Linklaters managing partner Gideon Moore has launched a series of sit-downs with partners, associates and staff to crowdsource new strategic objectives for the firm ahead of its April partner conference.
Linklaters has announced a raft of changes to its salaries, bonuses and benefits in a bid to create a sustainable and attractive recruitment and retention model. The changes, which include extra holiday, added bonuses and one day a week working from home for all qualified lawyers, follow a consultation process. The consultation, which was run […]
Baker McKenzie and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are advising on Hitachi’s largest-ever overseas acquisition, as it clinches an $11bn stake in ABB’s power grids division. Bakers is acting for Hitachi, led by head of private equity David Allen and corporate partner Jannan Crozier, with support from partners Akifusa Takada and Yutaka Kimura in Tokyo. The Japanese conglomerate, which operates across […]
Osborne Clarke has revealed the gender pay gap among its partners has dropped to 16 per cent (both on an average and median basis), as it publishes its second round of reporting for its highest-earners. The firm has attributed the gap reduction to the increase in the number of women in higher-paid roles, making up […]
“No-one’s interested in KWM any more,” we’re confidently told by, er… lots of former KWM partners. This comes as news to us, as our analysis of what happened to the trainees who had to be rescued from the smoking ruins of King & Wood Mallesons’ UK operation is our most-read article of the month to […]
Watson Farley & Williams has re-elected its co-managing partners for a further five years, with the firm also revealing its half-year results for 2018/19. London-based Chris Lowe and Hamburg’s Lothar Wegener first took up the post in 2014 and will now increase their reign by five years taking them until 2024. Lowe said: “We are energised […]
Sidley Austin has announced its partner promotions for the New Year, making up 30 partners worldwide. While this is a big increase on the 19 partners elected last year, the firm stayed cautious in London, promoting just one. Lyndsey Laverack will become a partner in the M&A and private equity group in London. She has been […]