No wages for 100 at KWM Europe
As it prepares to enter administration later this month, King & Wood Mallesons in Europe has reportedly cancelled the salaries of 100 staff.
Those affected are mainly support staff but a few lawyers are also missing out on their wages, The Lawyer reports. The firm had previously said that all wages would be paid despite the pending administration.
It’s reported that staff were informed of the decision as they returned to work after the holidays.
Former Supreme Court commissioner joins Dentons Rodyk
Edmund Leow has joined Dentons Rodyk in Singapore as a senior partner to head up its tax practice.
Leow is the former judicial commissioner of the city-state’s Supreme Court. Prior to that appointment he was with Baker & McKenzie in Singapore, Hong Kong and London over a quarter of a century and was key to building the tax practice of Baker & McKenzie Leow & Wong.
Hogan Lovells announces 29 new partners
Global firm Hogan Lovells has added 29 new partners across its offices along with 37 appointed to the role of counsel.
Most of the partner promotions are in the US and Latin America with nine in Europe and one in Shanghai, tax specialist Roberta Chang. The new counsel include Louise Leung (Banking) in Hong Kong.
Law Society of England CEO quits over slow reform
The chief executive of the Law Society in England & Wales has resigned citing the body’s slow progress on internal governance reform.
Catherine Dixon joined the society in 2015 and was keen to see a more agile approach to its governance but a process of reform which began at the start of 2016 has made little progress.
Law Society president Robert Bourns said that he was grateful to Dixon for her “tireless and effective work” for the society and vowed to use the remainder of his presidency to continue with reform in order to “take the organisation and the profession forward.”