Former prime minister joins global law firm

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Former prime minister joins global law firm
Global law firm Dentons has announced that a former prime minister will be working alongside its lawyers.

Canada’s former premier the Right Honourable Stephen Harper will locate his consulting business Harper & Associates in Denton’s Calgary offices and will work as a consultant with the firm’s worldwide team and clients.

With almost ten years as prime minister, Mr Harper will provide advice to clients on market access, managing global geopolitical and economic risk, and how to maximize value in global markets.
Norton Rose Fulbright welcomes return of former Sydney partner
Employment and labour partner Katherine Morris is returning for Norton Rose Fulbright as a partner in Sydney. She was previously with the firm from 2005-2008.

Morris joins from Gaden where she has been a partner in the employment and safety practice.

Her appointment follows that of Samantha Maddern in Perth and NRF says that the new partners are part of its commitment to grow its national employment and labour offering.

Including the latest, NRF has added six partners to its Australian team this year; Peter Lamont, Ellen Thomas, Jacques Jacobs, Samantha Kelly and Peter Bowden.
International firm elects new managing partner
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has announced that Michael Gerstenzang has been elected as the firm’s global managing partner to succeed Mark Leddy following a 5-year term.

Gerstenzang is a partner in the funds practice of the firm’s New York office and will take over his new role in January 2017 with Leddy remaining with the firm as head of the antitrust practice.
Latham takes experienced investigations lawyer from Covington
Latham & Watkins has hired Hui Xu as a partner in its Litigation & Trial department in Shanghai.

Xu joins from Covington & Burling in Shanghai where he was special counsel and his practice focuses on advising clients on complex, cross border government investigations and litigation matters in Asia.