In a bid to offer more flexible career options for associates, Linklaters is trialling an alternative career track which would see associates take a pay cut for a reduced working week in its German offices.
Culture secretary Karen Bradley has announced a new consultation into whether to hold a second part of the Leveson Inquiry into press standards and regulation.
Hogan Lovells‘ Hamburg office managing partner Eckard Schwarz has resigned over claims of illegal surveillance by an employee of former client EWE Group.
US firm McDermott Will & Emery has taken on Olswang‘s head of restructuring & insolvency Alicia Videon in the first exit from the firm since merger talks with CMS Cameron McKenna and Nabarro were revealed last week.
Outgoing Linklaters senior partner Robert Elliott will stay on as a consultant at the firm when his term finishes at the end of the month, with a focus on the firm’s Asia offices.
US hires were on the cards for Baker & McKenzie and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, while Withers added in Hong Kong and telecoms firm Altice USA turned to Shearman & Sterling for its new general counsel.
In $2bn deal, Simmons & Simmons has netted a lead role advising UK company Perform Group for the rights to broadcast the top tiers of Japanese football.
Lawyers could face harsher penalties for enabling tax avoidance schemes under new proposals from the Treasury.
Jones Day is advising on the administration of BHS, joining Weil, Gotshal & Manges and DLA Piper in winding down the collapsed retailer.
Ahead of the expected summer slowdown, UK firms have made a spate of City hires, with Mishcon de Reya, K&L Gates and Excello Law all recruiting.