Promotions latest: Global 100 players adopt mixed approach to new year partnership rounds as diversity tops agenda

Promotions latest: Global 100 players adopt mixed approach to new year partnership rounds as diversity tops agenda

The new year has kicked off with a number of large Global 100 firms revealing their latest partner promotion rounds – with the City and gender diversity receiving varying levels of attention.  Norton Rose Fulbright yesterday (6 Jan) announced a bumper promotions round of 47 new partners, with eight in London. Although the total number …

Not a roaring start to the 2020s but bravery is key

Not a roaring start to the 2020s but bravery is key

The ink was barely dry on our cover feature at the start of this year – an upbeat look at how the UK profession will evolve through the 2020s following a bruising decade – when a global pandemic hit. Despite an apocalyptic lockdown year, the piece – ‘The vision thing’ – has aged well and …

Revolving doors: European and London laterals head up hiring push before Christmas

Revolving doors: European and London laterals head up hiring push before Christmas

In a final lateral recruitment drive before Christmas, a number of international firms have unveiled notable partner hires. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has announced the appointment of Jason Marty as its new chief operating officer. Marty, currently global COO at Baker McKenzie, will officially start his new position on 1 March. He will be based in Chicago …

Revolving doors: rush of international hires between Global 100 players dominates laterals market

Revolving doors: rush of international hires between Global 100 players dominates laterals market

In a week of significant lateral movement between large Global 100 firms, White & Case has expanded its global M&A practice with the addition of Linklaters partner Marc Petitier in Paris. Petitier is a renowned corporate lawyer with 20 years’ experience at Linklaters who has led on many of the most significant corporate transactions originating …

Revolving doors: week of international hires in Asia and Europe as A&O tempts litigator back home from Shearman

Revolving doors: week of international hires in Asia and Europe as A&O tempts litigator back home from Shearman

In another busy week of lateral recruitment, Allen & Overy has considerably bolstered its disputes offering in London, luring back former associate Susanna Charlwood from Shearman & Sterling, where she had been a partner for five years.  Karen Seward, Allen & Overy’s global head of litigation, commented: ‘We are thrilled to welcome Susanna back to …

Ready for the new normal: International Arbitration Centre unveils new Covid-compliant disputes facility in London

Ready for the new normal: International Arbitration Centre unveils new Covid-compliant disputes facility in London

The International Arbitration Centre (IAC), the purpose-built premier hearing venue situated near to the Royal Courts of Justice on Fleet Street, has opened a new Covid-compliant ‘super suite’ to cater for a projected increase in disputes heard at the centre as hearings roll over from 2020 into 2021 and beyond. With the launch of a new super suite, the 25,000-sq …

Revolving doors: spate of hires from regional UK and niche City firms dominate lateral recruitment  

Revolving doors: spate of hires from regional UK and niche City firms dominate lateral recruitment  

By far the largest group of hires of the latest batch this week has been made by listed LB100 firm Keystone Law, showing the attractiveness of the alternative law firm model to recruits from conventional practices in the current climate. Keystone has added another 14 new partners – 11 of which were lateral hires – …

Revolving doors: Greenberg makes Dutch real estate play in brisk week for lateral hires

Revolving doors: Greenberg makes Dutch real estate play in brisk week for lateral hires

Greenberg Traurig has made a notable team hire in Europe in the past week, with a key partner exiting a leading independent Euro Elite firm in favour of a large international player. Greenberg, for which real estate is a signature practice in its home market of the US, has bolstered its Amsterdam offering with the …

Revolving doors: partner recruitment takes on more international hue with key hires in Asia and Middle East

Revolving doors: partner recruitment takes on more international hue with key hires in Asia and Middle East

Global 100 heavyweight Milbank has made the most significant lateral hire play of the past week, hiring not one but three private equity specialists in Hong Kong from the Magic Circle. The firm has hired two Clifford Chance mergers and acquisitions partners, Andrew Whan and Neeraj Budhwani, and Linklaters global head of banking Davide Mencacci.

LB100 Second 50 – City and Boutique: Focus for victory

LB100 Second 50 – City and Boutique: Focus for victory

The combined turnover for the 19 London firms that sit in the second half of this year’s Legal Business 100 (LB100) is £894.1m, an increase of 6% but the addition of one extra firm in this group compared to last year has seen average revenue grow just 1% to £47m. However, it is in profitability …