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TSB Bank has appointed former Post Office general counsel (GC) Susan Crichton as its new head of legal. Crichton will lead the legal function at TSB Bank, which split off from Lloyds earlier this year, plans an initial public offering (IPO). She will ...
12 Dec 2013 | 12:02
Ropes & Gray has hired Weil Gotshal & Manges highly-ranked tax partner Brenda Coleman in London. Coleman, who moved to Weil from Allen & Overy (A&O) in 2009, advises on all areas of corporate tax, including private equity, restructuring, funds and fin...
12 Dec 2013 | 11:24
Bingham McCutchen has made up 10 lawyers as part of its annual promotions round, including one lawyer in Hong Kong. Asia corporate specialist Charles Rogers, who advises mainly on public and private cross-border deals, debt and equity investment, corp...
12 Dec 2013 | 03:57
Graham Martin, the general counsel (GC) of Tullow Oil is to step down as legal chief in the New Year, as part of a re-shuffle at the top of the energy giant's legal team.
12 Dec 2013 | 03:51
The first group of international law firms to be awarded Qualifying Foreign Law Practice (QFLP) licences in Singapore are being asked to reapply for their permits if they wish to continue practising local law in the city-state. The six firms – Al...
12 Dec 2013 | 03:00
Trowers & Hamlins’ operating profit fell by £10m during 2012-13 to £18.8m, according to accounts filed with Companies House. The firm’s operating profit margins dropped from 36% to 24%, with the firm citing its move to new City headquarters a...
11 Dec 2013 | 17:52
Kennedys and Scottish firm Simpson & Marwick have called off a proposed £160m merger, citing "complex reasons". Partners at both insurance-focused outfits initially voted in favour of the tie-up in August, though plans for full integration by 1 Nove...
11 Dec 2013 | 16:42 |
King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin (KWM) has appointed a new corporate leadership team, replacing current postholder Steven Davis with immediate effect. Partners Michael Goldberg (pictured) and Richard Lever will jointly lead the City corporate practice....
11 Dec 2013 | 16:30 |
Hogan Lovells global co-head of litigation Steve Immelt is set to take over as sole CEO of the firm as current co-CEOs Warren Gorrell and David Harris prepare to stand down. Partners are currently voting to ratify the appointment of Immelt, who has be...
11 Dec 2013 | 15:20 |
Simmons & Simmons' highest earner took home around £800,000 during 2012-13, an 11% decrease on last year's top figure of £900,000. The figure is contained within the firm's latest financial report, recently filed with Companies House, which also sho...
11 Dec 2013 | 14:58 |
Lawrence Graham and Wragge & Co are to merge, with the combined firm Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co set to go live from 1 May 2014. Partners voted in favour of the tie-up this week, with a 75% majority required from both partnerships.
11 Dec 2013 | 11:50 |
Partners at Allen & Overy (A&O) have approved the hire of former Ashurst corporate head Stephen Lloyd. The vote, news of which was first revealed last week, was largely seen as a formality after the magic circle firm successfully courted the private e...
11 Dec 2013 | 11:32 |
DLA Piper has appointed Ian Brierley as its new UK head of real estate, replacing Simon Cookson in the role. Cookson has held the role for two years after he joined the firm from Ashurst to lead the real estate practice.
11 Dec 2013 | 11:26 |
Dechert has added 11 lawyers to its partnership ranks in its latest promotions round, including two from London and one in Hong Kong. The Philadelphia-headquartered firm, which has 13 international offices, has also promoted six attorneys in the US, o...
11 Dec 2013 | 03:28 |
The American fashion retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has hired New York-based Greenberg Traurig partner Robert Bostrom as its new general counsel. Bostrom, who is currently co-chair of Greenberg's financial regulatory and compliance practice, replaces Ro...
11 Dec 2013 | 00:25 |
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