Online June 2015


Slaughter and May senior partner Saul to retire next year

Slaughter and May’s Chris Saul is to retire from the firm when his term as senior partner comes to an end on 30 April 2016. Saul joined the firm in 1977 and became a partner nine years later. He then took up the role of head of corporate in 2004, before being elected to the […]

Sainsbury’s instructs TLT to defend equal pay claim by Leigh Day

Sainsbury’s has instructed TLT to defend it in an equal pay battle brought by four female shopfloor workers. The claimants, represented by Leigh Day, claim they are paid less than men to do equally valuable jobs at the supermarket. [continued] Also on Chadbourne & Parke has overtaken Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy at the […]

Barristers strike

Criminal Bar Association launches new ballot on strike action

The Criminal Bar Association (CBA) has launched a two-week ballot of its members on whether to launch direct action following news it would not strike alongside legal aid lawyers this week, despite widespread membership support. The ballot was sent to the CBA’s 4,000 members on Wednesday (1 July), the same day members of the London […]

Tark Grunte Sutkiene advises Eesti Telekom over Green IT purchase

The owners of Eesti Telekom, one of the largest telecommunication companies in the Baltics, have purchased IT company Green IT. The transaction awaits clearance from the Estonian Competition Authority, after which, Green IT will continue its activities as a separate company under its current trademark. Green IT, established in 2006, is a rapidly growing IT […]

Barristers strike

CBA to pull out of tomorrow’s legal aid strike despite members’ support

The Criminal Bar Association (CBA) will not strike in protest at legal aid cuts on Wednesday (1 July), despite its members balloting 96 per cent in favour of direct action before the general election. Members of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association (LCCSA) in London, Leeds and Manchester voted to strike by refusing to take […]

Hong Kong

Asia moves: 30 June 2015

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within firms and offices in the Asia Pacific region. Australia Allen & Overy has hired Jamie Palmer as a partner in Sydney. Palmer rejoins the firm from DibbsBarker, where he was a partner focusing on private equity practice. Prior to joining DibbsBarker in 2013, he was an […]

Dechert and White & Case re-elect leaders in nod to continuity

White & Case and Dechert’s election results were announced in the last few days, with re-appointments signalling that little changes at the top. Dechert re-elected its chair Andy Levander for a further fourth-year term, while White & Case’s chairman Hugh Verrier is set to take on a consecutive four-year term until 2019. But Dechert looks […]

Lloyd's of London

Gibson Dunn and Weil take the lead on Towers Watson and Willis $18bn merger

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and Weil Gotshal & Manges have won top roles on the merger of advisory and broking companies Towers Watson and Willis Group for $18bn (£11.45bn). Gibson Dunn represented longstanding client Towers Watson, with a team including Washington DC partner Stephen Glover and New York partner Eduardo Gallardo. In London, corporate partner […]

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