Europe, Middle East & Africa

Author: | Published: 24 Feb 2014

The continent

Katia Merlini, Hogan Lovells
Mid-January to mid-February saw a flurry of moves between firms in Paris, several involving Dentons. Among them was the departure of the former Sonier & Associés restructuring and insolvency duo Gabriel Sonier and Caroline Texier. Having left their original boutique to join Salans in 2011, the pair has now made for GIDE LOYRETTE NOUEL. The hire fills a gap at Gide following the loss of department head Oliver Puech to Bredin Prat.

Dentons also lost corporate partner Johannes Jonas (also originally from Salans) to mid-sized US firm COHEN & GRESSER, which made the hire to help launch its Paris office. Jonas has an international background, having previously worked with Bruckhaus Westrick Stegemann and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in Germany, the US and France. The launch creates the firm's third office after New York and Seoul.