18 April 2005

Nabarros to shut Reading outpost

Nabarro Nathanson is to shut its Reading office, following a strategic review of the firm. The firm will relocate all seven partners to London. Relocation has also been offered to all 41 staff based in Reading. The office, which contributes about 5 per cent of the firm’s total turnover, was launched 17 years ago to […]

Survey singles out China, India as key markets for in-house counsel

China and India were rated as the most attractive emerging markets for UK businesses in a report detailing the role required of general counsel in emerging markets. The report, published by Baker & McKenzie, surveyed 51 board executives at FTSE 500 companies. Gary Senior, London managing partner said: “With the growing importance of emerging economies […]

Herbert Smith snaps up Goldman Sachs US securities expert

Herbert Smith has swooped on Goldman Sachs to boost its US securities capability in Hong Kong. John Moore, a former senior counsel and executive director at Goldman Sachs, joined Herbert Smith yesterday (19 April). Whilst at Goldman Sachs, Moore was responsible for the legal needs of the bank’s Asian investment banking division. Moore will work […]

GE Consumer Finance names new legal chief

GE Consumer Finance Home Lending has taken GE Consumer Finance Europe’s David Carson as its new legal counsel. Carson is now part of the senior management team, reporting directly to Colin Shave, chief executive officer, who said: “David’s reputation is well founded and his work in the regulatory arena in 2004 was recognised by GE […]

Baker Botts launches in Dubai

Baker Botts LLP has opened a Dubai office to expand its Middle East and North Africa practice. Stephen Matthews, Middle East managing partner, will move to Dubai from Riyadh, and associates Aaron Adkins, Patrick Campos and Nabil Issa will join him. Matthews commented: “With its vibrant economy and proximity to other Middle East energy capitals, […]

Ashfords wins Wandsworth litigation mandate

South West-based law firm Ashfords has won a national tender by the London Borough of Wandsworth for litigation work. The firm, based in Exeter, Plymouth and Bristol, secured the role after taking part in a competitive tender against a number of firms. Borough solicitor Martin Walker said: “We shortlisted seven firms but were interested in […]

Lovells boosts partnership by twelve

Lovells has elected 12 new partners with the bulk of the associates invited to join the partnership based in the firm’s overseas offices.The firm’s London, German and Asia practices produced three partners each. Meanwhile, Lovells’ Chicago, New York and Milan offices have each gained one new partner.The promotions are split fairly evenly between each of […]

Linklaters promotes 32 to global partnership

Linklaters has made up 32 of its associates, outstripping the 30 promotions announced by global rival Clifford Chance last week. The London office produced 13 of the new partners. However, the bulk of the promotions were from outside the UK, with 19 new partners spanning Stockholm, Paris, Warsaw, Munich, Sao Paulo, Frankfurt, Cologne, New York, […]

Linklaters promotes 32 to global partnership

Linklaters has made up 32 of its associates, outstripping the 30 promotions announced by global rival Clifford Chance last week. The London office produced 13 of the new partners. However, the bulk of the promotions were from outside the UK, with 19 new partners spanning Stockholm, Paris, Warsaw, Munich, Sao Paulo, Frankfurt, Cologne, New York, […]

Dentons eyes mid-size City players for merger

Morris in wholesale review of strategy as average profits per partner set to dip below £300K Denton Wilde Sapte chief executive Howard Morris has kicked off surprise plans to investigate a UK merger, as part of a bold and comprehensive shake-up of the firm’s strategy. Morris has approached competition head and former Denton Hall managing […]

Dentons eyes mid-size City players for merger

Morris in wholesale review of strategy as average profits per partner set to dip below £300K Denton Wilde Sapte chief executive Howard Morris has kicked off surprise plans to investigate a UK merger, as part of a bold and comprehensive shake-up of the firm’s strategy. Morris has approached competition head and former Denton Hall managing […]

CC’s US managing partner race becomes one-man show

Clifford Chance has found just one partner willing to stand for the top job in its US practice as the American partnership votes on a replacement for former head John Carroll. New York corporate partner Craig Medwick is the sole partner to have expressed an interest in the Americas managing partner role, vacated last month […]

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