Cuts and Redundancies
Pannone has put more than 100 people on notice of redundancy since the firm agreed to press ahead with a tie-up with Australian-listed Slater & Gordon.
Norton Rose Fulbright has axed 30 jobs across its Australian offices, in a move that took effect earlier this month (14 November).
Davenport Lyons has closed its film and TV group following the retirement of department head Leon Morgan and senior partner Richard Moxon, resulting in four redundancies.
An unspecified number of jobs have been put at risk in Harper Macleod due to restructuring of its insurance department.
Wragge & Co is the latest firm to transfer a cohort of its support staff to third-party provider Intelligent Office, resulting in 26 full-time equivalent (FTE) staff members opting to take voluntary redundancy.
On the move
Former Herbert Smith Freehills’ Singapore partner John Dick has joined Ernst & Young Singapore as a partner as the “big four” accounting firm mulls legal services launch.
Herbert Smith Freehills has named Tokyo managing partner Peter Godwin as the firm’s new regional head of disputes in Asia.
Move of the week
Fox International Channels (FIC) has appointed Francis Chang as its senior vice-president legal and business affairs and general counsel for Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
King & Wood Mallesons’ global head of disputes resolution Beau Deleuil is joining Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan’s Sydney office.