2 July 2012

Moves: 2 July 2012

Norton Rose has appointed Peter Young as a capital markets partner after he left Vinson & Elkins, where he was also a partner. UK London Bird & Bird finance partner Brett Israel has joined Lawrence Graham as a partner and international restructuring and insolvency team head. Keystone Law has hired Alex Ferrari as a consultant […]

Move On Up: Winckworth Sherwood

Slow but steady has been the way for this London-based firm as its clear career structure sees trainees progress through the ranks While expanding its partnership with laterals and promotions, Winckworth Sherwood has also consolidated headcount by hiring senior solicitors. The career progression is clear at the firm, which is best known for property, education […]

Job Watch: Private client

The lure of private client work has always been strong, but how is this area of law holding up in the current economic climate? “The private client market, certainly in terms of wills, trusts and probate roles, has been a little flat, but recently we’ve seen a small upturn in roles,” says Pro-Legal consulant Alex […]

Stephen Grifffiths

Work Life Quiz: Stephen Griffiths, SM Commercial Solicitors

What was your first-ever job? I used to babysit a small local petrol station on Sundays. It was one of those rare ones, not self-service. It gave me a taste of how to work in a service industry. What was your worst experience as a trainee? One particular Sunday afternoon spent photocopying huge bundles for […]

One for the banking litigators

With Marcus Agius gone, heads are beginning to roll as the LIBOR scandal engulfing the City gathers pace. And when a pack of litigation lawyers smell a crisis – or should that be cold hard cash – the excitement is palpable. The size of the derivatives market being carved up between firms is a staggering […]

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Event horizon

Lawyers and underwriters are getting battle-ready for the new ATE arena as Jackson LJ’s litigation reforms approach In brief From April 2013 litigants bringing their cases on no-win, no-fee deals will no longer be able to recover the cost of after-the-event (ATE) insurance premiums from the losing side. The aim is to bring about great […]

Doru Bostina

Fighting back

As the EU’s second poorest member, Romania has been hit hard by the downturn. Can the agriculture and energy sectors save the day? Like much of Europe, Romania’s residents have had enough of tough ­austerity measures. Public anger led to a no-confidence vote in Romania’s centre-right government just two months after it took office in […]

Luxembourg

Grand designs

The past year in Luxembourg has seen splits and new arrivals in an environment of changing regulation It is not often that a small jurisdiction has two successive years of major moves in its legal market. But after a busy period at the end of 2010 and the start of 2011, which saw the arrival […]

Russell in brand controversy

Law firm brands are built over years, so when a merger comes along brands are more often than not among the most contentious of issues. Take Clyde & Co and Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG), for example. It was a closely guarded secret that the BLG brand would be dropped following the firm’s merger, for […]

Adrienne Seaman

CME Group associate general counsel: Exchange control

Since associate general counsel Adrienne Seaman arrived at CME Group, conflicts and new regulation have forced massive changes Adrienne Seaman had a tough challenge when she left Taylor Wessing to take over as CME Group director and associate general counsel for Europe, Middle East and Africa (Emea) in 2008. The global financial exchange, formed in […]

Nick De Marco

Picking winners – and losers

If Olympic selection committees want to avoid appeals, their various policies need to be brought together The British Olympic Association (BOA) has promised that it will be sending “our greatest team” to the London 2012 Games. Around 550 athletes will be selected for Team GB and competition for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete at a […]

Devi Shah

Emergency treatment for the NHS

The Government is considering drastic measures in an attempt to sort out the SLHT’s financial woes The fact that Health Secretary Andrew Lansley is considering appointing a trust special administrator (TSA) in respect of the South London Healthcare NHS Trust (SLHT) could be a step towards a major restructuring of the sector. As matters stand, […]

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