Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has changed its legal structures in several European Union jurisdictions as the magic circle firm readies for Brexit. Freshfields is the first of the magic circle to have completed the conversion into a German equivalent of the UK LLP structure – known as Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mit beschränkter Berufshaftung (PartG mbB), a legal form […]
Clifford Chance is looking to launch a new curriculum to extend lawyers’ understanding of technology and its applications on client matters starting next year. The course, currently dubbed ‘Innovation Academy’, is being put together by the firm’s innovation team in collaboration with other functions, including graduate recruitment. The idea is the brainchild of April Brousseau, […]
Osborne Clarke is reversing several cash conserving measures implemented in May, as the firm looks set to restore full pay for its staff. The firm will pay back the 7 per cent salary reduction introduced in June following a successful first quarter of the new financial year. The repayment will span the past five months […]
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A Blackstone Chambers silk, now president of Oxford’s Magdalen College, Dinah Rose KC, has filed a libel suit against The Times over an article that was published in November last year. Rose had previously acted for the Cayman Islands, arguing the government’s case that the islands’ constitution did not permit same-sex marriage. Rose stated that […]
Forty firms have expressed an interest in participating in a new project to improve and increase the number of solicitor apprenticeship opportunities in the City of London. Magic circle firms Allen & Overy and Linklaters, along with Norton Rose Fulbright, Osborne Clarke and Eversheds Sutherland, are among those spearheading the initiative. The project, which was […]
Following the launch of the Hot 100 last week, The Lawyer’s editor Catrin Griffiths sits down with new Hot 100 member Banke Odunaike from CBRE to discuss her career, the nuances of being a role model and what her son made of her inclusion. The Six Nations rugby kicks off this weekend as a storm of […]
Radcliffe Chambers has swiped a team of four from Five Paper’s commercial practice group, including its commercial team leader Simon Mills. Other members from Five Paper that have made the move include Zachary Kell (year of call: 2015), Matthew Tonnard (year of call: 2015) and Alexander Kingston-Splatt (year of call: 2017). The set has also […]
Travers Smith has taken another hit in the City of London, losing its head of M&A tax to White & Case. Jessica Kemp joins White & Case’s tax practice, having spent the last 15 years at Travers Smith. She was given the nod to partner in 2015 and was promoted to head of M&A tax […]
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Kirkland & Ellis is considering planting its flag in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), The Lawyer has learnt. The new branch would make it the US firm’s first office in the Middle East and Kirkland sources suggest that it would initially focus on the energy and infrastructure sector. Infrastructure has been an area that the […]
The mammoth dispute between Qatar Airways and European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has been settled in the High Court. According to a joint statement, the parties have reached an amicable agreement, with no admission of liability. The case, which was listed as one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases for 2023, had been set for a […]
The long-running legal battle between Tate Modern and residents of nearby luxury apartments has been settled, albeit with a split judgment, today at the Supreme Court. The residents, represented by Forsters, have unsuccessfully pursued a nuisance-related claim to protect their rights to privacy against the art gallery for years, with the High Court and Court […]
DAC Beachcroft has expanded into Italy by opening two new offices in Milan and Rome. The venture is fully operative as of today (1 February 2023) and the firm has swiped an insurance team from Milan-headquartered Advant NCTM to kick things off. Partners Anthony Perotto, Guido Foglia and Michele Zucca have taken the leap and […]
After several months of negotiations, the proposed tie-up between Womble Bond Dickinson and BDB Pitmans will not be going ahead. Negotiations between the pair started last October over a tie-up that would have created a £440m revenue firm. Neither firm was a stranger to a merger. Bond Dickinson – itself a combination of Dickinson Dees […]
Following in the footsteps of Ashurst last year, Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has hired two lawyers to kickstart its operations in South Korea. WFW has recruited K&L Gates partner Eugene Chang, as well as Herbert Smith Freehills associate Philip Kim, who joins as a partner. Kim arrived at WFW in November in anticipation of […]
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