25 November 2002

CC finally ties knot with Wong

Three years of negotiations result in joint venture agreement for Clifford Chance and Singapore’s Wong partnership Clifford Chance (CC) has finally managed to seal a joint venture with Singapore firm WongPartnership, three years after it originally entered negotiations with the firm. The two firms were originally due to launch a joint venture in November 2000. […]

Gouldens in merger talks with Jones Day

City firm confirms rumours of talks with Jones Day Reavis & Pogue Gouldens has confirmed that it has entered formal merger discussions with US firm Jones Day Reavis & Pogue. As revealed in Lawyer News Weekly earlier today, the two firms were rumoured to be in talks. Gouldens has 41 partners and reported a turnover […]

Five partners quit Herbert Smith ally in Brussels

Stibbe partners to set up new firm with Brussels-based intellectual property practice Braun Bigwood Five Brussels partners from Herbert Smith’s Dutch and Belgian alliance partner Stibbe are defecting to set up a new firm with intellectual property specialist Braun Bigwood. Braun Bigwood’s ten partners will be joined by litigator Paul Alain Foriers, insolvency specialist Michèle […]

Doughty’s Fitzgerald gives lifers new hope

Edward Fitzgerald QC takes lead role in case that strips Home Secretary of his power to set minimum jail terms for convicted murderers Doughty Street Chambers’ well known human rights barrister Edward Fitzgerald QC has just won his second case this year challenging the powers of the Home Secretary. The Lords has ruled that the […]

Lord Hunt keeps hold of Beachcroft’s top job

Lord Hunt of the Wirral is re-elected as senior partner Beachcroft Wansbroughs has re-elected Lord Hunt of the Wirral as senior partner for a further three-year term. Lord Hunt’s next term of office in the role will run from 1 May 2003 to 30 April 2006. He has been the firm’s senior partner since 1996.

Gouldens in merger talks with Jones Day

City firm confirms rumours of talks with Jones Day Reavis & Pogue Gouldens has confirmed that it has entered formal merger discussions with US firm Jones Day Reavis & Pogue. As revealed in Lawyer News Weekly earlier today, the two firms were rumoured to be in talks. Gouldens has 41 partners and reported a turnover […]

Toffoletto forges double employment merger

Two niche practices join Ius Laboris firm Toffoletto e Soci Toffoletto e Soci, the Italian member of international employment law network Ius Laboris, has merged with two niche practices. The firm will gain two new partners and three associates as a result of the deals. Aldo Bottini and Elio Cherubini have both merged their practices […]

Lawyer takes senior commercial role at EBRD

Corporate recovery and litigation head Kamen Zahariev becomes director for the Ukraine The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has appointed a lawyer to a senior commercial position for the first time. Corporate recovery and litigation head Kamen Zahariev has been named director for the Ukraine. He replaces Andrew Seton, who has retired. Zahariev set […]

Toffoletto forges double employment merger

Two niche practices join Ius Laboris firm Toffoletto e Soci Toffoletto e Soci, the Italian member of international employment law network Ius Laboris, has merged with two niche practices. The firm will gain two new partners and three associates as a result of the deals. Aldo Bottini and Elio Cherubini have both merged their practices […]

DEAL OF THE WEEK – HSBC/HOUSEHOLD INTERNATIONAL

Cleary Gottlieb and Norton Rose get M&A boost from HSBC deal Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Norton Rose have secured themselves a strong showing in M&A tables by advising long-time client HSBC on its $14bn (£8.81bn) acquisition of Household International. The deal is the largest cross-border transaction this year and, subject to the usual […]

Veale Wasbrough scoops place on the Treasury Solicitor's commercial panel

Bristol-based Veale Wasbrough has been appointed to the Treasury Solicitor’s new commercial panel, established to provide commercial advice to the Treasury Solicitor’s Department The firm will be advising on six of the nine work areas for which the panel has been appointed – PFI/ projects, employment and pensions, corporate and finance, IT, planning and competition. […]

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