Clayton Utz has appointed David Ephraums as a partner in the firm’s superannuation practice. He began his career in private practice and has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services sector, including senior in-house legal roles with BT Financial Group, UBS Global Asset Management and AMP. His legal and industry experience spans financial services, funds management, superannuation, life insurance, portfolio services, financial advice and distribution, and retail banking, including advice on governance and compliance issues.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has appointed Edward “Ted” S Johnson as a partner in its M&A and private equity practice group based in the firm’s Tokyo office. Johnson, a leading corporate and M&A lawyer in Japan, was formerly a partner with Paul Hastings where he was managing partner of the Tokyo office. He counsels multinational companies and private equity funds in structuring and negotiating cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings and other strategic transactions. He also represents clients in dispute resolution and compliance matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-corruption, regulatory and competition law issues. Johnson represents clients across a wide range of sectors including telecommunications and media, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, manufacturing, power, retail, hotels and real estate, finance and education.

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