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Subdued in-house investment is good news for firms
More than half of Top 50 firms have introduced agile working policies, ending the 9-5 for good
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A spending bonanza beckons as firms’ bank balances boom
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The city-state has been Asia’s most-active lateral hiring market over the last five years, with disputes and finance lawyers the driving force
Vinson & Elkins is hiring two partners from Hogan Lovells, including its global construction and engineering head, as it expands its team in London. Head of the practice Roberta Downey is making the move along with Angus Rankin. Downey has been a partner since 2003 having joined as a trainee in 1992. Rankin meanwhile trained […]
The head of Slaughter and May’s M&A practice is to take over from Steve Cooke as the firm’s senior partner from 2024. Roland Turnill will succeed Cooke in the role from 1 May 2024. Head of the firm’s M&A practice since 2016 and co-head of financial institutions, Turnill joined Slaughters in 1996 and made partner […]
Mishcon de Reya’s flurry of pre-IPO activity has continued with the firm confirming its expansion into Hong Kong, The Lawyer can reveal. An association with Karas LLP has enabled Mishcon to launch a branch office in one of Asia’s leading financial hubs, which builds upon the firm’s Singapore base opened in May 2020. While not […]
While Keystone Law‘s fee-earners have long been accustomed to its flexible working model, its central office staff have now been granted the same freedoms. The Lawyer understands that Keystone is opening up voluntary office attendance for its full-time administrative employees, who will be able to attend its Chancery Lane base just one day a week. […]
After two exits in a fortnight from its City office, Mishcon de Reya has added a real estate finance partner to its ranks from Reed Smith. Francisca Sepúlveda’s switch to Mishcon comes two weeks after the firm lost real estate partner Omega Poole and international arbitration head Karel Daele. Sepúlveda’s practice focuses primarily on real […]
Goodwin has upped its trainee salaries to just above those of the magic circle, The Lawyer understands, with a rise of 13 per cent. The US firm’s London offering will now offer its first-year trainees a salary of £52,000 compared to £46,000. This is a rise of just over 13 per cent, while second-years are […]
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