Fides Weekly Update – 21st January 2022

It’s only January and, as evidenced with last week’s Weekly Update, the market is roaring.


This week:


Revealed: The Hot 100 2022



Simmons expands disputes team with DWF recruit

David Kidman, a product liability partner, joins Simmons & Simmons from DWF


Orrick hires Taylor Wessing partner in first City lateral this year

Anna Humphrey, tax partner, joins Taylor Wessing from Orrick


Orrick partner takes new strategy role at OnlyFans

Keily Blair, Orrick’s cybersecurity and privacy partner, moves to OnlyFans as it’s chief strategy and operations officer


Revolving doors: CMS continues recruitment drive with IP hire

Toby Sears, patent litigation specialist, joins CMS from Allen & Overy


Mergers & Alliances

Merging with small firms is like shooting fish in a barrel

Macfarlanes and Wachtell have a friendship to watch


Promotions and Appointments

Norton Rose Fulbright unveils new-look EMEA management team



BCLP ups charge-out rates to match peers


Technology & Innovation

Linklaters clinches role for Unilever in £50bn GSK bid

Innovation is a slow-burn return for Clifford Chance


Diversity and Inclusion

First super-exam results: Half of students pass but huge diversity gap emerges


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