30 August 2004
Edinburgh firm Balfour & Manson has bolstered its private client practice by merging with G W Tait & Sons.
China has unveiled a second phase of reforms that will next year further ease the tough restrictions on the country’s legal market, although the reforms still fall short of granting foreign lawyers the right to practise local law.
Quadrant Chambers is continuing its prolific hiring spree after recruiting a former corporate partner from Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS).
Ashurst’s former managing partner Ian Nisse is leaving for Shearman & Sterling.
Australian-based Gadens’ long-standing managing partner has handed over the reigns to a commercial litigator.
I always used to think that over the summer holidays, most lawyers fled somewhere sunny and posh and forgot about work. This, as it turns out, is utter pants. At least it is this summer, with certain firms, mostly US-based, recruiting like mad - and it’s all been private equity lawyers.
Hammonds’ head of equity capital markets, Martin Thomas, is leaving to join Hunton & Williams.
Hammonds appointed a former Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BL&G) partner as the head of its Hong Kong office.
Linklaters’ New York office has made its second lateral hire in just over a week, this time paving the way for a US structured finance and derivatives practice.
US firm Pillsbury Winthrop has scooped the co-chair of IP at Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo and his eight-strong team for its Northern Virginia office.
Shearman & Sterling’s German office has recruited a former Linklaters partner to shore up its tax practice.
Weil Gotshal & Manges has lured former Travers Smith Braithwaite private equity rainmaker Mark Soundy back into the law.
The chairman of Winston & Strawn has been criticised in 500-page report into the alleged fraud at Hollinger International Inc over his role as the chair of the company’s audit committee.