Reed Smith leader to stand unopposed in upcoming elections

Reed Smith’s global managing partner Sandy Thomas is to be the sole candidate in the firm’s next leadership election, meaning his third term is practically secured. Thomas was reappointed to the role until 2021 after an uncontested election, and history is set to repeat itself this summer. It is understood that he communicated his intention […]

Willkie recruits from WilmerHale in arbitration push

Willkie Farr & Gallagher is to launch an arbitration practice in London, hiring a partner from WilmerHale to kickstart growth. The US firm has taken on Duncan Speller, an English barrister and partner at WilmerHale since 2013. He had joined the firm in 2002 after completing a pupillage at Fountain Court Chambers. Speller has experience […]