Allen & Overy’s (A&O) international litigation expansion strategy has been dealt a heavy blow today, as Kirkland & Ellis lands the hire of global head and London IP star Nicola Dagg. This is the first IP litigation hire for Kirkland in London, and Dagg is expected to help service Kirkland’s existing US clients and bolster […]
This week’s hire of Allen & Overy IP head Nicola Dagg has not only provided further confirmation of the increasing pulling power of the leading US firms in London, it has also underlined Kirkland & Ellis’ position as the London market’s boldest lateral hiring machine. Until this week’s news Kirkland’s most notable City hire was […]
DLA Piper international co-chair Juan Picon has resigned from the firm to join Latham & Watkins in Madrid. Picon, who had two years left to run on his term as senior partner, is understood to have tendered his resignation yesterday. DLA Piper partner Janet Legrand, as the most senior elected partner on the international committee, […]
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy is bolstering its London numbers by a third in London, recruiting many of its new lawyers from Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft and Shearman & Sterling, The Lawyer can reveal.
In the wake of the decade’s most important case concerning legal privilege, an arrest warrant has been issued against the CEO of the Eurasian Natural Resource Corporation (ENRC)’s parent company as part of the Serious Fraud Office’s ongoing investigation into a string of allegations. The warrant was issued against Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) CEO Benedikt […]
Fieldfisher is making bonuses available for non-fee earners in the UK for the first time, after a string of stand-out financial results from the firm. The move means high-performing staff in Fieldfisher’s business services’ functions, for example, will be granted a bonus. However, the rewards are discretionary, meaning not everyone will be in line for […]
ITV’s longstanding general counsel Andrew Garard has stepped down after over a decade in the role. The television network has confirmed that Garard will leave his position on 31 July. He joined ITV in 2007 as group legal director and GC, before becoming company secretary two years later. He also sits on the board of […]