Avanti Communications Group has appointed Patrick Willcocks to the newly created role of general counsel. Willcocks joins the broadband satellite company from Electronic Data Systems, where he was a senior attorney responsible for the negotiation of outsourcing contracts with the UK Government and commercial organisations. Most recently he worked on a $1bn (£680m) data centre outsourcing deal with Aviva. Avanti chief executive David Williams said that as general counsel Willcocks will be responsible for negotiating, approving and monitoring the legal performance of all contracts, managing employment law issues, and litigation.
Hill Dickinson is getting rid of the salaried partner role as part of an overall restructure of its partnership model. Hill Dickinson is getting rid of the salaried partner role as part of an overall restructure of its partnership model. The firm, which currently has salaried partner, fixed-share equity and equity partner roles, will replace […]