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CC ups ante on US practice as Cornell moves to New York

Clifford Chance management has signalled its frustration with the progress of the US practice by relocating managing partner Peter Cornell to the New York office. He will work with US managing partner John Carroll in reshaping the US business along more profitable lines. Cornell’s move, which will take place next week, comes in the wake […]

Insurance giant Marsh hires GE compliance chief for new role

Marsh & McLennan, the insurance broker at the centre of New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer’s bid-rigging investigation, has appointed its first chief compliance officer. The New York Lawyer today reported that E. Scott Gilbert, formerly the chief compliance counsel for General Electric and prior to that an assistant attorney for the southern district of […]

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Blendis, James – Hot 100

When T-Mobile restructured its UK legal team last year, James Blendis became one of the youngest legal heads in the country. Despite his relative youth, Blendis has proved himself an excellent people-manager during his two-year spell as deputy to former general counsel Julia Chain, who left the company in October. In the wake of Chain’s […]

Owen, Gerallt – Hot 100

Eversheds hired Gerallt Owen last summer as part of a concerted push to build up its London regulatory practice. While the firm has a well-developed regulatory practice in the regions, it lacks weight in London; and Owen, a corporate crime partner from niche firm Orchard, will help address that. His experience in fraud and criminal […]

Linklaters threatened with global dissolution

Sacked German partners fight back citing breach of partnership agreement Linklaters threatened with global dissolution” />Linklaters is a facing a legal action to dissolve its entire global partnership. The threat comes from a group of German partners who informed the firm last October that they were considering dissolving the partnership in the UK courts. The […]

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