27 January 2003

Hale and Dorr saves Brobeck European joint venture

Brobeck Hale and Dorr to be taken over by Boston-based firm Brobeck Phleger & Harrison’s European joint venture Brobeck Hale and Dorr is set to dodge dissolution after the Boston-based firm has promised to take the London, Oxford and Munich offices under its wing. Around 45 lawyers, including 19 partners, will be saved through Boston-based […]

Dentons bolsters litigation in Hong Kong

Four hires coincide with firm’s review of international network Denton Wilde Sapte’s Hong Kong office has bolstered its dispute resolution practice with the hire of two consultants and two assistant solicitors.Mary Thomson, previously a partner with Paul Hastings Janofsy & Walker in association with Koo & Partners, and Doron Karliner from Herbert Smith will join […]

Harrison Clark poaches new employment head

George Green & Co’s employment head jumps ship to bolster Harrison Clark Worcester-based Harrison Clark has poached the former head of George Green & Co’s employment department to head up its own team. Commenting on his move, Richard Green said: “This is a great opportunity for me to enhance Harrison Clark’s service portfolio for Midlands […]

De Brauw dumped by top client KLM

Dutch airline terminates De Brauw’s ‘house lawyer’ role over Alitalia advice In a damning move, Dutch national airline KLM has severed its ties with chief adviser De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek over advice given by partner Pierre Nijnen on its alliance with Alitalia. KLM said it has ended a ten-year relationship with Nijnen as its ‘house […]

Latham grabs SEC man for securities push

WorldCom investigator William Baker to join Washington office Latham and Watkins’s Washington office is continuing its high profile securities litigation recruitment drive after appointing a former member of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Enforcement.William Baker, the former associate director at the division, was with the SEC for 15 years. He is due […]

Law Centres at risk as funding slashed

Central London, Hammersmith and Fulham, North Kensington and Paddington could all lose Law Centres Four London Law Centres are facing closure on 1 April this year after being told by the Association of London Government that they will not have their funding renewed. Central London Law Centre, Hammersmith and Fulham Law Centre, North Kensington Law […]

Eversheds gets curried

National firm appoints former European official Jim Currie as consultant Eversheds has appointed the European Commission’s former director-general for the environment as a consultant. Jim Currie will advise the firm on EU, international trade, energy and corporate governance issues.Currently a board director of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, Currie served a 14 year period […]

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