14 February 2000

White & Case elects new managing partner

Head of the firm’s bank advisory practice since 1981, Wall – who spent six years in White and Case’s London office – was voted in unanimously and will succeed Hurlock on April 1. Heavily involved in the recent consolidation of the global banking industry, Wall has represented Deutsche Bank in its acquisition of Bankers Trust, […]

Prosecutors' pay to be reviewed

Government figures show that the disparity in favour of defence advocates – usually in shorter cases – is up to 34 per cent in some instances. Lawyers and ministers believe that the higher fees now paid to defence advocates are affecting the standard and experience of lawyers available to take prosecution work. The changes, due […]


Sole practitioner scores first in House of Lords

Lionel Blackman is also the first high street practitioner to act for a client as an advocate from magistrates court up to the House of Lords. Previously the only solicitor to lead for a principal party in the highest court is Herbert Smith’s Laurence Collins QC who represented Chile in the Pinochet case: he lost. […]

Greenberg Traurig opens Denver office

The firm has poached six lawyers from local practice, Freeborn & Peters to run the office, including partners Ken Witt – who will head up the new practice – and Josiah Hatch and Mark Heimlich. The new office will focus on emerging businesses in the IT sector, corporate finance and securities and fund formation. The […]

Norton Rose raids Davis Polk

Richard Baumann, an associate in the American firm’s London office, moves to Norton Rose as a partner in April

Court warns Lord Chancellor over contracting

The caution from three judges came yesterday, even though they rejected a challenge against the Lord Chancellor’s shake-up of the legal aid system. In a challenge to the legal aid contracting scheme – brought by Mackintosh Duncan solicitors and backed by the Law Society – the court refused to quash the scheme introduced in January, […]

Clifford Chance expands Paris office

Marcus Billam and Frederic Peltier, who both have weighty contacts with leading French corporations and investment banks, join Clifford Chance’s 35-lawyer M&A practice in Paris as partners. The announcement of the new recruits comes in the same week that the Lawyer Online revealed that Stibbe Simont Monahan Duhot M&A partners, Tom de Waard and Hector […]

New London base for US firm

Cravath has taken out a 25 year lease on the 12,500 sq ft office space in the landmark development in Ropemaker Street, EC2. The 425-lawyer firm – which has offices in New York and Hong Kong – opened its London operations in 1973. The new City home of Cravath – which is currently advising Time […]

Powell Goldstein launches Swiss office

The 300-lawyer firm, which has offices in Washington and Atlanta, claims to have the world’s biggest WTO practice, with more cases before the WTO than any other law firm. The new Swiss office will be headed by Scott Anderson, who joins from the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) where he served as […]

Clifford Chance raids Dutch firm

Tom de Waard and Hector de Beaufort – both mergers and acquisitions specialists – were voted in as partners of Clifford Chance on Monday. Clifford Chance opened in Amsterdam in 1998 and now has a 16-partner office there, with 104 lawyers. The departure of De Waard and De Beaufort comes just a year after Stibbe […]

PWC's law firm hit by heavyweight defections

Tite and Lewis – the firm’s former joint senior partner – have both jumped ship to set up an associated law firm for Big Five accountancy rival, Ernst & Young. The news comes less than a year after AT&L suffered the loss of six salaried partners to another Big Five rival. All left to set […]

Stephen Ball quits Nomura

He was in charge of over 100 staff around the world overseeing legal, compliance, transaction management and audit issues worldwide. He was also a member of the board of directors and executive committee which Nomura. He has been with Nomura for three years and practised law in the united Stases with Linklaters, Asia-Pacific and Europe […]

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