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Weil London lawyers miss out in US firm's annual partner promotions round

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:53:52 -0500

Firm promotes 10 to partnership in first round without City representation since 2010


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Watson Farley & Williams posts 13% half-year revenue increase to top £70m

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:12:29 -0500

The positive half-year results for the firm follows a 20% revenue hike for the 2016-17 financial year


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Uber in-house lawyer leaves company amid revelations over undisclosed cyberattack

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:16:55 -0500

Company admits it failed to notify 57 million users their data was exposed in a breach


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BLM London head quits for Clydes as HSBC takes debenture over firm's assets

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:52:51 -0500

BLM team quits for Clydes as HSBC takes charge over insurance firm's assets


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Freshfields and Dentons up front on takeover bid for Newcastle United FC

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:21:02 -0500

Ex-Newcastle chairman Chris Mort among Freshfields team advising PCP Capital Partners on bid for Premier League club


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Mayer Brown promotes four in the City in 31-strong round

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:41:24 -0500

News of US firm's promotions follow a number of exits in London


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Weil corporate heavyweight Peter King set to depart for senior Treasury role

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:33:57 -0500

Ex-Linklaters and Shearman partner King to leave Weil after almost 10 years at US firm


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Locke Lord brings in new London management after 'law firm's nightmare' of record SDT fine

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:57:56 -0500

Former partners at US firm recount 'shambolic' London experiences, suggesting former office leaders were 'out of their depth'


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Addleshaws advises on £1bn damages claim against truck cartel

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:15:31 -0500

Firm is representing the Road Haulage Association on a group action against European truck companies including Volvo and Scania


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Ropes names first-ever female chair as London partner takes new role as global finance co-head

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:46:57 -0500

Firm appoints corporate partner as next firmwide leader following string of recent exits


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Osborne Clarke mourns retired partner Simon Speirs following sailing tragedy

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:06:19 -0500

Former Osborne Clarke partner Simon Speirs died this weekend while taking part in a round the world sailing race


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EDF Energy begins review of 14-strong UK panel with tech and innovation under scrutiny

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:26:50 -0500

EDF launches review with Eversheds Sutherland and HSF among firms under the spotlight


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Ashurst sees third London partner quit in three weeks

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:56:56 -0500

Ashurst disputes partner Ben Giaretta to join Mishcon de Reya


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BLP sees double London partner exit amid Bryan Cave merger talks

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:27:12 -0500

The partner exits will be the first since BLP confirmed that it was in merger talks with US firm Bryan Cave last month


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Keystone Law set to become third UK firm to float

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:11:19 -0500

Firm hopes to raise £15m through London listing as it follows lead of Gateley and Gordon Dadds


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Dentons launches in-house consulting venture with more than 50 former GCs

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:58:48 -0500

50 former senior in-house legal counsel sign up including ex GCs of General Mills and Royal Bank of Canada


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KPMG hires senior partner duo from Eversheds and Shoosmiths in UK corporate push

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:12:29 -0500

Accounting firm makes double hire to lead London corporate team and launch Reading legal services hub


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Weightmans posts record half-year results following structure and strategy overhaul

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:30:42 -0500

H1 revenues rise 7% after firm splits business into two-strand operating structure


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Gibson Dunn makes up female London duo in 16-strong partner promotions round

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 06:56:21 -0500

City finance and antitrust lawyers make the grade in US firm's partnership round


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Freshfields partners vote in extended single lockstep ladder to boost pay for star performers

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:47:26 -0500

Freshfields partners vote overwhelmingly in favour of new single lockstep ladder peaking at around £3m for top earners


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Magic circle and US firms leading on Unilever’s £6.5bn auction of its spreads business

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:15:15 -0500

Unilever is reportedly taking bids from four private equity houses for its spreads division


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Top UK firms consider setting ethnic diversity targets for the first time

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 07:44:32 -0500

Eversheds Sutherland, BLP, Clydes and Ashurst among those considering implementing targets to boost BAME representation


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Ashurst City corporate partner to depart for White & Case

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 07:35:06 -0500

The hire comes weeks after the exit of a London corporate partner to Sidley Austin


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Fifteen teams set to battle it out in first Dragons' Den-style LegalTalent competition

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 05:04:04 -0500

Teams from Simmons, CC, Osborne Clarke and Howard Kennedy among those set to pitch ideas to panel of senior GCs


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Clifford Chance New York white collar partner exits for US Department of Justice

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:16:46 -0500

CC white collar partner who worked on 'London Whale' and FIFA cases joins the DOJ’s National Security Division


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SDT judgment in landmark Locke Lord case reveals details of partner's 'dubious' £21m investment scheme and airport arrest

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:52:42 -0500

SDT judgment reveals ex-Locke Lord partner was arrested at Birmingham Airport in 2015 after questions over two-and-a-half-year investment scheme


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Fieldfisher posts 20% half-year revenue rise as it hires Osborne Clarke tech partner

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:23:48 -0500

Firm announces double-digit hike in revenue as it adds a new partner to its London technology practice


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CMS seals Nabarro office sublet to Lloyds as efforts to offload Olswang HQ rumble on

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 06:00:38 -0500

Lloyds Banking Group moves into Nabarro's former City base as 30,000 sq ft of Olswang's old premises remain untaken


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Metro Bank launches review of 14-firm lending and securities panel

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 05:16:54 -0500

Firms such as Eversheds Sutherland, Blake Morgan and Hill Dickinson are put on alert as review starts


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New rivalries emerge as law firms race to innovate ahead of GDPR deadline

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 14:30:02 -0500

Traditional law firms are facing a new challenge from alternative legal services providers in responding to the General Data Protection Regulation


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Herbert Smith Freehills and Hogan Lovells miss gender targets as firms grapple with diversity conundrum

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 08:08:23 -0500

Which UK top 20 firms have targets to improve the proportion of women in their senior ranks? And which are struggling to meet them?


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Allen & Overy Tokyo chief and former global managing partner contender exits firm

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 07:34:50 -0500

Simon Black has left to join a UK battery storage startup after 25 years at the firm


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Freshfields sets up new group to tackle deal roadblocks as protectionism rises

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 05:34:06 -0500

Magic circle firm appoints competition partners to lead 40-strong group of lawyers around the world


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