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Field Fisher Waterhouse has started a strategic review, as the firm's incoming management team sets about trying to refocus the business to ensure it is the right shape for the future. Managing partner Michael Chissick (pictured) and senior partne...
01 Mar 2013 | 00:00 |
Baker & McKenzie has appointed intellectual property partner Paul Rawlinson to succeed outgoing London managing partner Gary Senior from 1 July 2013.
22 Jan 2013 | 10:27 |
Peter Kalis has been appointed for a fifth term as chairman and global managing partner of K&L Gates after a unanimous vote by the US firm's management committee. K&L Gates' management committee, comprising sixty voting members representing the firm's...
25 Sep 2012 | 14:52 |
"You know there’s a change in the mood when a firm as conservative as Freshfields gets around to shifting its policy. So recent news that the firm has doubled its partner notice period reflects a growing unease among City firms..."
15 Jun 2012 | 00:00 | | 3 comments
Pinsent Masons has overhauled its practice and industry sector group focus to tie in with its merger with Scots firm McGrigors, which went live earlier this week (1 May).
04 May 2012 | 00:00 |
Linklaters’ senior leadership team used the firm’s annual partnership meeting last weekend (20-21 April) to apologise for the way its controversial partner restructuring was handled and to confirm final details of the numbers affected.
27 Apr 2012 | 00:00 | | 5 comments
A trio of high-profile former law firm senior partners have teamed up to launch a new service intended to help partners find non-executive positions with charities. Former Simmons & Simmons senior partner Bill Knight has joined forces with ex-Allen & ...
27 Apr 2012 | 00:00 |
Slaughter and May is abandoning its longstanding biannual pay review system, with the firm’s associates now set to receive one pay rise a year instead of two. The move, which comes as Allen & Overy (A&O) this week kicked off the 2012 associate sa...
20 Apr 2012 | 00:00 |
Linklaters is overhauling its international board, with eight of the 14 elected members on the oversight body set to be replaced. These include London partners David Ereira and Charlie Jacobs, who won seats to represent the finance and corporate de...
30 Mar 2012 | 00:00 |
Olswang and US tech leader Cooley have ended their alliance as the US practice weighs up options to launch its own presence in the City. Management at both firms decided to call time on their 18-month non-exclusive alliance at the close of last yea...
23 Mar 2012 | 00:00 | | 2 comments
"Clearly the most essential part of the job is to listen to the partners. I will form a leadership team with Rob but we do not pretend to have a monopoly on wisdom" - Sofia Lind talks to new SJ Berwin senior partner Stephen Kon...
23 Mar 2012 | 00:00 |
"In the US no Fortune 500 company CEO would dream of embarking on major negotiation without the GC there every step of the way: we’re not quite there yet"
09 Mar 2012 | 00:00 |
India’s top law firms are turning to bluechip management consultancies such as McKinsey & Company in an effort to modernise their business models, as interest in the much-coveted legal market continues to grow. Boston Consulting Group recently co...
02 Mar 2012 | 00:00 | | 2 comments
White & Case is to crack down on partner performance, with the firm planning to enforce average billable hours targets globally. Partners were alerted about the move at a meeting in Washington DC last month, at which they were notified of a drop in...
02 Mar 2012 | 00:00 | | 2 comments
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) managing partner Neville Eisenberg is set to take up his fifth term at the helm of the top 20 City law firm, with integrating the 25 lateral partner hires the firm has made during the current financial year top of his lis...
02 Mar 2012 | 00:00 |
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