Allen & Overy’s litigation masterplan: Will it pay off?
If the firm’s wager goes according to plan, it will become first in line for big-ticket litigation work on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as Asia. In short, the sun will never set on the A&O litigation empire.
Allen & Overy (A&O) has restructured its global IP management, appointing London-based IP litigator Nicola Dagg as global head of IP, while partner David Stone has been appointed as global head of brands, The Lawyer can reveal.
Allen & Overy is launching a new graduate scheme in London focusing on legal technology and project management. The scheme will take on four candidates with STEM or Economics degrees in a bid to harness young technical talent. The programme, which will start in September, will mirror the structure of a traditional training contract, though […]
Allen & Overy’s (A&O) ‘Fuse’ initiative last year was one of the landmark legal market developments in terms of highlighting the extent to which traditional firms are remodelling their businesses. Spearheading Fuse is derivatives lawyer Shruti Ajitsaria, an angel investor in her free time, who came up with the idea while on a jam-packed maternity […]
Senior management at Clifford Chance will have to set out their diversity and inclusion targets to the firm, as it continues its push to reduce its gender pay gap. Members of the firm’s executive leadership group, including managing partner Matthew Layton and new senior partner Jeroen Ouwehand, are among those who have committed to publicly […]
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has added $11.4m to its turnover in London, giving the firm a 7 per cent boost in the City. According to the data, Simpson Thacher’s City numbers increased from $164.9m to $176.3m over 2018, again putting it just behind Weil Gotshal & Manges in terms of London revenue size. Yesterday Weil […]
In its latest gender pay gap report, Baker McKenzie has posted a target to achieve 14 per cent BAME representation across its London partnership and within senior levels. This is the first time that the firm has published ethnicity pay gap figures, with a 17 per cent hourly pay gap for black, Asian and minority […]
Kirkland & Ellis’s latest financials have revealed the firm has increased its global revenue by more than $500m, up 19 per cent from last year’s $3.16bn to $3.76bn. Outpacing global growth, London revenue is believed to have hit $380m, rising nearly $100m from 2017’s $300m. Last year, it also hit the dizzying heights of $5m […]