The long read: The numbers game at Slaughter and May
Slaughter and May is an anomaly. It has shunned international growth and become utterly distinct from other firms in its price range. But will this strategy work forever? It’s up to new boss Steve Cooke to decide whether tradition or transformation is the way forward.
Former Slaughter and May partner Miranda Leung retired in November 2016 after 26 years at the firm, 16 of them as a partner. Still only 50, these days her life is very different from what it was while at Slaughters.
Facebook pulled out all the stops this week, announcing that it has hired a former Davis Polk partner to lead its in-house function, arguably one of the toughest legal jobs in the market right now. After spending 13 years in private practice, US-based Jennifer Newstead most recently held a role in the Trump administration. Before […]
CMS has made up 40 partners in its latest promotions round, the largest number ever. The firms scored well for gender diversity in the UK, with women making up 76 per cent of the 21 promotions in the UK. Outside the UK, however, just seven of 28 partners made up were women. In the UK, […]
Jones Day and Travers Smith have advised on the £185m IPO of casual dining group Loungers. Loungers, which operates 146 café-bar sites across England and Wales under brands Lounge and Cosy Club, has been advised by co-lead of Jones Day’s banking, finance and securities practice Giles Elliott and capital markets partner Vica Irani. Having revealed […]
Charles Russell Speechlys has made up nine lawyers to partner in its latest promotions round, three of whom are women. The nine new partners are Rebecca Burford, Renaud Ferry, Andrew Keeley, Gareth Mills, William Rollin, Sarah Rowley, Tristram van Lawick, Sarah Wigington and James Worthington. The new partners are spread across practices that include corporate, […]
Clifford Chance has announced its partner promotions for 2019, making up 30 worldwide, the highest number in over a decade. The last time the magic circle made up more was in 2008, when it promoted 35. Overall, women accounted for a third of this year’s promotions. The Asia-Pacific region saw a higher number of new […]