26 January 2004

Klegal calls time on international network

KLegal today announced it would disband its international legal alliance despite its chief executive’s attempts to preserve a formal European grouping. International chief executive Robert Glennie has been negotiating with KLegal’s member firms for a number of months to keep formal ties between the practices in place. However, today KLegal stated: “An informal network will […]


The City’s bored corporate lawyers must be rubbing their hands and hoping that the Hollinger deal turns into a feeding frenzy – just as Safeway did this time last year. With big deals still pretty thin on the ground, a sale of Hollinger’s main UK asset The Daily Telegraph could attract so many bidders that […]

Field Fisher ties up Spanish and Italian firms to Euro alliance

Field Fisher Waterhouse is poised to sign up Spanish and Italian firms to its European Legal Alliance. Spanish firm Jiminez de Parga and Italian firm La Scala & Associati will be voted in by alliance members this week. The alliance was launched in April 2002 as an attempt to offer all the service features of […]

West Ham legal head selected for seat on the board

Company secretary and head of legal at West Ham United Scott Duxbury has accepted an invitation to join the board at the Nationwide first division club. Duxbury’s appointment confirms the growing influence of law in football. He joined the club in June 2001 after a spell working with Manchester United director Maurice Watkins advising the […]

Kirkpatrick bolsters LA with Medialive general counsel

US firm Kirkpatrick & Lockhart has swooped for Medialive International Holdings’ secretary and general counsel Jeryl Bowers. He joins the Los Angeles office of Kirkpatrick, which now numbers 18 partners and 17 associates. Bowers will focus on securities, mergers and acquisitions and other corporate matters. During his spell in-house at Medialive he helped establish the […]

Latham takes Cooley outsourcing head for pursuit of technology market

Latham & Watkins has continued the aggressive expansion of its technology practice by poaching Cooley Godward partner and outsourcing head Dan Mummery. Mummery will join Latham’s Silicon Valley office as a partner. He is the firm’s fourth partner hire into its global outsourcing and technology transactions group within the last year following in the footsteps […]

Boodle Hatfield in firm-wide shake-up

Boodle Hatfield has completed a major overhaul of its senior management after reorganising the firm to return to its core practice areas in property, tax and financial planning. Head of property Richard Maughan will replace managing partner Chris Putt who will continue in his role leading the corporate department. The 280-year old practice has also […]

Latham revenues rocket as market returns to health

Latham & Watkins has smashed the billion dollar mark after reporting a searing 14 per cent increase in gross revenue for 2003. The firm has recorded $1.032bn worth of fees in the last calendar year on $906m in the previous 12 months while average profits per partner jumped 12 per cent to $1.273m compared to […]

Davenport Lyons boosts corporate practice

Davenport Lyons has nabbed corporate partner and former Citibank general counsel Jonathan Lass from US firm Cozen O’Connor. Lass’s experience includes a spell in-house at Citibank, where he was general counsel for the UK and Europe, with responsibility for English law matters worldwide. He advises on mergers and acquisitions for companies in the financial services, […]

Maples and Calder steps up recruitment drive

Cayman Islands firm Maples and Calder has made its second lateral hire in as many months after taking on an asset finance partner from White & Case. Mark Western joins the 27-partner firm after Maples and Calder announced last month that Nigel Porteous, a partner from Eversheds’ soon to be defunct London private client department, […]

Law Society backs plans for independent judiciary chairman

The Law Society is supporting proposals outlined by the Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer, to appoint a lay person as chair of the new Judicial Appointments Commission. The Society is throwing its weight behind the proposals after stating that a member of the Cabinet should not be involved in deciding the make-up of the judiciary. Lord […]

Treves adds to executive CV with Korn/ Ferry role

Eponymous executive Vanni Treves has secured himself another role, this time with the UK branch of international headhunters Korn/ Ferry. The former senior partner of Macfarlanes is joining the company as non-executive chairman. Treves stepped down from his role as chairman of Channel Four Television last year, but still chairs Equitable Life Assurance Society.

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