In Hungary, Allen & Overy’s management seems to prefer getting its hands dirty directly. So much so that senior partner David Morley has named the firm’s local subsidiary Morley Allen & Overy Iroda. This is apparently a longstanding tradition in Hungary, as his predecessor Guy Beringer had christened the firm Beringer Allen & Overy Iroda.
Tulkinghorn is still deciding whether this is senior partner megalomania or an archaic Hungarian legal requirement for naming law firms. How about Clifford Childs? Or Freshfields Burke-Morton-Mettenheimer, anyone?