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Australian firm Minter Ellison’s new chief executive Tony Harrington is a man with a mantra. His plan for the firm to succeed in the domestic and international markets is simple - to collaborate internally to deliver results to clients, innovate with broad-based solutions and, the hardest challenge, to inspire.
It’s another private equity goodbye for Travers Smith and this time it really is a big one, with group head Phil Sanderson heading off to Ropes & Gray in what is a major coup for the US firm.
The news that FTSE 250 company Essar Energy’s legal team is to merge with that of parent company Essar Capital’s, with general counsel Sheena Singla considering an informal panel shake-up as a result, will have phones ringing off the hook around the City.
Save the small matter of a referendum to contend with, it’s all gone a bit quiet on the Scottish front, what with Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games consigned to history and Edinburgh’s military tattooists putting their pipes away for another year.
Unilever has been shopping for an inaugural legal panel and put Mayer Brown, Slaughter and May, Olswang and Baker & McKenzie in its trolley.
Birketts has been exposed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) as the subject of a scam after members of the public received emails purportedly from the UK Border Agency advising them to send money to the firm.
Allen & Overy (A&O) will keep on 82 per cent of its autumn 2014 qualifying trainees, matching Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s rate but failing to top the high retention at Linklaters.
Minter Ellison’s newly installed chief executive Tony Harrington is clear on how the Australian firm can succeed: it has to turn words into action. And he means three words in particular.
Mishcon de Reya has named partner Adam Rose as its new international development head following the departure of international development director Rita Jardim.