John Rink, former managing partner of Allen & Overy (A&O), is to take an advisory role with legal management consultancy Hildebrandt. Rink, who had been managing partner of the magic circle firm since 1994, resigned in October 2002 and stepped down as a partner on 31 April this year. He will remain on the A&O management board for a further year as a consultant. Hildebrandt chairman Brad Hildebrandt commented: "We are gratified that John Rink will now be available to advise our clients and consultants. His insights and experience will certainly add tremendous value to many of our global projects."