Dozen Howrey partners break away to establish IP boutique

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  • Add to that departures of Camesasca, Kjolbe, Maier, Schuette and Chellingsworth from the competition side... Sinking ship.

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  • Any word of what the London office will be doing? Looks like the plug may be pulled across the whole of Europe

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  • what nonsense. there is no sinking ship in Brussels, it is clear to those in the market that actually work with them that their office is busy, and the antitrust practice remains busy and strong, with serious players.

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  • Bob Koenen, former member of Howrey´s management, was always proud to claim that he built Howrey Europe. Thereafter he jumped to McDermott. Let´s see what he will do their. At least McDermott´s shrinking turnover already looks like Howrey´s...

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  • At least Bob Koenen can spell...

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  • They can't afford to lose any more partners or lawyers in London. Compare the head count there with 5 years ago.

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  • Brussels is now a boutique competition practice, with few equity partners. London now has 5 partners and 5 associates. A number of good people have left. The firm is likely to be in deep trouble - for all its talk of "restructuring", this leaves them with nothing significant in Europe. This is "destructuring" - and it seems that it's happening despite them, not because they are planning it. Americans getting it wrong in Europe. Same old, same old.

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  • What happened to the race discrimination claim against Trevor Soames, as reported in the Lawyer?

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