23 October 2006

Latham, CC and Bonelli scoop £1bn Generali float

Latham & Watkins, Clifford Chance and Bonelli Erede Pappalardo have all scored lead roles in the latest rejig of the Italian banking sector, which will see Banca Generali float for an estimated Eu1.5bn (£1bn) on the Milan bourse. Latham is Banca Generali’s international counsel while Bonelli is advising on Italian aspects. At Latham, corporate partner […]

Mills & Reeve revamps management team

Mills & Reeve has overhauled its management team with new managing and senior partners. Birmingham managing partner Guy Hinchley will take over as firm managing partner from incumbent Mark Jeffries in March 2007. Jeffries, who has been managing partner since 2001, will replace Jonathan Barclay as senior partner after Barclay retires. Mills & Reeve is […]


Not so naughty Nulty

The most popular (by number of hits) story of today is news of Andrew Nulty’s escape from the long arm of the law. Andrew Who? For those who really haven’t been paying enough attention, Andrew Nulty was dubbed the UK’s richest lawyer after reaping a whopping £13m profit share from his Warrington-based firm Avalon Solicitors. […]

Cuatrecasas flies in new NY management

Cuatrecasas has reshuffled its New York office management, bringing co-managing partners Víctor Xercavins and Javier Asensio back to Barcelona Corporate partner Albert Garrofé will fly out to New York to take charge, supported by tax specialist Sonia Velsco. Cuatrecasas rotates its New York office management every three and a half years, as responsibilities are often […]

Campbell and Dunnigan re-elected at CC

Clifford Chance has confirmed Mark Campbell and David Dunnigan for another four years as heads of banking and capital markets respectively. As revealed on thelawyer.com (16 October), partners were informed on 12 October that after the close of the nominations, no candidates had come forward to stand against the incumbents. Yesterday a vote was taken […]

GC100 ready for government showdown on Companies Bill

The GC100, the body of general counsel of FTSE100 companies, will meet industry minister Margaret Hodge on Monday (30 October) to demand an explanation as to why last-minute disclosure clauses were added to the Companies Bill on 16 October without warning. The GC100 will meet Hodge with the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and other […]

UK’s richest lawyer gets off ABH charge

The UK’s richest lawyer, Andrew Nulty of Warrington firm Avalon Solicitors, was yesterday (26 October) let off charges of actual bodily harm by a local magistrates’ court. As first revealed by The Lawyer (4 September) Nulty and his brother Martin appeared before St Helens Magistrates Court in late August charged with assaulting a police officer. […]

Freshfields partner quits to launch boutique

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has lost IP/IT and litigation specialist Gerwin Janke, who is launching his own firm. Janke, who has been a partner with Freshfields since 1997, is set to leave the firm’s Frankfurt office in November and will launch his own firm, according to German publication Juve. He will start off alone but plans […]

Latham fails to sneak into Spain

While today’s news of Latham & Watkins‘ low-key Spanish launch hardly compares to yesterday’s Dewey Orrick scoop, it is encouraging for Latham. The ambitious US firm does not go in for the splashy Orrick-style launch, so it’s no surprise that the news of its opening hire should leak before Cuatrecasas corporate partner Jose Luis Blanco […]

Latham prepares for Spanish launch

Latham & Watkins is edging towards opening in Spain, and is in talks with Cuatrecasas corporate partner Jose Luis Blanco Ruiz for the launch. One Cuatrecasas partner said: “It is clear that Latham has a position to open in Spain and one of the candidates is Jose Luis. It is not finalized but it is […]

FFW wins landmark GMC appeal

Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) and the General Medical Council (GMC) have successfully fought for the regulator’s right to discipline expert witnesses after a Court of Appeal case. FFW partner Tom Rider was instructed by the GMC to bring the appeal against a February 2006 ruling of Mr Justice Collins, in which the judge decided that […]

DLA Piper hires top EC trade negotiator

DLA Piper has strengthened its EU competition and trade practice following the hire of the European Commission’s top trade negotiator.Miriam Gonzalez joins DLA Piper’s London office as a senior consultant. DLA Piper’s EU competition and trade t… DLA Piper has strengthened its EU, competition and trade practice following the hire of the European Commission’s top […]

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