19 July 2004

Linklaters swings axe in German review

Linklaters has completed a review of its German partnership with a total of 19 partners set to be de-equitised, moved down the lockstep or managed out of the partnership. German publication JuVe reported today (22 July) that 10 partners will be frozen at their current positions on the lockstep, five will become of-counsel and a […]

DLA expands after German alliance split

DLA has stepped up its international expansion plans after breaking away from German ally Gorg Rechtsanwalte to set up its own presence in the region. The UK firm is taking on Gorg’s former managing partner Dr Ulrich Jungst who will work out of DLA’s new Cologne office under the title regional managing partner. Jungst was […]

Robert Muckle scores first with key lateral

Newcastle’s Robert Muckle hired its first-ever lateral directly into the firm’s equity, taking a former Eversheds corporate partner. Andrew Davison, who was also company secretary with high street bakery chain Greggs Plc while practising with Eversheds, left his former firm in April, speaking to several firms before plumping for Robert Muckle. Robert Muckle’s senior partner […]

Exchange Chambers christens bumper year with mass hire

Liverpool set Exchange Chambers is continuing to grow with the arrival of four new tenants, including a former Clifford Chance lawyer. The mass hire is announced as the set, which also has a Manchester annexe, reports a 9 per cent increase in turnover to £13m for the last financial year. Scott Redpath, who joins Exchange […]

Hudson boost in-house legal with European first

Recruitment consultant Hudson has scooped its first European general counsel, in the guise of a former Cable & Wireless (C&W) lawyer. Louise Marshall, the former C&W legal director and associate general counsel joined Hudson last month and will report to the company’s European president and chief executive Christine Raynaud. Prior to joining C&W, Marshall was […]

Cisco EMEA co-legal head quits

Cisco Systems has parted company with its only UK-based corporate lawyer following the US technology giant’s decision to relocate a number of business functions to its West Coast headquarters. Alfred Farha, who was senior counsel for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Cisco for four years, has opted to remain in the UK. Like […]

Dechert’s London office hit with corporate exit

Dechert’s string of partner losses has lengthened after a corporate partner in the London office has opted to join Reading-based firm Pitmans. Janice Wall, who has been a partner with Dechert since 1997, will leave the firm at the end of this month. A spokesperson for Dechert confirmed Wall’s departure, adding: “Janice who joined Titmuss […]

Skadden Arps appoints Russian office leaders

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has appointed joint heads for Moscow, drafting in a project finance and M&A specialist from its Chicago office. Dmitri Kovalenko’s move from the US to Moscow means that he, along with resident lawyer Alexey Kiyashko, will become European counsel as well as co-heads of the office. Partner Pranav Trivedi […]

A&O raids CC for investment funds push

Allen & Overy (A&O) is set to hire a team of six associates from Clifford Chance’s investment funds group in London. The team – which is thought to be joining in September – will boost the investment funds side of A&O’s three-partner bank regulatory group, headed by Simon Gleeson. Clifford Chance’s investment funds group has […]

Mourant du Feu makes leap into Cayman Islands

Jersey’s Mourant du Feu & Jeune has extended its reach to the Cayman Islands, making it the third Channel Islands firm to launch a Caribbean practice this year. Mourant du Feu is hoping to win corporate instructions through the move while at the same time the firm is waiting for the outcome of a license […]

Hammonds elections to go through without a fight

The forthcoming Hammonds elections for senior and managing partner will be uncontested, it has emerged today (20 July). Nominations closed last night, leaving head of commercial dispute resolution Peter Crossley as sole contender for the post of managing partner, to replac e Chris Jones who is standing down after nine years in the post to […]

Let us work for free, say Brussels-based lawyers

In a rare show of unity trainees across nine international law firms have banded together to call for the establishment of a pro bono committee for UK lawyers based in Brussels. A group of 10 trainees from Clifford Chance, CMS Cameron McKenna, Coudert Brothers, Dechert, Eversheds, Linklaters, Lovells, Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw and Nabarro […]

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