Jones Day said it added two new partners, Alejandro Chico and Antonio Gonzalez, to its Mexico City office, marking the fifth new hire for the office this year and bringing the total number of lawyers there to 37.
Slaughter & May and Latham & Watkins LLP advised Thomas Cook Group Plc, the 172-year-old tour operator that required an emergency loan 18 months ago, on plans to raise 1.6 billion pounds ($2.4 billion) to restructure its borrowings as it cuts jobs and closes stores to pare costs.
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP introduced Manatt Digital Media, an entity combining legal, consulting and investment services for digital-media, entertainment and advertising clients. It will be led by Los Angles partner T. Hale Boggs.
Morrison & Foerster LLP announced leadership changes, appointing San Francisco partner Brandon Parris and Tokyo partner Randy Laxer as co-chairmen of the corporate department and New York partner Gary Lee and Tokyo partner Dale Caldwell to lead the finance group.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP opened a Houston office led by former Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP partner Mark Farley, who is one of eight lawyers hired to expand its environmental and workplace safety practices.