Rachel Moloney

Rachel is news editor of The Lawyer and primarily covers corporate and the City

Dubai

Dechert’s former Dubai co-head moves to new firm in London

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 & […]

money finance

Knights completes third acquisition since listing

Revealing today double-digit revenue growth in its first six months as a listed firm, Knights is also looking to streamline its management functions with a new COO from Procter & Gamble. The appointment of Richard King as the firm’s first COO means Knights CEO David Beech can focus more on increasing the firm’s top line, new […]

Exit sign

Fried Frank plugs finance gap with Milbank hire

Plugging a gap in its leveraged finance offering in the City, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has secured a new partner in London from Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy. Neil Caddy has been a partner at Milbank for over six years, joining in 2012 from Mayer Brown. His practice focuses on leveraged financing and restructuring, […]

justice

New from The Lawyer: the Litigation Tracker goes digital

This week The Lawyer launches the Litigation Tracker online, a digitisation of its litigation news and analysis service. It will include judgments from 15 English courts since 2015 with data points including counsel, law firms, judges, clients and sectors all fully searchable. The Litigation Tracker now holds over 8,500 cases involving nearly 8,000 companies. That […]

Flybe

Morgan Lewis’ latest recruits come good as firm joins trio on Flybe sale

Herbert Smith Freehills and Morgan Lewis & Bockius are representing a consortium in its rescue of troubled Flybe Airways for £2.2m. The consortium is formed by Connect Airways, a joint venture company owned by Cyrus funds, Stobart Aviation and Virgin Atlantic. Morgan Lewis partner Georgia Quenby has been leading for Connect and Cyrus, along with […]

Heathrow

Seven firms win places on Heathrow’s legal panel

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Eversheds Sutherland are among the firms to have won places on Heathrow Airport’s slimmed-down roster. The company’s general counsel Carol Hui, who featured in The Lawyer Hot 100 in 2014, has appointed seven firms to the panel. The last review saw the appointment of 11 firms, with Blake Morgan, Brodies, DLA Piper and […]

Luxembourg

Dechert makes strategic pre-Brexit hires in Dublin and Luxembourg

Dechert has started off 2019 with two partner additions, recruiting funds expertise into both its Dublin and Luxembourg office. The US firm has hired Maples & Calder’s Carol Widger as its new managing partner of Dublin, a financial services lawyer that advises companies on services to investment funds. She replaces Declan O’Sullivan in the role, […]

BDB Pitmans merger: Headhunter claims millions in ‘unpaid’ introduction fee

A headhunter has engaged Signature Litigation over allegations that newly-merged Bircham Dyson Bell Pitmans owes him introductory fees of £2.6m. A letter before action has been sent to BDB Pitmans by Signature partner Simon Bushell, on behalf of recruiter Andrew Caulfield, director of Caulfield Search. Caulfield claims he introduced the leadership teams of BDB and […]

merger

Gordon Dadds backtracks on plan to acquire Ince’s entire global network

Gordon Dadds’ takeover of Ince & Co’s UK LLP business has completed today, although several of Ince’s international offices will not be joining the merger owing to “time-consuming” regulatory processes. Gordon Dadds confirmed it is acquiring the UK LLP of Ince, which includes London, Shanghai and Beijing. Ince’s other international offices are not joining in the […]

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