The first week of October brought with it several continental appointments at Simmons & Simmons, Dentons and Bird & Bird, while Clyde & Co and Trowers & Hamlins expanded in London.
Shearman & Sterling‘s London tax head Sarah Priestley has now also quit the firm, closely following in the footsteps of global private equity chief Mark Soundy who confirmed he is leaving the firm earlier this week.
Goodwin Procter announced today (5 October) that a team from Shearman & Sterling will be joining their private equity practice in Paris as of mid-October.
King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) announced today (4 October) that Tim Bednall was elected as EUME managing partner, defeating Gareth Amdor in a two-man race for the position.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is pushing on with its ‘super exam’ proposals, launching another consultation following mixed feedback on the education reforms. However it said yesterday (3 October) it would delay implementation another year as it develops its plans.
Slaughter and May, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Bowman Gilfillan advised GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) on the sale of its remaining 6.2% stake in Aspen Pharmacare, announced last week.
Following the post-summer hiring spree, the latter half of September only brought single lateral hires in criminal, corporate, tax and intellectual property (IP).
Wall Street law firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft confirmed yesterday (29 September) it will close its Beijing and Hong Kong operations by the end of 2016, cutting 25 staff including four partners.
Slaughter and May is the last of the Magic Circle to post its autumn trainee retention figures, with a rate of 89%, making it the third best of the Magic Circle elite.
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) today (29 September) suspended Matrix Chambers’ Ben Emmerson QC from his role as leading lawyer of the public inquiry.