SJ Berwin to revamp management setup in wake of communication criticism
SJ Berwin is set to overhaul its governance structure to bring it in line with the firm's size and geographic spread. Managing partner Rob Day kicked off a consultation with partners last week - as the firm's protracted merger talks with US firm Proskauer Rose came to an end after months of unsettling discussions. Day said the overhaul, which formed part of his election campaign for the managing partner post, was necessary because the management structure had not evolved in line with the growth of the firm. It comes after partners criticised communication between management and the partnership throughout the long-running merger talks with Proskauer and the previous year when the firm withheld a number of profit distributions from partners.
SJ Berwin is set to overhaul its governance structure to bring it in line with the firm’s size and geographic spread.
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