The boardroom audit: DWF is banking on NED talent, but few other firms are
Which firms have NEDs on their boards? And who are the most junior UK-qualified partners on leadership teams? The Lawyer’s first boardroom audit displays key trends in gender diversity, seats of power and the role of business services professionals.
Ashurst managing partner Paul Jenkins has been reappointed to the role, a year before his first term in charge was due to come to an end. Jenkins became the firm’s first Australian-based managing partner in 2016, replacing former managing partner James Collis who stepped down from the role to return to the finance practice. As […]
Linklaters has reappointed Gideon Moore to a second term as the firm’s managing partner, extending his tenure until 2022. Moore, the firm’s former banking head, was first elected to the role at the end of 2015 to replace outgoing Simon Davies. The elections began after Davies announced he would stand down from the role a year […]
Dechert has appointed a new partner to its London management team, after the departure of Miriam Gonzalez and appointment of Camille Abousleiman to the Lebanese government. Corporate and private equity partner Chris Field is to join employment partner Jason Butwick and finance partner Gus Black on the committee, with Black taking up the helm as […]
There are five reasons why Mishcon is likely to opt for an IPO, and while it would certainly shift the firm away from its reliance on partner capital and bank debt, none of those reasons is actually about the availability of cash.
Foot Anstey has recorded 9 per cent revenue growth for 2018/19 in its latest set of financial results. The Exeter-founded firm saw turnover rise from £43.4m to £47.2m, with significant growth in the financial services practice in particular. Work related to Islamic finance grew by 75 per cent, and private equity by 85 per cent, […]
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Allen & Overy have landed advisory roles on the sale of AB InBev’s Australian business to fellow brewing giant Asahi. Freshfields partners Alison Smith and Bruce Embley advised AB InBev on the corporate aspects of the sale of Carlton & United, its Australian business unit, to Japanese brewer Asahi for a […]
Burges Salmon has seen a slight boost in its financials for 2018/19, revealing a 3 per cent rise in average profit per equity partner (PEP) after a two-year consecutive dip. Last year, PEP at the Bristol-headquartered firm grew 3.3 per cent from £430,000 to £443,000, following a 2 per cent fall the previous year. Since […]
Litigation funder Vannin Capital has secured an agreement to fund the Spanish leg of the trucks cartel dispute. The funder announced it has entered an agreement with System Capital – a private family office in Andorra – to fund the claim in Spain, which is spearheaded by Andersen Tax Legal. Systema will provide funding for […]
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has kicked off a four-point strategic review following the firm’s first leadership elections since its 2018 transatlantic merger. The review, which will be led by co-chair Lisa Mayhew and newly-appointed co-chair Steven Baumer, will involve the firm’s board and management committee, as well as consultations with office and practice heads. […]