find the latest legal job
Corporate Counsel and Company Secretary
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter NSW
· Highly-respected, innovative and entrepreneurial Not-for-Profit · Competency based Board
View details
Chief Counsel and Company Secretary
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter NSW
· Dynamic, high growth organisation · ASX listed market leader
View details
In-house Projects Lawyer | Renewables / Solar | 2-5 Years PQE
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: All Australia
· Help design the future · NASDAQ Listed
View details
Corporate Lawyer
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs Melbourne VIC
· 12 months fixed term opportunity
View details
Property lawyer - Melbourne
Category: Property Law | Location: Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs Melbourne VIC
· Impressive client list, national firm · Well-led and high-performing team
View details
A&O poaches Norton Rose team; Canadian moves for Clyde & Co; British firms rank poorly

A&O poaches Norton Rose team; Canadian moves for Clyde & Co; British firms rank poorly

Big firms make moves in Canada, Allen & Overy's German poaching efforts, a potential prison sentence for one Italian lawyer, and British firms are largely left out of rankings of best…

Big firms make moves in Canada, Allen & Overy's German poaching efforts, a potential prison sentence for one Italian lawyer, and British firms are largely left out of rankings of best companies to work, in this week's wrap of the international legal world.

Clyde & Co seal Canadian deal

UK insurance firm Clyde & Co is expanding its international presence through a merger with Canadian insurance firm Nicholl Paskell-Mede, reports The Lawyer. The merger comes at a time when DLA Piper is also eyeing deals in Canada. Clydes has been searching for a Canadian merger partner for over a year.

Allen & Overy poaches Norton Rose team

Allen & Overy has added to its German arm with the poaching of a banking regulation and investment funds team from Norton Rose, reports Legal Week. The team of four is led by partner Frank Herring and is set to join A&O in Frankfurt on 1 April. Herring currently heads Norton Rose's Frankfurt banking regulation and investment funds practice.

Jail time for Eversheds director?

Eversheds' Italian managing partner, Riccardo Bianchini Riccardi, is staring down the barrel of eight years in prison following the bankruptcy of Italian agricultural company Cirio, reports The Lawyer. Prosecutors in Rome have recommended that Bianchini Riccardi, who was a director, serve the sentence along with a number of other Cirio executives. The company went bankrupt in 2003.

British law firms rank poorly

The UK's top law firms have once again failed to make the grade in The Sunday Times' annual 100 Best Companies to work for rankings, reports Legal Week. Mills & Reeve was the sole representative from the UK's top 50 law firms by revenue, coming in at number 90 in rankings, compared with number 72 last year. The firm is one of only five law firms to feature in the top 100.

Partners promoted at Burges Salmon

UK firm Burges Salmon has promoted four new partners this year, its first internal promotions for two years, reports The Lawyer. It is also the largest set of promotions by the Bristol-based firm since 2008, when six new partners were added. In 2009, just one associate was promoted to the partnership. Once the promotions take effect, there will be 69 partners at the firm.

Kuoni buys rival for $720m

Baker & McKenzie and Kirkland & Ellis have taken lead roles on Swiss travel group Kuoni's $720 million purchase of British rival Gulliver's Travel Associates (GTA), reports Legal Week. Kuoni instructed Bakers on the deal, which is a part of the Swiss company's efforts to develop its online travel business. GTA, which belongs to private-equity owned Travelport, was advised by Kirkland.

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

A&O poaches Norton Rose team; Canadian moves for Clyde & Co; British firms rank poorly
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
Warning
Aug 23 2017
NT Law Society sounds alarm on mandatory sentencing
The Law Society Northern Territory has issued a warning over mandatory sentencing, saying it hasn’...
Unite
Aug 22 2017
Professionals unite in support of marriage equality
The presidents of representative bodies for solicitors, barristers and doctors in NSW have come toge...
Aug 21 2017
Is your firm on the right track for gig economy gains?
Promoted by Crowd & Co. The way we do business, where we work, how we engage with workers, ev...
APPOINTMENTS
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
opinion
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
Help
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...