Barry Brooks, a partner in the corporate department of law firm Paul Hastings LLP, shares his
positive outlook on the 2012 financing markets with The Deal Pipeline. The change and clarity in the financial services industry could also lead to a boost in M&A activity in it next year, Brooks adds, looking to upcoming market readjustments as a result of Dodd-Frank. - Sarah Hashim-Waris
In London, Morrison & Foerster LLP recruited corporate lawyer Graeme Sloan to be global co-chair of the firm s mergers and acquisitions practice. For other updates launch today's Movers & shakers slideshow.