29 August 2005
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has boosted its London global finance department with an Allen & Overy hire.
Dewey Ballantine has boosted its Frankfurt office with the high-profile hires of former Linklaters Oppenhoff & Rädler senior partner Rudolf Cölle along with Nörr Stiefenhofer Lutz partner Bernd Fahrholz
Sidley Austin Brown & Wood has become further embroiled in accounting giant KPMG’s criminal tax case after former partner Raymond "RJ" Ruble was formally indicted last week in connection with the sale of fraudulent tax shelters.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has landed its second major gaming IPO as the magic circle firm continues to benefit from the surge of activity in the sector.
Hammonds partner Simon Sale has become the third salaried partner to leave the firm since it instituted a lock-in for its 85 equity partners in April this year.
Atlanta firm King & Spalding has raided US rival Shearman & Sterling to hire corporate finance specialist Christopher Paci.
Linklaters has thrown down the gauntlet to its City rivals by hiking the Legal Practice Course (LPC) maintenance grants the firm pays to its future trainees by 40 per cent.
Law Society chief executive Janet Paraskeva has been appointed as a non-executive director of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) – a post that will net her £20,000 a year for 15 days work.
Shepherd & Wedderburn has won a competitive tender to advise the Water Industry Commission for Scotland (WICS) on a three-year licensing project.