UBS Warburg is hiring a European general counsel. The post has been vacant for nearly a year.
Sally James is returning to the department after a spell as a bursar at the University of Cambridge, before which she was deputy head of legal for Swiss Bank Corporation, which merged with UBS in 1998. She is filling a hole which was left when global general counsel Mark Harding left for Clifford Chance last summer. He was also responsible for Europe, but was replaced by American Bob Dinerstein, who is also general counsel for the US. One source close to the bank said UBS Warburg is lucky to have got James back. "She's a very good catch," he said. James will report to Dinerstein, who in turn will report to a new general counsel for the whole of UBS, recruited in May (The Lawyer, 21 May). Peter Kurer is joining the investment bank from his current position as head of corporate at Swiss firm Homburger next week. UBS Warburg declined to comment.