4 May 2009

Profile: Expansion man

In his 29 years at Appleby, Peter Bubenzer has transformed the firm from a three-office outfit to a global offshore player. Katy Dowell reports Appleby_150.jpg” /> Peter Bubenzer, Appleby’s group managing partner, has just flown from the firm’s new office in Zurich to his office in Bermuda. “I’ve been moving around a bit lately,” he […]

Vox Pop: On course for offshore

Do offshore lawyers require different skills than their onshore counterparts? What effect has the economic downturn had on offshore firms’ recruitment? Katy Dowell finds the answers to these questions and more from those in the know Gareth Russell, director of HRAppleby What attributes does it take to be an offshore lawyer?The offshore market is competitive […]

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On the law path: Wolf von Kumberg, Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman European legal chief Wolf von Kumberg brings cutting-edge M&A nous to bear in the defence market. Organisation: Northrop Grumman Industry: Defence aerospace European legaldirector: Wolf von KumbergReporting to: General counsel Stephen YslafCompanyturnover: $1bn (£680m) Europe, $32bn worldwideTotal number ofemployees: 3,000 UK, 130,000 worldwideTotal legalcapability: Five Europe, 110 worldwideMain external lawfirms: Bird & Bird, […]

US lawyers unite against ‘draconian’ UK Budget

US lawyers hit out last week at the UK Government over the new 50 per cent tax band introduced in the recent Budget. US lawyers hit out last week at the UK Government over the new 50 per cent tax band introduced in the recent Budget. US lawyers, some of whom are among the biggest earners in the […]

Akin’s spread of legal

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is targeting a London litigation launch later this year as part of a wider international push by the Texas firm. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is targeting a London litigation launch later this year as part of a wider international push by the Texas firm. Earlier this year […]

Citigroup counsel jumps ship for ICG

Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) has appointed its first general counsel with the hire of Citigroup global general counsel for non-resident Indian wealth management Aneta Polk. Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) has appointed its first general counsel with the hire of Citigroup global general counsel for non-resident Indian wealth management Aneta Polk. Polk joins ICG, which specialises […]

Norton Rose swoops for DLA Piper investment funds partner

Norton Rose has boosted its investment funds team with a raid on DLA Piper, taking on partner Michael Newell. Norton Rose has boosted its investment funds team with a raid on DLA Piper, taking on partner Michael Newell. Prior to becoming a partner at DLA Piper, Newell spent four years at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where […]

RJW move sees London offices come together

Russell Jones & Walker (RJW) is set to bring its two London offices under one roof after completing a deal to move into refurbished premises in Chancery Lane. Russell Jones & Walker (RJW) is set to bring its two London offices under one roof after completing a deal to move into refurbished premises in Chancery […]

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O’Kane promoted to head Peters & Peters’ fraud dept

Fraud and regulatory boutique Peters & Peters has promoted Michael O’Kane to lead its fraud practice. Fraud and regulatory boutique Peters & Peters has promoted Michael O’Kane to lead its fraud practice. O’Kane joined the 12-partner firm in 2002 from the Crown Prosecution Service, where he was a prosecutor, and within two years he was […]

Buncefield proves trial fees can be controlled

THE BUNCEFIELD litigation acted as a useful acid test for the recommen­dations of the commercial court working party on long trials (The Lawyer, 15 September 2008) THE BUNCEFIELD litigation acted as a useful acid test for the recommendations of the commercial court working party on long trials (The Lawyer, 15 September 2008). The working party […]

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The Lawyer Awards: best of the best

The legal profession’s premier event, The Lawyer Awards, is taking place at The Grosvenor House Hotel on Tuesday 23 June. Here are the strongest performers of 2009 that find themselves in contention LAW FIRMS: Law Firm of the Year Sponsored by Travelers Ashurst Berwin Leighton Paisner CMS Cameron McKenna Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Norton Rose SJ […]

Legal solutions to illegality on the seas

The problem of high seas piracy, its causes and possible solutions, has become an increasingly high-profile staple of the international media in recent months. The problem of high seas piracy, its causes and possible solutions, has become an increasingly high-profile staple of the international media in recent months. Primarily this is due to the vast […]

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