Certainly it’s fair to say there was some surprise, at least in certain quarters, over at DLA Piper on Monday when it was confirmed that lifer Andrew Darwin, understood to be nearing the end of his career with the firm, had won the race to be senior partner.
DLA Piper has elected developing markets managing director Andrew Darwin as its next senior partner. Darwin has fought off competition from global corporate co-chair Bob Bishop and corporate partner Jon Hayes, who were the only candidates left standing of the original eight contenders for the senior partner role. The original candidate lineup also included London-based […]
The hunt for David Green QC’s replacement as director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has come to an end, with former FBI deputy general counsel Lisa Osofsky set to take charge, The Lawyer understands. Osofsky is currently the EMEA investigations head at governance and compliance organisation Exiger. Green’s tenure came to an end on […]
Kirkland & Ellis partner David Higgins has made his lineup debut at his new firm, supporting the team on a deal opposite his old shop Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. The deal saw Kirkland act for private equity house Pamplona on its sale of European pet food manufacturer Partner in Pet Food (PPF) to Cinven. Kirkland led […]
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has signed for a new 125,000 sq ft office as one of its first first post-merger moves, announcing that it will take the entirety of the previously vacant Governor’s House. The site, near London’s Cannon Street station, was Prudential’s UK headquarters prior to its demolition and rebuild. BCLP has now […]
Energy company EDF Energy has completed its panel review, cutting its roster down by nearly 50 per cent to eight firms. Freshly-merged firms Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) and CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang are new additions to the panel, The Lawyer can reveal. When the wheels of the review were still in rotation, BCLP […]
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and White & Case have exited the high-profile Peugeot case just days before it starts, reaching a settlement with the car manufacturer. Cleary and White & Case represented the primary defendants in the Peugeot S.A. and others v NSK Ltd case, which is featured in The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2018. […]