27 August 2007
The spurned half of a failed union finally finds happiness in the arms of a familiar friend with the help of a once-disaffected partner: it could be lifted straight from the pages of Jane Austen -- or at least Heat magazine.
Allen & Overy's (A&O) troubled Italian operation has raided independents Gianni Origoni Grippo and Ripa di Meana LC to make two corporate hires.
Ashurst has raided Freshfields in Frankfurt, scooping tax partner Matthias Kuhn as it continues to build its German operation.
The London heads of New York firms Dewey Ballantine and LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae are to fight it out for the top position when the firms merge in October.
Beachcroft has joined the carbon footprint bandwagon, pledging to reduce its carbon emissions by 5 per cent.
Clifford Chance has continued its mobility strategy with the transfer of a senior associate from London to Hong Kong.
New York firms Dewey Ballantine and LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae have agreed to merge to form a 1,300-lawyer firm.
DLA Piper has ramped up its presence in China with the appointment of advertising and franchising lawyer Richard Wageman.
Cardiff set 9 Park Place's head of chambers Ian Murphy QC has been taken on as a tenant at Farrar's Building.
Virgin America has appointed US firm Fenwick & West to advise on the $200m (£100.8m) financing exercises related to its launch in the US.
Field Fisher Waterhouse has appointed Oliver Rijckaert as an employment partner in its Brussels office.
Taylor Wessing yesterday (30 August) re-elected Michael Frawley for a second term as the managing partner of its UK arm.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has followed magic circle rival Clifford Chance in parachuting key lawyers into its New York office.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has lost another project finance partner with Houston-headquartered Fulbright & Jaworksi swooping on Andrew Hart for its London office.
Linklaters has raided accountancy firm Deloitte for partner Rui Palma, who is to come in as head of tax in its Lisbon office.
Linklaters China partner Paul McNicholl has been appointed as the new joint managing partner in Tokyo.
Norton Rose has turned to Canon to install £300,000 worth of new print equipment in its London office in a bid to improve its green credentials.
Five points for anyone who correctly guesses the identity of this well-known lawyer:
Brown & McRae partner John MacKinnon, who took over as president of the Law Society of Scotland in May, has stood down, effective immediately.
Another day, another environmental initiative. This time Beachcroft is aiming to reduce its carbon footprint by 5 per cent.
Transport for London (TfL) has awarded panel positions to a dozen law firms, with Eversheds retained to work specifically on the company's mainstream work.
More than three-quarters of the UK's top 50 law firms have introduced flexible working, The Lawyer can exclusively reveal.
Dewey Ballantine and LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae may be embarking upon a marriage of convenience, but for one London managing partner the honeymoon will be over before it’s even begun.
Yukos's former chief executive Mikhail Khodorkovsky has won the right in the US to obtain documents related to the Russian oil giant from oil business Chevron.