Allen & Overy (A&O) has lost one of its newest recruits into tech incubator Fuse, after it was snapped up by social media giant Facebook. Bloomsbury AI, which entered A&O’s Fuse programme in May, has been acquired by Facebook for around $30m, as the latter looks to further its influence in the UK. The start-up was […]
Clifford Chance staff and fee-earners are being encouraged to use their training hours on technology development, with the firm unveiling a new global programme focused on coding, blockchain and cybersecurity.
Slaughter and May and Ashurst are leading for embattled contractor Interserve, which has revealed that it is seeking a recovery plan amid fears of a Carillion-style collapse. The rescue plan, which aims to scale back its £500m debt pile, will see the Reading-based outsourcer convert much of its debt into new shares, potentially handing control of the […]
A Chicago corporate partner is to take the reins of Kirkland & Ellis, as the US firm preps for chairman Jeff Hammes’ leadership handover in February 2020. Private equity specialist Jon Ballis will step into the shoes of Hammes in two years time, bringing his 10-year tenure as chairman to an end. Ballis’ practice focuses on leveraged […]
The University of Law has announced plans to open a tenth campus, in Nottingham. Based at One Royal Standard Place, it will open to students next September. It will offer the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) – at least until those courses are phased out with the introduction of the new […]