The latest US general counsel (GC) compensation rankings have seen General Electric's (GE's) top lawyer Brackett Denniston hold on to first place despite a significantly reduced salary of $5.8m compared to 2012, as new entrants to the latest top 10 include Blackstone Group's John Finley and Coca Cola's John Parker.
Gazprom Marketing and Trading (GMT), a subsidiary of Russian gas giant Gazprom, has promoted Nicholas Ansbro as its new general counsel (GC) following the departure of high profile former GC Jacqueline Hill.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's London managing partner Julian Long has advised Liberty Global on the US media group's £481m purchase of BSkyB's 6.4% stake in UK broadcaster ITV, with Herbert Smith Freehills acting for BSkyB.
RPC has this morning (21 July) posted mixed financial results for 2013/14, with revenue up 3% to £84.1m - representing growth of 40% since 2011 - but partner profits down by 6% to £26m. Profit per equity partner (PEP) came in at £338,000 for the period, a 9% drop on last year's figure of £372,000.
Amid increasing demand for structured real estate deals in the City Addleshaw Goddard has bolstered its second-tier London property practice with the hire of corporate real estate partner Stewart Womersley from Nabarro.
As the Co-operative Group moves to reduce its £1.2bn capital deficit and focus on core business lines it has turned to longstanding advisers Allen & Overy (A&O) and Addleshaw Goddard to lead on the £620m sale of its pharmaceutical business to Bestway Group, advised by Hogan Lovells.
I took a little time to browse the Bar's working life survey. It's a large survey. Although it's not immediately clear how representative it is, almost 3,300 barristers completed it. Here are some of the things I noted (this is a rather idiosyncratic list so read the report if you want a fuller view):