Gensler announced Dawn Hart has joined the design firm’s Phoenix office as an interior design project manager.Hart brings more than 25 years experience in the Phoenix metropolitan area to her new role at Gensler, with demonstrated leadership in managing interiors projects for both public and private clients.“Highly valued for her leadership, Dawn brings outstanding relationships with clients, a commitment to design and technical excellence, as well as high-quality service delivery to our team.” says Beth Harmon-Vaughan, managing principal of Gensler’s Phoenix office.Prior to joining Gensler, Hart managed projects and the interior architecture team at the Phoenix office of AECOM. Over the past three decades Hart has led projects for corporations, financial services firms, justice facilities and higher education institutions.“Phoenix is my home, and nothing pleases me more than to become part of moving Phoenix forward.” says Dawn Hart. “The future of design is being lead by Gensler, in Phoenix and across the globe, and I am honored to work with such a tremendous group of professionals.”Hart is a registered architect and a United States Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional. Hart graduated with a Masters of Architecture from the University of Wisconsin, where she also earned a Bachelors of Science in Architectural Studies.Gensler has a long standing presence in Phoenix and a celebrated reputation for design excellence. As the recipient of 25 recent design awards, including those from the International Interior Design Association and the American Institute of Architects, Gensler’s Phoenix office is home to 42 passionate professionals dedicated to design innovation.
Mr Justice FancourtCity law firms representing two oligarchs accused of a multi-billion-pound fraud at a now state-owned Ukrainian bank claimed around £14m in costs after successively arguing that the case should not be heard in London.In a judgment on costs published this week, Mr Justice Fancourt awarded a portion of the claimed costs, around £8.4m, to businessmen Igor Kolomoisky and Gennadiy Bogolyubov and five businesses to which they have or have had connections.The judgment shows that international firm Fieldfisher, which represented Kolomoisky, claimed around £9m. Bogolyubov, now represented by Enyo Law and previously by Skadden, claimed £2.9m, while lawyers for the five companies claimed £2.1m.After considering the ‘very very substantial’ costs, Fancourt J awarded interim payments of £4m (Kolomoisky), £2m (Bogolyubov) and £1.5m (the five companies). The costs judgment comes after the High Court ruled in PJSC Commercial Bank Privatbank and Igor Valeryevich Kolomoisky & Others, that the English courts do not have jurisdiction to hear the claims by PrivatBank.A worldwide freezing order for misrepresentation and non-disclosure previously obtained by the bank was also stayed. The oligarchs deny any wrongdoing.PrivatBank, represented by international firm Hogan Lovells, has said it will appeal the ruling.Assessing the £9m costs, Fancourt J said the sum was hard to quanitify as there is ‘no costs schedule equivalent to the kind of schedule that is produced on a summary assessment.‘The short schedule that has been produced provides very little detail at all. It contains, for example, single items for work done on documents for 7,107 hours and 58 minutes, amounting to £2,008,000 of fees, and in another part of the schedule another 4,506 hours of work done on documents for £1.55 million of fees,’ Fancourt J wrote.Fancourt J also rejected a claim by PrivatBank that the fees be placed into a solicitor’s holding pending the outcome of any appeal. ‘At this stage it is clear that very substantial amounts of money have been spent by the defendants on legal fees. It seems to me appropriate, on the basis of my findings, that they should have those interim payments on account of costs at this stage,’ his judgment found.