It has emerged that Allen & Overy (A&O) has added a performance related bonus pool to assist in attracting and retaining “exceptional partners and lateral hires”, in the latest in a string of lockstep changes in the magic circle.
Ex-Tesco senior counsel Phil Warren has been named head of legal at Vodafone and Telefónica joint venture Cornerstone Telecoms Infrastructure Limited (CTIL).
Independent travel group and aircraft engineering company Monarch Group has appointed aviation specialist Alison Wilds as group head of legal.
West End firm Hamlins has recruited sports litigator Mark Gay from Burges Salmon to launch its first dedicated sports practice.
Bond Dickinson energy partner Stuart Carter has left for Fieldfisher just months after the firm lost an energy team to Pinsent Masons.
With even more budget cuts set to fall on local authority legal teams, innovation and creativity are at a premium if councils want to continue to deliver services. Luckily for the general public, local authority lawyers are stepping up to the challenge with wholesale reinvention – and look set to challenge private practice for key mandates.
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Linklaters will cut three spots including two in London from its international board, following a partnership consultation to cut down time spent on management after complaints the former set up was excessive
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Slaughter and May have taken the lead roles on Santander Asset Management’s multi-billion euro merger with Pioneer Investments.
Irish firm Byrne Wallace has appointed Central Bank of Ireland general counsel Joseph Gavin as head of its financial services practice.
Foot Anstey has turned to CMS Cameron McKenna to defend it against an age discrimination claim brought by an ex-partner.
A Paris employment tribunal has landed Dentons with a €60,000 damages bill after finding that the firm unlawfully made a secretary redundant immediately prior to the 2013 merger between legacy Salans and SNR Denton.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Mayer Brown have taken the lead on the sale of holiday company Center Parcs to Canadian property group Brookfield for around £2.5bn.
Spanish firm Pérez-Llorca has confirmed plans to open a foreign office in New York in the fourth quarter of this year, in a bid to gain more US related work and expand its presence in Latin America.
Accountancy firms have outstripped law firms in space management strategies, new research from real estate company CBRE shows.
WM Housing Group has appointed seven firms to its legal panel in an attempt to incorporate social values into its legal activities.
Network Rail has drafted in Eversheds on its battle with TSSA union over rail strike plans to take place on bank holiday Monday (25 May).
Kingsley Napley client JD Wetherspoon has been ordered to pay £24,000 to a number of Irish travellers represented by Howe & Co following a Central London County Court ruling of “direct racial discrimination” by the pub chain on Monday (18 May).
Bird & Bird has announced that it has applied to the Luxembourg bar for approval to launch in the Grand Duchy, its 28th office worldwide.
K&L Gates has become the latest firm to pick up a partner from Clifford Chance in Germany, recruiting the magic circle firm’s German trademark head Thorsten Vormann.