Allen & Overy’s litigation masterplan: Will it pay off?
If the firm’s wager goes according to plan, it will become first in line for big-ticket litigation work on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as Asia. In short, the sun will never set on the A&O litigation empire.
Allen & Overy (A&O) has restructured its global IP management, appointing London-based IP litigator Nicola Dagg as global head of IP, while partner David Stone has been appointed as global head of brands, The Lawyer can reveal.
Allen & Overy is launching a new graduate scheme in London focusing on legal technology and project management. The scheme will take on four candidates with STEM or Economics degrees in a bid to harness young technical talent. The programme, which will start in September, will mirror the structure of a traditional training contract, though […]
Allen & Overy’s (A&O) ‘Fuse’ initiative last year was one of the landmark legal market developments in terms of highlighting the extent to which traditional firms are remodelling their businesses. Spearheading Fuse is derivatives lawyer Shruti Ajitsaria, an angel investor in her free time, who came up with the idea while on a jam-packed maternity […]
Reed Smith’s head of private equity real estate, Oliver s’Jacob has left to join US counterpart Morrison & Foerster as its first real estate partner in London. s’Jacob becomes MoFo’s first and only real estate partner in London, following on from the arrival in late 2017 of partner Florian Ehrich, who joined to build out the real […]
In what has already been a busy January for Kirkland & Ellis‘s City operations, the firm is gearing up to hire another new lateral from Weil Gotshal & Manges. The Lawyer understands that Weil’s most senior tax lawyer in London, David Irvine, has resigned for Kirkland. Irvine started his career at Deloitte in Australia as a tax […]
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) is to launch its first alternative legal services centre in New York, with the firm’s in-house tech unit now generating over £40m worth of revenue worldwide. The firm is opening in New York with a new e-discovery team, as well as a smaller operation in Hong Kong. Building on its existing e-discovery capabilities […]
Legal employees at Jaguar Land Rover face uncertainty at the company after it announced it was embarking on a programme to slash 4,500 jobs worldwide. The job cuts across the vehicle manufacturer, which are part of its £2.5bn plan to reverse losses, will begin with a voluntary redundancy programme in the UK. The bulk of the cull will […]
Dechert’s former Dubai co-managing partner Gavin Watson has left the firm for Pillsbury, where he will work as a partner in its London office. Watson has relocated from the Middle East to London, with a focus on cross-border corporate transactions in the oil and gas space. He joined Dechert in 2012 from defunct firm Dewey & […]
Deliveroo has reshuffled its in-house legal team after the departure of chief legal officer Rob Miller, who has left the food delivery service after just 12 months. Miller joined Deliveroo at the start of 2018 from tech startup Improbable, where he led its legal team for a year too. The former Fieldfisher lawyer also held […]