Gateley has joined Irwin Mitchell as the second firm in the UK top 50 to secure an alternative business structure (ABS) licence, which will allow the firm to appoint non-solicitors to its membership from 1 January 2014.
20 Dec 2013 | 12:23
Covington & Burling, Kirkland & Ellis and Fried Frank have taken the lead roles on AstraZeneca's $4.1bn (£2.5bn) acquisition of diabetes alliance assets from Bristol-Myers Squibb
20 Dec 2013 | 12:12
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe is planning to open in Africa next year in a bid to tap Chinese outbound investment into the country and bolster its existing African practice, run out of Paris. The US firm, which currently has 15 international offices l...
20 Dec 2013 | 03:28
Outgoing Clifford Chance (CC) managing partner David Childs has been appointed to chair the Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC’s) conduct committee. Childs is set to take up the role as his management term draws to a close in May 2014, when he ...
19 Dec 2013 | 15:23
Barclays' long-awaited review of its global legal panel has started, with the bank set to split its roster of law firms into separate pools of ‘preferred' and ‘approved' advisers.
19 Dec 2013 | 10:30
Linklaters' alliance partner Allens Arthur Robinson is now down to one lawyer in Singapore after the recent departure of partner Marae Ciantar and lawyer Mostyn Taylor. The Australian outfit, which allied with the magic circle firm in May last year an...
19 Dec 2013 | 05:03
Jones Day has made up 34 lawyers in its annual promotions, down from 45 last year. The appointments, which take effect on 1 January 2014, include two lawyers in London and four in Asia, compared with six lawyers in both regions in 2012. In London, tho...
19 Dec 2013 | 03:41
DLA Piper has handed responsibility for its Asia operations to a group of senior American partners. The appointment of the new three-strong Asia management committee has been designed to create more synergies between the firm's US and Asia offices to...
18 Dec 2013 | 12:17
Greenberg Traurig Maher has taken the lead role on the fund raising and initial public offering (IPO) of Atlas Mara, a cash shell founded by former Barclays chief executive Bob Diamond.
18 Dec 2013 | 10:14
Automotive safety systems company Autoliv has appointed its Asia legal head Anthony Nellis as the new interim vice president for legal affairs and general counsel for the global business. Nellis, who is based in China, will assume the position as of 1...
18 Dec 2013 | 01:14
Dentons has hired Vinson & Elkins' (V&E) Abu Dhabi managing partner Jonathan Nash, in an expansion of its energy practice. Nash, an international project finance and development lawyer, joined V&E from Chadbourne & Parke's London office in 2010. He ...
17 Dec 2013 | 11:51 |
Three legacy SJ Berwin partners have exited the newly merged King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin to join UK, French and German firms. Litigation partner Giovanna Kwong has been hired by UK outfit Stephenson Harwood in Hong Kong, whilst real estate partner...
17 Dec 2013 | 09:41
Clayton Utz will add four new lawyers to its partnership ranks as of 1 January, 2014. The Australian firm, one of the country's two 'big six' that remainindependent, has promoted lawyers in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth spanning construction and major p...
17 Dec 2013 | 07:10
Clifford Chance has missed out on a reappointment to Japanese investment bank Nomura's updated EMEA panel. The bank has named seven firms on its EMEA roster, with Osborne Clarke (OC) included after having been left off the list when the panel was las...
16 Dec 2013 | 13:42 |
Watson Farley & Williams has named partners Chris Lowe and Lothar Wegener as its new joint managing partners as longstanding postholder Michael Greville steps down. Global head of maritime Chris Lowe will take up the reins alongside Lothar Wegener,...
16 Dec 2013 | 10:38 |
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