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Local culture still a block to good whistleblowing practice, Legal Week survey finds

Despite the high-profile Edward Snowden case, many global companies are still not doing enough to support whistleblowers in their organisations.

16 Sep 2014 | 10:16 | secure


inner image Kirkland & Ellis re-hires DMC Partners general counsel to London office

Kirkland & Ellis has re-hired former partner Matthew Gerber to the firm's London private equity group following a stint at defunct private equity house DMC Partners.

08 Sep 2014 | 10:11 | secure

inner image Co-op Legal Services posts 70% increase in half year losses following restructuring

Co-operative Legal Services (CLS) has posted Co-operative Legal Services (CLS) has posted an operating loss of £5.1m in the six months to July, following the restructuring of its personal injury and clinical negligence arms.

04 Sep 2014 | 13:00 | secure

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Jones Day adds transatlantic M&A trio from GE and Shearman & Sterling

Jones Day has made a trio of heavyweight corporate partner hires for its New York and London offices, including senior lawyers from client General Electric.

04 Sep 2014 | 10:21 | secure

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Mills & Reeve, Laffer Abogados and Brabners advise as Man United complete £60m Di Maria signing

Mills & Reeve, Spanish firm Laffer Abogados and Liverpool outfit Brabners Chaffe Street have taken the advisory roles on Argentinian footballer Angel Di Maria's transfer to Manchester United from Real Madrid for a British record fee of £59.7m.

28 Aug 2014 | 15:59 | secure

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Dubai telecoms company du to expand legal panel

UAE telecoms provider Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du) is planning to expand its legal panel line-up this year in a bid to increase its flexibility.

13 Aug 2014 | 00:26 | secure

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GCs of newly merged Dixons Carphone to share top legal role

The general counsels of Dixons and Carphone Warehouse have agreed to jointly head the newly merged company's legal team.

11 Aug 2014 | 00:10 | secure

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In-house legal teams grow by a third in 12 months

The size of the average in-house legal team across EMEA countries has increased by a third over the past year, according to research from legal recruiter Laurence Simons.

31 Jul 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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JPMorgan GC has sold $5m in stock since $13bn SEC settlement

A recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing shows JPMorgan Chase general counsel Stephen Cutler has sold $5m in company stock so far this year, and added a further 80,000 worth of shares.

24 Jul 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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Linkedin hires ex-Skadden lawyer and Yahoo! legal head as GC

LinkedIn has appointed former Yahoo! legal chief and one-time Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom lawyer Michael Callahan as its new general counsel.

22 Jul 2014 | 11:30 | secure

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BT Global legal chief David Eveleigh to join Serco as general counsel

David Eveleigh, the general counsel of BT Global Services and former Ashurst lawyer, is to join private security giant Serco as group general counsel and company secretary.

18 Jul 2014 | 11:34 | secure

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Barclays slashes legal panel by 30% as bank bolsters ties with US law firms

Barclays has cut its extended roster of legal firms by 30%, following a major review of its external legal counsel, which has seen five of eight new core advisory spots awarded to US firms.

01 Jul 2014 | 16:59 | secure

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Law Society calls for criminal probe into Wonga following £2.6m FCA fine

The Law Society has asked the Metropolitan Police to launch a criminal investigation into Wonga, after the payday loans company was fined £2.6m for sending letters from fictional law firms, threatening legal action.

27 Jun 2014 | 12:39 | secure

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Gibson Dunn defends GFH role after jailed ex-GC claims conflict

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has defended its representation of Dubai-based private equity firm GFH Capital, after the client's former general counsel accused the firm of having a conflict of interest.

26 Jun 2014 | 14:39 | secure

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American Express finds permanent GC with hire from US pharma giant

American Express' six-month search for a permanent general counsel GC has ended with the appointment of former executive vice president, GC and chief compliance officer of healthcare giant McKesson Laureen E. Seeger.

24 Jun 2014 | 12:37 | secure