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Fried Frank continues to grow with Orrick’s London tax head Thornton

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has made its second major hire in a week, appointing Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe’s London tax chief Nick Thornton. The move marks a return to Fried Frank for Thornton, who was formerly a senior associate at the firm before quitting to join Orrick’s London base in 2010. During his…

Addleshaws installs regional office heads as former Manchester chief quits for PwC

Addleshaw Goddard has appointed Tim Wheldon and Malcolm Pike as office heads in Leeds and Manchester respectively in the firm’s latest management change. The creation of the two new roles follows a series of changes to the firm’s management structure and line-up since John Joyce was elected as managing partner in May (16 May 2014)….

Linklaters' South African ally creates managing partner role in rejig

Linklaters’ South African ally Webber Wentzel has split its senior partner role into two as incumbent David Lancaster steps down after nine years in the position. Lancaster is retiring on 1 March next year. Corporate partner Christo Els will take over as senior partner, while fellow corporate partner Sally Hutton will be the firm’s first-ever…

GLM - GABINETE LEGAL MOÇAMBIQUE, A MEMBER OF PLMJ INTERNATIONAL LEGAL NETWORK, NOMINATED IN THREE CATEGORIES OF THE AFRICAN LEGAL AWARDS M&A Team of the Year, Commercial Team of the Year and Corporate Social Responsibility Firm of the Year

GLM – Gabinete Legal Moçambique, a PLMJ International Legal Network member firm, has been nominated in three of the seventeen categories of the African Legal Awards, given by the leading British publication, Legal Week. GLM is nominated in the categories “M&A Team of the Year”, “Commercial Team of the Year” and “Corporate Social Responsibility Firm…

Clifford Chance loses top Aussie partner to investment house Gresham

The head of Clifford Chance’s Perth office is set to leave the firm for investment house Gresham Partners three and a half years after the firm that bore his name joined the magic circle giant. Michael Lishman joined Clifford Chance in May 2011 when his firm Cochrane Lishman Carson Luscombe and Sydney practice Chang Pistilli…

Freshfields Italian arbitrator leaves for boutique

Italian arbitration boutique Arblit has hired its third partner, bringing on board Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Massimo Benedettelli. Benedettelli joins former Bonelli Erede Pappalardo arbitrator Luca Radicati di Brozolo at Arblit, which was founded just over a year ago (12 June 2013). Former Bonelli associate Michele Sabatini is also a partner at the firm. Benedettelli…

Nabarro signs up Lefèvre Pelletier as new French ally

Nabarro has formed a new French alliance with Lefèvre Pelletier & Associés seven months after breaking up with former alliance partner August & Debouzy. The new firm leaves the alliance with a total of 980 lawyers across 31 offices, made up of Nabarro in the UK, GSK Stockmann & Kollegen in Germany, Nunziante Magrone in…

King & Wood Mallesons to ditch SJ Berwin name to mark first anniversary of merger

King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin is set to scrap ‘SJ Berwin’ from its name on 1 November, as the firm celebrates the first anniversary of its record-breaking merger. Asia Pacific firm King & Wood Mallesons combined with legacy SJ Berwin on 1 November 2013, creating a $1bn law firm headquartered in Asia (31 October…

Freshfields makes "radical" global corporate and litigation head appointments

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is understood to have chosen German partner Rick van Aerssen as the firm’s new corporate head to replace Edward Braham and litigation partner David Scott to succeed Christopher Pugh in a “radical” reshuffle. Both Pugh and Braham are standing down at the end of their terms this year and will be replaced…

Pinsents names new Glasgow boss ahead of managing partner contest

Pinsent Masons has named corporate partner Barry McCaig as head of its Glasgow office following a management reshuffle that was prompted by the election of Richard Foley to senior partner. Prior to taking over as senior partner at the start of this month (30 June 2014) Foley was head of construction at the firm. He…