OC’s Berg prepares for rockier roads following re-election to managing partner

OC’s Berg prepares for rockier roads following re-election to managing partner

Osborne Clarke (OC) has elected incumbent UK managing partner Ray Berg (pictured) to a second term in a ‘glowing endorsement’ of the firm’s growth.

But he has cautioned there is still plenty to achieve in ensuring OC was adaptable to tougher times ahead. Continue reading “OC’s Berg prepares for rockier roads following re-election to managing partner”

Baker McKenzie chair Rawlinson temporarily steps back due to ‘exhaustion’

Baker McKenzie chair Rawlinson temporarily steps back due to ‘exhaustion’

Paul Rawlinson (pictured) has stepped back from his responsibilities as Baker McKenzie global chair due to a personal medical issue.

The firm’s executive committee announced to the partnership today (22 October) that Rawlinson will be taking a leave of absence based on the advice of his doctor and in response to exhaustion. Continue reading “Baker McKenzie chair Rawlinson temporarily steps back due to ‘exhaustion’”

Five stand as CC kicks off senior partner race but early favourite Sandelson not in contention

Five stand as CC kicks off senior partner race but early favourite Sandelson not in contention

Leadership at Clifford Chance (CC) has over the last 20 years swung wildly between prestige and poisoned chalice but the just-launched race to become the London giant’s new senior partner shows no shortage of candidates.

Former London head David Bickerton (pictured) and ex-Europe chief Yves Wehrli launched their bids to become CC’s next senior partner, Legal Business has learnt. Other prominent figures in the race to replace Malcolm Sweeting after eight years include insurance head Katherine Coates, former capital markets chief David Dunnigan and continental Europe litigation chief Jeroen Ouwehand. Continue reading “Five stand as CC kicks off senior partner race but early favourite Sandelson not in contention”

Levine bids for second managing partner term as DLA kicks off election

Levine bids for second managing partner term as DLA kicks off election

DLA Piper’s partnership is headed to the polls again for its managing partner election, less than a year after eight partners competed in the firm’s first contested senior partner election in a decade.

Incumbent managing partner and co-chief executive of the global giant, Simon Levine, is standing for re-election. Nominations for candidates close Friday 5 October but if nobody else stands, Levine will be re-elected on 8 October. Continue reading “Levine bids for second managing partner term as DLA kicks off election”

‘The time is right’: Ince senior partner Heuvels steps down amid job losses

‘The time is right’: Ince senior partner Heuvels steps down amid job losses

Ince & Co’s senior partner Jan Heuvels has stepped down just weeks after a wave of cuts in the firm’s London office saw 32 job losses.

Veteran partner Peter Rogan, who was Ince’s senior partner between 2000 and 2008, has been named interim chairman of the firm’s board. Rogan will oversee the permanent appointment of Heuvels’ successor, in addition to the day-to-day running of the firm. Continue reading “‘The time is right’: Ince senior partner Heuvels steps down amid job losses”

Withers re-appoints longstanding chief Robertson to fourth term after uncontested election

Withers re-appoints longstanding chief Robertson to fourth term after uncontested election

Private wealth specialist Withers has re-appointed Margaret Robertson as chief executive for a fourth term following an uncontested election, meaning she will lead the firm until 2021.

Longstanding leader Robertson has overseen the rapid internationalisation of the firm from one to 17 offices and a decade of consecutive revenue growth in which Withers added almost £100m to its top line. Continue reading “Withers re-appoints longstanding chief Robertson to fourth term after uncontested election”

London rules again as Latham elects deal finance guru Trobman as new chief

London rules again as Latham elects deal finance guru Trobman as new chief

Latham & Watkins is sticking to London for its new chair and managing partner, electing deal finance heavyweight Richard Trobman to the role.

Previously the firm’s co-vice chair, Trobman will step into the role immediately, bringing to an end a three-month long search for a successor to Bill Voge, who resigned from the firm in March amid allegations of misconduct involving communications with a woman outside the firm. Continue reading “London rules again as Latham elects deal finance guru Trobman as new chief”

Tidswell goes unchallenged in securing second term as Ashurst chair

Tidswell goes unchallenged in securing second term as Ashurst chair

Ben Tidswell has been handed another term as chair of Ashurst following an election which last week culminated in his leadership going unchallenged.

The City firm launched an election process at the start of May, giving opponents until the end of that month to put themselves forward for the role. But it is understood no other partners stood in the election. Continue reading “Tidswell goes unchallenged in securing second term as Ashurst chair”

Taylor Wessing finalises leadership overhaul as litigation chief succeeds veteran managing partner Eyles

Taylor Wessing finalises leadership overhaul as litigation chief succeeds veteran managing partner Eyles

Taylor Wessing has completed its management reshuffle with the election of the law firm’s litigation co-head Shane Gleghorn (pictured) to managing partner.

Gleghorn succeeds veteran managing partner Tim Eyles, who announced in December he would be stepping down days before the 1,000-lawyer firm elected Dominic FitzPatrick as its new senior partner, replacing Adam Marks after six years. Continue reading “Taylor Wessing finalises leadership overhaul as litigation chief succeeds veteran managing partner Eyles”