Disruptive GCs: The in-house lawyers shaking up 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.
Homes England (formerly known as the Homes and Communities Agency) has completed its panel review, adding five firms to its £30m roster. A total of thirteen firms have been appointed the Government housing investment authority’s panel, with firms allocated into two lots. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Eversheds Sutherland and Pinsent Masons, which have been on the panel […]
Barclays is launching a legal technology incubator programme in collaboration with law firms including Allen & Overy (A&O), Clifford Chance, Clyde & Co and Simmons & Simmons, as well as PwC, The Law Society and Legal Geek. Participants of the programme will get access to a hundred-seat co-working space, mentoring, and workshops. Barclays general counsel […]
Shearman & Sterling is edging towards a launch in South Korea with plans to open in Seoul by the end of the year, The Lawyer understands. The US firm is understood to be awaiting regulatory approval to launch in the region, which could take up to several months. The office would be the third to […]
Addleshaw Goddard has kickstarted a new three-year strategy for its Middle Eastern arm, aiming to have 70 staff across the region as well as breaking into Saudi Arabia. Led by its head of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Andrew Greaves, the firm will now look to build out of its three existing offices having launched in […]
Eversheds Sutherland‘s Asia head of technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) has left the firm’s Hong Kong office for K&L Gates. Nigel Stamp is joining the US firm as a partner after nearly seven years at Eversheds. He previously headed Morrison & Foerster’s China TMT practice, which he joined in 2006 from Clifford Chance. At K&L […]