Clifford Chance partners were not voting for the status quo when they elected Matthew Layton. In fact his election to the top job demonstrated an appetite for a shakeup of the old ways rarely seen among magic circle partnerships or leadership contests.
Clifford Chance managing partner Matthew Layton set the tone for his tenure within weeks of succeeding David Childs last May when he overhauled the firm’s constitution, scrapping leadership elections and installing a new executive management team. Less than a year later and the next phase of a grand plan to future-proof the firm is underway. […]
Clifford Chance has appointed its first global head of innovation and business change alongside a new chief operating officer (COO), both with specific remits to support an era of transformation under new managing partner Matthew Layton. Layton set the wheels of change in motion as soon as he took on the managing partner role in […]
Hogan Lovells has announced a management shake-up in Germany, with a newly created managing partner role to oversee all of the firm’s German offices. Current Munich office managing partner Stefan Schuppert has been appointed as managing partner of Germany, presiding over the firm’s four offices in Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich. An intellectual property lawyer, Schuppert […]
Rosenblatt has announced details of its financial performance, four months after its initial public offering (IPO) went live. The financial results see Rosenblatt’s revenue total £3m in the eight-week period ending 30 June 2018, in what CEO Nicola Foulston describes as a “good, strong start to life as a public company”. That is up 15 per […]
Mayer Brown has added former Nabarro partner Simon Rose to its tax practice in London, nearly a year after the departure of its lead City partner to Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. Rose joins Mayer Brown as its third tax partner in London. He started his career at SJ Berwin in 1994, working there until leaving to […]
Over a year into its Scottish merger, Addleshaw Goddard has lost a ten-strong private client team to independent firm Morton Fraser. The head of Addleshaw’s private client team in Edinburgh, Gregor Mitchell, will move across to Morton Fraser, alongside legal director Euan Fleming and a team of eight consultants, solicitors, paralegals and executive assistants. The defection comes […]