BonelliErede’s potential merger with a litigation-focused firm has met a stumbling block, The Lawyer understands, with one of the target’s offices eyeing a move away to another Italian powerhouse. As discussions between BonelliErede and local law firm Lombardi Segni continue, sources with knowledge of the negotiations said corporate partner Antonio Segni and his Rome-based team are understood […]
Italian firm BonelliErede is opening its first office in the Middle East, launching an offering in Dubai. Former London managing partner Andrea Carta Mantiglia will be the executive chairman of the new office, while corporate lawyers Marco De Leo and John Shehata will be on-site local partners.
Goodwin Procter has raided Sidley Austin by bringing in a five-strong team from its private equity group, including Christian Iwasko and Erik Dahl, months after the duo left its US rival. The hire comes after the duo resigned from Sidley Austin at the end of June, having moved over to the firm in 2016 from […]
Ashurst and CMS have acted on Landsec’s £78m sale of 7 Soho Square to Hines. Covering 62,000 sq ft and the HQ of travel platform TripAdvisor, 7 Soho Square in London’s West End is one of only a handful of properties to have been put up for sale since lockdown began in March. Ashurst advised […]
The award for City firm of the year, sponsored by Travelers, pits innovation-hungry players against expansive challengers. In an ever-competitive world, London-based law firms are using technology, real estate investment and lateral hiring opportunities to stand out. One of the City’s largest law firm offerings – in terms of headcount and revenue – Reed Smith […]
Linklaters has reviewed the salaries of its lawyers after a delay caused by the onset of the pandemic. Back in April, the firm had postponed the review by about six months, and has now been able to resume the process. The decision comes as the magic circle firm has recently been easing some of the […]
Brabners’ employees have had their full pay restored, while partners’ drawings have also returned to 100 per cent. In April, the firm implemented measures to ensure its financial stability through the pandemic, including reducing the salaries of employees earning at least £25,000 a year by 20 per cent. Partners drawings were also reduced by 20 […]
A number of firms are scaling back their reopening strategies following the latest set of restrictions issued by the UK Government yesterday. Firms including Ince, Bird & Bird, Fieldfisher and BCLP are all advising staff to go back to remote working most of the time, with premises staying open only for essential support staff and […]