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  • Simpson Thacher remains selective in London with one City promotion
    US firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has made up one lawyer to partner in London for the second year in a row. Real estate lawyer Samuel Charlton has made the cut, while another 9 lawyers have been promoted across the firm’s US offices in New York, Houston and Palo Alto. There is one promotion in […]
    Rachel Moloney
  • BCLP follows wave of firms branching out into legal operations
    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has launched a new legal operations consultancy arm to support in-house teams,  in a general trend that sees law firms increasingly expanding into broader client services. The new division called Cantilever incorporates the consulting units from both legacy firms; Bryan Cave’s BCXponent and BLP’s Streamline. The team, led by Denver-based chief innovation […]
    Cristiano Dalla Bona
  • Mishcon white collar star switches back to the Bar
    Mishcon de Reya’s head of white collar crime and investigations Alison Levitt QC is moving out of private practice for a new role in the Bar. Levitt will resume her full-time practice as a Silk, having founded Mishcon’s white collar group in 2014 when she joined from the Office of Public Prosecutions. She will join the […]
    Alex Taylor
  • Mewburn Ellis selects Tikit to supply NetDocuments
    Tikit, a global provider of technology solutions to law and professional services firms, today announced that Legal 500 firm Mewburn Ellis has selected Tikit to supply NetDocuments, the leading secure cloud-based content services platform for law firms and corporate legal and compliance departments. Mewburn Ellis LLP are one of Europe’s premier IP specialist firms with […]
    Madhulika Pasricha
  • DWF takes on Clydes reinsurance co-head ahead of IPO listing
    In its biggest pre-listing lateral hire to date, DWF has brought in Clyde & Co partner and global co-head of reinsurance David Abbott. Abbott joined Clydes as part of the 2012 merger with Barlow Lyde & Gilbert having started work there in 1998. It is thought that he will not have to serve his full […]
    Alex Taylor
  • Siemens Gamesa’s Javier Cabezudo on merging two legal teams
    The merger of two energy giants means a period of frenetic activity for legal boss Javier Cabezudo as he integrates two best-in-class legal teams into one The post Siemens Gamesa’s Javier Cabezudo on merging two legal teams appeared first on The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs.
    Matt Byrne
  • KWM 2.0 stages fightback with first financials since relaunch
    King & Wood Mallesons’ London office generated nearly £12m in the first year since its relaunch, The Lawyer has learnt. The office opened at the start of 2017, with its financials corresponding to its first 12 months of operating. KWM’s UK revenue of £11.8m would put it at the 183rd position in this year’s The […]
    Yun Kriegler
  • Reed Smith rebounds from Middle East setback with two hires
    Reed Smith is beefing up its Middle East practice with two new hires, only one month after its regional managing partner exited to open HFW’s fifth Middle Eastern office. Commercial disputes partner Mahmoud Awad will join the firm’s Dubai and Abu Dhabi offices from Hadef & Partners, while Waseem Khokhar will take on a role […]
    Cristiano Dalla Bona
  • Baker Botts promotes first London partner in five years
    Baker Botts has promoted its first partner in the London office in five years, making up Dorine Farah in the firm’s litigation practice. Farah has been at the firm since 2007, acting as special counsel in the international arbitration group. She trained at Slaughter and May. Her practice involves a mixture of commercial and investment-treaty arbitration. […]
    Lucy Harley-McKeown
  • Quinn gets go-ahead for Mastercard battle with Freshfields
    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer will go head-to-head next year, as the US firm moves one step closer to bringing the largest class action lawsuit in the UK courts. Lord Justices Patten, Hamblen and Roth have given Quinn the right to challenge the Competition Appeal Tribunal’s (CAT) refusal to grant the […]
    Alex Taylor