Fieldfisher hires Orrick corporate partner

Dec 10, 2018 Fieldfisher has hired Matthew Williams, who joins the firm from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Upon joining Fieldfisher, Williams will work in the firm’s London and Birmingham offices as co-head of energy and natural resources. Williams served as co-head of Orrick’s energy practice in Europe, and specializes in corporate restructuring, M&A, project finance, M&A, and commodity trading matters. According to Fieldfisher co-head of energy and natural resources Dominic-Gurney Champion, the hire will help the firm to strengthen Fieldfisher’s capabilities in the UK. Comments and more »

A&O reveals Christmas bonus figures in New York

Dec 6, 2018 Allen & Overy (A&O) has announced this year’s figures for Christmas bonuses at the firm’s New York office. Lawyers who have worked at the firm since 2010 and before will receive $100,000, while first-year…

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McDermott and Quinn announce partner promotions

Dec 6, 2018 McDermott Will & Emery and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan are the latest firms to announce 2019 partner promotions. Quinn promoted two in London, including competition lawyer Nicola Chesaites and commercial…

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London firm HJA overhauls ownership model

Dec 5, 2018 Hodge Jones & Allen (HJA), a firm based in London, has announced that the firm will change its ownership model to be fully employee-owned. The move will make it the first firm with such a model. The overhaul was…

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Eversheds to merge with CEE firm DHP

Dec 5, 2018 Eversheds Sutherland is slated to merge with DHP Legal, a firm that operates in the Czech Republic as well as Slovakia. Following the merger, Eversheds will operate in a total of 34 countries with 68 offices. The new…

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Shearman promotes 8 new partners

Dec 4, 2018 Shearman & Sterling has made up eight new partners in its latest round of promotions. The round includes two new partners in London, including Ximena Herrera-Bernal, an international arbitration lawyer, and Anthony…

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