The long read: Plenty of firms wanted a 2020 Vision, but did they stick to it?
The world and everything in it is going through a period of unprecedented change, which means it has never been more difficult to devise a five-year strategy. For firms nearing the end of their 2020 vision, how did they fare?
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. 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 at […]
Nottingham Law School at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has launched its new version of the vocational training course for barristers. The Barristers Training Course (BTC) and the LLM Barristers Training Course (LLM BTC) will replace the old Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC). The Bar Standards Board has authorised the change. The 2019/20 fee for the […]
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 […]
Sidley Austin has elected 30 new partners, including a lawyer duo in London. Out of the 30 promoted worldwide, Alastair Hopwood in commercial litigation and disputes and Michelle Tong in private equity were the ones given the nod in the City office. Hopwood acts mostly for clients in the banking, financial services, insurance and reinsurance […]
As talk of a potential IPO rumbles on, Mishcon de Reya has confirmed a number of senior management changes amid plans to distribute leadership more widely and provide a formalised structure at the firm. The first change will see current board members Sandra Davis, Nick Doffman and Nick Davis stepping down from their current leadership […]