Cristiano Dalla Bona

Cristiano Dalla Bona

Cristiano is deputy news editor at The Lawyer. He joined in July 2018. He can be found tweeting @TheLawyerCDB

Roundtable: How to get the best advice from external counsel

As corporate developments around ESG and regulatory changes prompted by Brexit sweep across executive boardrooms, general counsels have never been closer to the highest ranks of their companies. The very role of the in-house lawyer is changing. “I’ve never seen such a time with so much change happening constantly,” says EY transactional partner Claire Scott-Priestly. […]

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, BCLP

BCLP ups charge-out rates to match peers

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has raised its charge-out rates to clients, The Lawyer can reveal, following a benchmarking exercise against the market. The merged firm has increased the rates by up to 10 per cent, a decision communicated at the end of last by its departmental heads to the rest of the partnership. While the […]


Clifford Chance to scan new matters for climate change risks

Clifford Chance has developed a policy that could see the firm move away from client matters that present climate change risks. The magic circle firm said it is making the move as part of its own sustainability strategy, which includes a new governance body overseeing progress. According to the policy, which was first described in […]

Orrick hires Taylor Wessing partner in first City lateral this year

A Taylor Wessing partner is set to join the London office of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, after over 14 years at her former firm. Tax partner Anna Humphrey is making the move, who specialises in employee incentives and executive compensations, advising clients from the technology sector. As part of her practice, she helps international groups […]

Mayhew and Baumer

BCLP zeroes in on key clients for priority scheme

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has launched a client priority programme, in a bid to extend the type of services it provides to key clients. The firm has developed a scheme called Accelerate that will be aimed at a limited number of key clients across the sectors in which it operates. It is understood the […]


MoFo rejigs London leadership with double appointment

Morrison & Foerster (MoFo)’s London managing partners are stepping down after seven years. Alistair Maughan, who leads the firm’s European technology and commercial practice, and litigator Jonathan Wheeler will be handing over the leadership of the office to data privacy partner Annabel Gillham and M&A partner Andrew Boyd. Gillham was promoted to partner in 2019 […]

Mishcon de Reya

Mishcon’s LLPs reveal £2m claims pot

Mishcon de Reya’s LLP accounts have revealed the firm set aside over £2m in provisions for claims over the 2020/21 financial year, with the firm recently battling a series of challenges from clients and regulatory bodies. The firm’s LLP accounts, which reflect its financial year up to April 2021, have given insights into the costs […]

Reed Smith

Six City lawyers get the nod in Reed Smith promos

Reed Smith has made up six City lawyers in a round that saw 31 new partners added globally. The number matches that of the global cohort of 2021, but last year nine lawyers got the nod in London. The firm’s Continental European offices saw three promotions, while last year no elevations were made in this […]