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New Eversheds Sutherland partner Matthew Howse and Dublin managing partner Alan Murphy

Eversheds Sutherland has expanded its Belfast office with the hire of litigation partner Matthew Howse from heavyweight Irish firm Arthur Cox. Howse, who specialises in banking and finance litigation, made partner at Arthur Cox in 2015. He is joined in the move by associate Conor McAleese.

In continental Europe, the firm has also brought in tax partner Olivier Gaston-Braud in Luxembourg from local firm Elvinger Hoss Prussen, and former Hogan Lovells corporate partner Maximilian Findeisen, who joins the Duesseldorf office from German firm Muetze Korsch.

Allen & Overy has hired Hogan Lovells partner Silvia Bauza to head its Spanish employment practice. Bauza joins the magic circle firm from Hogan Lovells’ Madrid office. Her experience includes acting on on significant corporate restructurings for Spanish and international companies and has wide-ranging experience in incentive plan and management contract negotiations, as well as on employment aspects of M&A deals.

Hogan Lovells has appointed competition partner Nkonzo Hlatshwayo as the new chairman of its South African practice, effective as of 1 October. He takes over the role from Lavery Modise. Hlatshwayo joined the firm in 2016 from Linklaters’ South African ally Webber Wentzel, where he was a partner.

Ashurst has opened its Luxembourg office with the recruitment of tax partner duo, Cecile Henle and Georges Simon, from local firm Loyens & Loeff.

HFW has hired former consultant Carol-Ann Burton as a partner in its insurance and reinsurance sector. She rejoins as a partner in London, having previously worked as a consultant to the firm in London and the Middle East.


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