The Lawyer in the US
It’s the hap-happiest season of all, say litigators in New York and Washington. Why is it the most wonderful time, The Lawyer asks? It’s not because it’s nearly Christmas and there’ll be parties for hosting, marshmallows for toasting or caroling out in the snow.
People may laugh uproariously at the idea of moving to private practice for a better work/life balance. They might cackle harder when they realise that the place in question is a US firm. But it appears that an increasing number of senior in-house counsel are choosing to leave for a less demanding private practice role, both in the UK and US.
Earlier this month we asked if Dentons’ eyes were too big for its tummy, what with a McKenna Long & Aldridge merger on the cards. Is the firm fattening up too fast?
Davis Polk & Wardwell was once compared to Skadden: a powerhouse in the US, sleepy in London. But then it smelt the coffee and launched an English Law capability in the City with the hire of Freshfields capital markets partner Simon Witty. What of it since?
Paul Hastings has been in the news for less than great reasons recently – you may recall partner Tom O’Riordan left the firm’s London office after he was found to have lied about his education
American Express (AmEx) has named managing counsel Tim Heine as its interim general counsel as it rejigs its internal reporting structure.
DAC Beachcroft has merged with Colombian insurance firm De La Torre & Monroy Abogados Asociados and started trading as DAC Beachcroft Colombia yesterday (1 December).
Reed Smith, Allen & Overy and Clifford Chance were among firms advising on the restructuring of a £662m residential mortgaged-backed securitisation (RMBS) by Eurosail-UK ...
The Financial Report — Volume 2, No. 21 subscription
DLA Piper has released the latest version (Volume 2, No. 21) of The Financial Report.
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
US firms are on a hiring drive to gain clout in London and boost their English law capabilities, and the tactic is paying off
New boss Tom Reid is taking Davis Polk down a path that calls longstanding links into question, including those with Slaughter and May