Cristiano Dalla Bona

Cristiano is The Lawyer’s technology reporter, covering innovation and delivery in law firms


HSF transfers German offices to UK LLP to fend off Brexit concerns

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has incorporated its German arm into its UK limited liability partnership so it can continue to operate as an international business in the jurisdiction after Brexit. The change, which took place at the end of 2019, was implemented because, in a Brexit scenario, the firm could not operate in the country […]

Transferwise ends GC search with senior Monzo hire

Transferwise has hired the chief legal officer of rival money app Monzo as its new general counsel, ending a seven-month search to fill the position. The currency transfer service has found its next general counsel in Dean Nash, who has spearheaded the legal strategy of digital bank Monzo for more than three years. In 2019, […]


Cadwalader ramps up in London with Norton Rose Fulbright hire

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has recruited its third London lateral in as many months, with the firm now set to bring on board a funds partner from Norton Rose Fulbright. This time the firm has picked Michael Newell, who specialises in funds and has been at Norton Rose Fulbright for a decade. As part of […]

Hogan Lovells strikes deal with Elevate for new legal services hub

Hogan Lovells is debuting a new legal services delivery hub in the US as part of a multimillion-dollar contract struck with provider Elevate. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, the centre will provide global document review exercises with a wider range and less costs. It will specialise in matters specifically related to US litigation document review matters […]


TaskRabbit kicks off search for first UK legal chief

IKEA-owned household chores management platform TaskRabbit is on the hunt for its first UK legal chief. The app, which allows users to hire strangers for household duties and day-to-day tasks, is looking to appoint a UK-based lawyer to lead a local team dealing with issues in the country and in Europe. The hire will report […]

Axiom spin-off pulls the plug on sale

Axiom Managed Solutions (AMS), a spin-off of global flexible resourcing business Axiom, has decided to go it alone after a nearly year-long sale process, with investors keen to hang onto complex matters instead of a move to commoditised work. From now on, the company will be called Factor and will increase its presence in the managed […]

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