UK Legal News


Van Doorne to relaunch London office
Posted 11 April 2014

Dutch firm Van Doorne has hired three partners from Boekel de Nerée to reopen its London office. The firm is returning to London after a six year absence from the city.  Read more here.

HFW senior partner relocates to Asia
Posted 10 April 2014

Top-ranked shipping lawyer and senior partner at Holman Fenwick Willan, Richard Crump, is relcoating to the firm's Singapore office.  Read more here.

Freshfields makes capital markets hire
Posted 9 April 2014

Capital markets partner Ash Qureshi is set to return to private practice after agreeing to join Freshfields in London. Qureshi left Cleary Gottlieb in 2010 to join investment bank, Renaissance Group. See The Lawyer's commentary here.

Three Crowns Launched
Posted 8 April 2014

Arbitration boutique Three Crowns celebrated its launch yesterday. The partnership is made up of a sextet of highly-regarded arbitration experts, including Chambers UK-ranked Constantine Partasides QC, former leader of the arbitration group at Freshfields. Freshfields has appointed solicitor-advocate Nigel Rawding to replace Partasides as head of department. For more information, visit the Three Crowns website.

Dentons recruits Baker Botts arbitration partner
Posted 8 April 2014

Chambers UK-ranked arbitration lawyer Dominic Pellew is to join Dentons from Baker Botts. He will split his time between the firm's London and Moscow offices. Read more here.

Restructuring lawyer Wilkinson returns to private practice
Posted 7 April 2014

Weil Gotshal has made a significant addition to its Chambers UK-ranked restructuring/insolvency practice with Andrew Wilkinson set to join the London office of the US firm from Goldman Sachs.  Read more here.

Morgan Lewis makes Corporate hire
Posted 7 April 2014

Chambers-ranked corporate/M&A partner Stephen Walters has joined Morgan Lewis' London office from Bird & Bird. Walters was previously based in Paris.  Read more here.

Dentons seeks Patton Boggs merger talks
Posted 2 April 2014

International law firm Dentons has today confirmed that it is seeking to enter into merger discussions with Washington DC-headquarted firm Patton Boggs. See The Lawyer's commentary here.

Irwin Mitchell's Pickering to stand down
Posted 2 April 2014

Irwin Mitchell has announced that John Pickering, the firm's Group Chief Executive, is to stand down.  Pickering has been recognised for his Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence expertise in Chambers UK since 1997.  He will be replaced by Andrew Tucker.  Read more here.


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