Blockchain and distributed ledger technology offers significant and scalable processing power, high accuracy rates, and apparently unbreakable security at a significantly reduced cost. This article explains how.
Key changes to the EU Trade Mark Regulation come into force on 1 October 2017. This article looks at the three main elements.
The CMA has issued guidance - and a further warning - to the estate agency sector. This article examines the key points.
China currently accounts for one quarter of global renewable energy capacity and one third of all global investment in renewables. This article examines the implications for the energy sector.
Regulators across the globe have been speaking out (and in some cases acting out) on initial coin offerings (ICOs). The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has now added itself to the map...
This briefing examines the recent decision by the the European Court of Human Rights in Barbulescu –v- Romania .
The regulation represents yet another attempt by a state to work around the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Quill Corp v. North Dakota.
The Court of First Instance’s decision has important implications for directors of listed companies when failing to act in the best interests of the company.
The EU Court of Justice's decision to refer the Intel case back to the General Court highlights the role of an economics based approach in determining whether exclusivity rebates breach competition law.
This article examines the Department for Digital, Cultural, Media & Sport's proposed Cyber Security Directive.
Legal Week combines the latest news with the sharpest commentary and analysis, making it the brand that clients, lawyers and private practice firms rely on.
The success and reach of Legal Week enables us to deliver a series of market-leading events, including our popular breakfast briefings, awards and conferences.
You are currently accessing Legalweek.com via your Enterprise account.
If you already have an account please use the link below to sign in.
If you have any problems with your access or would like to request an individual access account please contact our customer service team.
Phone: +44 (0)870 240 8859
Kirkland & Ellis has hired its sixth partner from Ropes & Gray this month, with the addition of London investment funds partner Anand Damodaran.
Damodaran joins the US firm’s London office as a partner in the investment funds group. He specialises in advising clients on the formation of credit, private equity and real estate funds.
His departure from Ropes makes him the sixth partner to leave the firm for US rival Kirkland in the past two weeks.
Kirkland chairman Jeffrey Hammes said: “Anand is a hugely talented practitioner and an excellent addition to our market-leading investment funds group in London. His extensive experience and knowledge advising fund sponsors across the spectrum of investment strategies, including his particular credit fund strength, will further enhance our global funds offering.”
Earlier this month, Kirkland hired a five-partner investigations and government enforcement team from Ropes, including lawyers from four of the firm’s offices in the US, UK and Asia.
That team comprised Chicago managing partner and global anti-corruption and international risks co-chair Asheesh Goel, New York securities and futures enforcement co-head Zachary Brez, alongside three other government enforcement partners – Kim Nemirow in Chicago, Marcus Thompson in London and Cori Lable in Hong Kong.
A number of other partners have left Ropes in recent months. In April, a four-partner Hong Kong corporate team led by office managing partner Paul Boltz left for Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, while in London, the firm has seen partners depart for Linklaters, King & Spalding and White & Case, following the exit of former London senior partner Maurice Allen to DLA Piper.
In the US, the firm saw two Boston departures in June, with private equity partner Jason Serlenga joining Kirkland’s new office in the city, and real estate investments and transactions co-head Marc Lazar leaving for Goodwin Procter. The firm also recently spun off its 100-lawyer patent prosecution practice into a new firm, Haley Guiliano, which launched earlier this month.
WilmerHale eyes Europe expansion following Freshfields hires as firm sets out to boost global reach
Banking head Tony Bugg chairs new committee as Moore continues strategy roll out
Ropes has seen more than 20 partners exit the firm since the start of the year. Here, current and former partners give their take on the departures
Magic circle lags top 50 competitors for five-year revenue growth as mergers reshape market
Glasgow-based partner to lead Pinsents' Scotland and Northern Ireland operations
After joining a select band of major law firm leaders to have taken up a similar role at a rival, Sir Nigel Knowles explains the thinking behind his move to DWF
Former Hogan Lovells and Akin Gump partners on Trump's legal team slip up with steakhouse indiscretion
A&O's managing partner discusses transatlantic mega-mergers, the Brexit 'phoney war' and the factors behind the firm's record-setting year
Review set to affect 78 business services roles and 12 legal support roles in London
You will support the London-based Technology, Product Development and Marketing teams..
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Our Client provides legal and regulatory advice for renewables, power, utilities and oil and gas companies, in the UK and internationally.
LEAD CONSTRUCTION PARTNER* TOP 100 With a concise and clear strategy to build its well regarded construction practice, this full service and progre...
City of London
£200,000 - £600,000