11 October 2004

DLA wins Simmons finance director as US merger vote nears

DLA has recruited Simmons & Simmons’ former finance director to be its new chief financial officer in the lead up to the firm’s merger vote with US suitor Piper Rudnick. Paul Edwards spent seven years at Simmons during which time he oversaw the restructuring of the firm’s remuneration system. He will replace David Liddle, DLA’s […]

And then there were three: CC sees another West Coaster depart

Clifford Chance’s ever depleting US operation has been hit with a departure from its West Coast office as James Lico jumps ship to Kirkland & Ellis. Lico’s exit leaves just three partners within Clifford Chance’s West Coast operation, including Tower Snow, the former chairman of Brobeck Phleger & Harrison, who led a team of partner […]

Law Society president details vision for reform

The President of the Law Society will warn today that solicitors face “the most far-reaching reform of the profession in decades”. Speaking at the Law Society annual conference, Edward Nally will say that: “The Law Society Council has mapped out a vision,” for reformation of the way the profession is governed and represented. The changes, […]

Maples and Calder

In a story that appeared on www.thelawyer.com (27 September), under the headline ‘Mourant scoops Maples trio for expansion plan’, it was incorrectly stated that three lawyers leaving Maples and Calder were partners. In fact, the three are joining Mourant du Feu & Jeune as partners but were employed as associates at Maples. We are also […]

Penningtons hires Laytons partner

South East firm Penningtons has bolstered its dispute resolution practice with the appointment of a partner from Laytons. Simon Emmerson, a specialist in handling contractual and regulatory disputes for technology, property and general corporate clients, joins Penningtons’ Basingstoke office as a partner in the dispute resolution department. Emmerson was previously based in the Guildford office […]

Kramer Levin scoops former France Telecom general counsel

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel has hired the highly regarded former general counsel of France Telecom for its Paris office. Jean-Pierre Mattout joined the US firm as a partner yesterday (13 October). Mattout quit as France Telecom’s general counsel in May this year after two years in the post. Prior to that he served as […]


It’s like the senate of ancient Rome round at Denton WildeSapte (DWS) at the moment.It’s not clear yet who is Brutus in this equation, but theknives have been out for incumbent managing partnerVirginia Glastonbury for some time. Her decision… It’s like the senate of ancient Rome round at Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) at the moment. […]

Government launches judicial diversity campaign

The government today (13 October) launched a campaign to encourage diversity within the judiciary with a raft of radical new measures. Lord Falconer of Thoroton, the Lord Chancellor, and Lord Woolf, the Lord Chief Justice, jointly introduced the consultation paper titled Increasing Diversity in the Judiciary. Among the suggestions in the paper are possibilities for […]

Glastonbury withdraws from Dentons management elections

Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) chief executive Virginia Glastonbury has withdrawn from December’s management elections. Glastonbury announced the decision yesterday in an email to DWS partners. The move comes only one month after Glastonbury indicated she would be standing for a second term as chief executive. It also coincides with an ongoing consultation process, which last […]

EY Law Paris endures more exits

EY Law’s Paris office has been hit with another wave of departures. Corporate finance partners Dominique Gerry and Jerome Gertler left EY for niche international firm Adamas at the beginning of September. They took with them four associates and several paralegals. The news comes just a week after Paris boutique Ginesté Paley-Vincent & Associés scooped […]

RPC advises Swedish industrial giant on acquisition of Scottish oil services company

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC), the commercial law firm, advised Atlas Copco, the Sweden-based international industrial company on their purchase of Dundee-based Kolfor Plant Ltd. Kolfor is a specialty services company renting equipment to the oil and gas industries. The company has 36 employees and turnover of over £3.7m. The company rents generators, compressors, sub sea […]

CC New York sees another partner depart

Clifford Chance’s ever-shrinking New York office has contracted again after losing another partner, this time to LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae. Barbara Goodstein moves to LeBoeuf as a partner in its corporate department. At the magic circle firm’s New York office, Goodstein was part of the banking and financial restructuring group. Goodstein adds to the […]

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