The Royal Bank of Scotland's (RBS) instruction of Clifford Chance (CC) to lead a review into the bank's lending practices has come under increased scrutiny after the author of a report into RBS' dealings with small businesses called into question the ...
29 Nov 2013 | 16:16 |
The Co-operative Bank has appointed has appointed former CMS Cameron McKenna lawyer Brona McKeown as its new general counsel and company secretary. McKeown will take up her post on Monday (2 December), less than a month after the Co-op Group lost cont...
29 Nov 2013 | 13:07 |
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, BT Sport and Devereux Chambers were among the big winners at last night's British Legal Awards, which saw a 900-strong audience gather at London's Old Billingsgate Market to honour the top performers from another eventf...
29 Nov 2013 | 12:38 |
Siemens general counsel Peter Solmssen is to resign from the company at the end of the year, after six years in the role. The company said Solmssen, who served as both GC and head of legal and compliance, is leaving by mutual agreement.
27 Nov 2013 | 13:28 |
A surge of interest among law firms in low-cost legal centres has yet to be mirrored by the in-house community, with many general counsel still to be convinced of the benefits of legal process outsourcing (LPO). The availability of LPO – includin...
22 Nov 2013 | 00:00 |
Gide Loyrette Nouel, Baker & McKenzie and Norton Rose Fulbright are among a number of firms to have been appointed to Credit Agricole's global legal panel, following a competitive tender process led from Paris. The review concluded in the last few ...
22 Nov 2013 | 00:00 |
Slaughter and May, Allen & Overy and Linklaters are among a raft of firms to have won a spot on The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) first ever legal panel. The panel covers Europe, the Middle East and Africa and is split into a preferred firms'...
19 Nov 2013 | 15:42 |
Reed Smith has successfully defended Channel 4 and production company IMG Media in a discrimination case brought against the companies by racing pundit John McCririck.
14 Nov 2013 | 11:46 |
Sir Hector Sants, Barclays' head of compliance and former chief of the Financial Services Authority (FSA), has resigned from the bank following after a brief period of leave.
13 Nov 2013 | 15:50 |
Clifford Chance (CC) has won a spot on BG Group's UK legal panel, ousting Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), after the energy giant concluded a review of its external advisers.
12 Nov 2013 | 12:49 |
Private equity giant Warburg Pincus has hired Munger Tolles & Olsen corporate partner Robert Knauss as general counsel and managing director. Knauss will relocate to Warburg's New York headquarters from Los Angeles and join the sponsor's executive ma...
08 Nov 2013 | 11:26
The Co-operative Bank is to divide its new in-house legal team into two separate functions, following the financial institution's split from former owner Co-op Group. Details of the break up were this week filed in a prospectus outlining the organi...
05 Nov 2013 | 15:31 |
Allen & Overy (A&O) has been forced to step down from parts of its advisory role to the Co-operative Bank following a conflict caused by its dual mandate for the bank and former majority owner the Co-operative Group. The news comes as the Co-op bank i...
04 Nov 2013 | 15:38 |
Deutsche Bank set aside an additional €1.2bn (£1bn) in legal provisions to combat potential litigation over the wave of scandals that have hit the banking sector in recent months. The provision, which meant Deutsche's legal war chest is now €4...
29 Oct 2013 | 12:16 |
Chelsea Football Club is set to hire its first in-house lawyer, following the example of other top clubs. Unlike a number of its Premier League rivals- including Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool - Chelsea currently does not have any...
28 Oct 2013 | 00:05 |
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