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Freshfields continues NY hiring spree with Fried Frank senior partner Valerie Jacob

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has poached a capital markets partner trio from Fried Frank, including senior partner and practice head Valerie Ford Jacob, as it continues its US hiring spree.

19 Sep 2014 | 16:24 | secure


inner image Law firms react as Scotland votes ‘no' to independence

Leading law firms have urged clients to be wary of future tax and property law changes after Scotland voted decisively against independence this morning.

19 Sep 2014 | 12:01 | secure

inner image Squire Patton Boggs hires DLA's India co-head leaving Singapore office with three partners

Squire Patton Boggs has hired the co-head of DLA's India practice and leader of the corporate finance group in Singapore; leaving the UK outfit with just three partners in the city state.

19 Sep 2014 | 11:00 | secure

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Asia Transfer Window: recent moves including Ropes & Gray, Simmons and Hogan Lovells

Ropes & Gray has ramped up its investigations team in Asia, with the hire of US federal prosecutor Patrick Sinclair as a partner in its government enforcement group.

19 Sep 2014 | 06:47 | secure

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Deloitte research shows UK top 10 drop in fee income for Q1 2014-15

Shrinking fee earner numbers and a decline in pound sterling rates has caused a year on year drop in fee income at the UK’s top 10 firms for Q1 2014-15, according to Deloitte’s legal sector survey.

19 Sep 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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Latham loses six-lawyer Milan finance group to corporate boutique

Latham & Watkins has lost a team of six finance lawyers from its Milan office, including banking and finance group chair Riccardo Agostinelli, to Italian boutique Gattai Minoli & Partners.

18 Sep 2014 | 11:09 | secure

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BLP hires DLA's Asia chief and magic circle veteran Bob Charlton

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has hired magic circle veteran Bob Charlton as head of its Asia operations and managing partner of its Hong Kong office.

18 Sep 2014 | 03:24 | secure

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Ashurst cuts 15 document review roles in London

Ashurst has cut 15 roles from its London based overnight document production team, following a redundancy consultation which took place last month.

18 Sep 2014 | 01:00 | secure

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The AA appoints former A&O lawyer as first GC following public listing

The AA has appointed former Allen & Overy lawyer Mark Millar as its general counsel and company secretary, three months after being floated on the London Stock Exchange.

18 Sep 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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"This was a high priority when I became chair": Akin Gump's chief on landing the Bingham London group

In one fell swoop, Akin Gump this week radically transformed its City office from relative obscurity into a sizeable City player by taking on one of the largest ever teams of lateral partners. And from a mark-leading practice, no less.

18 Sep 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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Pinsent Masons to defend three sets of unfair dismissal claims

Pinsent Masons is facing three employment tribunal claims from a former partner, senior associate and associate relating to redundancies in its employment practice in 2013.

17 Sep 2014 | 19:09 | secure

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Bulk of Bingham's London and Frankfurt offices exit for Akin Gump

A 22-strong group of partners from Bingham McCutchen - comprising the majority of the firm's London and Frankfurt offices - is to join Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.

17 Sep 2014 | 12:26 | secure

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Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy and CMS called in as Phones 4U enters administration

Clifford Chance (CC), Allen & Overy (A&O)and CMS Cameron McKenna are among the line-up of firms landing legal roles on the high profile collapse of Phones 4u and its subsidiaries.

17 Sep 2014 | 10:19 | secure

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Allens gears up for review of partnership model in response to changes in Australian market

Australian outfit Allens is gearing up for a review of its partnership model as the firm looks to adapt to changes in the domestic legal market.

17 Sep 2014 | 00:44 | secure

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Allen & Overy, Linklaters, Jones Day win advisory spots as high-stakes beer battle brews

Allen & Overy, Linklaters and Jones Day are understood to have won advisory roles on the three-way battle for control of Europe's largest breweries.

17 Sep 2014 | 00:32 | secure