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PARTNER MOVES - Squire Patton Boggs appoints European GIWC practice head as part of group hire

15 Mar 2022

Squire Patton Boggs announced four senior hires to its Government Investigations & White Collar Practice as part of a concerted expansion of its global capabilities in this increasingly busy area.

Hannah Laming joins the firm’s London office as partner from Peters & Peters and will serve as the firm’s European head of Government Investigations & White Collar.
Wayne Barnes joins the firm’s London office as partner from Fulcrum Chambers. He also brings a high profile in the sports world, where he is a professional rugby referee.
Ben Ticehurst joins the firm’s London office as director from Howard Kennedy.

Marion Seranne joins the firm’s Paris office as of counsel from ebl Lexington avocats.

“Expanding our firm’s investigations practice is a strategic priority. Our work in this area continues to grow in significance and volume and we expect it will continue to do so in the years ahead,” said Kevin McCart, leader of the firm’s global Government Investigations & White Collar Practice. “Hannah, Wayne, Marion and Ben are each exceptional practitioners and represent our commitment to providing clients with seamless, cross-jurisdictional counsel on highly sensitive matters.”

Commenting on Ms. Laming’s appointment, McCart said, “Hannah is one of the leading investigative lawyers in Europe and the right person to lead our European practice into its next phase of growth. I look forward to working closely with her as we continue to expand.”

European managing partner Jonathan Jones said, “Under the steadfast leadership of Rob Elvin, our UK team has carried out a number of significant investigations and white collar matters. These appointments will take our practice to new heights at a time when clients are facing increased scrutiny in a shifting regulatory landscape.”

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