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Eileen Roberts

A&L Goodbody appoints second female chair

A&L Goodbody has appointed a new chair, Eileen Roberts, as the firm’s second successive woman in the leadership role. Roberts, based in Dublin, is the former head of the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution department and has particular expertise in large scale commercial disputes, insurance, pensions, financial services and property-related disputes and health care law. […]

James Carter and Christopher Page, Charles Russell Speechlys

Charles Russell Speechlys embarks on first major governance review since merger

Charles Russell Speechlys is conducting a governance review to reconsider a series of managerial structures set up after the firm’s 2014 merger. The process, which began earlier this year, will result in the slimming down of a number of decision-making bodies set up five years ago, when legacy firms Charles Russell and Speechly Bircham combined […]

Gideon Moore managing parter of Linklaters

Moore re-anointed as Linklaters’ managing partner

Linklaters has reappointed Gideon Moore to a second term as the firm’s managing partner, extending his tenure until 2022. Moore, the firm’s former banking head, was first elected to the role at the end of 2015 to replace outgoing Simon Davies. The elections began after Davies announced he would stand down from the role a year […]

Longer than Charles I: Kerr extends TwoBirds reign to 26 years

Bird & Bird has re-elected CEO David Kerr for another three-year stint in the position, meaning that by the end of this term he will have been in charge for 26 years. Kerr was elected unopposed, with the tech partner having held the position since 1996. The stint easily makes Kerr one of the longest-serving […]

Chris Field

Dechert’s City management gets a new look after partner exits

Dechert has appointed a new partner to its London management team, after the departure of Miriam Gonzalez and appointment of Camille Abousleiman to the Lebanese government. Corporate and private equity partner Chris Field is to join employment partner Jason Butwick and finance partner Gus Black on the committee, with Black taking up the helm as […]

Addleshaws senior partner staves off challenge to claim second term

Addleshaw Goddard has voted in senior partner Charles Penney for a further four years in the role, after a contested election process. Penney faced competition from Michael Leftley, who heads the employment, incentives & immigration group in London. The new term lasts until April 2023, during which time managing partner John Joyce will face a […]

Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells partners muster in anticipation of upcoming CEO battle

The race to replace Hogan Lovells CEO Steve Immelt has begun in earnest, with partners meeting last week to discuss the firm’s first senior management election for six years. The Lawyer understands partners in the firm’s London office met last week, where they were told that practice heads would hear soundings on their thoughts in […]

Addleshaws’ senior partner faces fresh challenge in firm elections

Addleshaw Goddard’s senior partner Charles Penney faces a challenge to his bid for another term, with another contender stepping forward to take on the role. Penney, who is seeking a second term in the top job, will run against contender Michael Leftley, who heads the employment, incentives & immigration group in London. Leftley has been […]

Camille Dechert

Dechert to review London leadership as Abousleiman stands down

Camille Abousleiman, the chair of Dechert’s London office management committee, has stepped down from his leadership role to take up a position in the Lebanese government. While Abousleiman is not leaving the firm, he has stepped down from the Dechert partnership and is now of counsel in its international capital markets team. His decision places a […]

Fieldfisher

Fieldfisher duo vie for top job in senior partner elections

Fieldfisher has started the process to find a successor to senior partner Matthew Lohn, The Lawyer has learned, with two partners throwing their hats in the ring. Corporate partner David Wilkinson and real estate partner Anthony Phillips are understood to be the first to have launched their bids. Both partners are longtime Fieldfisher lawyers. Wilkinson was […]

London town

All change at McDermott with new London head at the helm

McDermott Will & Emery has revamped its leadership, naming corporate transactional lawyer Hamid Yunis as its new London managing partner. Yunis’ expertise lies in the healthcare sector; he joined the firm in 2016 from Taylor Wessing to build the firm’s capabilities in this area. He succeeds Andrew Vergunst, who has been leading the office since early […]

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