Slaughter and May corporate partner David Watkins has returned to London after a seven-year stint in Hong Kong, having overseen a period of growth for its Asian offering, with six new partners and practice expansion into North Asia. Watkins, who has been a partner at Slaughter and May since 2005, relocated to Hong Kong in […]
Mothercare has scrapped its general counsel position following the departure of Alice Darwall, who was acting as group general counsel and company secretary. The Mothercare in-house legal team has been in flux for the past few years; Darwall left the business in June 2018 after eight months. She replaced Andrew Eames, who was acting as […]
Our latest 60 second interview in the “Law firm of the Year” series features senior partner Richard Foley, who talks to The Lawyer about Pinsent Masons‘ vision for the future and the importance of understanding the DNA of your business in times of unprecedented change.
The Russian bank Sberbank has opted to swap South Square’s Barry Issacs QC and Alexander Riddiford for Brick Court super silk Mark Howard QC and junior Laura Newton for its Court of Appeal hearing in October. Howard and Newton will now be instructed by Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson partner Justin Michaelson for the […]
Investment manager Partners Group has appointed a number of US and UK-headquartered firms to its panel, including Clifford Chance and Latham & Watkins, The Lawyer understands. Partners Group last undertook a review in 2016, in which the magic circle firm secured a place as one of the company’s core legal advisers. Two key deals for Clifford Chance […]