Eversheds sole adviser mandate to be reviewed next year
David Symonds, EMEA general counsel (GC) for merged entity Johnson Controls International (JCI), is leading a restructure of the company’s legal function following the completion of the $16.5bn combination of Johnson Controls and Tyco International in September.
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Following its £47bn takeover of BG Group, Shell has appointed its ‘transitional’ GC James Hine as associate general counsel (GC) for Brazil, a region with one of the most prized oil plays in the world.
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Royal Mail’s group general counsel (GC) Maaike de Bie has led an overhaul of the postal service’s legal team after taking the top job in April. Continue reading “Going generalist: Royal Mail GC delivers legal team restructure”
Royal Mail’s group general counsel (GC) Maaike de Bie has led an overhaul of the postal service’s legal team after taking the top job in April.
De Bie, who previously served as deputy GC and acting group GC, has restructured the team of 30 lawyers into bigger groups, moving away from siloed specialisms such as property or pensions.
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Eversheds has begun talks to forge a new leadership team as the firm strives to avoid a divisive contest after current chief executive Bryan Hughes steps down next May. Current managing partner Lee Ranson is expected to take Hughes’ role in a management structure with two other partners.
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Nabarro is advising on the administration of Lowcosttravelgroup as the travel agency business left thousands of holiday makers at risk of losing their summer getaways.
Continue reading “Blame on Brexit: Nabarro acts as Lowcosttravelgroup goes bust”
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has kicked off a review of its 400-strong legal team to control costs and drive efficiencies, a move that could potentially lead to staff redundancies.
Continue reading “In-house: RBS latest to shake up internal function with summer review of legal team structure”
KPMG’s UK general counsel (GC) Jeremy Barton is leading a transformation of its legal team, while also reviewing the broad range of relationships that KPMG has with law firm suppliers.
Continue reading “In transformation: KPMG’s Barton to rework legal team amid review of external firms”
Following its US merger, international asset manager Columbia Threadneedle has carried out a restructure of its UK legal team, scrapping the head of legal and head of compliance roles.
Continue reading “US focus: Columbia Threadneedle restructures legal division post-merger”