The soon-to-retire head of legal at Schroders is joining Kirkland & Ellis as he prepares to become president of the International Bar Association (IBA). Francis Neate, Schroders’ group legal adviser since 1997, joins Kirkland on 1 July. He is currently IBA vice-president, but will become president for a two-year term from January. He will work at Kirkland part time.
First revealed on www.thelawyer.com 17 June