Six City firms unite in project to get career-break women back on partner track

Macfarlanes and White & Case are among six firms signing up to the Reignite Academy, which will take talented women who have taken a career break and put them back on the path to partnership.

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Katten Muchin flashes the cash to attract centrist dads

US firm Katten Muchin has dug deep into its entertainment budget to host client drinks with podcast royalty Alastair Campbell and Rory Stewart, of the hit show The Rest Is Politics. They are understood to be able to charge tens of thousands for private appearances. The duo’s show is regularly on top of the charts […]

Khalid Garousha, Allen & Overy

A&O Shearman: New leaders announced

Allen & Overy and Shearman & Sterling have elected new leadership for the firm, ahead of the merger’s completion in May. A&O’s Khalid Garousha, who has been serving as managing partner since Gareth Price’s exit last summer, has been voted in as senior partner. He was formerly its regional head of the Middle East and […]

Dentons triumphs as M&S wins Oxford Street store dispute

Dentons has secured a triumph for Marks & Spencer, safeguarding the retailer’s plans for its flagship store on Oxford Street. In a judgment handed down this morning, Mrs Justice Lieven ruled in favour of the supermarket on five of the six grounds it had brought against the Secretary of State (SoS) for Levelling Up, Housing […]

Sam McGonigle, Paul Hastings

Paul Hastings partner exits for Hg Capital

Hg Capital has hired its new general counsel from Paul Hastings, ahead of the departure of longstanding legal chief Andrew Jessop. Samantha McGonigle is to take on the top legal job at Hg, having joined Paul Hastings less than a year ago. A member of its private equity group, McGonigle started her career at Lovells, […]

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Akin’s London revenue jumps 25 per cent

Akin’s London revenue rose by 25 per cent over 2023, representing a bounce-back for the firm after turnover dropped the previous year. Over 2022, Akin reported a 6 per cent drop in its topline over what chairman Kim Koopersmith then described as a “year of investment”. The firm’s revenue had piqued in 2021 at $150m, […]

Signal Research Reports

Under the hood: Quinn Emanuel’s London Office

This report contains: a look at the profitability and growth of Quinn Emanuel’s London office since its opening in 2008 an analysis of Quinn’s bench strength and how it weighs up against competitors an overview of Quinn’s practice in London

Linklaters and the race for the global elite

This report contains: The Lawyer‘s new global elite index which ranks firms on four key financial metrics analysis of the magic circle firms’ growth trajectories in the US insights from industry experts on firms poised for global dominance in the next decade detailed analysis of the magic circles practice area performance using data from The […]

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