28 August 2006
Ashurst has strengthened its securities and structured finance team with the dual hire of derivatives partners from White & Case and BNP Paribas.
Houston-based firm Baker Botts has ramped up its London presence, flying in the firm’s former deputy head of its Houston trial team.
Cable & Wireless is looking to slash the number of law firms it uses as part of a company-wide reorganisation and profit drive.
Clifford Chance’s Asian managing partner Jim Baird has vowed to team up with a Chinese law firm as soon as the Chinese government allows it.
DLA Piper’s sports team has been drafted in by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to represent captain Inzamam-ul-Haq against charges brought by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The ICC has accused Inzamam of ball-tampering and bringing the game into disrepute following the early finish of the Fourth Test at the Brit Oval on 20 August.
French independent Veil Jourde has lost another two partners as M&A specialists Ariel Harroch and Marie-Charlotte Trebuchet leave for Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is celebrating after scooping a mandate to advise the Irish government on the IPO of its flag carrier Aer Lingus.
Hammonds’ Brussels office has been hit by the resignation of three partners, including office head Konstantinos Adamantopoulos.
Jones Day has poached Lovells employment partner Lisa Mayhew in a push for its London labour and employment practice.
The Frankfurt office of Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has lost one of its star partners to Latham & Watkins.
Gay and lesbian solicitors feel that they are unable to come out to colleagues and want more support from the profession, a new study by the Law Society has shown.
Lovells is taking an axe to its entire Berlin office following a radical review by the firm’s management.
West Coast US firm O’Melveny & Myers has raided Lovells for a new corporate partner.
Maitland Chambers has poached 7 Bedford Row’s Robert Graham-Campbell to be its new chief executive.
Howrey has landed instructions from Ryanair as the low-cost airline launches a claim against the government for declaratory relief following the recent security alerts.
The South African Competition Commission has given the merger between leading South African firms Edward Nathan and Sonnenberg Hoffmann Galombik (SHG) the green light.
A consortium of 18 local authorities in the south of England has slashed its legal costs by up to a third by selecting a combined legal panel.
Sports boutique Max Bitel Greene has launched a High Court defamation claim against Associated Newspapers on behalf of Everton Football Club manager David Moyes.
LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae has raided Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for a three-partner real estate and environment team.