Law Firm Leadership and Strategy

McDermott refreshes German leadership

Restructuring specialist Mathias Kampshoff takes over as head of Chicago firm’s largest international practice

Fenwick Elliott rings in new senior partner after 23 years

Karen Gidwani to succeed veteran leader Simon Tolson at helm of UK construction and energy boutique next April

Hausfeld unveils London leadership changes as managing partner steps down early

Former head Lianne Craig, who makes way for Nicola Boyle, is shifting her focus for personal reasons

Taylor Wessing’s UK managing partner elected for third term

Shane Gleghorn has overseen revenue growth of nearly £140m since taking the helm in 2018

Womble Bond Dickinson names successor to US chair and CEO Temple

Finance partner Merrick Benn to take over from veteran leader Betty Temple at the start of next year

McDermott Will & Emery refreshes London leadership team

Aymen Mahmoud to replace Hamid Yunis as London managing partner, with Graham White named senior partner

The end of an era as HSF’s arbitration head Paula Hodges bows out

After 16 years at the helm, Hodges will hand reins to new practice co-heads, reports Ben Rigby

  • 1mo

‘A new apex predator in town’ - Paul Weiss continues to target London's top tier firms for talent

Linklaters among practices in firing line as impact of New York firm’s ongoing hiring spree ripples through market

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

Dentons launches shadow leadership team to nurture next generation of leaders

Inaugural 11-strong group includes lawyers and business services professionals

Harbottle & Lewis name first female senior partner in firm’s history

Catherine Bedford to replace Gerrard Tyrrell, who is stepping down from the role after nearly 17 years

Herbert Smith Freehills names lawyer quartet to global ESG leadership

Firm names ESG leaders for UK, US and EMEA to support global practice head Silke Goldberg

  • 2mos

Australia’s HWL Ebsworth mourns death of long-serving managing partner

Juan Martinez, who led the firm for almost four decades, passed away unexpectedly, aged 64

Bowmans overhauls management board as it eyes pan-Africa growth

Big Five firm appoints Africa-wide department heads as Alan Keep reappointed as managing partner

TerraLex teams up with collaboration expert Heidi Gardner

Author of Smarter Collaboration to undertake research and development project for network

Winston names new leadership for litigation and transactions

Co-chairs to take up roles alongside incoming chair Steve D’Amore and other new leaders in June

The perfect partner part two: a trusted evaluation process

Tougher operating conditions means law firm leaders may need to rethink their partner performance evaluation process, writes Moray McLaren

  • 3mos

DLA Piper names new international managing partner

Charles Severs to succeed veteran managing partner Simon Levine at the start of next year

The perfect partner part one: revisiting and redefining partner contribution

Law firms worldwide are reevaluating partner remuneration strategies amid rising costs and economic uncertainties, writes Moray McLaren

  • 3mos

Simpson Thacher names first woman to lead London office

Wheatly MacNamara to succeed Jason Glover as managing partner of 200-lawyer office in October