High-flying partner swaps London for Sydney at NRF

by Steve Randall21 Jun 2019

High-flying partner swaps London for Sydney at NRF

An internationally recognised financial services regulatory partner has transferred from London to Sydney to add significant strength to Norton Rose Fulbright’s Australian team.

Charlotte Henry’s insights will be invaluable given the changes to the Australian financial services market.

“The heightened scrutiny that the Australian financial services industry is currently facing bares many of the hallmarks of similar recent regulatory changes experienced in the UK,” she said. “When clients in Australia are talking to me, it is not about the risks they know; they want to know what is likely to come and what they should be preparing and planning for now.”

Ms. Henry will also continue to be a key member of the firm’s global financial services, payments, and fintech practices.

Hogan Lovells launches new anti-bullying training for staff

Employees of Hogan Lovells in the UK will be required to attend anti-bullying and harassment training as part of the firm’s commitment to mental wellbeing.

The mandatory online training follows workshops completed by all partners and heads of business last year and underlines the global firm’s policy that it’s not an option to be a bystander to inappropriate behaviour.

“Doing nothing is never an option - we all have a responsibility to put a stop to inappropriate behaviour in the workplace by continuing to talk openly, by challenging inappropriate behaviour and by ensuring we have the right support mechanisms in place for our people," commented Susan Bright, Regional Managing Partner for the UK and Africa.

MoFO adds corporate team for LatAm focus

Morrison Foerster has hired a team of nine from Greenberg Traurig as it strengthens its Latin American capabilities.

The M&A-focused team – which includes four partners - will be part of the firm’s New York office but will continue to work out of Miami and across the Latin American region.

They are led by Randy Bullard, a lawyer with more than 20 years of experience.

As part of the firm’s enhanced LatAm offering, it has also announced a multi-practice Latin America Desk led by Ruti Smithline.

“Our new M&A team complements our deep bench of attorneys across multiple practices and offices in the U.S., Asia, and Europe who are native or fluent speakers of Spanish and Portuguese, and who are familiar with the local laws and culture throughout Latin America,” said Ms. Smithline.