Pharma company Amgen has hired Jonathan Graham as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary from manufacturer Danaher to replace David Scott, who is retiring next month.
Sources close to Linklaters have been quick to comment on the “surprising” departure of managing partner Simon Davies, who revealed he will step down a year early to join Lloyds Bank on Wednesday (1 July).
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has promoted senior director of sectoral regulation Michael Grenfell to executive director following Sonya Branch’s departure to the Bank of England.
Lloyds Bank has hired ex-Barclays head of legal for corporate banking Joanna Carver as general counsel for commercial banking.
Merged food giant Kraft Heinz has promoted deputy general counsel Jim Savina to general counsel following the union of the two companies earlier this year.
Linklaters has reported a 1 per cent increase in turnover to £1.267bn in 2014/15, at the same time as managing partner Simon Davies confirmed he is stepping down early to join Lloyds Banking Group as chief people, legal and strategy officer.
French wine and spirits company Pernod Ricard is set to launch a contracts compliance app devised by its legal team to cut time spent managing commercial paperwork.
The average value of construction disputes in the UK has fallen by £600,000 but the average global figure has risen to £32m, latest research shows.
Wealth manager Towry has appointed Ashcourt Rowan’s Rehana Hasan to the role of general counsel, after the company acquired rival Ashcourt last month.
Modern Times Group (MTG) general counsel Jonny Searle is leaving the company following a relocation of the legal function to Sweden.
At the age of just 31, gas supplier SGN’s general counsel Nicola Shand has already grown a six-strong legal team and landed herself a place on the company’s executive board.
Zoe Bucknell became OneSavings Bank’s GC on the day it changed from Kent Reliance and immediately faced a tough mix of start-up and legacy issues. Four years on and her reward is steep growth via a £413m flotation.
Working at the creator of children’s online game Moshi Monsters isn’t all fun and games.
Chivas Brothers, a member of the Pernod Ricard group, is to carry out a panel review of its UK legal advisers with plans to cut the roster from 16 to around seven.
State-owned Qatar Petroleum will launch its first formal legal panel, with Simmons & Simmons and Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) understood to have already submitted tender proposals.
Affordable housing provider Alliance Homes Group has named Anthony Collins, Clarke Willmott and Trowers & Hamlins as its new legal panel.
The Co-operative Bank has launched the process to select its first-ever panel of external legal advisers, following the bank’s split from the Co-operative Group.
Colt has extended Baker & McKenzie’s role as its preferred legal adviser for an additional year, ahead of a planned re-evaluation of how the legal team chooses outside counsel.