2 June 2008

Whistle Weil you work

The long-awaited sigh of relief breathed by Weil Gotshal & Manges yesterday (5 June) could be heard in Manhattan. Four years ago, Weil opened the doors on its first Asia office, in Shanghai. Thanks to the, shall we say, cautious Chinese authorities, Weil then had to wait another three years before it could kick start […]

Arnold & Porter bags Winston & Strawn lawyer to head Euro corporate

Arnold & Porter has boosted its London office with the hire of Geneva-based Winston & Strawn corporate partner Carl Liederman. Liederman, who starts on 9 June, will lead Arnold & Porter’s European corporate practice from London. The firm has pledged to expand its London presence and embarked on a series of lateral hires this year. […]

Martineau Johnson: mission accomplished?

Birmingham-based Martineau Johnson may only just scrape the nether regions of the UK 100, but this year’s PEP result suggests it is a firm on the rise. Top of the PEPs Revenue PEP Table Birmingham-based Martineau Johnson may only just scrape the nether regions of the UK 100, but this year’s PEP result suggests it […]

Mourant CEO leaves to join hedge fund

Top offshore firm Mourant du Feu & Jeune is facing a change of leadership as current CEO Stephen Ball steps down to join a hedge fund. The firm has appointed Jersey-based partner Jonathan Rigby as managing partner. Rigby is a structured finance partner who ran Mourant’s London office between 2003 and 2006, overseeing significant expansion […]

Reed Smith taps Clydes for energy hire

Reed Smith has ramped up its energy, trade and commodities group with the hire of Clyde & Co partner Robert Parson. Parson, who leaves Clydes after six years, has joined Reed Smith as a partner to build on his energy, natural resources and commodities practice. Parson, who has advised JPMorgan Chase and Fortis Bank in […]

Lovells promotes 46 to of counsel

Lovells has promoted a total of 46 lawyers to its of counsel role, with the appointments spread across a broad range of practice groups. A total of 27 of the promotions have been made in continental Europe, with 11 in London, six in Asia and two in the US, with the role known as ‘of […]

Latham raids Davis Polk for structured finance hire

Latham & Watkins has raided the New York office of Davis Polk & Wardwell for a structured finance and capital markets partner. Witold Balaban has joined Latham’s New York corporate department as a partner as of today (5 June). Kirk Davenport, global chair of Latham’s corporate finance group, said Balaban’s breadth of experience complemented the […]

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The Apprentice analysed…

Each week we watch as Sir Alan Sugar yells ‘YOU’RE FIRED!’ at one of The Apprentice wannabes. More deliciously salacious is watching these wannabes trying to make the most of Sir Alan’s tasks. With only one six-figure salary on offer the contestants declare all out war to get their hands on the prize. Inevitably, this […]

Ward Hadaway PEP grows just 2.5 per cent

Newcastle-based Ward Hadaway has increased turnover 13 per cent to £28m, from £25.1m this time last year. However with average profit per equity partner (PEP) growth has been sluggish, increasing just 2.5 per cent to £415,000 from £405,000. The results follow raids on its regional rivals to launch in Leeds in July (The Lawyer, 3 […]

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Chadbourne & Parke launches in Brazil

Chadbourne & Parke launches in Brazil” />Chadbourne & Parke has confirmed that it is to follow its recent opening in Mexico with an office launch in Brazil, The Lawyer can reveal. The firm said yesterday (Wednesday 4 June) that it was working towards a launch in Sao Paulo later this year. “We are actively engaged […]

Addleshaw Goddard: babies and bathwater

It’s been a disappointing year for Addleshaws’ national real estate practice group, which nudged turnover up just two percent. Top of the PEPs Revenue PEP Table It’s been a disappointing year for Addleshaws’ national real estate practice group, which nudged turnover up just two percent. This can’t fail to be contrasted with the firm’s finance […]

BLP, Simmons & Simmons in £635m MoD training deal

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), Linklaters and Simmons & Simmons have scored roles advising on a £635m contract to provide flight training for the Ministry of Defence (MoD). BLP helped the Ascent consortium, comprising VT Group and Lockheed Martin, secure the 25-year deal. BLP finance head Simon Allan was supported by project finance partners Mark Richards […]

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