A Grand Day Out

Everyone likes to reinvent themselves once in a while. Even the UK has turned to double-act Wallace and Gromit, famed for their great British adventures, to advertise Britain as a top tourist spot. Jolly good.

Everyone likes to reinvent themselves once in a while. Even the UK has turned to double-act Wallace and Gromit, famed for their great British adventures, to advertise Britain as a top tourist spot. Jolly good.

So, as the inventor and his dog embark on a quest for cheese, law firms are thinking of their own ways to freshen up.

The latest firm to fancy a change is Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), which has decided it’s high time to revamp its London corporate department with the help of Australian corporate chief Mike Ferraro.

It’s understood that Ferraro spent five days talking to London corporate partners before making the decision to turn eight of the office’s corporate groups into four larger ones, with each arm to focus on a general M&A capability supported by a specialism – think tax, energy, TMT and equity capital markets.

With the changes coming into effect on Monday, here’s hoping the department will be congratulating Ferraro on a “cracking good job!” by this time next week.

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