17 March 2008

Wragges favours real estate in promotions round

Wragge & Co has appointed nine new partners in its latest round of promotions with the majority being made up in the firm’s real estate team. Real estate lawyers Toby Askin, Paul Green, Karen Howard and Jonathon Wilkes are all to be promoted, encompassing expertise in planning, construction, investment and development. While the real estate […]

Standard Chartered unveils UK panel

Addleshaw Goddard, Burges Salmon, Denton Wilde Sapte, DLA Piper, Herbert Smith and Norton Rose have all won places on bank giant Standard Chartered’s new UK panel. Norton Rose is new to the panel while the other firms were existing panel members. The new panel is intended to complement Standard Chartered’s international panel and will advise […]

Olswang names 10 partners in bumper promotion round

Olswang is promoting a bumper number of partners this year with a total of 10 associates making it onto the firm’s partnership. This is the largest number of promotions the firm has ever made in one go with the corporate practice gaining the highest number of new partners at four with litigation and media gaining […]

Property slowdown? What property slowdown?

Property slowdown? What property slowdown?
Good news!
It’s clearly a good time to be a real estate lawyer. In the latest round of partnership promotions, it was real estate associates who left their colleagues in other practices in the shade.

Financial crime raids

It is 6am and the office mobile rings on the bedside table. It is security and they have a number of policemen with them. They have a search warrant and want access to your IT server. Security just want to check that this is OK with you… and there is a television crew there too. […]


Olswang’s year of change

Olswang’s promotions reveal the firm’s efforts to become a strategic player in the corporate world, with the department seeing the lion’s share (four out of 10) of internal promotions for the coming year.

Lib Dem Menzies Campbell launches Scottish chambers

Former Liberal Democrat leader Sir Menzies Campbell QC has become one of the founding members of new Scottish chambers Terra Firma which was formally launched today (20 March). Campbell is one of nine silks and 21 advocates to launch the set, which will focus on property, planning, administrative and commercial law. Roy Martin QC, the […]

CEE gains most from CMS Cameron McKenna promotions

CMS Cameron McKenna has turned eastwards in its annual round of promotions, with more than half of new partners made up in Central and Eastern Europe. In total there were 11 promotions, slightly up on last year’s figure of 10. Of these, six were in Eastern Europe, four were in London and one was in […]

ICC Arbitration chief quits after strategy row

The ICC International Court of Arbitration chairman Pierre Tercier has resigned after a disagreement about the future direction of the court. Tercier’s resignation, which will take effect from the end of June, follows a decision by the ICC chairmanship, headed by Marcus Wallenberg, that it would not propose a renewal of his term in office […]

White & Case: We are larger than Allen and Goetz

White & Case has crowned the new heads of its London banking finance team in the wake of the recent resignations of stars Maurice Allen and Mike Goetz. As first reported on TheLawyer.com (11 March 2008), the two partners exited the firm amid tension between the firm’s Manhattan management and its City lawyers, and are […]

Hedge funds ready to sue government over Northern Rock

Edwin Coe and White & Case are gearing up to take legal action against the Government over the compensation packages former Northern Rock shareholders are likely to be offered now the bank has been nationalised. Edwin Coe partner David Greene and White & Case partner John Reynolds have separately written to the Treasury asking that […]

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