Garrigues names 7 new partners amid stagnant revenue growth

Oct 30, 2014 Iberian firm Garrigues, Europe's largest firm, announced seven new partner promotions at its October partner meeting. The total number of partners is now 292. At the same time, Garrigues reported only a .2% growth in year-over-year revenue. While Fernando Vives, executive chairman and managing partner, acknowledged a poor four months to begin the financial year, he pointed to the 4% revenue growth between January and August as a positive sign. Garrigues will shift its financial year to the calendar year beginning 1 January 2015. The newly promoted partners are: Francisco Lavandera, tax (Barcelona) Oscar Arrús, corporate/commercial (Lima) Gregorio Nevado, employment (Madrid) Mario Ortega, transfer pricing (Madrid) José Manuel Hernando, corporate/commercial (Murcia) Javier Romero–Girón, corporate/commercial (San Sebastián) Javier Calatayud, tax (Valencia) Comments and more »

Taylor Wessing CIO hired by Olswang

Oct 28, 2014 Taylor Wessing CIO Stuart Walters has left Taylor Wessing to become global IT director at Olswang. Walters joinged Taylor Wessing in September 2011 and created an IT consultancy service to advise clients on document…

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Hogan Lovells hires partner in Hong Kong

Oct 28, 2014 Hogan Lovells has hired a new partner into its finance practice and international debt capital markets team in Hong Kong. Bronwen May joins Hogan from O'Melveny & Myers' Hong Kong office, where she was Asia head of…

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Skadden to relocate New York headquarters in 2020

Oct 28, 2014 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom have signed a letter of intent on a 20 year lease at a yet undeveloped 67 story tower with over 2 million square feet located at Ninth Avenue and West 33rd Street. The tower, which…

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Slaughter and May elects new practice partner

Oct 27, 2014 Slaughter and May will see longtime partner Paul Olney retiring after 30 years. David Wittmann has been elected to replace Olney as practice partner. Olney served 6 years in the role and his current term was scheduled to…

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Clifford's Sweeting uncontested in re-election

Oct 27, 2014 Malcolm Sweeting, senior partner of Clifford Chance has stood uncontested in a re-election bid for senior partner at Clifford. His second four-year term will begin on 1 January. He will continue to chair the seven-member…

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Simmons & Simmons appoints whistleblower to board

Oct 23, 2014 Simmons & Simmons has appointed Michael Woodford, former president and CEO of Olympus Corporation, as a non-executive member of its board. Woodford was named CEO of Olympus in October 2011. Only two weeks later, he was…

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