The City of London Law Society (CLLS) has criticised new proposals from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to create a ‘super-exam’ for all trainee solicitors.
Long-time Playtech adviser Alex Latner, a partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has moved in-house, taking up the role of general counsel at the publicly traded gaming company.
King & Spalding (K&S) has won a lead role on a $12bn public-private partnership as Saudi Arabia moves to privatise the construction and management of school buildings.
Senior disputes partners from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), King & Spalding and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom have taken silk in the latest round of QC appointments, where 113 were selected out of a round of 254 candidates.
Sainsbury’s is to overhaul its legal panel and create a roster which will also cover its recent Home Retail Group acquisition.
US firm O’Melveny & Myers is the latest to benefit from partner exits at King & Wood Mallesons‘ European arm, as head of funds Jonathan Blake will join the firm.
Mega verein Dentons has announced it is opening new offices in Mexico and Barbados as part of its latest expansion initiative.
The latest release of firm LLP accounts at Companies House has seen Holman Fenwick Willian drastically reduce pay to its top member, as Fieldfisher has increased its top member pay and given more to its leadership team.
Sir Stephen Tomlinson will retire from the Court of Appeal and re-join 7 King’s Bench Walk (7KBW) as a full-time arbitrator effective from 11 January.
BP has appointed Eric Nitcher as group general counsel, effective from 1 January. The 26-year-veteran of the oil giant replaces former legal head Rupert Bondy, who quit to join FTSE 100 company Reckitt Benckiser at the end of last year.