Fides Weekly Update – 23rd August 2019


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

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This week:

 

1). Movers & Shakers

Panel Watch

Eleven Firms Win Spots On £64M Government Legal Panel

 

Appointments

Kennedys Appoints Woman As First Global Managing Partner

Former Skyscanner Legal Head Lands New Role

 

Moves

Clydes Loses Five-Strong Private Client Team to Edinburgh Firm

Led by partner Nikki Dundas, five members of Clyde & Co’s Edinburgh-based private client team are set to leave the firm for local outfit Gillespie Macandrew

Baker McKenzie Takes Skadden’s Corporate Leader in Silicon Valley

Leif King, who led Skadden’s corporate practice in Silicon Valley, has decamped the New York firm to join Baker McKenzie

Latham & Watkins London Finance Partner Quits for U.S. Rival

Latham & Watkins London-based finance partner Ayesha Waheed has left the firm to join U.S. rival Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

A&O Head of Fraud Defects to Milbank

A&O partner Mona Vaswani is leaving the firm to join U.S. rival Milbank in London

Goodwin Creates New Client Development Role, Hiring From Allen & Overy

Lee Garfinkle joins Goodwin in the newly created role of chief client development and relationship officer

 

Financials

Clydes Hands Out £5k Salary Boost to NQs

HSF Reduces Debt by More Than £80M in One Year

Weil Latest Firm to Bump London Trainee Pay

White & Case LLP Profits and Turnover Fall

 

Inclusion & Diversity

Dentons Appoints European ‘Mindfulness’ Chief and Mulls Global Rollout

SRA drops sexual harassment inquiry into former Reed Smith partner