Europe

McDermott hires two senior Shearman tax specialists in Paris

Longstanding partner Niels Dejean is switching firms ahead of A&O Shearman merger with counsel Anne-Sophie Maes

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CMS makes up 54 in latest partner promotions round

Europe-dominated round follows 2023’s record 65 promotions

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UK

Fourteen women make the cut in Herbert Smith Freehills’ 27-strong partner promotions round

New partners strengthen firm’s private capital, energy transition and ESG offerings

Sidley sees UK revenue climb to $209.7m as global turnover tops $3bn in 2023

UK practice accounts for almost 15% of global revenue as sports and restructuring deals grow

Trowers targets private equity mandates with double partner hire from Gateley

Top 40 UK firm looks to grow lower-to-mid-market private equity work with London hires

Profession-wide initiative launched to recognise pro bono efforts of individual UK lawyers

Scheme backed by the Lady Chief Justice will name lawyers who have done 25 hours or more free work annually

‘Every day that I work with Ferretti, I say wow’: GC Niccoló Pallesi

Luxury yacht executive discusses his career path, ringing the bell at the Boursa Italiana, the value of respect and two great private client events

Fieldfisher relaunches in Italy with five-partner team from former ally

Top 20 UK firm opens standalone office after cutting ties with Swiss Verein firm which has rebranded as WST

Addleshaw Goddard absorbs KWM’s Madrid arm to secure Spanish launch

UK firm takes advantage of KWM’s commitment to close European network as part of alliance with Eversheds Sutherland

Swiss smartwatch-maker Garmin names first new GC in more than quarter of a century

Associate GC Josh Maxfield will replace long-time GC Andrew Etkind in July

Kirkland raids Allen & Overy for second London debt finance partner in past month

Vanessa Xu’s exit follows the departure of Marwa Elborai, who left for Kirkland in March

Kingsley Napley launches arbitration practice with partner raid on boutique

James Glaysher joins UK independent firm from Candey to lead new practice

A&O Shearman announces first partner promotions round ahead of May merger


Allen & Overy accounts for 32 of the promotions and Shearman eight, with women making up 42% of the cohort

McDermott strengthens London private equity practice with partner hire from Sidley Austin

Mid-market specialist Fatema Orjela adds further bench depth to firm’s transactions group

Jones Day adds government regulation team in Paris from White & Case

Hire follows Jones Day adding government regulation team in Paris last October from NRF

Hundreds of UK lawyers raise concerns over deepening humanitarian crisis in Gaza

A letter from more than 600 legal professionals and academics has called on the UK government to suspend arms sales to Israel

Howard Kennedy partner named next president of London Solicitors Litigation Association

Nikki Edwards pledges renewed focus on diversity and inclusion as the new leader of London’s litigators

Dentons launches shadow leadership team to nurture next generation of leaders

Inaugural 11-strong group includes lawyers and business services professionals

Simpson Thacher partner exits ahead of reported Paul Weiss Brussels office launch

Simpson Thacher confirms antitrust partner Ross Ferguson’s departure as Paul Weiss reportedly gears up to open first base in continental Europe

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