Listed water services company Pennon Group has finalised its first panel review under its new general counsel, with Allen & Overy and Slaughter and May among those appointed. The other firms with places on the panel are Ashfords, Burges Salmon, Charles Russell Speechly, Squire Patton Boggs, TLT and Winston & Strawn. The selected firms will […]
A partner duo from Brown Rudnick is leaving the firm’s London office for PCB Byrne, The Lawyer can reveal. Neil Micklethwaite, Brown Rudnick’s London managing partner, is to make the move, along with fellow partner Olga Bischof. The pair specialises in complex litigation, regulatory investigations and fraud matters, with a particular focus on disputes relating […]
Stephenson Harwood’s turnover increased 11 per cent during the last financial year, as firms across the country prepare to announce their results for 2022/23. The firm posted a revenue figure of £228m, up from its flat £206m the previous financial year. It is the first time the firm has posted positive revenue figures in three […]
Latham & Watkins is boosting its equity capital markets practice with the hire of a Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner, known for advising on some of the City’s largest IPOs. Mark Austin is leaving the magic circle firm after over two decades to join Latham’s capital markets and public company representation practice. He joined as a […]
Addleshaw Goddard and Gowling WLG have led on the purchase of milk testing company National Milk Records by Associated British Foods. A team from Addleshaws advised longstanding client Associated British Foods, a conglomerate that owns brands such as Primark, Twinings and Allinsons. Partner Simon Wood led the firm’s team, along with legal director Jeremy Cruse […]
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Significant salary hikes provoke outrage among the legal elite. “Newly qualified lawyers are paid how much?” is the common response to the latest NQ pay jump. Still, at well over £100,000 a pop for a lawyer straight from university, it’s a fair question. This level of pay at a time when costs are spiralling is […]
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Shearman & Sterling has taken another hit in the City, losing a structured finance partner to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. James Duncan has spent over a decade at Shearman. He advises on cross-border deals including buy-side and sell-side equity solutions and financing. Upon joining the magic circle firm, Duncan is expected to work closely […]
Defendant insurance firm Plexus has filed a notice of intention to appoint an administrator, having confirmed last week that its investors had pulled back their support. According to the public filing system, both Plexus Law and Plexus Legal have applied to the High Court to appoint an administrator. Macfarlanes has been appointed as its representative. […]
Welcome back to The Passport, your weekly roundup of the most impactful stories from across the European continent. This week, Vienna’s importance to the European legal community appears to be increasing, Milan was named as the home of the third court of the UPC’s central division and a Brussels-based trade and sanctions boutique makes a […]
Join the Slaughter and May partnership – and then move out. That’s what new Slaughters partner Hemita Sumanasuriya is doing when he joins the Takeover Panel as its secretary for a two-year secondment starting in September. Sumanasuriya has been a Slaughters’ partner for just two months, having been promoted in the firm’s most recent round […]
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is the latest firm to add to its high yield and leveraged finance ranks, hiring a partner from Baker McKenzie. Haden Henderson is joining the magic circle’s City team. He joined Bakers as a partner in 2018 having been a counsel at Ropes & Gray for nearly eight years. New York qualified, […]
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