1 September 2008

Location key to female career progression at Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance” />Female career progression varies dramatically across jurisdictions at Clifford Chance, the firm’s first corporate responsibility report reveals. The report, published officially on Monday (8 September), highlights that while as many as 25.5 per cent of Asian partners are female, just 6.3 per cent in central and eastern Europe are. Career opportunities for women […]

Nixon Peabody and Thelen Reid in merger talks

US firms Nixon Peabody and Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner remain tight-lipped over speculation that they are in merger talks. The speculation comes after Nixon Peabody underscored its dedication to international growth by snaring an eight partner team from Taylor Wessing France last month (The Lawyer, 11 August). Neither firm would confirm the existence […]

Mishcon’s new court battle

Mishcon’s new court battle05-September-2008This time last year Mishcon de Reya’s Anthony Julius was the celebrity lawyer, having notched up hundreds of column inches in the national press. This time last year Mishcon de Reya’s Anthony Julius was the celebrity lawyer, having notched up hundreds of column inches in the national press. Though he lost that […]

Jones Day City litigator Pearson seconded to NY

Jones Day has bulked up its cross-border litigation expertise in the USA, seconding a London litigator to the New York office. London partner Stephen Pearson will be resident in New York for two years to strengthen the firm’s transatlantic litigation team. Jones Day New York litigation partner, Jay Tambe, said: “We have an excellent litigation […]

Cadwalader chief takes control of partnerless Beijing

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft managing partner Bob Link has scheduled an emergency visit to the Beijing office after office head Mark Roppel defected to Allen & Overy (A&O) last month (The Lawyer.com, 28 August). Following Roppel’s move to A&O’s Shanghai and Hong Kong offices, Cadwalader has been left with a five-associate team in the office […]

Mishcon de Reya’s Anthony Julius defends firm in RCJ

Mishcon de Reya has become embroiled in a row that has ended with the firm being forced to trot out its star lawyer, Anthony Julius, to defend its reputation in the Royal Courts of Justice. Mishcon is being sued by the former chief executive of charity Jewish National Fund UK (JNF), Simon Winters, who is […]

Reed Smith boosts Paris real estate team

Reed Smith has recruited real estate lawyer Stéphane Illouz for its Paris office. He joins the property group from local firm De Pardieu Brocas Maffei, along with two associates, Nadia ­Chatraoui and Pauline Lefevre. Illouz has experience in real estate transactions and also in corporate law, M&A, restructurings of companies and property sector debts. Reed […]


Eversheds to axe 33 lawyers; Norwich to close

Eversheds is to make as many as 33 lawyers firm-wide plus support staff redundant, and is closing its Norwich base in response to the downturn in property work. Eversheds to axe 33 lawyers; Norwich to close” />Eversheds is set to make as many as 33 lawyers across the firm plus related support staff redundant, and […]

Brown Rudnick makes latest Bear Stearns hire

Brown Rudnick has become the latest firm to benefit from a string of departures from fallen banking giant Bear Stearns. The US firm’s London office has taken on former Bear in-house lawyer Sonya Van de Graaff as a partner in the bankruptcy and corporate restructuring group. Brown Rudnick has now hired three new partners in […]

Withy King swallows Oxford’s Marshall & Galpin

South West firm Withy King has merged with Oxford-based Marshall & Galpin. Withy King swallows Oxford’s Marshall & Galpin” />South West firm Withy King has merged with Oxford-based Marshall & Galpin. Withy King was ranked at number 141 in The Lawyer’s UK 200 Annual Report 2008 after posting turnover of £13.3m at the 2007-08 year […]

McDermott hires ex-Taylor Wessing chief Moss

McDermott Will & Emery has poached Taylor Wessing’s former UK managing partner. IP partner Gary Moss had been managing partner of UK firm Taylor Joynson Garrett before and throughout its merger with German firm Wessing in 2002, and was the merged firm’s international integration partner until 2006. Taylor Wessing partner and head of IP Charles […]

Halliwells trio jump ship to PwC

A team of three real estate partners has left Halliwells’ London office for the legal arm of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). London real estate head Simon Hardwick (pictured) has moved on, together with Adam Perry and Tim Hart. A spokesperson for Halliwells said: “Simon, Adam and Tim have decided to take on a new challenge and we […]

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