3 January 2000

The Lawyer

  • Bernstein bags rival's managing partner

    5-Jan-2000

    Alan Schulman, the head of Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach's three West Coast offices for the past five years, has defected to Bernstein Litowitz and set up shop in San Diego.

  • Cleary Gottlieb appoints new managing partner

    5-Jan-2000

    Corporate lawyer, Karasz - who joined the firm in 1967 - replaces Ned Stiles who held the post for 12 years.

  • Clyde & Co absorbs Turner & Co

    7-Jan-2000

    The London-based firm's two partners - Paul Turner and Roger Spencer - will join Clyde & Co as equity partners in an enlarged commodities group with all their staff.

  • Criminal Silk joins Hardwicke Building

    5-Jan-2000

    Upward, who specialises particularly in fraud cases, will lead the niche group of nearly 30 barristers, replacing former crime head, Zoe Smith who has been made a Circuit Judge on the South Eastern Circuit.

  • Finers Stephens Innocent in further expansion

    4-Jan-2000

    Michael Lewis will head up Finers Stephens Innocent's private client department, while Michael Kutner joins the property department, Alan Kaufman the family division, Peter Carter the corporate department and Howard Zetter the commercial litigation department.

  • Garretts loses a founding partner

    7-Jan-2000

    Adrian Phillips joined Garretts nearly six years ago and played a key role in building the Reading office into a seven-partner practice with 35 fee earners serving the Thames Valley market.

  • Garretts loses a founding partner

    7-Jan-2000

    Adrian Phillips joined Garretts nearly six years ago and played a key role in building the Reading office into a seven-partner practice with 35 fee earners serving the Thames Valley market.

  • Kennedys captures Edward Lewis team

    7-Jan-2000

    The team includes three partners - Jane Smith, Kate Whitefield and Kieron West - who will join the 45-partner firm on 31 January following the dissolution of Edward Lewis' partnership.

  • Kennedys captures Edward Lewis team

    7-Jan-2000

    The team includes three partners - Jane Smith, Kate Whitefield and Kieron West - who will join the 45-partner firm on 31 January following the dissolution of Edward Lewis' partnership.

  • King & Spalding raids Baker & McKenzie

    7-Jan-2000

    The departing partners - John Cogan, Duncan Gray, Kenneth Culotta and Philip Weems - all specialise in international transactions involving the energy industry and will join King & Spalding's corporate group in the Houston office.

  • Law firms may be needed to draft new laws

    4-Jan-2000

    The Government's lawyers are reportedly so snowed under with the weighty workload that Labour's legislative programme is facing delay. The utilities bill, for example, - which reforms utility regulations - was due to be published before Christmas, but is now, apparently, on hold.

  • Lawyer loses sex case

    6-Jan-2000

    Joan Grant, lawyer for the Disability Law Service in Central London, was fired after bosses found out she was accessing her fantasy file for ten minutes every day. Grant said she was thinking about taking up a career in writing sexual fantasy novels and also considering setting up a mediation law centre for gays

  • LCD plans special enforcers for debt collection

    7-Jan-2000

    An LCD consultation paper suggests giving enforcers powers to find out about debtors' assets from third parties and pursue ways of enforcing court decisions.

  • Linklaters breaks $1 trillion mark

    6-Jan-2000

    The firm alone - excluding other firms in the alliance - acted on deals valued at $1,064 billion (£648.7 billion) including $735 billion of M&A, $216 billion of capital markets and banking deals and $105 billion of project finance.

  • Linklaters breaks $1 trillion mark

    6-Jan-2000

    The firm alone - excluding other firms in the alliance - acted on deals valued at $1,064 billion (?648.7 billion) including $735 billion of M&A, $216 billion of capital markets and banking deals and $105 billion of project finance.

  • Manhattan firms merge

    5-Jan-2000

    The 65-lawyer firm Windels Marx Davies & Ives has teamed up with the 35-lawyer firm Lane & Mittendorf to form Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf. The merger, which was finalised on 1 January, brings together firms with similar practices. Both focus on corporate, litigation and real estate law and handle a lot of international law.

  • New Herbert Smith appointments

    5-Jan-2000

    Commercial litigation partner Roger Brown joins from Stephenson Harwood, where he was a partner for 21 years. He says he felt like a move and wanted to go to "the best litigation practice in the City."

  • New Herbert Smith appointments

    7-Jan-2000

    Commercial litigation partner Roger Brown joins from Stephenson Harwood, where he was a partner for 21 years.

  • Partner poaching firm settles

    6-Jan-2000

    No terms of the settlement have been released, but Holleb & Coff is understood to have held onto some key clients.

  • Regulatory maze hits merger hopefuls

    6-Jan-2000

    The New York firm's survey of 99 jurisdictions shows that companies planning global deals face a mass of new, and often inconsistent regulations.