Fides Weekly Update – 19th April 2019

Hello and welcome to the Fides Weekly Update. Take a look at this week’s key trends, moves and developments in legal and compliance.

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This week:

 

Movers & Shakers

Panel Watch

John Lewis to Prioritise Innovation and Diversity in Upcoming Panel Review

 

Appointments

Goodwin names long-time managing partner as new chairman

Dentons Appoints First Female US Managing Partner

A&L Goodbody appoints second female chair

Former Addleshaws partner takes top legal job at Royal Mail

Deliveroo names new GC following exits

 

Moves

O’Melveny Loses Another London Partner as A&O Merger Looms

O’Melveny & Myers London funds partner Eve Ellis is leaving to join Ropes & Gray in the office’s third partner departure in the space of a month.

WFW hires director of Clifford Chance’s Africa Group

Titus Edjua joins the energy and infrastructure practice of Watson Farley & Williams following 13 years at the Magic Circle firm

Brown Rudnick loses real estate partner in London

Omega Poole, formerly a legal director at CBRE, joins Mishcon de Reya as a partner in the City

Hogan Lovells hires managing director from UBS

UBS managing director and global head of group investigations governance, reporting and whistleblowing management Arwen Handley to join the financial services litigation practice of Hogan Lovells

DLA Piper makes seventh lateral hire in Dublin

Litigation & Regulatory partner Caoimhe Clarkin joins from local firm A&L Goodbody

Eversheds Adds Hong Kong Technology Practice Leader From Big Four’s PwC

Rhys McWhirter leaves PwC’s Hong Kong affiliate law firm Tiang & Partners to join Eversheds as a consultant and a leader of the firm’s technology, media and telecommunications practice

 

Mergers & Alliances

DAC Beachcroft Launches in Northern Ireland with Alliance Firm Takeover

 

Office Openings & Closings

Clifford Chance Paris Trio Form New Firm

 

Partner Promotions

Diversity Plummets in Bumper Clyde & Co Partner Promotions Round

HSF Misses Female Partnership Target in Latest Promotions

Clydes laments poor gender record in latest promotions

 

Other

Baker McKenzie Global Chair Dies