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The reason to turn yourself from a busy expert into a recognised thought-leader

If you are a “fee earner” working in Professional services it is likely that you are an expert in whichever field you specialise in. Your clients pay you a fee for that expertise. It is also likely that you are very busy. But what would it mean if you could turn yourself from being just another “busy expert” like so many of your peers into a “Recognised Thought-Leader?”



Nabarro’s Carvalho and Stedman enter senior partner race

Nabarro’s head of real estate will fight it out with one of the firm’s corporate stars for the senior partner job following Simon Johnston’s decision to step down early from the role. Real estate head Ciaran Carvalho and corporate partner Graham Stedman are both running for senior partner following Johnston’s decision to step down at […]

Addleshaws picks up Olympics official for restructuring role

Addleshaw Goddard has hired a former Barclays counsel who most recently worked on the Olympic Games to join its restructuring team in London. Richard Chere will join Addleshaw Goddard’s business support and restructuring team in London as a partner. Chere most recently worked on the 2012 Olympics in a non-legal role managing the Old Loughtonians […]

Moves: 15 October 2012

Morrison & Foerster has boosted its Tokyo practice with a number of finance hires from the Toyko office of US firm Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom. Move of the Week The firm has hired Japanese real estate finance partner Masahiro Shiga, who led the Japan real estate practice while at Skadden’s Tokyo office, in […]


Field Fisher says sayonara to salaried partners

Anything DLA Piper or Olswang can do, Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) can do at least as well. That’s the gist of the London firm’s streamlining of its equity structure. Field Fisher has now ditched its former structure of three classes of partner – full equity, fixed share and salaried – in favour of a distinctly […]

A&O joins raft of firms on AIA’s ING buy as Malaysian deals stack up

Allen & Overy (A&O) and Debevoise & Plimpton are among the firms to have advised on pan-Asian life insurer AIA’s $1.7bn (£1bn) acquisition of the Malaysian insurance business of Dutch financial services group ING. Debevoise and Wong & Partners, the Malaysian member firm of Baker & McKenzie, advised AIA. The Debevoise team was led by […]

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