In September 2019, over 60 lawyers, general counsel, legal project managers, innovators and legal technologists gathered in London for a creative problem-solving workshop with the aim of identifying how technology can be better leveraged to drive improved collaboration between law firms, in-house teams and other service providers. Attendees were divided into teams, with the basis […]
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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer will not be dishing out partner profits for Q4, while the magic circle firm has also called off its partner conference, which had been scheduled for this summer. It comes as firms across the board decide whether to hold back or reduce partner distributions, or ask partners to put in slightly more […]
Department store Debenhams has revealed its intention to appoint administrators, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Kirkland & Ellis among the firms acting on the lengthy restructuring process. The department store filed a notice of intent to appoint administrators early this morning, with FRP Advisory working on matters related to an administration. Freshfields has been acting […]
Gowling WLG has promoted six partners in a UK-focused, all-male round. Five of the six new partners for the UK LLP sit in Gowling’s corporate, finance and tax group; Neil Hendron, Alasdair McKenzie, Chris Nyland, Navin Prabhakar and Tom Stockley. The only outlier is Matt Hervey, head of artificial intelligence (UK) at the firm, who […]
Atkin Chambers has brought in a partner from Reed Smith, as Shourav Lahiri becomes the second barrister to leave private practice for the Bar in as many weeks. Last week, The Lawyer reported that Stuart Isaacs QC has joined Wilberforce from King & Spalding and Atkin has followed suit in hiring the energy lawyer from Reed Smith. […]
WeWork’s first-ever European general counsel has exited after 18 months in the role. Sarah Nelson Smith joined the co-working platform in September 2018 as it looked to ramp up its legal capabilities outside the US. When it started the hunt for a European GC in April 2018, WeWork stated that a separate regional head was needed […]
Hogan Lovells purchased hundreds of laptops globally, as it emerged not enough equipment would be available when the firm carried out a remote working test last month. The hastened procurement effort was sparked by the realisation, during a firmwide remote working test, that a number of staff members in business services and secretarial functions were […]