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EDF Energy begins review of 14-strong UK panel with tech and innovation under scrutiny

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:26:50 -0500

EDF launches review with Eversheds Sutherland and HSF among firms under the spotlight

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Ashurst sees third London partner quit in three weeks

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:56:56 -0500

Ashurst disputes partner Ben Giaretta to join Mishcon de Reya

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BLP sees double London partner exit amid Bryan Cave merger talks

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:27:12 -0500

The partner exits will be the first since BLP confirmed that it was in merger talks with US firm Bryan Cave last month

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Keystone Law set to become third UK firm to float

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:11:19 -0500

Firm hopes to raise £15m through London listing as it follows lead of Gateley and Gordon Dadds

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Dentons launches in-house consulting venture with more than 50 former GCs

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:58:48 -0500

50 former senior in-house legal counsel sign up including ex GCs of General Mills and Royal Bank of Canada

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KPMG hires senior partner duo from Eversheds and Shoosmiths in UK corporate push

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:12:29 -0500

Accounting firm makes double hire to lead London corporate team and launch Reading legal services hub

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Weightmans posts record half-year results following structure and strategy overhaul

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:30:42 -0500

H1 revenues rise 7% after firm splits business into two-strand operating structure

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Gibson Dunn makes up female London duo in 16-strong partner promotions round

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 06:56:21 -0500

City finance and antitrust lawyers make the grade in US firm's partnership round

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Freshfields partners vote in extended single lockstep ladder to boost pay for star performers

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:47:26 -0500

Freshfields partners vote overwhelmingly in favour of new single lockstep ladder peaking at around £3m for top earners

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Magic circle and US firms leading on Unilever’s £6.5bn auction of its spreads business

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:15:15 -0500

Unilever is reportedly taking bids from four private equity houses for its spreads division

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Top UK firms consider setting ethnic diversity targets for the first time

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 07:44:32 -0500

Eversheds Sutherland, BLP, Clydes and Ashurst among those considering implementing targets to boost BAME representation

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Ashurst City corporate partner to depart for White & Case

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 07:35:06 -0500

The hire comes weeks after the exit of a London corporate partner to Sidley Austin

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Fifteen teams set to battle it out in first Dragons' Den-style LegalTalent competition

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 05:04:04 -0500

Teams from Simmons, CC, Osborne Clarke and Howard Kennedy among those set to pitch ideas to panel of senior GCs

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Clifford Chance New York white collar partner exits for US Department of Justice

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:16:46 -0500

CC white collar partner who worked on 'London Whale' and FIFA cases joins the DOJ’s National Security Division

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SDT judgment in landmark Locke Lord case reveals details of partner's 'dubious' £21m investment scheme and airport arrest

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:52:42 -0500

SDT judgment reveals ex-Locke Lord partner was arrested at Birmingham Airport in 2015 after questions over two-and-a-half-year investment scheme

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Fieldfisher posts 20% half-year revenue rise as it hires Osborne Clarke tech partner

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:23:48 -0500

Firm announces double-digit hike in revenue as it adds a new partner to its London technology practice

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CMS seals Nabarro office sublet to Lloyds as efforts to offload Olswang HQ rumble on

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 06:00:38 -0500

Lloyds Banking Group moves into Nabarro's former City base as 30,000 sq ft of Olswang's old premises remain untaken

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Metro Bank launches review of 14-firm lending and securities panel

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 05:16:54 -0500

Firms such as Eversheds Sutherland, Blake Morgan and Hill Dickinson are put on alert as review starts

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New rivalries emerge as law firms race to innovate ahead of GDPR deadline

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 14:30:02 -0500

Traditional law firms are facing a new challenge from alternative legal services providers in responding to the General Data Protection Regulation

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Herbert Smith Freehills and Hogan Lovells miss gender targets as firms grapple with diversity conundrum

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 08:08:23 -0500

Which UK top 20 firms have targets to improve the proportion of women in their senior ranks? And which are struggling to meet them?

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Allen & Overy Tokyo chief and former global managing partner contender exits firm

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 07:34:50 -0500

Simon Black has left to join a UK battery storage startup after 25 years at the firm

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Freshfields sets up new group to tackle deal roadblocks as protectionism rises

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 05:34:06 -0500

Magic circle firm appoints competition partners to lead 40-strong group of lawyers around the world

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New York Times fires Boies Schiller over Weinstein role: ‘We should have been treated better’

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 17:57:00 -0500

The New York Times has ended its relationship with David Boies as firm faces questions over role for Weinstein

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Vodafone calls up key advisers for first panel review since 2014

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 05:31:51 -0500

Linklaters, Slaughters and Hogan Lovells among seven-firm line-up set to be reviewed

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US firms line up as Broadcom makes $130bn offer for Qualcomm

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 04:49:07 -0500

Latham, Paul Weiss and Wachtell win roles as US microchip company makes unsolicited offer for its rival

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'Doing nothing isn’t the right answer' - new research highlights scale of risks of AI and Brexit

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 04:12:16 -0500

As Law Society predicts 5,000 legal jobs could go by 2018, new research emphasises technology and Brexit challenges

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Former KWM partners forced to reapply for practising certificates

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 11:22:44 -0500

Ex-partners of firm's collapsed European arm face 'irritating' practising certificate renewal

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White & Case, Freshfields and Latham lead on landmark €10bn cross-border high-yield bond deal

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 08:17:13 -0500

Ex-A&O partner Kensell leads for Latham on Wind Tre refinancing following 2016 move to US firm

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PEP growth at US top 10 outpaces UK rivals by 50% over five years as earnings gap widens

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 05:25:18 -0500

The US top 10 have increased PEP by an average of 24.7% over the last five years, compared with just 15.7% at their UK counterparts

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Fieldfisher makes move into Belfast as firm also mulls Brexit-related Dublin launch

Fri, 3 Nov 2017 10:54:07 -0400

Firm enters Northern Ireland via tie-up with local legal consultancy as Dublin launch moves up the agenda

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Gibson Dunn takes two Mayer Brown practice leaders in London

Fri, 3 Nov 2017 10:07:52 -0400

Mayer Brown global co-head of corporate and securities Jeremy Kenley joins Gibson Dunn alongside London tax head Sandy Bhogal

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Holman Fenwick Willan expands Asia Pacific presence with Indonesia association

Fri, 3 Nov 2017 08:19:10 -0400

HFW ties up with Jakarta's Rahayu & Partners as Indonesian firm's founder joins as partner

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