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23 Essex St raid gives 1COR four female silks

One Crown Office Row has hired Joanna Glynn QC from 23 Essex Street, taking the set’s tally of female silks to four. Glynn, who was called in 1983 and took silk in 2002, said she was moving chambers in a bid to develop the disciplinary and regulatory aspects of her practice. One Crown Office Row’s […]

Public sector

As The Lawyer revealed last week (22 September), the UK’s largest unitary authority Birmingham City Council is reviewing its legal panel of 21 firms. Director of governance Mirza Ahmad will next month invite existing panel firms to apply for contracts that are set to begin in September 2009 and which taken together account for an […]

Wall St woes: Byrne in the USA

And then there were more. The Linklaters team advising PricewaterhouseCoopers on Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy just keeps on growing. As revealed last week, the firm has already put a mega 20-partner, 60-associate team on the matter in London (19 September). Now the magic circle firm is pulling out the stops on this side of the Atlantic […]

Pillsbury snatches Thelen’s entire China team

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has raided Thelen for its entire China practice group. The China team includes around 20 lawyers and a number of well-known partners such as Tom Shoesmith, Meg Utterback, Joe Tiano and Lou Bevilacqua. The group will be split between Pillsbury’s offices in Shanghai, Washington, DC and San Francisco. “Pillsbury opened a […]

Norton rose in $200m samena fund launch

The finance team at Norton Rose has scored the lead role advising Samena Capital on the launch of its $200m (£108.25m) Special Situations Fund. The fund is based in the Cayman Islands and is structured as a limited partnership. It will focus on the opportunities ­created by privatisation, ­liberalisation and restructuring. The team was led […]

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