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BLM London head quits for Clydes as HSBC takes debenture over firm's assets

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:52:51 -0500

BLM team quits for Clydes as HSBC takes charge over insurance firm's assets

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Freshfields and Dentons up front on takeover bid for Newcastle United FC

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:21:02 -0500

Ex-Newcastle chairman Chris Mort among Freshfields team advising PCP Capital Partners on bid for Premier League club

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The economic, technological and business factors impacting the legal profession: LegalWeek CONNECT

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:39:21 -0500

ALM CEO Bill Carter discusses the thinking behind next week's LegalWeek CONNECT conference

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Mayer Brown promotes four in the City in 31-strong round

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:41:24 -0500

News of US firm's promotions follow a number of exits in London

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Weil corporate heavyweight Peter King set to depart for senior Treasury role

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:33:57 -0500

Ex-Linklaters and Shearman partner King to leave Weil after almost 10 years at US firm

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Locke Lord brings in new London management after 'law firm's nightmare' of record SDT fine

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:57:56 -0500

Former partners at US firm recount 'shambolic' London experiences, suggesting former office leaders were 'out of their depth'

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Addleshaws advises on £1bn damages claim against truck cartel

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:15:31 -0500

Firm is representing the Road Haulage Association on a group action against European truck companies including Volvo and Scania

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Ropes names first-ever female chair as London partner takes new role as global finance co-head

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:46:57 -0500

Firm appoints corporate partner as next firmwide leader following string of recent exits

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Osborne Clarke mourns retired partner Simon Speirs following sailing tragedy

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:06:19 -0500

Former Osborne Clarke partner Simon Speirs died this weekend while taking part in a round the world sailing race

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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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Freshfields’ lockstep gambit: has the firm gone far enough to keep hold of its rising stars?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:39:17 -0500

Does Freshfields’ long-term reward approach to its new lockstep leave the firm vulnerable to star partner exits lower down the ranks?

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What in-house lawyers want - should GCs have the power of veto over client partners?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:11:05 -0500

Royal Mail director of legal operations Sarah Barrett-Vane on how the law firm-client relationship is changing

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Rise of the underdog: why sports partners are leaving bigger firms to launch their own boutiques

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:20:47 -0500

The departure of four Charles Russell Speechlys partners to launch a new boutique is the latest example of a trend for sports lawyers to strike out on their own

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Top 20 Legal IT Innovations 2017: 'Go faster, do more' - Axiom's appetite for disruption

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:16:15 -0500

New Axiom CEO Elena Donio on ambitious growth plans and transforming the traditional legal services model

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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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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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Are US firms winning in London? Separating fact from fiction

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:10:54 -0500

There is some truth to the narrative that US firms are succeeding in London, but an analysis of the data suggests only a few are doing well

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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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'We shouldn't be frightened of targets and quotas' - black partners on the career barriers facing BAME lawyers

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 06:20:16 -0500

Black lawyers at firms including DLA, Linklaters and Ashurst on why ethnic minorities are so underrepresented at the top end of the UK legal profession

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What are the biggest risks facing general counsel doing business in central and eastern Europe?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:14:52 -0500

Senior in-house lawyers discuss key CEE business risks and the most problematic countries in the region

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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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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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Dealmaker: CC's Chris Yates on football disputes, annoying emails and a QC's phone going off in court

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 07:55:18 -0500

Clifford Chance litigation partner Chris Yates on career highlights including this week's court victory in a dispute over Blackpool FC

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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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Top 20 Legal IT Innovations 2017: the artificial intelligence platform shaking up the way law firms work

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 07:28:20 -0500

Luminance CEO Emily Foges on why AI is about making human lawyers more effective - rather than replacing them

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Who leads DLA? Picon exit raises management questions as firm looks to rebuild top team

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 10:05:03 -0500

Senior partner’s shock departure prompts debate over firm’s European priorities

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