Weekly Update – August 8th 2022

Moves: UK & Ireland Armstrong Teasdale adds IP quartet from Phillips & Leigh as London expansion continues The quartet include Jim Boff, Martin Hammler, Arthur Boff and James McAllister, who will be joined by a number of support staff. The team focuses on a range of IP, including patents, trademarks, designs, domain name registrations and […]

Weekly Update – 1st August 2022

Moves: UK & Ireland Ropes partner exits after four years A Ropes & Gray London partner has left the firm after nearly four years, The Lawyer has learned. Carol Van der Vorst has exited the US firm’s finance group, having joined in 2018. Skadden replenishes arbitration team with A&O hire Kate Davies QC joins Skadden […]

Weekly Update – 25th July 2022

Moves: UK & Ireland Four-partner Latham finance team lands at Paul Hastings in London Paul Hastings has officially unveiled a four-partner finance team secured from Latham & Watkins in London, including Latham’s former global banking co-chair and the former co-chairs of its London finance department.  Mo Nurmohamed, Ross Anderson, Karan Chopra and Rob Davidson have […]

Weekly Update – July 18th 2022

Moves: UK & Ireland RPC hires from Dentons for new GC role RPC has hired Dentons’ deputy general counsel as its first-ever in-house legal chief. Reshma Raja has joined RPC as its general counsel. Paul Hastings Anticipates ‘Large and Exponential Effect’ From Latham Lateral Team Paul Hastings has high ambitions for the four-partner finance team […]

Weekly Update – 8th July 2022

Ukrainian Legal Developments: Ukraine Bar Association opens to foreign members The Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA) has opened its membership to foreign lawyers to raise new sources of income to support its work following Russia’s invasion. By paying an annual €200 (£171) fee, the association says UK lawyers, and others, can apply to become international participants. […]

Fides Search welcomes back former Director, Shirin Stanley

We are pleased to announce that Shirin Stanley is re-joining Fides as an independent consultant. Shirin enjoys nearly 20 years’ experience of Search and Selection across Legal and Financial Services. Her geographic coverage spans Europe, Middle East and Asia. She previously established the Middle Eastern offering for a leading search firm in the UAE. She […]

“You’re All Climate Change Lawyers Now”: The Crackdown on Greenwashing

The recent resignation of Asoka Wohrmann, Chief Executive of DWS, Germany’s largest asset manager, has sparked fresh debates over greenwashing and how it is affecting the investment industry. While greenwashing doesn’t have a universal definition, it is often used when companies make out their environmental practices or “green credentials”  to be more effective than they […]

Weekly Update – July 1st 2022

Ukrainian Legal Developments: 3 Am Law 50 Firms Continue to Struggle to Withdraw From Representing Sanctioned Russian Banks Three Big Law firms representing Russian banks sanctioned following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine—White & Case, Debevoise & Plimpton, and Latham & Watkins—have been trying to withdraw as counsel for months now, but it’s proving not to be […]

Weekly Update – 24th June 2022

Ukrainian Legal Developments: Ukraine: council heads raise safeguarding concerns as UK starts accepting unaccompanied children Council leaders have issued safeguarding and resource concerns, after the government opened its Homes for Ukraine scheme to unaccompanied children. Levelling up secretary Michael Gove announced yesterday that 1,000 Ukrainian children who had already made applications under the scheme would […]