18 November 2002

Eversheds hires DLA insolvency partner

DLA’s Paul de la Peña joins Eversheds’ London team Eversheds has expanded its London corporate recovery and insolvency team with the appointment of partner Paul de la Peña from DLA. Simon Waller, head of Eversheds’ national corporate recovery and insolvency team, commented: “The London team has had a particularly successful year, including work on assignments […]

CC launches Barcelona tax practice

Cuatrecasas lawyer to set up new department Clifford Chance has launched a tax department in its three partner Barcelona office with the hire of a senior Cuatrecasas associate. The firm has hired José Maria Cusí from the New York office of Cuatrecasas. Cusí has worked at Cuatrecasas since 1996 and has been in the New […]

Simmons takes former Andersen litigator

Jacques-Antoine Robert bolsters Simmons’ Paris base Simmons & Simmons has hired the former head of Andersen Legal’s Paris litigation and arbitration practice. Jacques-Antoine Robert has joined Simmons Paris office as a partner and has brought a team of associates with him.Robert has particular expertise in the pharmaceuticals and biotechnology sector, a key area for Simmons. […]

Bar Council rejects levy on wealthy barristers

Proposals for barristers to help cut student debt are abandoned Plans to slash student debt by imposing an income-related levy on wealthy barristers have been abandoned by the Bar Council. The idea was prompted by the Mountfield Report, which found that the prospect of enormous debts was discouraging students from joining the Bar. It was […]

Mayer Brown hires California legislator

Speaker Emeritus of the California Assembly to join as partner The former Speaker of the California Assembly is to join Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw’s government relations practice as a partner. Robert Hertzberg was twice elected Speaker of the Assembly and is currently Speaker Emeritus. He will join Mayer Brown’s Los Angeles office in December […]

Mayer Brown steps up Cologne base

Former Freshfields lawyer joins from national firm Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw has continued its German hiring spree with the addition of a partner from Brandi Dröge Piltz Heuer & Gronemeyer.Markus Geisler has joined the Cologne office, bringing expertise in environmental and planning law, privatisations, project finance and transport. Prior to joining Brandi Dröge in […]

New managing partner for Jones Day

Litigator Stephen Brogan picked for top job The Washington head of Jones Day has been chosen as successor to managing partner Patrick McCartan. Stephen Brogan takes on the top job after almost 25 years with the firm. He also served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the United States from 1981 to 1983. At Jones […]

Matrix takes on CND battle over Iraq

The chambers of Cherie Booth QC has been instructed by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) to challenge the Government over Iraq Rabinder Singh QC and Charlotte Kilroy of Matrix together with Michael Fordham of Blackstone Chambers have submitted that UN Security Council Resolution (SCR) 1441 does not authorise the use of force by UN […]

The Lawyer/Unicef to present Child Rights Lawyer Award

The winner of The Lawyer/Unicef Child Rights Lawyer Award will be announced on Wednesday at an evening hosted by The Law Society The four shortlisted candidates are Jerry Clore, who was nominated by the Refugee Council, Christopher Digby-Bell for his work with the William’s Way Project, Lady Babara Lowry of the Grandparents Association and Pat […]

The Lawyer/Unicef to present Child Rights Lawyer Award

The winner of The Lawyer/Unicef Child Rights Lawyer Award will be announced on Wednesday at an evening hosted by The Law Society The four shortlisted candidates are Jerry Clore, who was nominated by the Refugee Council, Christopher Digby-Bell for his work with the William’s Way Project, Lady Babara Lowry of the Grandparents Association and Pat […]

Deals round-up – Germany

Ashurst Morris Crisp (David Kershaw) advised Global Freight Exchange in connection with an equity investment by British Airways, Air France and Lufthansa Cargo. British Airways was advised in-house, Clifford Chance advised Air France and Wilmer Cutler & Pickering advised Lufthansa. Davis Polk & Wardwell (Patrick Kenadjian) advised Telekom Austria on the €55m (£34.9m) offering of […]

Greenberg opens in Zurich and Amsterdam

Miami law firm Greenberg Traurig has blasted into Europe by launching in Amsterdam and Zurich The move follows the firm’s decision to abandon plans to open a City office because of the overheated London market. Greenberg president and chief executive officer Cesar Alvarez told The Lawyer that opening in London did not make sense because […]

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