26 July 2004

Norton Rose appoints SAS man for strategic guidance

Norton Rose has taken on the chairman of Swedish airline SAS as an adviser to its board. Egil Myklebust will work closely with the City firm’s board and management on “strategic matters”. As well as chairing SAS, Myklebust is also vice chairman of the board of directors at Norske Skog ASA, a member of the […]

Eversheds chosen for coveted Transport for London role

Eversheds has won Transport for London (TfL) the Government agency responsible for the capital’s transport needs as a new client. The firm pitched against a number of firms to win a mandate to advise TfL on commercial, litigation and property work. The appointment follows a tender process instigated by general counsel Fiona Smith who joined […]

Shearman Germany loses tax partner to Gibson Dunn

Shearman & Sterling‘s Munich-based tax partner Hans Martin Schmid has quit the firm for US rival Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. Schmid was previously with Clifford Chance’s German merger partner Pünder Volhard Weber & Axster before joining Shearman for five years. The Munich office of Gibson Dunn, which opened in 2002, comprises six partners and 13 […]

Clayton Utz scoops Paul Weiss partner

Australia’s Clayton Utz has bolstered its corporate and TMT expertise after tempting a Hong Kong-based partner from New York law firm Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison’s back to Sydney. Corporate and TMT expert Michael Reede, who has been a partner in Paul Weiss’s Hong Kong office for the last four years, is returning to […]

Law Society appeal upheld in Bahl case

The Court of Appeal has today (Friday 30 July) upheld the Employment Appeal Tribunal’s finding that the Law Society did not discriminate against former president elect Kamlesh Bahl on grounds of race and sex. The Law Society was represented by Herbert Smith employment partner Peter Frost, instructing Paul Goulding QC of Blackstone Chambers. Former Law […]

House of Lords to overturn Three Rivers ruling

The House of Lords today indicated that it will uphold the Bank of England’s appeal in the Three Rivers District Council case. Lords Scott, Rodger, Carswell, Brown and Lady Hale gave the indication due to the implications their ruling will have on the ongoing BCCI litigation. The Three Rivers council had requested disclosure of communications […]

Freshfields’ Salz named as BBC vice chairman

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer senior partner Anthony Salz has emerged as vice chairman of the BBC. The surprise move sees Salz appointed to the role, working alongside chairman Michael Grade, for four years starting 1 August. He will continue in his role as co-senior partner at Freshfields alongside Konstantin Mettenheimer. Salz, who advised on the merger […]

Eversheds retained by FA in Sven scandal

Eversheds’ employment partner Peter Norbury has emerged as the solicitor acting for the Football Association (FA) on its inquiry into the Sven-Göran Eriksson scandal. Norbury will provide the evidence to be put before an emergency meeting of the FA board next Thursday (5 August). The FA inquiry follows an erroneous statement released last week, and […]

V2 legal head leaves to begin new business venture

The worldwide head of legal at Richard Branson’s record label V2 is quitting. Will Meekin, director of commercial and business affairs for V2 Music Worldwide, will leave at the end of August and is hoping to launch an independent consultancy for the music and entertainment sectors. V2’s chief executive Tony Harlow is reviewing the position […]

Mallesons plumps for Hong Kong merger with local firm

Australia’s Mallesons Stephen Jaques has taken the next step in beefing up its Hong Kong presence, announcing a merger with local firm Kwok & Yih. The Australian firm’s tie-up with 25-lawyer Kwok & Yih, a corporate finance specialist, will add to the eight partners and 23 fee earners it has taken on in the region […]

Latham tech expert promoted to Silicon Valley head

Latham & Watkins is ushering in a new era for its Silicon Valley office after appointing a new managing partner in the region. Ora Fisher is taking over the role as office managing partner for Silicon Valley from Peter Kerman who was recently appointed as chair of Latham’s global corporate department. Kerman has headed up […]

Students delayed in using barrister title under new rules

Bar Vocational Course (BVC) students will no longer be able to call themselves barristers until they have completed pupillage under new regulations passed by the Bar Council. At a meeting earlier this month, the council resolved that from 1 September 2008, call to the bar should be deferred until the completion of a satisfactory period […]

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