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 […]
Another tax partner based in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Frankfurt office has left the firm. Tobias Teufel, who was promoted to partner in 2010, is to part ways with the magic circle player after working in its corporate tax practice, advising banking and financial services clients. A firm spokesperson said: “The firm and Tobias Teufel have […]
Simmons & Simmons was the latest firm to float the idea of a reduced working week to its staff, while attention will again be drawn to how the legal industry is tackling issues of diversity. Black Lives Matter – but what is the legal industry doing about it? There were protests around the world this […]
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Baker McKenzie have led on the acquisition of make-up brand Charlotte Tilbury by Spanish fashion group Puig in a transaction that saw Withers and Pinsent Masons also win roles. Freshfields corporate partners Alison Smith and Piers Prichard Jones led for the UK-based makeup company from the magic circle firm. Charlotte Tilbury […]
A real estate team from Irwin Mitchell has defected to Clyde & Co, as the latter looks to expand its practice further in the north. Head of Irwin Mitchell’s Sheffield real estate team Andrew Wallis, fellow real estate partner Kevin Fox and real estate finance partner Dean Gormley will join Clydes. In its Guildford office the […]
Dentons has lost its Madrid managing partner, together with two other partners, to local firm Pérez-Llorca. Jesús Varela was the firm’s managing partner for a little over a year, joining Dentons in 2011. A real estate finance partner, he was also the head of its Spanish real estate practice. Varela had been a partner with […]
Greenberg Traurig has hired the former country president of pharma giant AstraZeneca to help reintroduce employees into its Warsaw office, as lockdown restrictions in Continental Europe start to ease. The local outpost of the US firm has engaged Jarek Oleszczuk, who used to be country president of AstraZeneca for three years, growing the headcount of […]