The in-house lawyers disrupting the traditional law firm relationship
Last year the general counsel of Made.com and Uber launched an innovative support network for tech and start-up lawyers. This week The Lawyer has profiled the Disruptive GCs to discover the next generation of high-end law firm clients.
James Maynard has The Lawyer to thank for his role at Farfetch – he saw an advertisement for the job on our website. Now, two and a half years down the line, general counsel Maynard is at the helm of an aggressive growth strategy.
Reynen Court, the platform claiming to be a “one-stop” tech solution for the legal industry, has completed its first series A investment round, attracting cash from two of its biggest law firm backers. The heavyweight firms joined Prins H LLC, an investment vehicle set up by the platform’s founder and CEO Andrew Klein to provide […]
Baker McKenzie infrastructure PE duo Tim Sheddick and Katie Hicks have joined Shearman & Sterling in London, the latest in a series of moves to US firms in this space. Sheddick has been with Bakers since 1999 and was made a partner in 2006. One of his key clients is Macquarie, which he advised in […]
Latham & Watkins and Sidley Austin have advised on online casino operator 888 Holding’s £22m buyout of All American Poker Network (AAPN). Through the deal, London-listed 888 has acquired the remaining 53 per cent interest in AAPN that it does not own, from its joint venture partner Avenue OLG Entertainment. AAPN was established as a US-facing joint venture […]
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang has launched a new portal to allow its staff to generate ideas and turn the best ones into products, The Lawyer has learned. The firm is asking for ideas that address three challenges, namely culture, internal efficiency or client solutions. These can either be “quick wins” or “big ideas”, which are transformative […]
Luxury French conglomerate LVMH has named a new legal head for its Moët Hennessy brand in Europe, after the departure of former director Isabelle Meyer to Just Eat. Jeremy Barker has been appointed as its legal director, following a four-month stint as a consultant solicitor at the company. This is a continuation of his relationship with […]
Pinsent Masons has nearly doubled its partnership headcount in Dublin after taking on three new partners from a trio of firms in the city. Pinsents became the first international law firm to open in the Irish capital after the Brexit vote, when it announced its launch in June 2017. As strife continues over the UK’s […]