Washington DC-based outsourcing specialist Shaw Pittman has scooped up six tax attorneys from PricewaterhouseCoopers. Michael Solomon and Elizabeth Askey will join as partners, William Warren and James Ramsey as senior counsel and Regina Staudacher and Eric Lucas as associates. It brings the number of tax lawyers in the firm’s DC office to more than 30. They will focus on tax controversy work, including litigation, high-level strategic planning, international tax and tax policy services.
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is planning to slash its legal spend, currently estimated to be £150m annually, by 25 per cent in its current online panel review, The Lawyer can reveal. Law firms were on tenterhooks on Friday evening (5 September) waiting to hear if they had made it to the second round […]