6 January 2003

McDermotts loses IP duo to Hammonds

Philip Rees and Kathleen Harris quit US firm taking three assistants Hammonds has recruited two intellectual property partners and three assistants from the London office of McDermott Will & Emery. The firm has lifted Philip Rees and trademark specialist Kathleen Harrisfrom the London team headed up by Larry Cohen. In a bizarre twist, Cohen was […]

A&O in three-way split on banking head

Power shared between Jonathan Brayne, Stephen Gillespie and Christopher Rushton as David Morley prepares to step into managing partner role Allen & Overy’s global banking board has settled on Jonathan Brayne as the successor to global banking head David Morley. However, the firm has ditched the title of ‘global banking head’ in favour of ‘non-executive […]

Milbank raids Goldman Sachs for Asia push

US firm targets private equity with Sun hire Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has ramped up its Asian private equity practice was the appointment of Ed Sun from Goldman Sachs. Sun, who joins the firm as of counsel, was previously general counsel for the Non-Japan Asia operations of Goldman Sachs’ $US5.2 billion global private equity […]

Linklaters introduces trainee deferral programme

Magic circle firm offers trainees £14,500 lump sum to defer start dates for a year Linklaters has offered its future trainees a £14,500 lump sum if they agree to defer their start dates for a year. The magic circle firm has asked students from across its next two intakes to volunteer for the year out […]

McDermotts loses IP duo to Hammonds

Philip Rees and Kathleen Harris quit US firm taking three assistants Hammonds has recruited two intellectual property partners and three assistants from the London office of McDermott Will & Emery. The firm has lifted Philip Rees and trademark specialist Kathleen Harrisfrom the London team headed up by Larry Cohen. In a bizarre twist, Cohen was […]

A&O in three-way split on banking head

Power shared between Jonathan Brayne, Stephen Gillespie and Christopher Rushton as David Morley prepares to step into managing partner role Allen & Overy’s global banking board has settled on Jonathan Brayne as the successor to global banking head David Morley. However, the firm has ditched the title of ‘global banking head’ in favour of ‘non-executive […]

Morgan Cole chief exec quits

David Main steps down amid management overhaul at troubled firm Morgan Cole chief executive David Main has left the firm amid ongoing turbulence that has seen more than 40 partners leave since its inception in 1998. Main, 51, joined Welsh giant Morgan Bruce in 1997 and played a pivotal role in its merger with Cole […]

Martineau Johnson scoops three new contracts

Three education clients sign up Birmingham-based firm Birmingham based Martineau Johnson has won three new clients in the further education sector. The firm has won competitive tenders to provide legal services to Barnsley College in South Yorkshire and City of Bath College in Somerset. It has also been chosen by the Pershore Group of colleges […]

Pinsents and Weightmans partners bolster George Green

New litigation and employment heads for Black Country firm Black Country firm George Green has hired partners Neil Williams and Tim Lang from Pinsent Curtis Biddle and Weightman Vizard respectively.Williams, a former head of Pinsents’ franchising litigation team, will join as head of the firm’s five-strong commercial litigation department. He specialises in corporate and commercial […]

Simkins consultant aids DTI

Nic Garnett to advise on digital rights management programme Nic Garnett, consultant with The Simkins Partnership, has scooped a six month, part-time contract with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to provide advice on the development of its digital rights management (DRM) programme. The DTI is examining how DRM technologies can facilitate growth of […]

Clifford Chance targets US litigation with Merrill Lynch hire

Associate general counsel Schieren to join Benedict’s securities defence team Clifford Chance has underlined its relationship with key client Merrill Lynch by hiring its associate general counsel into its New York office.George Schieren, a securities litigator, joins the firm after 20 years at the investment bank. He was formerly a member of Merrill Lynch’s executive […]

Martineau Johnson scoops three new contracts

Three education clients sign up Birmingham-based firm Birmingham based Martineau Johnson has won three new clients in the further education sector. The firm has won competitive tenders to provide legal services to Barnsley College in South Yorkshire and City of Bath College in Somerset. It has also been chosen by the Pershore Group of colleges […]

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