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Skadden takes Dechert's London arbitration head in rare hire for City office

Dechert partner Daniel Gal is to join Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom's international arbitration practice in London, in a rare hire for the New York firm.

18 Nov 2014 | 11:00 | secure


inner image Dewey UK liquidators set to make partial pay-out to unsecured creditors

Liquidators of the UK arm of Dewey & Leboeuf are set to award an interim dividend to unsecured creditors of the London office.

26 Aug 2014 | 12:12 | secure

inner image London partner hiring by international firms fell in 2013, research shows

Senior lawyer hiring by international law firms in London fell last year for the first time since the financial crisis, according to research carried out by Legal Week.

27 Mar 2014 | 11:09 | secure

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Dewey management 'used grab bag of gimmicks' says SEC as senior trio face larceny charges

Four members of collapsed law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf, including its three most senior executives, have been charged with larceny and fraud by the FBI and Manhattan district attorney. Former chairman Steven Davis, chief executive Stephen DiCarmine, and ...

06 Mar 2014 | 17:00 | secure

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Barclays conspired with Dewey over dodgy partner loans, High Court told

Barclays bank failed to properly advise a former Dewey & Leboeuf partner on the financial health of the firm when it provided him with a $486,000 (£291,000) capital loan in 2010, the High Court has been told. Charles Landgraf, the former head of t...

04 Mar 2014 | 11:40 | secure

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Reed Smith hires ex-Dewey pair in Astana office push

Reed Smith has hired two former Dewey & Leboeuf partners for its office in Astana, becoming the latest international firm to bulk up in the Kazakh capital. The firm, which has been based in the city since 2012, is strengthening the office with the rec...

21 Jan 2014 | 12:05 | secure

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Former Dewey boss Davis resurfaces as CEO of Emirate investment office

Steve Davis, the former chairman of collapsed law firm Dewey & Leboeuf, has resurfaced as acting CEO to the Investment and Development Office of the government of United Arab Emirate Ras al Khaimah.

03 Jan 2014 | 12:04 | secure

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Proskauer, Dewey victorious on MF Global fees case

Proskauer Rose and legacy Dewey & LeBoeuf have seen off a challenge to the level of fees they have charged for their work on the MF Global administration. Last week, lawyers acting for the defunct broker filed an objection to fees totalling $8.8m (...

30 Oct 2013 | 16:49 | secure

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Links and A&O among 26 firms objecting to legal threat from Dewey estate

A host of firms including Linklaters, Allen & Overy, and Baker & McKenzie have filed a collective objection against Dewey & LeBoeuf's estate over its attempt to win compensation for client work originated at the defunct firm. The estate is threatenin...

24 Oct 2013 | 14:53 | secure

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Counsel slams "excessive" Proskauer and Dewey fees on MF Global bankruptcy

Fee requests filed by Proskauer Rose and legacy Dewey & LeBoeuf in the administration of derivatives broker MF Global have been labelled "excessive" in a US court. In an objection filed yesterday, a counsel to the administration rejected the applic...

23 Oct 2013 | 12:24 | secure

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Former Dewey chief Horvath joins Greenberg's London office

Former Dewey & LeBoeuf executive partner Stephen Horvath has joined Greenberg Traurig as a shareholder in its London corporate and securities practice. Horvath, Dewey's former European M&A practice head and member of its European Council, was made ...

01 Oct 2013 | 10:53 | secure

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Dewey landlord files suit against 450 former partners for outstanding rent

Dewey & Leboeuf's New York landlord has filed a suit against 450 of the defunct law firm's former partners, alleging the individuals are liable for more than a million dollars in unpaid rent. In a claim filed last Thursday (26 September), landlord 130...

30 Sep 2013 | 15:56 | secure

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Ex-Dewey trainees qualify at Ropes as Latham expands London intake

Ropes & Gray and Latham & Watkins have set out plans to expand their trainee programmes in London, as both firms post strong retention rates for their autumn qualifying intakes in the City. Ropes has retained all five of its newly qualified (NQ) la...

22 Aug 2013 | 10:22 | secure

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A&O, Linklaters and DLA among firms facing legal action over Dewey hires

A raft of firms including Allen & Overy (A&O), Linklaters and DLA Piper are facing legal action from Dewey & LeBoeuf's estate over client matters they took on when recruiting former partners of the collapsed US law firm. US firm Diamond McCarthy, w...

31 Jul 2013 | 09:58 | secure

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Former Dewey chief Davis settles for $500k over mismanagement claims

Steve Davis, the former chairman of Dewey & LeBoeuf, has agreed to a half-a-million-dollar settlement with the firm's trustee and insurer over claims that bad management contributed to the US firm's high-profile collapse. Davis has agreed to pay $...

24 Apr 2013 | 10:27 | secure