Travers Smith has re-appointed David Patient as its managing partner. Patient trained with the firm, making partner in 1999, launching the firm’s Paris office and eventually replacing Andrew Lilley as managing partner in January 2015. He had previously run for managing partner in 2009, but was ultimately beaten into the role by Lilley. His second three year […]
Travers Smith has launched a campaign to help its staff feel empowered to call out inappropriate language within the firm. ‘#ThatsNotCool’ is being promoted as the phrase that anyone at the firm can use if they feel uncomfortable with something a colleague has said. The three-word message, which Travers is using in hashtag format, emerged […]
Baker McKenzie is rolling out a compliance benchmarking tool to help clients improve their response to sharper regulation worldwide, as new research shows negligence in the attitude of the world’s biggest companies. Launched one year ago as a UK-focused product, Connected Compliance was originally born out of a survey of more than 500 British multinational companies. […]
The UK’s top law firms are pushing on with their preparation on the basis of a no-deal Brexit, including plans to change the legal structures of their EU offices – many of which are organised as an English LLP.
Dorsey & Whitney is strengthening its London finance and restructuring team with the hire of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) corporate trusts specialist Helena Nathanson and senior associate Paul Regan, both of whom have joined the firm as partners in the firm’s finance and restructuring group. Nathanson in particular is well known in the market, […]
Following his involvement as one of the 30+ speakers at our recent Managing Risk and Litigation conference, Jenner & Block’s co-chair of international arbitration Charlie Lightfoot talks to The Lawyer about amends to the UK’s Arbitration Act, the most common drafting error of arbitration clauses and trends emerging in international arbitration. Some commentators have suggested […]
After a tumultuous week in British politics that saw Theresa May lose one, win one and gain not very much in the process, we cast our minds ahead to the upcoming cases shaping the nation. At 10.30 this morning, former figure skater and investment banker Mary-Caroline Tillman continues her intense battle with former employer recruitment […]
Arthur Cox has taken on a double hire, including Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s former global aviation head, to bolster its aviation team. Partners Rob Murphy and Laura Cunningham, two Freshfields alumni, have moved from London to join the Irish firm’s Dublin office. Murphy joins as co-chair of Arthur Cox’s aviation team, returning to private practice after a year as chief […]