Bath-headquartered Thrings has named company commercial head Simon Holdsworth as its new managing partner succeeding Thomas Sheppard.
Iberian firm Garrigues has retained the top spot in The Lawyer’s European 100 2013, but firms from Germany and Norway have produced the strongest financial results in an increasingly divided European market.
Kennedys has signed a three-year outsourcing deal that with Integreon that will see five library and information services staff transfer to the back office services provider.
Ashurst and Slaughter and May have advised on online retail group Ocado’s delivery deal with supermarket chain Wm Morrison Supermarkets.
SJ Berwin is gearing up for a vote on a global merger with Asia-Pacific firm King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) that would see the UK outfit’s name disappear.
Eversheds has secured a three-year fixed fee contract with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in Africa and the Middle East.
Hygiene giant Colgate Palmolive added Bond Dickinson to its panel just weeks before the merger between Bond Pearce and Dickinson Dees, The Lawyer has learned.
King.com general counsel Marcus Whalen is to leave the online gaming company to take up a consultancy position.
Bell Capital general counsel Tom Bartos has left the role for an M&A position at the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), the state-owned investment arm of the Gulf state.
Travers Smith has lost a discrimination case brought against it by a former trainee who claimed she was not given a permanent job because of her pregnancy.
UK associates may have to move out if they want to move up, as firms look to add strength in growing economies
Redundancies are sweeping the legal industry as firms of all sizes adjust to a world of permanent price pressure - and partners are no longer secure in ivory towers
The arrival of Texas firm Andrews Kurth in the UK proves how busy the oil and gas market has become. But the sector’s high level of activity has caught the eye of the European Commission
Russia is an attractive proposition for institutional investors at the moment, with a boom in bond issuances
International firms are jostling for position with local players in a packed legal market, but the UK magic circle still dominates