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Shoosmiths hires COO from DLA Piper

Shoosmiths is kicking off 2023 by appointing Rachel Reid as the firm’s chief operating officer (COO). Reid joins from DLA Piper, where she worked with the managing director of the Africa, Asia Pacific and Middle East regions, to drive growth and operational efficiency. She joined DLA in 2019, having previously held the role of COO […]

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Pinsents’ COO to stand down after seven years

Pinsent Masons’ chief operating officer (COO) is expected to stand down at the end of the current financial year. Alastair Mitchell has spent more than seven years at the firm. He previously served as COO at HFW for four years and was the COO at Linklaters for five years before that. Last year, the firm’s […]

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Ex-Freshfields partner sets up new consultancy venture

Ex-Freshfields M&A partner Simon Marchant has launched his own legal consultancy, anticipating a surge in strategic change in the industry over the next three years. Simon Marchant, who also worked at Shearman & Sterling as a senior adviser until last October, has set up Rosemont Advisors, a strategy and management consultancy focused on supporting law […]

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