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Squire Patton Boggs announced that the firm’s Global Board has unanimously approved the appointment of Jane Haxby as the firm’s European Managing Partner, and that her three year term becomes effective on January 1, 2017. Haxby, who will also serve on the Global Board, succeeds Peter Crossley, who served as the firm’s European Managing Partner for 12 years.

Cechova & Partners has announced the arrival of new Partner Lenka Subenikova to the firm. Subenikova will advise clients in various fields of M&A, real estate, and employment, and will be in charge of the firm’s German desk.

Magnusson has announced that Oleksandr Liulkov has joined the firm with a team of five lawyers, including Partner Tetyana Proskurnya, and that he will be taking over as Managing Partner of the firm's Kyiv office going forward.

Primus has announced that, after opening its Polish desk in Vilnius in August 2015, it has now launched a German Desk in the firm’s office in Riga.

Ukraine’s Lavrnovych & Partners has announced the creation and launch of a new Private Clients Practice, to be led by Oleksander Onufrienko, who the firm describes as "one of the most experienced Ukrainian consultants on structuring and private assets management."

White & Case has announced the promotion of 40 lawyers around the world to its partnership. The promotions, which are effective January 1, 2017, represent 11 of the firm's global practices in 17 locations. Including in those 40 world-wide promotions are Czech Banking lawyer Jan Linda and Polish Disputes specialist Michal Subocz.

Three well-known law firms in the former Yugoslavia have announced the creation of a new alliance — the new South East Legal Alliance (SELA) — which they describe as "a formal regional network of independent law firms advising clients on their operations across South East Europe."