Two years on from the KWM collapse, the diaspora of partners is managing just fine
The story of the failure of KWM’s UK arm has been well documented, but little has been written about what happened next. How have its alumni fared? And did partners make the right choice in those final weeks?
KWM new European partnership – which consists of 32 partners – has been invited to a partner conference in China in February where they will be told about the new strategy for the global firm following the LLP going into administration this week.
King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has named Darren Roiser as its new managing partner in London and taken on new space in the Walkie-Talkie building. Roiser, who featured in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 this year for his work helping KWM staff affected by its collapse in ther UK, will serve a three-year term as head of the […]
Three US firms are guiding social media scrapbook company Pinterest through its IPO listing on the New York Stock Exchange. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton won the mandate for the company, working on a dual-class structure with partners Ethan Klingsberg, Jeffrey Karpf and Pamela Marcogliese in its corporate team. Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom is […]
Norton Rose Fulbright has lost its role as McLaren Group’s global legal adviser as the automotive manufacturer forms a new relationship with Ashurst. After a tender process, Ashurst will now work closely alongside McLaren’s in-house counsel on all aspects of its legal requirements. The company does not have a formal legal panel, instead opting to […]
O’Melveny & Myers has lost a third City partner in less than a month, with financial regulation lawyer Eve Ellis joining Ropes & Gray. Ellis, who specialises in financial services regulation, first started at O’Melveny in 2007 as counsel in its investment funds group. She has moved back and forth over the last twelve years, […]
Clyde & Co has acknowledged a lack of gender diversity in its latest promotions round, despite welcoming 24 partners to the fold and doubling the number seen in 2018. The firm has stayed true to its insurance roots with the lion’s share of new partners (15) being made up in the practice, while marine and […]
Squire Patton Boggs is looking to downsize its London office as it looks at new premises in nearby Premier Place in Bishopsgate. The firm is understood to be under offer for around 50,000 sq ft of space at Premier Place, 2-5 Devonshire Square, the former headquarters of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). It occupies […]
About 46 per cent of firms surveyed will replace their client relationship management systems in the next two years, The Lawyer Technology Report 2019 shows. By contrast, only 15 per cent of the pool of firms who took part to the survey have replaced these systems over the past year. Investments around infrastructure can reveal a […]