Banking and finance

RBS

RBS seeks new partners as it launches 2021 panel review

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has kicked off its nearly year-long panel review process, as it looks to renew its roster of legal advisers. The Lawyer understands that the bank is in the early stages of drawing up its request for proposal (RFP) documents that it will send out to firms soon. Last year, […]

White & Case boosts Paris office with second Orrick raid

Two partners from Orrick’s French outpost are set to join White & Case’s Paris arm, one year after the latter attracted two partners from the former in a bid to boost its corporate practice. Projects partner Jean-Luc Champy and banking partner Amaury de Feydeau will enter White & Case’s French office after their former Orrick […]

Linklaters

Linklaters recruits from White & Case to boost banking team

Linklaters has hired a new partner from White & Case to boost its London banking practice. The magic circle firm has brought in Colin Chang, who has been a partner in the capital markets practice of the US firm for more than a decade. Having first joined in 2008, he was based until now in White […]

Fried Frank makes double hire in Frankfurt and London

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has made its first lateral hire in Frankfurt in three years and has also added a lawyer to its London office from Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison. The New York firm had added finance partner Jérôme Friedrich in Germany, while capital markets counsel John Satory will move into […]

Phoenix Group’s former legal head takes on new role at Lloyds Bank

Lloyds Banking Group has appointed the Phoenix Group’s former legal director as its new head of legal for corporate and M&A. The Lawyer Hot 100 2017 Phil Hagan, who led the FTSE 100 Phoenix Group’s legal team for over ten years, has moved to Lloyds to act as interim head of legal for corporate and […]

Latham

Latham lures latest Clifford Chance partner to London office

Another partner has made the leap from Clifford Chance to Latham & Watkins, as the US firm continues to attract corporate and finance lawyers from the magic circle firm. Partner Steve Curtis is set to join Latham, having been a member of Clifford Chance’s banking and finance group since 2000. He joined the firm as […]

Mayer Brown promotes three in London in 2020 partnership round

Mayer Brown has promoted three lawyers to partnership in London as part of a 27-strong global round. The three lawyers made up in the City are employment and benefits lawyer Miriam Bruce, who trained at the US firm; banking and finance lawyer Charles Thain, who joined as a senior associate from DLA Piper in 2015; […]

Fintech company WorldRemit fills GC gap

WorldRemit has taken on a new general counsel, six months after it lost its first-ever GC to a fintech startup. Martin Cook has joined online money transfer business WorldRemit as GC from peer-to-peer lending company Funding Circle UK, where he was global head of legal and regulatory. At WorldRemit he is responsible for legal, regulatory […]

moves, lateral hires and exits

Willkie adds another Kirkland alumnus in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has picked up another lawyer from Kirkland & Ellis for its London office, this time from the firm’s debt finance department. Ashley Young will join Willkie at the end of November. Young had been at Kirkland for eight years, joining its Hong Kong office in 2011 from Allen & Overy, where […]

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