Pulling off a major raid, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has snatched away 22 partners from Bingham McCutchen in London and Germany. Akin Gump said in a statement that the expansion will see the firm grow its London and Hong Kong offices markedly and will also open the firm's first office in Germany. The move will take place over the coming weeks, the firm said.

On The Move

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 Written by

The latest private practice and in-house moves from some of the biggest players in our markets.

Private Practice

Boodle Hatfield appoints Sara Maccallum to their London office announced on September 15 and will be the first female senior partner taken on by the firm in the last 300 years. Maccallum has more than 15 years’ previous experience advising clients at the firm and will be taking over from Richard Maughan.

Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised industrial real estate company Prologis on the acquisition of an international property portfolio.

The transaction involved a class A office building located at ul. Karolkowa 30 in Warsaw (next to a new underground station at Rondo Daszyńskiego), with a total net lettable office, retail and service area of approximately 17,852 square metres.

Chadbourne & Parke announced today that leading corporate, banking and finance lawyer Haluk Bilgiç has joined the firm’s affiliated Turkish office in Istanbul. Mr. Bilgiç joins the firm from Özdirekcan Bilgiç Dündar, the Turkish correspondent firm of Gide, where he headed their banking and finance practice. With Mr. Bilgiç’s arrival, Chadbourne’s Turkish affiliated practice is now Bilgiç Avukatlık Ortaklığı (Bilgiç Attorney Partnership).