400 Hogan Lovells support staff offered voluntary retirement in US

Sep 21, 2017 Following an announcement that Hogan Lovells will cut 90 business support roles in London, the firm announced further staff reduction plans in the US. Hogan Lovells has offered approximately 400 US-based business support staff members an option for early retirement. The firm’s headcount reductions come as part of an ongoing consultation process for its business services division. According to a statement from the firm, the move aims to offer an option to employees who have asked for early retirement, in addition to helping the firm meet its strategic goals for the business services division. Comments and more »

Morgan Lewis hires Louise Skinner from A&O

Sep 18, 2017 Allen & Overy counsel Louise Skinner has been hired by US firm Morgan Lewis in the firm’s London office. She joins Morgan Lewis as a partner in the firm’s labour and employment team. According to practice head…

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Covington to launch Ireland life sciences hub

Sep 18, 2017 Covington & Burling has announced its decision to launch a local hub in Ireland, following a similar move by Pinsent Masons, which announced plans to open in Dublin earlier in 2017. A number of firms have considered…

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HSF Thailand dispute resolution head joins BLP

Sep 15, 2017 Gavin Margetson has left his position as Thailand head of dispute resolution at Herbert Smith Freehills’s Bangkok office to join Berwin Leighton Paisner. Margetson joins BLP as the firm’s regional international…

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White & Case hires two partners in Stockholm

Sep 15, 2017 US firm White & Case has brought on two new hires in Sweden as the firm continues to expand internationally. Jan Jensen has been hired to lead the firm’s regional private equity practice. He joins the firm from…

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