15 November 2004

Roman showman

Last weekend saw the great and the good of the legal market head off to Rome for The Lawyer’s annual European In-House Summit. Once the serious work of the seminars had been done it was time to relax at a black tie dinner where, in the face of much groaning and even some heckling, Eversheds […]

FSA swoops for CC’s Herrington

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has appointed rated Clifford Chance investment funds partner Tim Herrington as the chairman of its Regulatory Decisions Committee. The former chairman of the committee Christoper Fitzgerald, an ex-Slaughter and May partner, resigned following the ‘Plumber’ scandal, in which the entrepreneur Paul Davidson’s appeal against a £750,000 fine for market abuse […]

CC Italy bolstered by hire of Fiat legal chief

Clifford Chance’s Italian practice is strengthening its corporate department with the hire of Fiat’s general counsel, Luciano Soldi as an Of Counsel. Soldi joins Clifford Chance on Monday (22 November). Clifford Chance’s Italian managing partner said his appointment would give the firm the opportunity to enlarge its network of relations in a more efficient manner, […]

Countryside Alliance turns to A&O

Allen & Overy (A&O) is taking up the fight for hunting on behalf of the Countryside Alliance,The Lawyer can reveal. Litigation partner Andrew Clark has been instructed by the alliance in its attempt to have the 1949 Parliament Act repealed. Brick Court Chambers’ Sir Sydney Kentridge QC is also instructed as lead counsel, supported by […]

Penningtons hires new immigration head

Penningtons has bolstered its immigration and property practices with the appointment of two new partners. Philip Barth, a specialist in immigration and nationality law, joins from Mishcon de Reya. He has been appointed as the new head of Penningtons’ immigration team. Commercial property specialist Jeremy Fieldhouse joins the property team from the London office of […]

BP demands key billing information in return for work

BP is demanding access to key billing and financial information held by its external lawyers as part of a global review of the energy giant’s global technology requirements. The FTSE 100 company has told firms that in return for instructions they must provide electronic intelligence relating to the matters they are working on. BP hopes […]

Sidley Austin appoints new top man in Asia

Sidley Austin Brown & Wood has appointed William Fifield as the managing partner of the firm’s Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore offices. Fifield, who is currently managing partner of Sidley’s Dallas office, is due to take over from Kenneth Cote in March 2005. Fifield’s 33-year career with Sidley has spanned a number of firm’s […]

DLA recruits four senior associates from Linklaters Cologne

DLA has hired three junior partners and a managing associate from Linklaters’s Cologne office. Junior partners Markus Beaumart, Thomas Jansen and Tobias Entzian, along with managing associate Bernd Borgmann join DLA’s Cologne office as partners early in the new year. A Linklaters source said that the role of junior partner in Germany was equivalent to […]

DWS candidates stake their claim to top job

Four candidates have emerged to replace Virginia Glastonbury as Denton Wilde Sapte’s chief executive. They include former consultation committee member Martin Kitchen who quit the committee in a bid to avoid conflicts of interest that might prevent him from standing as chief executive. Kitchen is understood to be a close ally of incumbent Chairman James […]

£7m annual cost burden of Supreme Court

The proposed Supreme Court could cost as much as £7m per year to run, it was revealed this morning (November 16). Giving evidence to the Commons Constitutional Affairs Committee, the Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer of Thoroton, said the current estimate for running and maintaining the UK’s top court is around £7m. The cost of maintaining […]

Arnold & Porter hires pharmaceutical expert

Arnold & Porter has recruited the former acting inspector general at the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Dara Corrigan will join the firm’s Washington DC office as a partner and co-head of the firm’s pharmaceutical and medical device practice group in the US. Prior to her spell at the DHHS, she spent […]

Latham makes record 31 partner promotions

Latham & Watkins LLP is to promote 31 lawyers to its partnership in the largest partnership class in the firm’s history. The group will be promoted as of 1 January and includes 29 associates and two counsel elected to partner, representing all five of the firm’s departments and 12 offices across the United States, Europe […]

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