22 October 2007

A&O comms chief quits

Allen & Overy (A&O)’s global head of communications David Crundwell is stepping down after just a year in the job. Crundwell hands the team over to Richard Grove, who joins from LogicaCMG as director of marketing and business and development. Crundwell declined to give reasons for his departure and it is not known whether or […]

A&O comms chief quits

Allen & Overy (A&O)’s global head of communications David Crundwell is stepping down after just a year in the job. Crundwell hands the team over to Richard Grove, who joins from LogicaCMG as director of marketing and business and development. Crundwell declined to give reasons for his departure and it is not known whether or […]

Dickson Minto and Halliwells advise on Saints takeover

Dickson Minto and Halliwells have scored lead roles on hedge fund Sisu Capital’s approach to Southampton Football Club. Dickson Minto partner Colin MacNeill is advising the football club, which is owned by Southampton Leisure, which is normally advised by Jones Day. Halliwells partner Frank Shephard is acting for Sisu, which has made an offer in […]

Dickson Minto and Halliwells advise on Saints takeover

Dickson Minto and Halliwells have scored lead roles on hedge fund Sisu Capital’s approach to Southampton Football Club. Dickson Minto partner Colin MacNeill is advising the football club, which is owned by Southampton Leisure, which is normally advised by Jones Day. Halliwells partner Frank Shephard is acting for Sisu, which has made an offer in […]

Hammonds regulatory team leaves over strategy

Hammonds has axed its Birmingham professional regulation team as the practice no longer fits with the firm’s strategy. Group head partner Jayne Willetts, who leaves Hammonds after 19 years, will set up a new office for niche Birmingham firm Townshends, taking six fee-earners from Hammonds with her. Willetts joined Hammonds when it merged with her […]

Hammonds regulatory team leaves over strategy

Hammonds has axed its Birmingham professional regulation team as the practice no longer fits with the firm’s strategy. Group head partner Jayne Willetts, who leaves Hammonds after 19 years, will set up a new office for niche Birmingham firm Townshends, taking six fee-earners from Hammonds with her. Willetts joined Hammonds when it merged with her […]

Bakers axes partner charged with money laundering

Baker & McKenzie has forced New York corporate partner Martin Weisberg to resign after he was charged with participating in a $55m (£26.83m) fraud and money laundering operation. In a statement the firm said it had requested and received Weisberg’s resignation, adding: “Effective immediately, he is no longer associated with our firm in any capacity.” […]

Bakers axes partner charged with money laundering

Baker & McKenzie has forced New York corporate partner Martin Weisberg to resign after he was charged with participating in a $55m (£26.83m) fraud and money laundering operation. In a statement the firm said it had requested and received Weisberg’s resignation, adding: “Effective immediately, he is no longer associated with our firm in any capacity.” […]

Sullivan settles gay discrimination claim

Sullivan & Cromwell has settled out of court with former New York associate Aaron Charney, who sued the firm for sexual orientation discrimination earlier this year. Former Sullivan M&A associate Charney filed his suit for undisclosed damages against Sullivan on 16 January, claiming a number of senior level partners discriminated against him after discovering he […]

Sullivan settles gay discrimination claim

Sullivan & Cromwell has settled out of court with former New York associate Aaron Charney, who sued the firm for sexual orientation discrimination earlier this year. Former Sullivan M&A associate Charney filed his suit for undisclosed damages against Sullivan on 16 January, claiming a number of senior level partners discriminated against him after discovering he […]

Legal Services Bill passes final hurdle

The House of Lords yesterday approved the House of Commons’ amendments to the Legal Services Bill, with the legislation expected to receive Royal Assent next week. The House of Lords yesterday (25 October) approved the House of Commons’ amendments to the Legal Services Bill, with the legislation expected to receive Royal Assent next week. The […]

Legal Services Bill passes final hurdle

The House of Lords yesterday approved the House of Commons’ amendments to the Legal Services Bill, with the legislation expected to receive Royal Assent next week. The House of Lords yesterday (25 October) approved the House of Commons’ amendments to the Legal Services Bill, with the legislation expected to receive Royal Assent next week. The […]

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