organised by the Japan Environmental Association for Industry. Nicola Clark from Hammonds LLP spoke at the conferences, wh...
26 March 2009
Hammonds LLP Birmingham beefs up planning offering with senior hire
Hammonds LLP in Birmingham is boosting its planning services by appointing a senior lawyer to the team. Simon Best joins the firm as senior associate from Warwick District Council where he was head of Legal Services. Best was the primary legal adv...
24 March 2009
Credit insurance – the lubricant of the economy or a brake on growth?
  As the economic crisis takes hold and the credit rating of businesses falls, insurers are increasingly willing to withdraw existing credit insurance cover of companies at short notice.  This is jeopardising longstanding trading relations...
23 March 2009
Flavio Dario Espinal, Former Dominican Republic Ambassador to the United States, Joins Squire Sanders
Flavio Dario Espinal, who has just completed his tenure as ambassador of the Dominican Republic to the United States, and who had also served as permanent representative of his country to the Organization of American States (OAS), has joined global l...
23 March 2009
Recession to increase NEC3 contract litigation
Liquidity issues in the construction sector are leading to an increase in legal problems with NEC3 contracts, warn lawyers from Hammonds LLP. Paul Giles, a construction partner at Hammonds, comments: "NEC3 contracts have been utilised successfully o...
20 March 2009
Kelly Services announces sale of 31 branch offices in England to the Interaction Group
A Hammonds team led by corporate partner, Peter McLintock, has acted for Kelly Services, the world leader in workforce management services and human resources solutions, on the sale of 31 of Kelly's commercial staffing branches across England to Inte...
18 March 2009
Hammonds LLP advises long-standing client on automotive tie-up
A team from Hammonds in Manchester has advised Torotrak plc on a licence and exclusivity agreement with Allison Transmission, Inc., the world leader in fully automatic transmissions for the commercial vehicle sector, in a deal worth an initial £8.4 m...
17 March 2009
Hammonds LLP volunteers take creative root at Plantsbrook Nature Reserve
Visitors to an Erdington nature reserve can now freely enjoy the wildlife thanks to volunteers from a Birmingham law firm. A team of 22 volunteers from Hammonds' employment and pensions departments have been hard at work at Plantsbrook Nature Reserv...
16 March 2009
Hammonds LLP advises on £16.7 million acquisition of loans
A team from Hammonds LLP in Birmingham has acted for Solihull-based Secure Trust Bank, which trades as Moneyway, on its acquisition of a portfolio of personal instalment loans from Liverpool Victoria Banking Services Limited for a consideration of £1...
12 March 2009
Hammonds LLP advises on another acquisition for The Engine Group Limited
Hammonds' media team recently acted for established client, The Engine Group, on the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of the communications planning agency, Edward Groom Saunders Limited, for an undisclosed consideration. Established ...
10 March 2009
A boost for the Hammonds LLP London Pensions practice…
Hammonds is delighted to announce that Carol Jones has rejoined the London Pensions practice, part of the national Human Capital team, as a Senior Associate. Carol's appointment comes on the back of a strong year for Hammonds' Pensions practice which...
06 March 2009
Leading Birmingham firms advise on Dollond & Aitchison merger
Teams from Hammonds LLP, Barnett Waddingham LLP and PKF have acted for the trustees of the Dollond & Aitchison pension scheme on the merger of Boots Opticians and Dollond & Aitchison. De Rigo, the parent company of Dollond & Aitchison, a...
02 March 2009
Integration critical as new law sparks building society mergers
More building societies are set to follow the Co-op and the Britannia Building Society's merger to create a 'super mutual' say lawyers from Hammonds LLP, but many could fail to deliver the anticipated benefits if the merging businesses are not integr...
27 February 2009
Bankruptcy Partner Bolsters Squire Sanders’ New York Presence
New York – Veteran bankruptcy lawyer Sandra E. Mayerson has joined the New York office of global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P., adding to the firm’s steadily growing New York presence and its global bankruptcy and restructuring capabi...
17 February 2009
Hammonds LLP advises on £90m development deal for Jurys Inns
A team from Hammonds LLP in Birmingham has acted for Jurys Inns on a £90 million development deal, which will see the company open four new hotels in England and Scotland. Jurys Inns' four new hotels will be located in Newcastle, Portsmouth, Bradfor...
17 February 2009
Hammonds LLP advises on acquisition of Adams Childrenswear
A team from Hammonds LLP in Birmingham has acted for PricewaterhouseCoopers on the acquisition of Adams Childrenswear by former owner John Shannon, following the company going into administration in December 2008. Operating from its base in Nuneaton...
17 February 2009
Federal Jury Awards US$2 Million to Squire Sanders Client Bilked in Cross-Border Currency Scam
Miami - A federal jury recently awarded more than US$2 million to the owners of a Dominican Republic-based business bilked in a currency exchange scam. The business was represented by Alvin B. Davis, a trial lawyer and managing partner of the Miami o...
16 February 2009
Global Recognition
London - Global Arbitration Review, a leading publication focused on international dispute resolution (IDR) issues and news, has named Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. among the top 30 firms in its 2009 GAR 100 list of leading IDR practices. The ...
10 February 2009
Hammonds LLP advises on £32.5 million buyout
A team from Hammonds LLP in Leeds has acted for Lloyds Development Capital on the £32.5 million buyout of Quantum Specials, one of the UK’s largest suppliers of tailor-made medicines to the pharmaceutical industry. Established in 2004, Quantum S...
04 February 2009
Bosses in breach of health and safety rules could face prison
If the current economic woes facing most business leaders at present wasn't enough, the new Health and Safety (Offences) Act 2008 should give rise to additional concern says law firm Hammonds LLP. The new law came into force on Friday (16 January 20...
19 January 2009
Hammonds LLP announces new Head of Leeds Office
Hammonds LLP, the international law firm, announced today that Jonathan Jones has been appointed the head of its Leeds office with immediate effect. Jones will succeed current office head, Simon Miller, who has been appointed head of the firm’s Com...
15 January 2009
Hammonds LLP Corporate partner makes this year's The Lawyer Hot 100
David Hull, a London-based Corporate partner at Hammonds LLP, has been recognised by a listing by industry magazine, The Lawyer, in its annual Hot 100 list. The prestigious list provides an insight into individuals who are making things happen in t...
12 January 2009
Squire Sanders Names Caroline I. Waite European Partner
London – Corporate lawyer Caroline I. Waite, whose practice focuses on commercial and technology matters, has been named a European partner with global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P., effective Jan. 1, 2009. “Caroline is an integral p...
9 January 2009
Top US Trade Official Joins Squire Sanders
Washington DC – Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. has successfully recruited David Spooner to the firm’s Antitrust, Competition, Trade and Regulatory Practice Group. As assistant secretary of commerce for import administration...
7 January 2009
Hammonds co-hosts first seminar for fund managers with the London Stock Exchange in Beijing
Hammonds, in conjunction with the London Stock Exchange (LSE), has this month hosted a first-of-its-kind seminar in Beijing on the listing of private equity funds on the LSE's Main Board, Specialist Fund Market and AIM.  Hammonds is one of the...
23 December 2008
UK’s working time opt-out to go?
The European Parliament has today controversially voted in favour of abolishing the working time opt-out, meaning that staff may no longer have the ability to work more than an average 48 hours per week.  MEPs said that there must be no exceptio...
19 December 2008
Hammonds LLP advises on second public to private takeover
A team from Hammonds LLP in Manchester has acted for ECI Partners LLP on the public to private takeover of Ascribe plc in a deal worth £33.3 million. Headquartered in Bolton, Ascribe is an AIM listed leading supplier of clinically focused IT solutio...
19 December 2008
Anthony Van der Hauwaert Named European Partner
Anthony Van der Hauwaert, a corporate mergers and acquisitions lawyer, has been named a European partner with global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P., effective Jan. 1, 2009. Van der Hauwaert is resident in the firm’s Brussels office and...
18 December 2008
Squire Sanders Adds 16 Lawyers to Partnership
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. has elected 16 lawyers to its partnership, effective January 1, 2009, in a move that reflects the firm’s strength, diversity and global reach. The 2009 partnership class includes lawyers from four continents. “...
18 December 2008
Seven Lawyers Named Principals by Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. has named seven lawyers in five US offices as principals with the firm, effective Jan. 1, 2009. “These lawyers are selected as principals based on the superior client service and valuable ongoing...
18 December 2008
Squire Sanders Names Two Prague Lawyers as European Partners
Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. has selected lawyers Magda Pokorná and Danica Šebestová to be European partners, effective Jan. 1, 2009. Both lawyers are based in the firm’s Prague office. Pokorná is a real estate lawyer, while...
18 December 2008
Hammonds announces new Head of Commercial & Dispute Resolution
Hammonds has announced that Simon Miller is to become the head of its Commercial & Dispute Resolution practice with effect from 1 May 2009. Miller will succeed current head, Lucci Dammone, who has served in that role for five years. Dammon...
15 December 2008
Hammonds LLP announces new Head of London Office
Hammonds LLP has announced that Robert Weekes is to become the Head of its London office with immediate effect, following an election held in November. He was elected with the full support of the London partners. Robert Weekes will succeed the curre...
15 December 2008
Chambers Latin America Commends Squire Sanders Inaugural Edition Notes Firm Work in Dominican Republic and Venezuela
Caracas and Santo Domingo – Chambers Latin America, the newest legal directory produced by Chambers & Partners, gave high marks to lawyers in the Venezuela and Dominican Republic offices of global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. The...
12 December 2008
Corporate, banking teams advise Melorio plc on £33m deal
Hammonds has advised Melorio plc, the AIM listed vocational training business, on the reverse takeover of Zenos Limited and Zenos Learning Limited for a consideration of up to £33m. Zenos provides vocational training to the ICT sector and operates f...
11 December 2008
Recommended takeover offer for Macro 4 Plc
A team from Hammonds' Corporate department has advised global software company, Macro 4 plc, on a recommended cash offer for the Company by UNICOM Systems Inc. The offer, which values the Company at £33.4m, was announced to the market on 5 December.M...
08 December 2008
Hammonds adds Christmas sparkle to city’s children’s hospital
Christmas has come early for youngsters at Birmingham Children's Hospital thanks to volunteers from a local law firm. The volunteers from Hammonds have transformed three wards at the hospital with scores of sparkling Christmas decorations and a Sant...
05 December 2008
Hammonds advises Alba plc on trade marks sale to Argos Limited
Hammonds LLP has advised Alba Plc on the sale of the Alba and Bush trade marks to Argos Limited, a subsidiary of Home Retail Group Plc. The total cash consideration is £15.25 million. Hammonds LLP also advised Alba on a capital reorganisation inten...
04 December 2008
Squire Sanders Brings Global Tax and Private Wealth Practice to New York Office
New York – Taxation and benefits partner Jeffrey S. Levin has joined the New York office of global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. “Jeff has tremendous experience advising a wide range of international private clients on taxation matter...
1 December 2008
Hammonds Advises on GWB Takeover by Scheme of Arrangement
Hammonds LLP has advised Halifax-based Gartland Whalley and Barker Limited on the recommended cash offer and capital reduction of the Company by way of Scheme of Arrangement. The Scheme results in founder Tony Gartland and his four children taki...
26 November 2008
Hammonds LLP advises on dismissal of doping charges against Scottish rugby player Scott MacLeod
The Scottish Rugby Union ("SRU") announced today (24 November 2008) that the doping charge brought against the Scarlets and Scotland player Scott MacLeod, has been dismissed. Mr MacLeod was selected for a doping control test on 25 January 2008 foll...
24 November 2008
Hammonds LLP advises on sale of Stainton Metal Company Ltd
A team from Hammonds in Leeds, led by Jayne Aarons, advised NVM Private Equity on its exit from Stainton Metal Company Ltd, which was announced today. The Teesside-based manufacturer of street lighting columns and telecommunications poles was sold t...
24 November 2008
Hammonds LLP chairs IFAES seminar in Madrid
Hammonds' senior associate, Jesús Carrasco is chairing a two-day conference in Madrid on 18 and 19 November 2008 as part of a series of Seminars by the International Faculty for Executives (IFAES). The conference entitled "How to optimise the legal ...
18 November 2008
Ailing Airlines Turn to Squire Sanders for Bankruptcy Advice
Columbus and Phoenix  – The recent economic downturn and the meteoric rise in fuel prices has left many US-based airlines, both established legacy carriers and recent startups, in dire financial circumstances. Several airlines have simply cea...
4 September 2008
Squire Sanders Continues New York Expansion
New York - Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. has expanded its New York office significantly with the addition of lawyers in the practices of litigation, international dispute resolution (IDR) and bankruptcy litigation. “This move e...
5 August 2008
Squire Sanders Continues Its New York Growth With New Maritime Law Practice
New York – Three members of a premier maritime law practice have joined global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. as the firm continues to expand its New York presence. The new Squire Sanders lawyers are Brian D. Starer, Douglas R. Burnett...
4 August 2008
Squire Sanders Advises Leading Russian Commercial Bank on Share Placement to Two Leading Global Private Equity Houses
Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. acted as legal adviser to Russia’s OJSC Investtradebank (ITB) in an agreement to sell 19.99 percent of its shares to Starr International Company, Inc. (a nonregulated private investment company inc...
17 July 2008
Squire Sanders Receives Top Rankings in 2008 Edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
Forty-one lawyers with global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. received top ranking in the 2008 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The directory, published by Chambers and Partners, cites the firm’s prominen...
16 June 2008
Squire Sanders Advises Middle East Mobile Operator on US$215 Million Share Offering
Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey has advised HiTs Africa LTD on its US$215 million share offering. The Private Placement Memorandum (PPM) was announced in Bahrain on 23 April 2008. HiTs Africa based in Bahrain is a fast growing telec...
5 June 2008
Rick Horrow, “The Sports Professor,” Joins Squire Sanders
Cleveland, OH – Sports business consultant Rick Horrow has affiliated with global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. as of counsel to add to the firm’s services in sports law and facilities finance and development. “Rick has quarterbacked ...
27 May 2008
Squire Sanders Continues to Expand Phoenix Corporate Practice
Phoenix - Joseph M. Crabb, a well-known corporate and corporate finance lawyer, is rejoining global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. from the Phoenix office of Quarles & Brady LLP. Crabb was with Squire Sanders for seven years before...
11 February 2008
Squire Sanders Warsaw Office Grows With Addition of Tax Duo
Warsaw, Poland – Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey (Squire Sanders Święcicki Krześniak sp. k.) has announced the addition of two tax experts from Gide Loyrette Nouel. Associates Tomasz Hatylak and Aneta T. Kowalska join a busy and thrivin...
6 February 2008
Hammonds strengthens relationship with Royal Mail
Hammonds has been appointed to the Royal Mail’s legal panel to provide property and property disputes advice. Partners Andrew Sprake and Sally Lodge, who are based in the Leeds office, won the work for the firm with support from other members of th...
07 January2008
Squire Sanders Selects Thomas J. Salerno and Andrew O. Visintin to Lead International Insolvency Group
London and Phoenix – Like most business matters, bankruptcy knows no geographic boundaries. That’s why global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. has enhanced its international legal team that provides on-the-ground expertise to clients’ bu...
20 December 2007
Squire Sanders Names Stephen D. Lerner as Head of Firmwide Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice
Cleveland – Stephen D. Lerner, who has represented clients in some of the largest and most significant bankruptcies in US history, has been selected to lead the bankruptcy and restructuring practice at global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey ...
10 October 2007
Squire Sanders Provides Cross-Border Advice on US$143 Million Sale of Leading Russian Poultry Company
Moscow – Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. has advised on the sale of leading Russian poultry company Chicken Kingdom. Cherkizovo, one of Russia’s leading integrated and diversified meat producers, acquired 100 percent of the sha...
14 September 2007
Private Equity Looks at Booming Russia IT Market
Moscow – Russia’s booming information technology (IT) market is a key target for private equity firms across the globe, according to a private equity lawyer with global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. The firm represented Scandinavian p...
30 March 2007
Squire Sanders Expands Commercial Lending Practice
Cleveland – Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. today announced that Guy F. Guinn has joined the firm’s financial service practice as a partner and Massimo Capretta has joined the firm as a senior associate. Guinn, who was co-chair o...
29 March 2007
Squire Sanders in US Supreme Court
Washington DC – Lawyers Christina Henagen Peer and Pierre H. Bergeron will represent the Parma City School District in arguments today before the US Supreme Court. Bergeron and Peer represent the school district in an ongoing dispute over the role no...
27 February 2007
Squire Sanders New Partner Class Draws From Offices Worldwide
Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. drew from its offices in Asia, Europe and the United States in naming 11 new partners in the corporate, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, public finance and real estate pract...
20 February 2007
In The News: The Legal Times
Shanker Singham, a trade lawyer in the firm’s Washington DC office, comments on the firm’s representation of the Fanjul Family Trust. The Trust is lobbying the US government to become involved in the Fanjuls’ 50-year fight to retrieve a Spanish maste...
19 February 2007
In The News: International Herald Tribune
Shanker Singham, an economic regulation lawyer in the firm’s Washington DC office, is quoted regarding trade talks between South Korea and the United States.
19 January 2007
In The News: The New York Times
Tom Salerno, a Phoenix-based lawyer who leads the firm’s bankruptcy and reorganization practice, outlined the steps needed for Northwest’s move from bankruptcy, starting with a disclosure statement.
12 January 2007
Hammonds Successfully Compromises Multi Million Dollar US Class Action
Hammonds in Leeds has successfully acted for a long-standing client sued for $54m in relation to the alleged sending of unsolicited advertising faxes. The class action suit, which was brought against the firm’s client in Illinois, posed a signific...
09/29/2006
More than 90 Squire Sanders Lawyers Listed in 2007 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
The 13th edition of the prestigious legal directory The Best Lawyers in America lists 98 lawyers from 13 offices of global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. The directory, which has been published biennially since 1983, is considered the ...
11 September 2006
Squire Sanders Garners Recognition from Chambers USA
Chambers USA gives top ranking to 38 lawyers with global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P., including national ranking to the co-leader of the firm’s international dispute resolution practice. The annual directory, “America’s Leading Lawyers ...
01 June 2006
Squire Sanders Lawyers Rank High In Who’s Who Legal
The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers has named 18 lawyers from Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. to its 2006 directories. Who’s Who Legal is part of Law Business Research Limited, an independent London-based publishing group providing r...
15 February 2006
American Lawyer Media: “Big Deals, Big Suits”
American Lawyer Media, including American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel and The Deal, notes Squire Sanders’ role in the July 2005 acquisition of IMS Health Incorporated by VNU N.V.  European Union competition work in the US$6.9 billion deal was hand...
30 November 2005
The World Today: “Are You Being Served?”
Shanker Singham, an international trade lawyer in Squire Sanders’ Miami office, discusses the challenges for trade ministers at the 2005 World Trade Organization Summit. Singham notes it was an opportunity to move the trade agenda toward benefiting c...
27 November 2005
12 Associates Join Squire Sanders’ Cleveland Office
Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. recently announced that 12 lawyers have joined the Cleveland office as associates.
22 November 2005
Los Angeles Times: “Oil Moves Ease Supply Pressures”
Thomas J. Salerno, who leads Squire Sanders’ bankruptcy and restructuring practice, comments on the probable economic impact of Hurricane Katrina on the already embattled airline industry. Salerno is based in the firm’s Phoenix office.
20 September 2005
Squire Sanders Receives High Marks from Chambers USA
Chambers USA lists 28 lawyers with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. who receive top rankings in the annual directory “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.” The directory is published by renowned legal director Chambers & Partners. The...
10 June 2005
In the News: Reuters
Tom Salerno provides perspective on legal issues raised by strike threats against United Airlines. Salerno, who is based in the firm’s Phoenix office, leads the firm’s financial organization practice.
06 May 2005
US Companies Face Shifting Global Regulatory Environment
Companies doing business in international markets face a bewildering array of local regulatory requirements governing their business and marketing activities. These can range from local environmental, safety and health restrictions to protect workers...
15 July 2004
In The News: The Associated Press
Chapter 11 protection would give the diocese the ability to deal with alleged sexual abuses litigation claims in the reorganization, move forward and discharge other debt, said Thomas J. Salerno, head of the bankruptcy group at the Phoenix law firm o...
16 June 2004
In The News: The American Lawyer
Firms that have made inroads in Iraq fall into two broad categories. … Squire, Sanders & Dempsey … has gotten an in through telecom and regulatory expertise. In July 2003, the firm was hired as a subcontractor to consultancy BearingPoint Inc., wh...
01 June 2004
In The News: Euro Magazine
Euro MagazineRocker in Bankruptcies Tom Salerno is the subject of a Q&A with Euro magazine. “Reorganization is almost always better than liquidation, because the enterprise rids itself of its indebtedness but goes on operating. And during reorgan...
12 January 2004
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