3 February 2003

Morgan Lewis in Brobeck raid

Agreement sees three offices and around 50 partners join former merger partner Morgan Lewis & Bockius has emerged from the Brobeck Phleger & Harrison debacle with three offices and around 50 partners after tying down an agreement last night.Morgan Lewis, which pulled out of merger talks with Brobeck last week triggering the West Coast firm’s […]

Hengeler makes Brussels push

Partner Christoph Stadler switches from Düsseldorf to Brussels Hengeler Mueller is transferring partner Christoph Stadler from Düsseldorf to Brussels in a bid to boost its European competition practice. Stadler will continue to work on German transactions but said that the growing number of large cross border deals made the Brussels antitrust practice a priority for […]

Peddie Smith bags contract for £15m Scottish housing scheme

Peddie Smith beats competitors including Conveyancing Direct in beauty parade Scotland-based firm Peddie Smith Maloco Law Group has won the conveyancing contract for the new £15m ‘mortgage to rent’ scheme launched by the Scottish Executive.The scheme aims to help Scottish families at risk of losing their homes through repossession by giving them the opportunity to […]

Russell-Cooke overhauls management structure

New board created to streamline decision-making process Putney-based Russell-Cooke has appointed former managing partner John Gould and partner Nigel Coates as the firm’s new senior partner and managing partner respectively.The firm will also undergo further changes to the management structure in order to streamline the decision making. This will include the creation of a management […]

Field Fisher bolsters employment practice

London firm hires Osborne Clarke’s David Fisher Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) has poached Osborne Clarke employment partner David Fisher.Fisher’s employment expertise covers contentious advice, advocacy and TUPE in addition to advising clients on the human resources aspects of acquisitions and venture capital deals.FFW head of employment Margaret Davies said: “Not only will David’s presence give […]

Freshfields in litigation shake-up

Raj Parker to spearhead contentious insurance push Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has appointed Raj Parker as head of its contentious insurance group.Parker has a wide practice area covering insurance, public and administrative and sports law. One of his most high profile clients is the Football Association. He takes over from the previous head Paul Leonard. Parker […]

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