Gadens has added Daniel Middleton as partner in its property, construction and planning group. He joins the firm after more than ten years at Baker McKenzie, having spent the formative years of his career at Simpson Grierson in New Zealand and at Lawrence Graham (now Wragge Lawrence Graham) in the UK. He worked at Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst) before joining Baker McKenzie in 2007. Middleton’s expertise spans the full spectrum of drafting and negotiating contracts relating to the procurement of major construction and infrastructure projects, and the subsequent operation, maintenance, leasing and sale of those assets. He has significant experience from working on a wide range of projects in a variety of environments and market sectors, including property development, universities, renewable energy, water infrastructure and public private partnerships.

Hogan Lovells will be adding Antonia Croke as a partner in the global litigation practice, and will ultimately be based in the Hong Kong office. She will join from the London office of Ashurst, and will initially join the Hogan Lovells litigation team in London before transitioning to Hong Kong later in 2019. Croke has extensive experience in complex, cross-border litigation and investigations, including contractual, corporate, employment, insolvency, and fraud-related disputes. While at Ashurst, she worked for a number of leading companies on complex and high-profile commercial disputes and investigations in the financial services, automotive and TMT sectors. Prior to joining Ashurst in 2010, Croke worked at Clayton Utz and Gilbert + Tobin in Sydney.

Jones Day has added Adam Conway as a partner to lead the firm’s energy and resources transactional work in Perth. Conway has more than 20 years’ experience working with the largest energy and resources companies throughout Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. He has advised clients on major projects in the mining and oil and gas sectors, on structuring, joint operating agreements and joint venture issues, as well as energy supply, commercial agreements, off-take arrangements, and field development. In the energy supply area, he has advised on the whole range of downstream energy issues, from gas sales, gas transportation, gas storage, gas swaps, interconnects, spot transactions, PPAs and renewable energy.

Squire Patton Boggs has added Mörk Murdock as a corporate partner. A leading US lawyer, Murdock joins the firm after 14 years at Davis Polk, where he previously led the Japan M&A practice in Tokyo. He is fluent in Japanese and has considerable experience acting for Japanese multinationals in the manufacturing and industrial, pharmaceutical and life sciences, and financial and life insurance sectors. His practice focuses on cross-border M&As, strategic alliances and joint ventures. He has also advised on global securities offerings, corporate investigations and regulatory compliance matters. Recent transactions include advising Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma on its US$1.1 billion acquisition of NeuroDerm and assisting Valeo with its partial tender offer for shares of Ichikoh Industries. Murdock is admitted to practice in New York and is qualified in Japan as a foreign qualified lawyer.

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