Natasha Bernal

Natasha Bernal worked at The Lawyer from August 2014 to June 2018, becoming projects editor and later news editor during that time. As a reporter she primarily covered US firms.

BWB gains new COO from Linklaters

Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB) has hired Linklaters global finance and projects division business manager Sally Procopis as its next chief operating officer. Procopis, who was at Linklaters for nearly a decade, will take over from outgoing partnership executive officer Peter Bennett. Bennett is retiring from the firm after 12 years. Procopis will coordinate all of […]

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Dentons-backed ‘Space Camp’ unveils six new startups

Six European startups have been chosen to join the first round of a SpaceTech startup accelerator backed by Dentons. The nine-week programme called ‘Space Camp’ is being hosted in Dentons’ London HQ and is sponsored by the global firm. The scheme was established by spacetech-focused venture capital fund Seraphim Capital, which claimed that it had […]

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Deliveroo calls on 11KBW in human rights case

Less than a week after the landmark Pimlico Plumbers ruling, online food delivery company Deliveroo has turned to Lewis Silkin and 11KBW to defend it after a High Court judge gave the go-ahead for a judicial review. On Friday Mrs Justice Simler overturned a previous High Court decision and granted permission for the Independent Workers […]

money, salary, pay, sterling

Taylor Wessing boosts PEP by 20% in last year under Eyles

Taylor Wessing‘s UK profit per equity partner (PEP) has skyrocketed by 20 per cent to £579,000 in the last full financial year under managing partner Tim Eyles. The firm posted a 12 per cent boost in UK turnover from £128.9m to £144.6m, while UK profit increased by 16 per cent from £49.1m to £56.8m in […]

Money

Kirkland enters associate pay battle with “one time summer bonus”

Kirkland & Ellis has waded into the battle for US associate pay, joining trendsetter Cravath Swaine & Moore in offering the highest rates to its most senior lawyers. Kirkland is also paying a “one time special summer bonus” this year to US associates and its non-share partners, which is understood to reach up to $25,000. An […]

LSE

DWF poised to go public with £1bn IPO after international expansion

DWF is understood to be planning a £1bn public listing on the London Stock Exchange following a year of international expansion, in a move that would make it the sixth UK firm to IPO. Should the DWF IPO go ahead, it would be the largest public offering from any UK firm so far. DWF was rumoured […]

Brexit

Department for International Trade hunts for first Brexit-focused GC

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is seeking its first general counsel for the Trade Remedies Authority (TRA), a public body set up to defend UK businesses against unfair trading practices after Brexit. The chosen GC will be a member of the TRA’s senior management team and will play a role in the overall leadership […]

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