Cuatrecasas corporate partner José Luis Blanco has resigned, leaving the way open for him to launch Latham & Watkins‘ first Spanish office. Blanco specialises in M&A transactions in the technology sector. Latham is understood to have wanted a foothold in the Spanish market for some time, and would open with a corporate heavyhitter if Blanco signs. It was revealed last month (www.thelawyer.com, 26 October) that Blanco was in talks with Latham.
The Commercial Court is set for major changes after a meeting of the judiciary and court users resolved to set up a working group to revamp case management. As first revealed by The Lawyer (31 July), the Commercial Court symposium was called by the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, to examine case […]