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Bank of America GC Lynch steps down as fines drop off

27-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Bank of America general counsel Gary Lynch is stepping down from his role, four years after joining the bank.

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Exclusive: Royal Mail’s Harnby to exit GC role two years after company IPO

27-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Royal Mail general counsel Neil Harnby is leaving the company at the end of this year after four years at the helm of the company’s legal team.


Standard Chartered hands GC extra power in management shake-up

21-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Standard Chartered’s new chief executive Bill Winters has announced a “realignment” of the bank’s compliance and legal capabilities, handing group general counsel David Fein responsibility for corporate secretariat issues.


Ignis legal head leaves for Lazard Asset Management

17-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Lazard Asset Management has appointed Tim Russell as head of legal and compliance in the UK, following his departure from Ignis Asset Management. 


Pricing matters. Here's why.

16-Jul-2015 | By Matt Byrne

In a market where many firms are posting double digit rises in revenue, there doesn’t appear to be much of a problem when it comes to pricing. But don’t be so sure.


BBC creates new FOI and contentious DP role following reorganisation

16-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

The BBC has promoted Nicola Cain to the new role of head of legal for freedom of information (FOI) and contentious data protection (DP). 

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eBay's deputy GC moves over to Glassdoor

15-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Job search website Glassdoor has appointed eBay’s deputy general counsel Brad Serwin as its new GC. 

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Linklaters MP Davies in mandate to review Lloyds Bank legal function

13-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Linklaters managing partner Simon Davies may have been given a mandate to review Lloyds Bank’s legal function as one of the first jobs in his new role as chief people, legal and strategy officer, according to bank insiders.

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Abcam appoints Actavis legal director Smith to new chief legal officer role

13-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Life science research tool provider Abcam has hired Actavis executive legal director Suzanne Smith to join the company as its first chief legal officer and company secretary. 


Football Association GC Maclean to exit following management shake-up

10-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Football Association (FA) group legal director and company secretary Alistair Maclean is leaving the organisation after 11 years as part of a shake-up of senior management.

In-House Interview


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 


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.


In-house interview: Sarah Binder, PlusNet

13-Jul-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

With a grounding in both telecoms and M&A, Sarah Binder is well placed to face the challenges that come with being director of legal and compliance at entrepreneurial and fast-growing PlusNet.

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Panel Reviews


A&O, Slaughters and Weil Gotshal among winners on GE European panel

27-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

GE has reviewed its finance and M&A European legal panel and it is understood that Allen & Overy (A&O), Slaughter and May and Weil Gotshal & Manges are among the firms winning a place.

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Deutsche Bank reappoints host of firms to global panel

24-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Deutsche Bank has carried out its biennial legal review and is understood to have appointed Allen & Overy (A&O), Hogan Lovells and White & Case to its roster. 

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Scottish government delays announcement of £44m multi-body panel

23-Jul-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

The announcement of the Scottish government’s vastly expanded legal panel has been delayed by almost two months after firms were given time to appeal the body’s initial decisions.


Shipping mutual Standard Club reviews panel roster

22-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Shipping insurance mutual the Standard Club has undergone a review of its preferred legal advisory panel, with longstanding advisers Ince & Co and Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) understood to have made the cut.

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AA panel review sign-off delayed by three months

21-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The AA has delayed signing off its legal panel review by three months, The Lawyer has learned.

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