Smith Nest

Savings energy: Fiona Smith, GC at Nest

21-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Set up to help with pensions auto-enrolment, Nest has gone from start-up to snaring its millionth member in just 18 months, which suits GC Fiona Smith just fine


London Mining GC: Ground rules

14-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

London Mining GC Rohit Bhoothalingam had to show his grit last year for a legal battle worth more than the company itself


In-house interview: Yum! Brands legal chief: Off the menu

7-Apr-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Sarah Nelson Smith, UK legal chief of KFC and Pizza Hut owner Yum! Brands took a fresh approach to panel review


Silverbird Group legal chief: Media wave

31-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Nigeria’s middle class boom is driving the entertainment sector and its legal development, says Adefunke Adeyeye, legal boss at media group Silverbird


In-house interview: Master of domains – Andy Southam at Netnames

24-Mar-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Need a .law web address? Then NetNames group GC Andy Southam is the go-to man for legal know-how

Scottish Power

Scottish Power head of legal: Power steering

17-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Scottish Power’s Glaswegian head of legal Marion Venman is driving an international agenda of integration, with language lessons at its core 


In-house interview: RSC – Order of play

10-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Royal Shakespeare Company had no formal panel until legal head Marina Zain joined to bring some logic to bear on the ‘artistic’ legal set-up


In-house interview: Network experience – Fred Linker at Ciena

24-Feb-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Catering to the cutting-edge internet cable needs of the likes of BT and C&W, and taking on heavyweights for consortia tenders is all in a day’s work for Ciena’s Fred Linker

(l-r) Ralf Jansen, David Eatough

In-house interview: European Stability Mechanism

17-Feb-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The heads of legal at the European Stability Mechanism reveal why working for the EU body providing vital financial assistance to struggling member states is so rewarding.

Di Tommaso

Unilever Italy GC Giulia di Tommaso

10-Feb-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Giulia di Tommaso at Unilever Italy epitomises the changing face of Continental in-housers, as companies recognise the strategic value that lawyers can bring


R&R Ice Cream’s GC Francesca Yardley: Show me the lolly

3-Feb-2014 | By Kate Beioley

R&R makes some of the best-known ice cream brands around and it’s growing fast, with GC Francesca Yardley keeping a cool eye on progress

Klimov Unisys

Unisys GC Pavel Klimov: It takes a geek...

27-Jan-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

With his techie background, Unisys GC for Emea Pavel Klimov is well placed to understand how lawyers can help combat the cyber threat 


The Guardian legal chief: Keeping guard

20-Jan-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Guardian legal chief Gill Phillips balances protecting the newspaper from legal action across the globe with finding ways to get stories such as WikiLeaks out to the public

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KWMSJB wins spot on SuperGroup panel as part of ongoing review

15-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin (KWMSJB) has been appointed by SuperGroup, the corporate group behind the Superdry brand, to handle its continental European real estate matters, as part of a wider review of the fashion group’s external advisers.


eBay associate GC leaves to launch boutique consultancy firm in Singapore

11-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

eBay’s Singapore-based associate general counsel Steven Liew has left the online shopping giant to set up a boutique consultancy firm aiming at problems solving for technology companies.


Cleary, Linklaters, Freshfields advise on €40bn Lafarge Holcim merger

8-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

A mammoth team of advisors including Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters has turned out to advise Lafarge and Swiss giant Holcim in their €40bn merger.

Andy Southam

Internet business NetNames gears up for first-ever panel review

2-Apr-2014 | By Matt Byrne

NetNames is preparing for its first-ever review of its external legal services providers, with a reduction of firms used by the internet domain names registrar looking likely.


African in-house market set for rapid expansion, predict GCs

2-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

In-house counsel in African companies are quickly gaining prominence and control over their businesses’ legal function, The Lawyer research has shown.

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Andy Southam

Internet business NetNames gears up for first-ever panel review

2-Apr-2014 | By Matt Byrne

NetNames is preparing for its first-ever review of its external legal services providers, with a reduction of firms used by the internet domain names registrar looking likely.


Pension Protection Fund turns to Norton Rose Fulbright, OC, DWF in latest panel review

1-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has handed roles to six firms including Norton Rose Fulbright, Osborne Clarke and DWF in the last of a series of panel reviews.

Vivienne King

Clarke Willmott dropped by Crown Estates following review

1-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clarke Willmott has been kicked off the Crown Estate’s rural panel in favour of a consolidated roster comprising Bond Dickinson and Burges Salmon.


TLT and Pannone Corporate among firms appointed to inaugural panel

1-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

DLA Piper, Addleshaw Goddard, Pannone Corporate and TLT have been appointed to the first-ever legal panel installed by online fashion retailer in the wake of its £560m IPO.


Slaughters, Addleshaws and Pinsents win Diageo adviser spots

31-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Drinks giant Diageo has named Addleshaw Goddard, Pinsent Masons and Slaughter and May its formal ‘preferred suppliers’ in the UK following a four-month review.

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