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BCM – Recovery & Beyond

A business continuity plan is an essential tool for ensuring a business will survive a business impacting incident. 75% of companies without a business continuity plan will fail within 3 years of their first major incident and 20% of companies will suffer from a fire, flood, terrorism, power outage, roof damage or theft in any […]

The principles of leadership for in-house legal teams

A panel comprised of General Counsels from a mix of FTSE 100 blue chip corporations to high growth companies, offering a great blend of cultures and leadership styles discuss the characteristics of a good leader and share their refreshingly honest personal stories of leadership.

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Vicky Wickremeratne, Simmons & Simmons

Vicky Wickremeratne’s expertise in defending financial services clients in high reputational risk cases goes far beyond her five years as a partner at Simmons & Simmons. Prior to returning to Simmons in 2013, she served as managing director and senior counsel in Goldman Sachs’ Hong Kong office. Her six-year in-house stint working on the global […]

A&O and O’Melveny call off transatlantic merger

After over a year of discussions between the pair, Allen & Overy and O’Melveny & Myers have called off their proposed merger. In a joint statement, the firms said: “Allen & Overy and O’Melveny & Myers have held discussions about a possible combination and, despite agreeing that there were some compelling synergies between us and […]

A&O to lose fraud head to Milbank’s expanding City office

Milbank has made its second hire from Allen & Overy in 2019, recruiting the firm’s head of fraud to lead a new group in its City office. Mona Vaswani, who was also the firm’s former co-head of firm’s UK banking, finance and regulatory litigation practice, will join Milbank after spending 26 years at the magic […]

Super Thursday: A&O last out of the traps with magic circle financials

Allen & Overy’s turnover increased by 5 per cent over 2018/19 to £1.63bn, as discussions continue over the firm’s transatlantic merger deal. The firm is the last of the magic circle to post its figures, with the turnover increase coming alongside a slight bump in average profit per equity partner to £1.66m. This is 1 […]

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