27 November 2006

The Lawyer

  • Defectors make small work of Bristows

    27-Nov-2006

    Bristows was not the biggest firm even before a fifth of its partners left to set up their own boutique. A difference of opinion on how the business should be run saw IP litigators Penny Gilbert, Tim Powell, Simon Ayrton, Zoë Butler and Alex Wilson jump ship to start their own firm.

  • People

    27-Nov-2006

    Wilsons has appointed Matthew Bennett as a partner in its private client team. Bennett joins from Obsorne Clarke, where he was the former head of the owner-managed business unit.

  • A&O, Latham lead on £12bn ScottishPower bid

    28-Nov-2006

    At least 10 firms, including Allen & Overy (A&O), Latham & Watkins and Linklaters, have scored key roles in Spanish power group Ibedrola’s £12bn offer for ScottishPower.

  • Acquisitive Oracle set to boost legal team by one

    27-Nov-2006

    Oracle is looking to bolster its UK legal team as the company's growth strategy puts more pressure on the legal department.

  • Addleshaws bags hedge fund manager MBO role

    27-Nov-2006

    Addleshaw Goddard has advised on the management buyout (MBO) of a fund of hedge fund managers.

  • Addleshaws tempts O'Melveny star away

    27-Nov-2006

    O'Melveny & Myers has lost private equity star Andrew Carpenter, who is to join Addleshaw Goddard to head the firm's practice.

  • Amnesty vows to tackle Vietnam govt's internet free speech crackdown

    27-Nov-2006

    The Vietnamese government has come under fire from activists for cracking down on free speech by enacting laws criminalising dissenting views on the internet.

  • Ashfords lures maritime specialist

    27-Nov-2006

    Ashfords has a new head of maritime following the hire of Charles Hattersley from Plymouth-based rival Foot Anstey. Hattersley joins the firm as partner in the Plymouth office. He is accompanied by marine assistant Ashley Axten, who will be based at the firm's Bristol ...

  • Ashurst and RB complete Battersea Power Station sale

    1-Dec-2006

    Ashurst and Richards Butler have negotiated the £400m sale of London’s iconic Battersea Power Station, transferring control of the derelict landmark from Hong Kong ownership to Irish investors.

  • Ashurst courts Stockholm outfit

    27-Nov-2006

    Ashurst is in advanced discussions to launch in Stockholm as early as January next year through a formal alliance with local M&A specialists AJB Bergh.

  • Ashurst strengthens Dubai with Bryans relocation

    27-Nov-2006

    Ashurst is to bolster its fledgling Dubai office by relocating London corporate partner Nick Bryans to the region.

  • Bakers takes fee claims to court

    27-Nov-2006

    Baker & McKenzie was in court last week in an attempt to recover £200,000 of outstanding fees from three former clients.

  • Bar Standards Board fixes three-year independence strategy

    30-Nov-2006

    The Bar Standards Board (BSB) today (Thursday 30 November) set out its stall for the next three years, outlining a strategy designed to protect the independence of the barristers’ profession.

  • Better late and clever

    27-Nov-2006

    Tulkinghorn likes to think of himself as a renaissance man, attuned to the small pleasures in life.

  • BlackBerry rounds on Visto in UK

    27-Nov-2006

    Blackberry maker Research In Motion (RIM) is back in the UK patent courts going on the attack against a US adversary, at the same time as the company looks to replace its departing UK head of legal.

  • BLG calls on Law Soc to address litigation liability limit provision

    27-Nov-2006

    Professional negligence specialist Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) is lobbying for a change in the rules preventing solicitors from limiting their liability in contentious matters.

  • BLG scraps outsourcing after Bird & Bird swoop

    27-Nov-2006

    Bird & Bird swoop" /Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) is calling time on its specialist outsourcing practice after losing its three remaining IT outsourcing partners to Bird & Bird.

  • BLP bigs itself up

    27-Nov-2006

    Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) may have sparked debate last week with its best attempts to impersonate Slaughter and May by moving into the same building as the heavyweight and its European best friends in Brussels.

  • BLP to move next door to Slaughters

    27-Nov-2006

    Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is to move into the same offices in Brussels as Slaughter and May and its best friends. As first reported on www.thelawyer.com (10 October), Slaughters moved into the same building as Italian best friend Bonelli Erede Pappalardo, France-based Bredin Prat, Germany's Hengeler ...

  • Border control

    27-Nov-2006

    The ECJ’s ruling on cross-border mergers has been watched closely by a number of companis in the German market. By Jack Schiffer

  • Brick Court boosts arbitration with Littleton hire

    1-Dec-2006

    Brick Court Chambers has strengthened its arbitration capabilities with the hire of door tenant Klaus Reichert.

  • Burges Salmon appoints corporate head

    28-Nov-2006

    Bristol-based Burges Salmon has appointed a new head of its corporate and financial institutions group, its largest practice.

  • Carter strike set for next week

    30-Nov-2006

    Hundreds of criminal solicitors are expected to gather in Birmingham today (Thursday 30 November) to discuss going on strike next week in protest at the government’s legal aid reforms.

  • CC, Lovells gain Commercial Court input

    27-Nov-2006

    Clifford Chance partner Simon Davis and Lovells partner Graham Huntley have been named as members of the new Commercial Court working group, which will draw up proposals to improve the court's procedures. Mr Justice Aikens is to chair the group. Other members are Mrs Justice Gloster; 3/4 South Square's Robin Knowles QC, who is chair of the Commercial Bar Association; Brick Court Chambers' Alec ...

  • CDC Group appoints new general counsel

    27-Nov-2006

    CDC Group, the UK Government-backed emerging markets fund of funds manager, has appointed Mark Kenderdine-Davies as general counsel and chief compliance officer. He joins from Gartmore Investment Management, where he was a legal counsel. Kenderdine-Davies has also previously worked as legal counsel at Threadneedle Asset Management and general counsel at Indochina Asset Management. At CDC Group he will take over responsibility for the legal and compliance aspects of the group's international ...

  • Chadbourne secures Samsung lawyer for Korea push

    1-Dec-2006

    Chadbourne & Parke has bolstered its Korean practice as part of its Asia strategy, with the hire of a key Korean corporate counsel.

  • CMS reviews network to simplify its brand

    27-Nov-2006

    CMS reviews network to simplify its brand" /CMS is re-examining its European network structure after management fears that its branding, which uses several variations of the CMS name, is too confusing for clients.

  • Confident Christmassy Carroll

    27-Nov-2006

    Travers Smith managing partner Chris Carroll must be awfully sure of re-election come January. Now that his second term as managing partner is drawing to a close Carroll must face a partnership vote if he is to continue leading the firm for another three years.

  • Crackdown ordered on referral fees

    30-Nov-2006

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is to crack down on abuse of the rules governing referral fees, it was announced today (Thursday 30 November).

  • Cravath, Macfarlanes land CSN v Tata battle for steelmaker Corus

    27-Nov-2006

    Macfarlanes and Wall Street firm Cravath Swaine & Moore have secured key roles on a £4.3bn counter-bid for Corus in an intensifying battle for the Anglo-Dutch steelmaker.

  • Davis Wright snaps up DC boutique in latest US merger

    29-Nov-2006

    Seattle-headquartered Davis Wright Tremaine is to merge with Washington DC boutique Cole Raywid & Braverman, creating a 455-lawyer firm with nine offices.

  • Dechert snares LawGram property partner

    29-Nov-2006

    Dechert’s London office has lured a partner from Lawrence Graham to bolster its finance and real estate practice.

  • Dentons boosts Middle East with dual raid

    1-Dec-2006

    Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) is continuing to bulk up in the Middle East by adding two lateral hires to its Oman office, including its second in-houser from a major energy company in as many weeks.

  • DLA Piper legal aid work under threat by reforms

    27-Nov-2006

    DLA Piper could not sign the Law Society's open letter to the Lord Chancellor over legal aid reforms as it handles £2.4m worth of legal aid work annually - but will have to ditch the practice if the reforms come in.

  • DLA Piper takes Dentons star for litigation push

    27-Nov-2006

    DLA Piper has moved to bolster its London litigation practice with the hire of Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) partner Philip Chong.

  • DMH adds three new partners to property

    27-Nov-2006

    South East firm DMH Stallard has hired three new property partners.

  • Duane Morris ramps up in Asia and the US

    27-Nov-2006

    Philadelphia-based Duane Morris is ramping up its global footprint with a new office in Singapore and planned expansion in Baltimore and Vietnam.

  • Edward Peppiatt: Christian Salvesen

    27-Nov-2006

    He is both head of legal and company secretary for a business of 13,000 employees and has taken more work in-house. No wonder Christian Salvesen's Edward Peppiatt is integral to the company's growth ambitions. By David Middleton

  • Equality control

    27-Nov-2006

    The German Equal Treatment Act, champion of equal rights for all, looks set to send ripples through the EU, says Michael Magotsch.

  • Falconer snubs critics to push ahead with maligned Carter reforms

    28-Nov-2006

    The government is pressing ahead with the bulk of Lord Carter of Coles’s proposals to reform legal aid despite widespread criticism from the legal profession, it emerged this morning (28 November).

  • Falconer ups the ante in legal aid battle

    28-Nov-2006

    There was mass confusion this morning after the Bar Standards Board and the Department for Constitutional Affairs managed to schedule press conferences at the same time.

  • Fee-earners fall short in chargeable hours stakes

    27-Nov-2006

    A report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) published on 21 November revealed that, despite aggressive budget-setting and record performances by law firms in 2005-06, fee-earners missed their average chargeable hours targets.

  • FFW alliance member seals IP/IT merger

    27-Nov-2006

    Field Fisher Waterhouse's (FFW) Spanish European Legal Alliance member Jiménez de Parga Abogados has merged with IP/IT boutique Sol Muntañola & Asociados.

  • Financial services and pensions

    27-Nov-2006

    Pensions were back in the news pages earlier this month following the inclusion in the Queen's Speech of a Pensions Bill, which will overhaul the UK state pension system, including increasing the state pension age from 65 to 68 by 2046.

  • Firms enjoy power sharing

    1-Dec-2006

    The deal of the day is without a doubt the sale of Europe's largest brick building, Battersea Power Station. Its designer, Sir Giles Gilbert-Scott, also designed London's sorely missed red telephone boxes. The power station's smokestacks tower 350ft into the air and it featured on the cover of Pink Floyd's Animals album. With some pigs.

  • Firms keen on taking up Clementi Report reforms

    27-Nov-2006

    Fifty per cent of law firms are considering external funding, while more than half are considering adopting alternative business structures (ABSs), a new survey has revealed.

  • Freshfields and Lovells star in television showdown

    30-Nov-2006

    Freshfields' battle with Lovells for the role of chief ITV adviser has produced no end of intrigue, misinformation and acrimony. Not unlike the recent history of ITV then.

  • Freshfields ex-Paris chief quits for LeBoeuf

    27-Nov-2006

    LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae has made its second partner hire from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Paris office in three months, as Yves Huyghé de Mahenge joins the US firm.

  • Fulbright makes it two in a month with Denver launch

    28-Nov-2006

    Fulbright & Jaworski is to open a Denver, Colorado, office, making it the firm’s second office launch in a month.

  • GC Vickers quits 3 as 130 jobs go

    30-Nov-2006

    The general counsel of mobile operator 3, Paul Vickers, will be leaving as part of a reorganisation of the company that will result in 130 lost jobs.

  • Germany

    27-Nov-2006

    The German legislator has seen a flurry of activity in recent months and in this Special Report The Lawyer examines the key issues and the practical implications that have arisen.In August the German General Equal Treatment Act came into force, kickstarting German employers into action, as employees can now claim damages and indemnification as a result of both direct and indirect discrimination.

  • Gibson Dunn promotes 11 but London misses out

    29-Nov-2006

    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has become the latest US firm to announce its partner promotions ahead of the new financial year, making up 11 associates, four more than last year.

  • Grapevine

    29-Nov-2006

    Was it a case of pre-merger nerves? The departure of Dewey Ballantine partners Earle O'Donnell and Donna Attanasio for White & Case certainly looks like it.

  • Herbies hangs on to BSkyB despite A&O mandate on ITV share swoop

    27-Nov-2006

    A series of conflicts has gifted Allen & Overy (A&O) the lead role advising BSkyB on its surprise purchase of £940m worth of shares in ITV.

  • Higgs & Sons sets up HR advice group

    27-Nov-2006

    West Midlands firm Higgs & Sons has set up a dedicated HR service, with Warwickshire County Cricket Club becoming the group's first client.

  • High-end corporate work sees Shoosmiths' turnover rocket

    27-Nov-2006

    Shoosmiths' Birmingham office has boosted turnover by 81 per cent in 12 months.

  • Hogan launches Moscow tax practice

    1-Dec-2006

    Hogan & Hartson has launched a Russian tax practice in Moscow with the hire of partner Ilya Rybalkin from German firm Nörr Stiefenhofer Lutz.

  • Home, Reit home

    27-Nov-2006

    With housing portfolios all but excluded from German Reits legislation, the market could lose out on outside investment. Florian Schultz and Herbert Harrer report.

  • Insurance lawyer forum names president

    27-Nov-2006

    Bond Pearce insurance partner Lea Brocklebank has been appointed as president of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (Foil), a forum for the exchange of information between lawyers and insurance clients. Brocklebank takes over from Neil McLaughlin, head of Morgan Cole's insurance, health and regulatory practice. Brocklebank ...

  • Judging talent: the appliance of science

    27-Nov-2006

    Perhaps it's in the nature of our business, but solicitors do not enjoy a reputation as innovators. Staunch and conservative is nearer the mark - qualities that have served us well, but which may not be enough to turn ambitious firms into leading providers of legal services.

  • Landmark chief exec looks for pastures new

    27-Nov-2006

    Landmark Chambers chief executive Joel Hagan is quitting the set, just two years after joining as its first non-lawyer leader.

  • Law Soc claims victory on disclosure rules

    28-Nov-2006

    The Law Society is claiming victory over the Department of Constitutional Affairs (DCA) after preventing the retrospective application of rules on disclosure of documents.

  • Leboeuf becomes Freshfields-in-exile

    27-Nov-2006

    Another day, another Freshfields partner leaves. This time it's high-profile Paris veteran Yves Huyghe de Mahenge, who's following his old colleague and fellow arbitration specialist Eric Schwartz to LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae.

  • Legal Services Bill reveals a few shocks

    27-Nov-2006

    Accountants and other professions will be given legal professional privilege if they work in partnership with lawyers under the terms of the Legal Services Bill.

  • Linde slashes legal adviser panel in wake of BOC takeover

    27-Nov-2006

    Technology group Linde has kickstarted a sweeping review of its external legal advisers following its takeover of industrial gases giant BOC Group last summer.

  • LLPs can flourish under new EU Services Directive

    27-Nov-2006

    One aim of the EU is freedom of movement of goods, people, services and capital. Services account for 70 per cent of the EU's gross domestic product (GDP), but only 20 per cent of cross-border trade because of unnecessary regulatory and administrative burdens. A huge opportunity is being missed.

  • Lovells boosts Germany with Simmons hire

    30-Nov-2006

    Lovells has poached a Simmons & Simmons corporate partner to boost its Frankfurt offering.

  • Lovells rejigs Hungarian alliance

    27-Nov-2006

    Lovells has overhauled its associated firm in Hungary, maintaining its alliance with two individuals after they moved firms. The firm has a longstanding association with Budapest-based lawyer Dr László Partos and solicitor Christopher Noblet, who had been on secondment to Lovells' associated firm Squarra & Partos since 2000. However, the pair have since established their own firm, Partos & Noblet, which Lovells has now signed a formal association agreement with. Lovells had previously ...

  • Lovells retains ITV role despite Freshfields' advances

    30-Nov-2006

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has muscled in on Lovells’ territory as the pair team up to advise ITV on its £9bn takeover talks.

  • Manches hit by £570k Gizmondo bill

    1-Dec-2006

    Manches has failed in an attempt to recover £570,000 of unpaid fees from the chief executive of bankrupt video games company Gizmondo.

  • Manchester Transport chooses DLA, Eversheds and Pannone

    28-Nov-2006

    DLA Piper, Eversheds and Pannone have been appointed to the Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (GMPTE) legal panel.

  • Mason Hayes makes up six partners

    27-Nov-2006

    Irish firm Mason Hayes & Curran has promoted six associates to the partnership as part of plans to broaden the firm's practice areas.

  • Maxwell Batley and Winward Fearon deal creates £12m real estate boutique

    29-Nov-2006

    City property firm Maxwell Batley and construction boutique Winward Fearon are to merge, creating a 22-partner firm with an annual turnover of £12m.

  • Mayer Brown launches in Hong Kong with Jones Day raid

    29-Nov-2006

    Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw has swooped on Jones Day to kickstart its Hong Kong office, which has just had its licence approved by the Hong Kong Law Society.

  • Mergers dominate mid-market

    27-Nov-2006

    Consolidation in the US midmarket continued unabated after last month's acquisition by Reed Smith of Chicago player Sachnoff & Weaver.

  • Miffed with Mifid

    27-Nov-2006

    The implementation of the FSA's 'Markets in Financial Instruments Directive' looks unlikely to run smoothly, with late starters and high costs expected. Ash Saluja asks: what's wrong with the current regime?

  • Motor Insurers' Bureau slims panel

    1-Dec-2006

    Berrymans, Ricksons and Simpson & Marwick have won places on the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) panel.

  • Norton Rose secures Court of Appeal win over Lithuanian govt

    27-Nov-2006

    Norton Rose has triumphed in a Court of Appeal spat over the enforcement of an arbitration award against the Lithuanian government.

  • Olswang eyes Berlin for international push

    27-Nov-2006

    Olswang eyes Berlin for international push" /Olswang is making a dramatic overhaul of its international strategy with the launch of its first-ever overseas office in Berlin in January.

  • One Essex goes limited

    27-Nov-2006

    Top commercial set One Essex Court is joining the ranks of a small number of barristers' chambers that have turned themselves into limited companies.

  • Pension retention

    27-Nov-2006

    The increase in public sector outsourcing has injected some vim into defined benefit pension schemes, which many had considered to be on their way out. By Martin McFall

  • Pinsents to offer transparency with employment law scheme

    27-Nov-2006

    Pinsent Masons is rolling out a single-cost, budget employment tribunal offering in response to the trend for corporates to commoditise their employment work.

  • Record year heralds Bircham LLP switch

    27-Nov-2006

    Bircham Dyson Bell is to convert to a limited-liability partnership (LLP) in December following a record year for turnover, led by a boom in its projects practice.

  • Reforms signal end to UK firms legal aid work

    27-Nov-2006

    On the eve of the publication of the Government’s consultation findings on the Carter reforms, a survey has revealed that 90 per cent of firms believe that the reforms will threaten their ability to continue legal aid work.

  • Rising stars

    27-Nov-2006

    Revealed: the firms snapping at the heels of The Lawyer UK 100. And they're hungry

  • Rumble in the jungle

    27-Nov-2006

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Lovells dispute resolution associate Jake McQuitty dressed as Tarzan. This is the ninth time McQuitty has subjected himself to the rigours of the stage for the intriguingly named Back End Productions, all in the name of charity fundraising for the Royal Star & Garter Home for ex-servicemen and women, Prostate Research Campaign UK and Chase, the Ben Hollioake fund.

  • Shearman switches Paris managing partners

    27-Nov-2006

    Shearman & Sterling international arbitration head Emmanuel Gaillard has picked up the reins of the Paris office, pledging to increase dramatically the firm's French corporate offering.

  • Sidley launches London insurance disputes offering

    27-Nov-2006

    Sidley Austin has swooped on Kendall Freeman in order to start up a contentious insurance practice in the UK.

  • Simmons' carbon-neutral claim fuels altercation with SJ Berwin

    27-Nov-2006

    SJ Berwin" /Simmons & Simmons and SJ Berwin have become embroiled in a tug-of-war over which firm was the first to become carbon-neutral.

  • Simpson Thacher and Sidley act on largest buyout in history

    27-Nov-2006

    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Sidley Austin last week landed roles on the latest private equity-backed mega-deal, which is set to break a slew of records.

  • SJ Berwin associates land market-busting bonus

    27-Nov-2006

    SJ Berwin is offering the biggest bonuses in the City after overhauling its bonus structure, gifting associates up to 75 per cent of base salary.

  • South Korea opens door to outside firms - but only ajar

    27-Nov-2006

    South Korea is on the verge of opening its legal services market as foreign law firms look set to open offices there as early as 2008.

  • Squire Sanders Beijing head to lead AmCham

    27-Nov-2006

    Squire Sanders & Dempsey’s Beijing head has been elected as the American Chamber of Commerce’s (AmCham’s) new China chairman.

  • Steyn: Blair is undermining international rule of law

    30-Nov-2006

    Former Law Lord Lord Steyn hit out last night (Wednesday 29 November) at the government’s record in Iraq and called for the restoration of the international rule of law.

  • Taylor Wessing partner elected to Paris Bar Council

    29-Nov-2006

    Taylor Wessing partner Paul-Albert Iweins has stormed to an early victory in yesterday’s (Tuesday 28 November) Paris Bar Council elections, winning the first round (and securing reelection) by a majority of more than 200 votes.

  • The City and legal aid

    27-Nov-2006

    At The Lawyer we very rarely write about the legal aid sector. But many commercial lawyers who have never set foot in a law centre are increasingly alarmed at the effect of the Carter review on access to justice.

  • The Godfather of Eversheds

    27-Nov-2006

    One competition partner at a magic circle firm says he was just about to attempt a conference call about a particularly sensitive merger when, on checking there were no unfriendly ears on walls, he realised he recognised his neighbour. It was none other than former European competition supremo Mario Monti.

  • The great leveller

    27-Nov-2006

    Age regulations have left some gaping holes in the clarification of some pension benefits. Katie Banks and Jill Clucas report

  • The work-life quiz: Mark Stewart

    27-Nov-2006

    What was your first-ever job?A summer job baling hay and straw for £1 per hour, plus breakfast and free beer throughout the day, which seemed a fortune in the mid-1970s.

  • Thring advises Robinson on England rugby exit

    30-Nov-2006

    Thring Townsend partner Kerrie Hunt advised the England rugby coach Andy Robinson on his exit this week.

  • Training contracts

    27-Nov-2006

    Regular readers may recall that a few weeks back Tulkinghorn reported on the diminishing possibility of doing any work at all while on a Dubai-bound plane due to the overpopulation of eager lawyers on fly-in, fly-out operations.

  • Travers targets India over China for referrals

    27-Nov-2006

    Travers Smith is seeking best friend referral relationships with Indian firms in a bid to benefit from mushrooming transactional work coming in and out of the country.

  • Two new partners for Schofield Sweeney

    27-Nov-2006

    Bradford-based Schofield Sweeney has hired two new partners. Andrew Finfer, a commercial, competition law and procurement specialist, joins the firm's Leeds office from Leeds-based Walker Morris. Commercial property partner Howard Allen joins the firm's Bradford officer from DLA Piper in Leeds, where he worked for ...

  • UK Roundup - In-House

    27-Nov-2006

    In-house elite gather at Monte Carlo

  • United states

    27-Nov-2006

    Christmas comes early for many US associatesIt's the most wonderful time of the year for US associates. Those US firms that announce partnership promotions ahead of the new financial year have made a swathe of new partners very happy - and considerably better off.

  • US giants dominate on stationary office sale

    27-Nov-2006

    Any dispute over the influence of US firms on UK-based deals has been quashed following the sale of UK company The Stationary Office, the publisher of Hansard and The Highway Code, to Williams Lea Group. A swathe of US firms was instructed on the deal, which is expected to complete within seven weeks and which saw UK company Williams Lea, a unit of Deutsche Post, acquire The Stationary Office from Apax Partners for £130m.

  • Waste PFI provides rich pickings for trio

    27-Nov-2006

    The infrastructure and project finance teams at Ashurst, Walker Morris and Eversheds won the key roles advising on waste company RE3's £600m contract with Central Berkshire. The 25-year PFI deal will see RE3 provide waste management ...

  • Web week

    27-Nov-2006

    The Lawyer's Web Week is a weekly commentary on legal activity on the web. This includes an overview of the best of the week's blogs. If you want to direct us to useful links, email webweek@ thelawyer. com.

  • Weil promotes 20 but just one in London

    28-Nov-2006

    Weil Gotshal & Manges has promoted 20 lawyers to its partnership, although London only generated one promotion.

  • White & Case makes second Dewey raid in a week

    1-Dec-2006

    White & Case has carried out a second raid on Dewey Ballantine, poaching its rival’s head of restructuring in New York.

  • White & Case raids Dewey for top energy team

    29-Nov-2006

    White & Case has raided Dewey Ballantine in Washington DC for two of the US’s most prominent energy lawyers, including Dewey’s global head of energy markets and regulatory.