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.
Senior management at Clifford Chance will have to set out their diversity and inclusion targets to the firm, as it continues its push to reduce its gender pay gap. Members of the firm’s executive leadership group, including managing partner Matthew Layton and new senior partner Jeroen Ouwehand, are among those who have committed to publicly […]
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has added $11.4m to its turnover in London, giving the firm a 7 per cent boost in the City. According to the data, Simpson Thacher’s City numbers increased from $164.9m to $176.3m over 2018, again putting it just behind Weil Gotshal & Manges in terms of London revenue size. Yesterday Weil […]
In its latest gender pay gap report, Baker McKenzie has posted a target to achieve 14 per cent BAME representation across its London partnership and within senior levels. This is the first time that the firm has published ethnicity pay gap figures, with a 17 per cent hourly pay gap for black, Asian and minority […]
Kirkland & Ellis’s latest financials have revealed the firm has increased its global revenue by more than $500m, up 19 per cent from last year’s $3.16bn to $3.76bn. Outpacing global growth, London revenue is believed to have hit $380m, rising nearly $100m from 2017’s $300m. Last year, it also hit the dizzying heights of $5m […]