Making the mould

At last Maurice Allen, Weil Gotshal & Manges‘ erstwhile former joint head in London, has made up his mind on where he and his team are going. But joining White & Case is hardly surprising.

The US firm is crying out for the right person to drag its London practice to the forefront of banking and finance in the UK and Allen has chosen somewhere he can concentrate on the meatier side of law – rainmaking. But for a lawyer who is used to breaking the mould – he was one of the first to jump ship from a City firm to a US firm four years ago – Allen is becoming something he maybe hoped he would never be accused of….predictability.