17 January 2005

Earl takes helm at Wedlake Bell

Property specialist David Earl has been elected as Wedlake Bell’s new senior partner.Earl replaces Robert Dolman, who is stepping down after 10 years in the role. Dolman, a private client partner, will return to fee earning. Although Earl’s primary focus will be his commercial property practice, he hopes to continue Wedlake Bell’s growth. The firm […]

Regulators prevent non-lawyer from joining Nauta board

Regulators have barred Dutch giant Nauta Dutilh from hiring a non-lawyer to its management board. The firm had been planning to appoint a general manager to the position but has been prevented from doing so by the Netherlands Bar Association, which has cited a conflict with its rules. Nauta plans to get around this bureaucratic […]

No half measures at Wetherspoon as it brings legal expertise in-house

National pub operator JD Wetherspoon has appointed Clare Eames to the position of legal director. Eames was previously a partner at the Hertford-based law firm McLellans, where she was responsible for the licensing and regulatory department. She will be responsible for a team of eight legal staff at the company’s head office in Watford. Eames […]

Linklaters launch Dutch corporate practice with A&O hire

Linklaters has launched a Dutch specialist corporate department with the hiring of Allen & Overy partner Pieter Riemer.Riemer, who will join Linklaters’ Amsterdam office, has been a partner at A&O’s celebrated corporate department for four years.Richard Levy, Linklaters’ Amsterdam partner, said: “We have worked a lot on Dutch-related corporate deals, such as Air France’s merger […]

Morgan Lewis deals blow to Shaw Pittman NY ambitions

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has plucked two outsourcing partners from the New York office of Washington DC’s Shaw Pittman, just as the latter enters due diligence on its merger with Pillsbury Winthrop. Shaw Pittman has made growth in New York its priority but the departures of the firm’s most senior New York attorneys leaves the […]

Clementi prompts Law Society to split functions

The Law Society Council today (Thursday 20 January) agreed to establish separate regulation and complaints handling bodies. The move has come after work carried out by a Governance Review Group established especially to examine the regulatory and representative functions of the society. It is in line with recommendations made by Sir David Clementi in his […]

Pillsbury Winthrop and Shaw Pittman enter merger talks

San Francisco-based Pillsbury Winthrop and Washington DC’s Shaw Pittman have entered merger discussions, which – if successful – would gatecrash the top 20 US firms. Shaw Pittman has been hit by a number of partner departures in the US and in London and is specifically looking to increase its size in New York. The Big […]

Steptoe & Johnson – UK 100

UK/global turnover: £6m/£121m UK/global PEP: £427,000/£427,000 UK/global revenue per lawyer: £273,000/£368,000 UK revenue per partner/equity partner: £0.6m/£3m Global revenue per equity partner: £1m UK/global number of partners: 2(10)/121 UK/global number of lawyers: 22/329 UK number of staff: 36 UK/global leverage ratio: 1:10/1:1.7 UK equity partner to staff ratio: 1:18 Equity structure: Merit-based with some elements […]

Hale and Dorr – UK 100

UK/global turnover: £7.3m/£198m UK/global PEP: £140,000/£494,000 UK/global revenue per lawyer: £228,000/£389,000 UK revenue per partner/equity partner: £600,000/£600,000 Global revenue per equity partner: £1.4m UK/global number of partners: 13/141 UK/global number of lawyers: 32/509 UK number of staff: 75 UK/global leverage ratio: 1:1.4/1:2.6 UK equity partner to staff ratio: 1:5.7 Equity structure: Merit based. Billable hours […]

Coudert Brothers – UK 100

UK/global turnover: £8.6m/£160m UK/global PEP: £335,000/£256,000 UK/global revenue per lawyer: £287,000/£254,000 UK revenue per partner/equity partner: £900,000/£1.2m Global revenue per equity partner: £900,000 UK/global number of partners: 7(10)/170 UK/global number of lawyers: 30/630 UK number of staff: 48 UK/global leverage ratio: 1:3.1/1:2.7 UK equity partner to staff ratio: 1:6.8 Equity structure: Modified lockstep. Salaried partners […]

Morgan Lewis – UK 100

UK/global turnover: £9.5m/£385m UK/global PEP: £640,000/£503,000 UK/global revenue per lawyer: £365,000/£362,000 UK revenue per partner/equity partner: £1m/£1.9m Global revenue per equity partner: £1.9m UK/global number of partners: 5(9)/204 UK/global number of lawyers: 26/1,063 UK number of staff: 16 plus six from an outsourcing company. UK/global leverage ratio: 1:4.2/1:4.2 UK equity partner to staff ratio: 1:3.2 […]

Bryan Cave – UK 100

UK/global turnover: £10.2m/£234m UK/global PEP: £369,000/£369,000 UK/global revenue per lawyer: £378,000/£299,000 UK revenue per partner/equity partner: £1m/£1m Global revenue per equity partner: £1.2m UK/global number of partners: 10/199 UK/global number of lawyers: 27/782 UK number of staff: 64 UK/global leverage ratio: 1:1.7/1:2.9 UK equity partner to staff ratio: 1:6.4 Equity structure: Merit-based system where points […]

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