champagne

Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouët taps Irish Distillers for GC replacement

4-Sep-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouët has hired its sister company Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard’s legal head Carlton Greer as its new general counsel.

Pharmaceutical

Bristol-Myers Squibb names new French general counsel

27-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Global biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb has promoted Betty Edery to the post of general counsel for France, just over a year after making its last local head of legal appointment.

Barclays

Barclays names Croxford as group centre general counsel

25-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Barclays Bank has appointed Simon Croxford as general counsel for its Group Centre legal team, after the resignation of deputy group general counsel Michael Shaw in June.

Motorway

Highways England to expand in-house team after DfT separation

24-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Highways England is looking to grow its in-house legal team over 2015, after the government agency was separated from its parent department the Department for Transport (DfT) in April. 

railway

Hitachi Rail Europe to boost in-house capability with first GC

20-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Hitachi Rail Europe is to hire its first ever general counsel, less than a year after the company revealed which firms had won places on its inaugural legal panel.

frankfurt germany offices

ICL Holding GC Schwab jumps to Squire Patton Boggs after asset divestment

20-Aug-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

ICL Holding general counsel Rouven Schwab has joined Squire Patton Boggs as a partner in its chemicals industry group in Frankfurt after he oversaw a large-scale divestment process for the special chemistry group. 

london

Intertek appoints interim legal head to replace Williams

18-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Listed testing equipment group Intertek has appointed Joel Hanson as interim head of legal, as the company looks to announce a permanent replacement for outgoing chief Dan Williams.

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Balfour Beatty promotes new GC from within as Vaughan leaves the company

17-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

FTSE 250 construction giant Balfour Beatty has appointed David Mercer as its new group general counsel and head of legal following the departure of former general counsel and chief corporate officer Chris Vaughan.

Barclays

Barclays loses M&A specialist to Simmons in latest exit from in-house team

11-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Barclays’ head of M&A Khasruz Zaman has left the bank to join Simmons & Simmons in the latest in a string of high profile exits.

digital world internet

Spotify GC pulls out ahead of rumoured IPO to become Huffington Post CEO

10-Aug-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Spotify global head of corporate development and general counsel Jared Grusd is to depart to news outlet the Huffington Post to become the company’s chief executive officer.

In-House Interview

campbell

In-house interview: Kristin Campbell, Hilton Worldwide

3-Aug-2015 | By Katy Dowell

As legal boss of Hilton Worldwide, Kristin Campbell has guided the $10bn hospitality giant through an IPO, honed a 350-strong set of external advisers to 35 and is now putting the finishing touches to an expansion plan

hamilton

In-house interview: Amanda Hamilton-Stanley, Chivas Brothers

27-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

In the highly regulated drinks industry, the experienced Chivas GC says keeping an eye on the marketing arm in the digital age is a growing challenge 

prosser

The in-house interview: Ofqual director of legal Natalie Prosser

20-Jul-2015 | By Richard Simmons

Every day is exam day for Ofqual’s director of legal Natalie Prosser, who has had to deal with regulatory infrastructure, litigation over grade boundaries, and building her own team.

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Panel Reviews

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Co-operative Bank launches 11-firm inaugural panel

2-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The Co-operative Bank has launched its first legal panel since its split from parent company the Co-Op Group in 2013, appointing 11 firms to the roster.

telecoms

Cable & Wireless Communications GC moots inaugural legal panel

1-Sep-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) general counsel Belinda Bradberry is gearing up to install the company’s first-ever legal panel, with growth in the business changing the way its legal function operates.

london

London Boroughs' Legal Alliance looks to attract barristers with £25m retender

25-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

The London Boroughs’ Legal Alliance (LBLA) has announced it is retendering its barrister legal framework, which will be valued at between £20m and £25m over four years.

electricity pylon

Addleshaws, HSF, Irwin Mitchell and Norton Rose Fulbright win spots on National Grid panel

24-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

National Grid has appointed Addleshaw Goddard, Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), Irwin Mitchell and Norton Rose Fulbright to a slimmed-down panel, with firms including Allen & Overy (A&O) and Squire Patton Boggs losing out.

Qatar

Qatar Petroleum hands out panel spots to HSF and Simmons & Simmons

20-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) and Simmons & Simmons have won mandates on Qatar Petroleum’s inaugural legal panel, with other longstanding advisers such as Eversheds believed not to have made the cut. 

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