1 March 2010
The Allen & Overy (A&O) German IP litigation partner leaving the firm to launch Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges’ first Continental Europe outpost is taking over the magic circle firm’s entire office.
Beachcroft has raided Eversheds for public sector real estate partner Eve Gregory in a move designed to bolster the firm’s health practice further.
Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG), LG and Norton Rose have won roles on the transfer of £3bn of pension liabilities from BMW’s pension scheme to Abbey Life Assurance Company.
Former Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) senior partner Richard Dedman is set to join Bond Pearce in a notable coup for the national firm.
As the US firm loses two partners, Gavriel Hollander examines its London role
Dechert has ended its hunt for a partner to launch its office in Dublin, hiring William Fry funds partner Declan O’Sullivan.
Denton Wilde Sapte has hired two leading nuclear specialists from Hammonds who will bring with them tier 1 clients in the nuclear sector.
The partner due to head DLA Piper’s Middle East finance practice has left after just a year as local senior partners are seconded to Australia.
DLA Piper has appointed former McGrigors partner Gareth Parry as the new head of its Scottish construction and engineering group.
Dubai’s position as the Middle East’s legal hub is under pressure from Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Saudi. Luke McLeod-Roberts asks leading lawyers in the region for their opinions as to the shape of things to come
Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge has announced that it will relocate to a new London office in June following the expansion of its presence in the City.
Four women across the top 10 commercial and chancery sets were awarded silk on Friday (26 February), with Eversheds partner Marcus Trinick the only solicitor-advocate to be made up.
Former Linklaters emerging markets head Nick Eastwell has joined legal headhunters SR Search as a senior adviser.
Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) and Olswang have grabbed starring roles on a tie-up between NBC Universal and Working Title Films to create a new television production company.
The managing partner of a Moscow law firm has fled Russia over fears he is being targeted by the same people he claims are responsible for the death of one of his partners.
Despite its top-end insurance reputation, BLG has floundered for a decade. Now the new management team is getting tough
The former partners of Hammonds’ failed volume business Hammonds Direct are continuing to pursue their claim against partner Stephen York, despite a recent judgment finding in his favour.
?Howrey chair Bob Ruyak is shrugging off an ’unpredictable’ 12 months and looking ahead
The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has appointed Karen Neale, one of the senior lawyers at the Rugby Football Union (RFU), as its new head of legal.
Lovells has advised private equity house Kelso Place Asset Management on its acquisition of a company that owns a driving school just days after it went into administration.
Olswang kicked off the elections for all its senior management positions last month, with an email from HR director Ffion Griffith to the firm’s partnership signalling the start of the process.
Crisis talks over unpaid fees rescue litigation titans’ relationship
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) seems more interested in football than the average punter. There are currently challenges to agents’ payments (both for VAT and PAYE), to image rights structures and to testimonial receipts.
Jeremy Parr is set to take over as Linklaters corporate head when David Barnes stands down in April.
?A year after Paul Hastings made one of the boldest group hires in a very long time, the fruits of its seven-partner raid on Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft is there for all the market to see.
Very few firms can say they posted a 40 per cent rise in fee income last year, but one can.
?Berwin Leighton Paisner has snared a PR and marketing guru to drive its marketing strategy.
If you had 40 managing partners in the same room, most of them would regard it as an extended therapy session.
As international GC for one of the world’s largest record companies, Chris Ancliff has his hands full fighting to protect the music industry.
It’s early morning at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) and a platoon of officer cadets in full uniform charges past a group of nervous-looking Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) trainees.
Slaughter and May has extended its lead at the top of the latest ranking of advisers to FTSE100 companies, with the firm becoming the first to have more than 30 clients among the top tier of listed companies.
Taylor Wessing has fielded a seven-partner deal team on its mandate to advise longstanding client esure on the motor insurance group’s £185m private equity-backed management buyout from Lloyds Banking Group.
With the bar in a state of rapid change, clerks last week (23 February) welcomed the opportunity to escape for a few hours to chew the fat with their contemporaries at an event hosted by The Lawyer.
As the number of public sector data protection breaches continues to rise, the Government has decided it’s time to get tough.
Tulkinghorn was left craving his regular evening tipple of Bollinger last week after the partners at Olswang caused a run on the glug in Holborn.
What’s your favourite restaurant? The Vine Tree in Foxley.