27 March 2006

Dewey takes White & Case associate for London capital markets

Dewey Ballantine has made a bid to resurrect its London office with the hire of capital markets specialist Joseph Marx from White & Case. Marx, an international securities specialist, joins Dewey as a partner in the corporate finance team. He was an associate at White & Case where he had been since 1998. Marx, who […]

Lovells wins Villalba appeal for Merrill Lynch

Lovells has won a resounding judgment on behalf of Merrill Lynch in the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) this morning (31 March). The EAT has dismissed the appeal brought by former investment banker Stephanie Villalba in her £7.5m sex discrimination claim against the bank, finding that the “Employment Tribunal reached an exemplary decision” when it threw […]

Heatons Birmingham snared by Clarke Willmott

Clarke Willmott has taken over the Birmingham office of Heatons leaving the firm with just three partners and nine lawyers in its Manchester office. Heatons managing partner Matt Fleetwood said that the firm would not disintegrate following the loss of its Birmingham office. Fleetwood said: “The Birmingham and Manchester offices were moving in different directions […]

OC names Birt new senior partner

Osborne Clarke London managing partner Tim Birt has been named as the successor to senior partner to Leslie Perrin. Birt, head of the firm’s advertising and marketing services group, will take over from Perrin on 1 May. Perrin announced he was retiring from the partnership after 16 years at the firm in December (www.thelawyer.com, 6 […]

Linklaters competition team quits in Madrid

Linklaters has lost two-thirds of its Madrid-based competition team with two associates leaving to join Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Lovells. Enrique Carrera has quit to join Freshfields, while Casto Gonzalez-Paramo has accepted a position at Lovells. Both Carrera and Gonzalez-Paramo have taken up associate roles at their new firms. The departures left managing associate Silvia […]

ABP adds Slaughters to panel for Goldman takeover bid

Slaughter and May has strengthened its corporate ties with Associated British Ports (ABP), with the firm all set to advise ABP on a possible bid by a consortium led by Goldman Sachs. The investment bank has confirmed that it has been working on a potential bid with Canadian and Singaporean investors, that could value the […]

Report demands more diversity in the judiciary

The Commission for Judicial Appointments (CJA) has warned that there is still much work to be done before true diversity in the judiciary can be achieved. The CJA released its fifth and final annual report this week. In it the commission praised work that has been done to improve the judicial appointments’ process, including the […]

Guernsey’s Ozannes is first to launch in Jersey

Offshore firm Ozannes is to become the first Guernsey outfit to launch an office in Jersey. The new office will be headed by new partner Marcus Stone, who joins from Jersey firm Crills. It will open for business in the autumn. Senior partner Roger Perrot said: “We are delighted to announce our plans for opening […]

Nabarros bolsters Sheffield with Mayer Brown and FFW hires

Nabarro Nathanson has added three partners to its Sheffield office, including two rare lateral hires out of City firms to its employment and pensions groups. Ian Flowers joins the Sheffield pensions team from Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw, where he had been a partner for 10 years, while David Fisher joins the employment group from […]

Linklaters vows to reshape private equity after Kirkland raid

Linklaters has pledged to remould its private equity practice in the wake of the resignation of partners Graham White and Raymond McKeeve. As first revealed on www.thelawyer.com on Friday, White and McKeeve have quit the magic circle firm for Chicago-headquartered Kirkland & Ellis following months of speculation about their future. The Lawyer understands that senior […]

Vinson boosts London energy with Lovells hire

Vinson & Elkins (V&E) has made its eighth hire in nine months, taking Lovells corporate finance lawyer François Feuillat. The Texas-based firm has hired to its US strengths, with its eight London hires all in the energy, corporate and project finance fields. David Manny and Raminder Singh both joined as project finance partners from US […]

Jones Day raids Heller for China push

Jones Day has bagged the head of San Francisco-based Heller Ehrmann’s China practice, marking the second major lateral hire for Jones Day’s China offices this year. Wen’s practice covers corporate finance, M&A and joint ventures. Prior to joining Heller in 2003, he was a lead partner at the Hong Kong-based Siao Wen & Leung. Wen’s […]

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