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 […]
Despite two successful convictions in the Unaoil bribery case, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) will now conduct an internal review after its head Lisa Osofsky was criticised by the judge over dealings with an intermediary. In a ruling made public on Monday, Judge Martin Beddoe rebuked Osofsky for making herself vulnerable to flattery during the […]
The Serious Fraud Office has fined security company G4S £44m, as part of a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) bringing a six-year investigation to an end. The fine will see G4S avoid prosecution for overcharging the Ministry of Justice for the electronic tagging of offenders. The SFO said G4S had accepted responsibility for three counts of fraud that […]
Dentons has launched a managed legal services offering to take on low to medium complexity work for in-house legal teams. Developed as an extension of a client’s in-house team, the firm says the new offering will allow for significant cost savings to clients and free up the workload of their in-house legal department, by assisting […]
Covington & Burling has received a successful outcome in a long-running dispute arising out of Ukraine. The firm and Hogan Lovells were defending a pair of oligarchs in a dispute brought by Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan’s client Avonwick Holdings, in a case that featured in The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases 2019. British Virgin Islands-based […]
Travel operator Fleetway has called in PwC as it fell into administration yesterday, with Eversheds Sutherland appointed to assist the Big Four giant. The company’s collapse was brought on by cash flow pressures amid Covid-19, a scenario many travel companies are also facing as fewer holidaymakers book overseas trips. Fleetway, which employs around 62 employees, […]
Hogan Lovells’ new CEO Miguel Zaldivar wants to seize corporate footing in London and target growth in practice areas like privacy and cybersecurity, as well as trade. Zaldivar, who officially became the firm’s CEO on 1 July, told The Lawyer that there now needs to be a shift in how the firm is perceived, particularly […]