18 December 2000

New board for Hogan & Hartson

To be headed by new chairman Warren Gorrell, the head of the New York office, it will include Jeanne Archibald as managing partner of practice administration, Raymond Batla as managing partner of the international offices and George Mayo as managing partner of operations. Gorrell replaces longstanding head of the firm managing partner Bob Glen Odle, […]

International firm picks up new Spanish firm

The merger will add a team of 40 lawyers and six partners, based in offices in Madrid, and will boost Baker & McKenzie’s local M&A and securities practice as well as adding tax capability. The new firm will boast 140 lawyers in the country and an annual turnover of nearly £18m. Chairman of Baker & […]

A VIEW from poland

Various alarming headlines have recently appeared in Poland’s local press, berating, among other things, the shaky private sector and the cancellation of the 3G mobile phone tender. The Polish economy certainly seems to be slowing down after a number of years of strong gross domestic product growth. Unemployment looks set to increase, the current account […]

Finance

Deutsche Bank AG London

PepsiCo

PepsiCo acquires the Quaker Oats Company for $13.4bn. PepsiCo advised by Davis Polk & Wardwell (Winthrop Conrad and Paul Kingsley). Anti-trust advice provided by Howrey & Simon. Quaker Oats represented by Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft.

Marplace

Marplace completes a £12m management buy-out (MBO) of Coats Viyella’s contract clothing business. MBO team advised by Chaffe Street (Robert Street). Coats Viyella represented by Eversheds (Daniel Hall).

The year dot

If you weren’t worrying about Germany, technology or assistant salaries this year, where were you? The first year of the third millennium has been characterised by a rush to the Continent, a drive into the new economy and a battle for the best young lawyers, which, combined with yet another turbulent year for the bar, […]

Chambers fights back with client survey

Knowles stands by decision to dump directories; Wheeler defends original report; The Legal 500 remains silent Chambers & Partners is hitting back at DLA’s decision not to submit entries to legal directories. Chambers has produced a survey of 68 DLA clients, documenting their attitudes towards its directory. The survey arrives just one week after DLA […]

Seven Wong partners form limited liability breakaway

Suet Fern Lee heads new corporate boutique; litigationlooms acrimonious split THE former Wong Partnership partner whose departure caused the collapse of Clifford Chance‘s joint venture has set up a new firm which is expected to link up with Shearman & Sterling. Suet Fern Lee, a highly-rated senior corporate partner, resigned from the Wong Partnership in […]

Freshfields shakes up Asian group

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer‘s Asian management team is undergoing a shake-up in response to the region’s continuing economic recovery. Hong Kong and Asia managing partner Ruth Markland will step down from the Hong Kong role in the New Year. Asia litigation and arbitration head Rajat Jindal will take on the position as Markland concentrates on Asia […]

Brief encounter: davies wallis foyster

Clifford Chance’s public international law partner, Rae Lindsay, is an advert for her job. Breezing into the room she looks more alert and on the ball than your average Joe, especially considering the fact that she spends most of her time travelling to the far corners of the globe. “I am very lucky,” she enthuses. […]

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