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Conyers splits chairman role in two with new appointments

Offshore firm Conyers Dill & Pearman has elected partners Narinder Hargun and David Lamb as its new co-chairs. Hargun and Lamb replace John Collis, who has chaired the firm’s executive committee for a number of years and is also Conyers’ corporate head. The appointment of Hargun and Lamb took effect on Friday 16 November. Hargun […]

Risk control

Ask an in-house lawyer why they chose a path away from private practice and the answer is usually the same: they wanted to get closer to the business. Judging by a recent survey from KPMG and Meridien West that canvassed 320 in-house counsel across 32 countries, rising regulation is seeing in-housers get more involved in […]

Killing 2Birds’ worries with one merger

Someone needs to get Sarah Lund and her natty jumpers back on the case, as Copenhagen is set to be the scene of an outwardly aggressive but intelligently planned merger in January 2013. The perpetrator is none other than mild-mannered TMT firm Bird & Bird; its mark, Danish firm Bender von Haller Dragsted (BvHD). The […]

Boris: UK is the way

With his mop of blond hair, clownish features, booming voice and ability to draw a crowd, Boris Johnson makes an ideal circus master. And this week he has been encouraging defamed oligarchs and their divorce-hunting spouses to roll up, roll up and bring their high-net-worth public spectacles to the UK courts. This is a welcome […]


Ashurst reveals 6 per cent H1 revenue slump

Ashurst has announced a 6 per cent like-for-like drop in revenues for the first half of the 2012/13 financial year, with total half-year billings standing at £145m. The figure is down on £154m for the first six months of 2011/12 and includes income from the legacy Ashurst business, while excluding revenue for the Australian arm […]

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