New players and tactics as London fights to retain global supremacy.
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In its largest promotions round for years, Allen & Overy has made up 22 lawyers to partner with nine of those being women. The round saw just under a third made up in the City while a strong contingent was based in continental Europe.
This week saw Weightmans carry out its first all-female promotions round, making four women up to partner level, while BLM made up six in a reduced round from 2014 and Browne Jacobson promoted seven new partners taking its total partnership to 104.
A long, long time ago when I used to report on fund management, one of the defining figures was Tony Dye, then the chief investment officer of Phillips & Drew, one of the City's most storied asset management houses.
With the leadership of Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) set to change on 1 May, the firm's new managing partner Lisa Mayhew will have an expanded board to work with after the partnership voted German managing partner Roland Fabian and asset finance head Russell Clifford on to the body.
Having set its sights on creating a private equity practice, given how Weil, Gotshal & Manges has made moves on prized client Advent International, Goodwin Procter has hired King & Wood Mallesons' City corporate co-head Richard Lever.
Readers who have not seen this already might be interested in the executive report from a study I am leading on Legal Risk: Definition, Management, and Ethics. It looks at legal risk practices in large corporates here in the UK. It can be found on SSRN and UCL's webpages.
Google's lawyers at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton have been given 10 weeks to respond to the European Commission's charges that the search engine abused its dominant position to favour its own price comparison service.