29 March 2004

Morgan Cole partner tally rises as corporate head quits

Morgan Cole’s former London corporate head Graeme Guthrie is the next partner to join the mass exodus from the firm, after week joining London’s Campbell Hooper. Guthrie follows Morgan Cole’s former business services partner Alun Cole who left for Eversheds last December, as well as partners Jeff Jenkins and Duncan MacIntosh who have left for […]

McGrigors loses partner to Kilpatrick Stockton

McGrigors (formerly Klegal) has lost its highly-rated head of employment to Kilpatrick Stockton after he refused to sign the firm’s new partnership agreement. Tim Johnson jumped ship to the US firm last month, joining as a consultant, and was voted in as a partner at Kilpatrick yesterday (April 1). Johnson was one of a group […]

Norton Rose heads south in office move

Norton Rose partners have opted for SE1 development More London as their new home, and today [2 April] started exclusive negotiations on a deal. The firm selected More London over its other two short-listed options: former Clifford Chance building 201 Bishopsgate and the Moorhouse scheme in EC2. The building, which is a Foster and Partners […]

Latham boosts NY bankruptcy group

Latham & Watkins has bumped up its New York bankruptcy practice with a lateral from Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel. Bankruptcy and insolvency expect Mitchell Seider is leaving Kramer Levin after three years to join Latham which has recently acted on a number of high profile cases including a role for the creditors committee on […]

Paris Bar gives green light to Paul Hastings merger

Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker can finally seal its merger with France’s Moquet Borde & Associes after gaining approval from the Paris Bar Association. The US firm originally voted on the merger with the French independent in December last year with the tie-up becoming official at the beginning of February. While Paul Hastings has been […]

Morgan Lewis targets Paris with De Pardieu haul

Morgan Lewis is pressing ahead with plans to open a Paris office after recruiting a 15-strong team from De Pardieu Brocas Maffei & Leygonie. As exclusively revealed by The Lawyer (March 22) the team will be led by former name partner and competition expert Jean Leygonie who will head up Morgan Lewis’ French office, adding […]

All change for Burges Salmon senior partner

Burges Salmon has elected a new senior partner to replace Richard Wynn-Jones whose term expires at the end of April. Commercial property partner Bob Smyth has been appointed to the post in an uncontested election. Wynn-Jones, the firm’s senior partner for the past three years, will return to fee-earning. The new appointment will take effect […]

St Philips loses child care expert to London set

Birmingham’s St Philips Chambers has been hit with the loss of a leading child care barrister who has joined One King’s Bench Walk in London. It is understood that David Hershman QC has made the move to practice in a smaller set that has a more specialist focus on family law. A recognised leader in […]

Ex-Lovells partners go independent in Germany

A duo of former Lovells partners have struck out on their own by setting up a firm in Frankfurt. Corporate partners Hanns-Christian Salger and Thomas Forsterling have established the practice, to be known as Salger Rechtsanwalte, that will focus on Mittelstand, i.e. small to medium-sized, clients. While the firm intends to grow to around 10 […]

King & Spalding grabs funds star for private equity push

King & Spalding has scored another coup for its private equity group by taking on a funds specialist from Goldman Sachs. Stephen Culhane served as vice president and associate general counsel at Goldman Sachs & Co and was also legal director of the investment bank’s private equity group. Culhane will join King & Spalding’s expansionist […]

Morgan Lewis shakes up London management

Morgan Lewis & Bockius’ London head of international litigation and arbitration has become the new managing partner for the UK office. It is understood that Robert Goldspink is taking over the post from Peter Wallace, a business transactions specialist who is also regional co-ordinating partner for Europe and a member of Morgan Lewis’ advisory board. […]

Partner promotions soar at Linklaters

Linklaters has increased the number of new partners in this year’s round of promotions making up a staggering 31 lawyers. The 31 new partners signal a 63 per cent hike on the previous year’s 19 promotions. Of the total, 12 London-based lawyers have been invited to join the partnership, though the firm declined to divulge […]

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