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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

Julian Taylor, Simmons & Simmons

End of an era as Simmons elects new senior partner

Simmons & Simmons has crowned its next senior partner, who will follow in the footsteps of outgoing leader Colin Passmore. The role will go to employment partner Julian Taylor, who will take on the post on 31 July 2021. Passmore will step down after 35 years the firm, with the last decade spent as senior […]

Allen & Overy

A&O unveils 30-strong round of partner promos

Allen & Overy has made up 30 partners in its latest round of promotions, including 10 in London. The promotions represent 16 offices across the firm’s global network, with the City taking a third of the spots. Last year 10 City partners were also promoted in London, while 14 made the cut in 2018. The […]

Greensill

Former Slaughters partner to carry out Greensill review

Corporate veteran Nigel Boardman has been appointed by the Prime Minister to carry out an independent review into the ongoing Greensill saga. Boardman, who left Slaughter and May’s partnership in 2019, is a non-executive director of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. He has continued since as a senior consultant at Slaughters, with […]

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