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.
A host of notable names in the City have been drafted in to advise on the latest bumper deal in the pharmaceutical market, as Boston Scientific has tendered a £3.3bn offer to take over UK drugs company BTG. White & Case, Allen & Overy, Shearman & Sterling, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer and Travers Smith […]
Avvoka, the startup that has already found favour with Allen & Overy, has partnered up with Baker McKenzie in a bid to develop new technology applications, The Lawyer has learnt. Created in 2016 by former solicitors David Howorth and Eliot Benzecrit, the digital platform allows businesses to automatically create, e-sign and store contracts online. The duo joined Fuse, A&O’s […]
Clifford Chance’s Amsterdam office managing partner Jeroen Ouwehand has fought off competition from Paris head Yves Wehrli to claim victory in the magic circle firm’s senior partner elections. Ouwehand will replace incumbent Malcolm Sweeting when his term comes to an end next year. He will be in the role from 2019 to 2023. Ouwehand had been described by internal […]
Squire Patton Boggs‘ former London managing partner is to leave the firm, months after it was revealed that the firm’s global head would be relocating from the US to the City. Litigator Robert Weekes stepped down from his leadership role in April, as Squires’ global managing partner Stephen Mahon relocated to London to take over. […]