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A&O rejigs corporate and banking leadership

Allen & Overy (A&O) has announced two new banking and corporate heads, coming swiftly after the firm’s leadership election results. Philip Bowden has been reappointed as global co-head of banking, with Hong Kong-based Vicki Liu stepping into the role of co-head alongside him. She succeeds Amsterdam-based Andrew Thomas, who was in the position for four […]

Kevin Gold

Mishcon’s Gold ends 23-year managing partner stint

Mishcon de Reya’s Kevin Gold is preparing to hand over the reins as sole managing partner of the firm after 23 years in the top job, The Lawyer can reveal, with the introduction of an executive chairperson role aimed at developing the firm’s international strategy and non-law businesses. The firm says the move is a […]

Leona Ahmed

Addleshaws creates City leadership role to boost office profile

Addleshaw Goddard has created a new leadership function, appointing one of its co-heads of real estate to lead its London operations. Partner Leona Ahmed has left her role as real estate co-head to become the firm’s first head of London. The new role, which mirrors similar existing positions in other UK offices and is effective […]

Gareth Price

Energy head wins A&O managing partner mandate

Allen & Overy’s projects and energy head Gareth Price will take over as its next managing partner, after winning the firm’s election against three other contenders. The news follows that of Wim Dejonghe’s re-appointment as senior partner this week. Together, Dejonghe and Price will be the driving force of A&O’s strategy for the next four years. […]

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Dejonghe squeaks victory in A&O senior partner battle

Wim Dejonghe has claimed victory in Allen & Overy’s senior partner elections for the second year in a row, after beating off competition from the firm’s co-head of banking, Philip Bowden. After two stints as A&O’s managing partner in 2008 and 2012, Dejonghe was able to continue in a leadership role when he won the […]

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Norton Rose Fulbright picks new EMEA chief ahead of CEO race

Norton Rose Fulbright has appointed a new EMEA managing partner, with its antitrust head winning the firm’s election process. Peter Scott will take on the role starting April 2020 and succeeds Martin Scott, who has been in charge since 2015. Peter Scott is a born-and-bred Norton Rose lawyer. He has been global head of antitrust […]

Elections

Six candidates in the running in A&O’s leadership contest

The race to become the next leaders of Allen & Overy (A&O) has kicked off, with six candidates throwing their hats in the ring for the senior and managing partner roles. Wim Dejonghe will battle the firm’s current co-head of global banking Philip Bowden for the senior partner spot; Bowden has spent over twenty years […]

HSF names new CEO as Rigotti stands down

Herbert Smith Freehills has become the latest global firm to appoint a Hong Kong-based leader, after incumbent CEO Mark Rigotti announced he would not be seeking reappointment this year. The firm has announced that Justin D’Agostino will be its next CEO, after the partnership approved his appointment in a vote. He will take over from […]

Andrew Ballheimer, Allen & Overy

A&O set for leadership election as Ballheimer quits

Allen & Overy’s global managing partner Andrew Ballheimer is to step down from the position when his current term comes to an end next year. Ballheimer was appointed to the management role in May 2016 after a stint as the firm’s global co-head of corporate from 2010 to 2016, also acting as head of City […]

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