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Lloyd's of London GC heads to XL Group

May 19, 2016 Specialist insurance office Lloyd's of London has lost its general counsel to XL Group. Sean McGovern has worked with Lloyd's since 1996. Head of legal and compliance Peter Spires will take on McGovern's role at…

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DS Smith loses GC to Merlin Entertainments

Apr 25, 2016 Shipping company DS Smith's general counsel, Matt Jowett, is stepping into the role of legal chief at British attraction and theme park company Merlin Entertainments. Jowett will replace Colin Armstrong, an

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DWF hires EnergySolutions GC

Jun 23, 2015 DWF has brought on the general counsel of EnergySolutions, a global nuclear waste disposal business, as a partner in Bristol. Simon Stuttaford joins DWF’s national nuclear energy team…

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General Counsel at Accenture made Chief Executive

May 6, 2015 Global consulting firm Accenture promoted its general counsel Julia Spellman Sweet to be its chief executive in North America. Sweet joined Accenture in 2010 after the consultancy saw its in-house legal functions…

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Are mega-mergers offering value to clients?

Nov 18, 2013 The increasing number of ‘mega-mergers’ between law firms that are already very large, is being treated with a measure of skepticism by GCs from the Fortune 100, according to a recent Wall Street Journal…

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