Barclays has made a number of high profile general counsel appointments in the US as part of an ‘alignment’ exercise with the rest of the business.
Casey Kobi, a former Sidley Austin associate, has been promoted to global head of banking at Barclays.
For the past four years, Kobi has been head of banking legal for the Americas and began his in-house career with Barclays in 2005. Prior to that, he was a vice president of the investment banking division of Lehman Brothers.
In a three-party ICC arbitration concerning the financing of an international project contract, Thomas Weibel, Claudia Walz, and James A. Nickovich successfully defended their client against allegations of corruption and claims for substantial payments. The arbitral tribunal followed the arguments of the two respondents and fully rejected the all claims.
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Dechert has completed the mass hire of 29 lawyers from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan’s product liability team in the US. The group has been joining since the end of May, after the arrival of Quinn’s product liability co-chairs Sheila Birnbaum and Mark Cheffo. The pair made the move with fellow partner Douglas Fleming, another […]
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Davis Polk & Wardwell and Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) are set to pick up nearly £45m in fees for their work in the high-profile bidding war for Sky between Comcast and 21st Century Fox. The figures are printed in a formal offer document published by Comcast, which yesterday revealed it would be scrapping its […]
Dechert has hired its first lateral partner in Dubai for over 18 months, after taking on two real estate lawyers from its US rival King & Spalding. King & Spalding partner Stephen Kelly is joining Dechert. He will be joined by counsel Sarah Mahood who joins as a national partner. Prior to King & Spalding, […]
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer restructuring partner Nick Segal is switching private practice for the Bar, taking on a new role at Erskine Chambers. Segal is set to join the chambers as a barrister in September, after he has been successfully admitted to the Bar. Segal joined Freshfields in 2006 on his return to the UK from […]
DAC Beachcroft has posted a strong set of results for the 2017/18 financial year, showing double-digit growth in turnover and profit as well as posting a record-high in profit per equity partner (PEP) of £530,000. An 11 per cent increase in turnover from 2016/17 saw the firm rise from £207m to £230m, while a 21 per […]