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Virgin Media has formally appointed its first full-time general counsel since Liberty Global's $23.3bn (£14bn) takeover of the broadband and entertainment provider last year. Mine Hifzi, formerly international GC at US media company Scripps Networks ...
17 Mar 2014 | 13:08 |
Addleshaw Goddard has kicked off its managing partner election process after current post-holder - Paul Devitt - announced his intention to stand down a year early at the end of April. is stepping down from his role a year to stand down from his pos...
17 Mar 2014 | 11:39 |
DLA Piper and Weil Gotshal & Manges have landed key roles on Vodafone's acquisition of Spanish cable operator Ono, in a deal worth €7.2bn (£6bn). DLA Piper is acting for Vodafone, led by senior partner of DLA Piper Spain, Juan Picon, with Weil a...
17 Mar 2014 | 10:55 |
Latham & Watkins has further boosted its partnership ranks with the promotion of six counsel across the US, Europe and Asia. The promotions, effective March 1, are part of the US firm's annual promotions round, which in January saw 20 associates made ...
17 Mar 2014 | 04:05 |
Bryan Cave has hired two senior partners from DLA Piper to lead its new office in Miami. The Missouri-headquartered firm, which is looking to tap work coming from Florida and Latin America, in particular Florida-based litigation, has launched the new ...
17 Mar 2014 | 03:24 |
A team of arbitrators has left Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Germany to set up their own independent firm. Partner Christian Borris who is based in the firm's Cologne office, is leaving the magic circle firm to set up the boutique along with Fran...
14 Mar 2014 | 17:04 |
White & Case's London banking head Magdalene Bayim-Adomako has left the firm, it has emerged. Bayim-Adomako is not thought to be in talks to join another firm, having formally left the UK partnership at the end of January.
14 Mar 2014 | 13:22 |
King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin is to close its Berlin office in May, following a strategic review of the firm's Germany practice. The office's venture capital transactional team, headed by partners Frank Vogel and Jan Dirk Heerma, are departing to se...
14 Mar 2014 | 11:44 |
Alistair Asher, the general counsel of the Co-operative Group, was already on a higher basic salary than the average FTSE 30 legal chief, according to the mutual's own estimates. Leaked details of the Co-op's executive remuneration review - first disc...
14 Mar 2014 | 00:58 |
Eversheds has been named as solicitors to the Jersey historical abuse inquiry. The £6m year-long inquiry will investigate allegations of child abuse in homes and care in Jersey dating back as far as 1960.
13 Mar 2014 | 16:50 |
Withers faces a £1.6m damages bill after losing a professional negligence claim related to the drafting of an LLP agreement. However, the High Court also rejected three other claims of negligence brought by the firm's former client, executive search...
13 Mar 2014 | 16:36 |
Linklaters and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) have taken combined total fees of £5m for their investigation into allegations G4S engaged in false billing practices between 2005 and 2013. G4S and the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) yesterday confirmed they h...
13 Mar 2014 | 13:18 |
Herbert Smith Freehills has become the latest firm to push gender diversity up the agenda, setting a 30% target for female partners, by 2019. The gender target is set in two stages: by May 2017 at least 25% of the partnership will be women and by May...
13 Mar 2014 | 12:08 |
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has made up five partners in the City as part of a 15-strong promotion round worldwide. Competition lawyer Martin McElwee, M&A lawyer Richard Thexton, disputes lawyers Giles Pratt and Piers Reynolds and finance lawyer Jo...
13 Mar 2014 | 11:06 |
Partners in management positions at DLA Piper will have their basic pay capped under plans to encourage more fee-earning among practice and sector heads. The proposals will see managers paid a fixed sum, with extra remuneration available based on the...
13 Mar 2014 | 10:42 |
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