London

Land Securities general counsel Adrian de Souza resigns

21-Oct-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Land Securities’ first-ever general counsel Adrian de Souza has handed in his resignation after over four years at the FTSE 100 property company.

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John Lewis hires BG Group deputy Keith Hubber as new general counsel

20-Oct-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

The John Lewis Partnership has hired former BG deputy general counsel Keith Hubber to join the company as general counsel from February 2015.

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Clifford Chance and Herbies advise on EDF EU subsidy approval

17-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

EDF has turned to Clifford Chance antitrust partner Jenine Hulsmann to win approval for a nuclear reactor subsidy scheme from the European Commission (EC), enabling the first new nuclear reactors to be built in Britain for 20 years. 

Perth

Clifford Chance loses top Aussie partner to investment house Gresham

16-Oct-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

The head of Clifford Chance’s Perth office is set to leave the firm for investment house Gresham Partners three and a half years after the firm that bore his name joined the magic circle giant.

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Eon legal head Line takes on CMA probe role alongside Pinsents

16-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Eon head of legal Graham Line has stepped down from his role to lead the company’s response to the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) probe into the energy market.

London

Mid Europa Partners turns to White & Case for first legal hire

15-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Private equity house Mid Europa Partners has appointed its first legal counsel, hiring White & Case senior associate Jana Philip.

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YouView legal boss Vitale moves to comparethemarket.com owner BGL Group

10-Oct-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

YouView’s general counsel Tony Vitale has joined insurance company BGL Group in a new role as head of legal.

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Tesco legal team joins image charm offensive

3-Oct-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Supermarket’s lawyers man the tills to rebuild company’s reputation after blunder

Virgin Money

Virgin Money promotes new GC on verge of float as Pearson steps down

3-Oct-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Virgin Money’s first general counsel Stephen Pearson has stepped down from his role as the company prepares for an IPO on the London Stock Exchange later this month.

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Tesco boss tells GC and legal team to work on the shop floor

2-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Tesco general counsel Adrian Morris and 25 other lawyers based at the supermarket’s headquarters will be sent onto the shop floor over the next three months in a campaign launched by chief executive Dave Lewis.

In-House Interview

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In-house interview: Colin Armstrong, Merlin Entertainments

20-Oct-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

As GC at one of the world’s biggest visitor attractions operators, Colin Armstrong’s role is to keep Merlin out of the firing line of global regulators

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In-house profile: QBE general counsel Esther Felton

13-Oct-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Esther Felton’s vision as GC for insurer QBE was to create a legal function that works shoulder to shoulder with the business. Now a reality, her team’s remit is extending and fast acquiring specialist expertise

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In-house interview: BFI general counsel Richard Brousson

6-Oct-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Film lover Richard Brousson is the perfect casting for the role of BFI GC, whose script includes the legalities of the London Film Festival and rubbing shoulders with stars and directors

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Panel Reviews

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Drax to replace UK legal head after two-year gap

22-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Drax is on the brink of appointing its first head of legal for two years in a move which could spark an in-house restructure.

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Dentons biggest winner as Ofgem E-Serve panel extended for two years

21-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Ofgem has extended its panel for another two years, giving Burges Salmon, Hogan Lovells, Nabarro and Pinsent Masons along with nine other firms a further term as its advisers. 

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Burges Salmon and Morton Fraser team win NDA panel spots with Eversheds and Pinsents

21-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Burges Salmon, Eversheds and Pinsent Masons have won spots on the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA) reduced legal panel.

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National Grid UK GC exits amid panel review

20-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

National Grid UK general counsel and company secretary Karen Clayton has left the network in the midst of a full-scale panel review due to be finalised in April 2015.

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Circle Housing Group confirms nine-firm panel after 12-month review

16-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Circle Housing Group, the social housing provider for London and the South East, has appointed nine firms including Shoosmiths, Trowers & Hamlins and Weightmans to its new-look panel after a year-long review.

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