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Former Skadden associate charged with lying to FBI in Mueller probe

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:04:47 -0500

Alex van der Zwaan, the son-in-law of a Russian oligarch, is accused of lying to investigators


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HSBC profits boosted by $362m release in legal provisions, annual report reveals

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:11:49 -0500

Bank's profits benefit from net release of $362m in "settlements and provisions in connection with legal matters"


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Reed Smith tax team quits for DLA Piper a year after joining from KWM

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:05:23 -0500

Sylvie Vansteenkiste, Fanny Combourieu and Raphael Bera quit for DLA Piper just a year after joining


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Ashurst takes Clyde & Co UK intellectual property head in boost for City practice

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:10:10 -0500

Former Stevens & Bolton and Bristows partner joins Ashurst after almost three years at Clydes


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Pinsents leads on Manchester City investigation into links to child sex offender Barry Bennell

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:06:32 -0500

Investigation has reportedly already taken more than 4,000 hours and cost more than £1m


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London partner promotions at US leaders rise almost 30% as firms shrug off Brexit jitters

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:18:38 -0500

Female promotions also on the up as America's elite reinforce City presence


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Quinn chief hits out at departing partner over 'stealthy' exit and 'saccharine' farewell email

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:52:27 -0500

Managing partner cites deception and ingratitude in reply-all email to star litigator he says was paid "well over $100m"


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Paul Weiss and Milbank post rising revenue and PEP as US results continue to roll in

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:34:39 -0500

Milbank posts fifth straight year of financial growth as Paul Weiss lawyer headcount hits 1,000


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Jones Day antitrust chief set for Skadden move as partner exits continue

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:09:59 -0500

Departure of Washington DC-based competition chief marks latest partner loss for US firm


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Clyde & Co launches base in Oman through associated office tie-up

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 06:17:33 -0500

Clydes gains fifth Middle East outpost via an association in Oman


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The Transfer Window: hires for Linklaters, Dentons and Norton Rose Fulbright

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 04:23:32 -0500

Other firms making new appointments include Simmons & Simmons, Travers Smith and Baker McKenzie


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Slaughter and May's Carillion advice and fees under scrutiny in government inquiry into collapse

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:33:44 -0500

Firm asked to provide details of fees and whether fees were "contingent on certain outcomes"


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BLP corporate crime and investigations head leaves as firm nears decision on US merger

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 06:28:20 -0500

King & Spalding makes white-collar hire for City base in latest partner exit for BLP


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John Lewis recruits Smiths Group GC as new head of legal

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:56:37 -0500

Retail giant creates new partnership secretary role to supersede general counsel post


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Clifford Chance buys Carillion's Newcastle-based legal services arm

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:08:02 -0500

Magic circle firm buys 60 paralegal business from Carillion to launch low cost UK legal centre


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Women make up a third of all partners as SRA stats show more than half went to state school

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:40:13 -0500

SRA survey shows rise in partners from state school backgrounds and slight increase in female representation at larger firms


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DLA Piper scores role on £4.4bn Premier League TV rights deal

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:27:27 -0500

DLA is advising on the sale of rights to BT and Sky which has raised £4.4bn


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Ince to seek legal advice over four-partner Hamburg defection to Clydes

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 06:22:45 -0500

Ince & Co seeking advice after four partners quit to launch Clydes Hamburg office


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Morrison & Foerster boosts London with ex-Clifford Chance finance hire

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:55:15 -0500

Caroline Jury's hire comes after the firm added Jones Day partner Dan Coppel in London earlier this month


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Goodwin Procter revenue reaches record high to clear $1bn

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:00:30 -0500

Am Law 100 firm sees PEP hit $2.15m as global revenue hits $1.032bn; London office brings in $36m


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Quinn Emanuel grows Perth with ex-KWM office head Lundberg

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 06:01:08 -0500

Michael Lundberg joins former KWM colleague Beau Deleuil at Quinn


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Cleary Gottlieb hires former Deutsche Bank global co-GC in Frankfurt

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 05:50:32 -0500

After leaving Deutsche Bank at the end of the year, von Dryander re-joins Cleary's Frankfurt office as senior counsel


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Keoghs completes deal to take on 17 insurance partners and hundreds of staff from Hill Dickinson

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 05:40:25 -0500

328 partners and staff join Keoghs as Hill Dickinsons £23m insurance business transfers over


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Latham hires Kirkland & Ellis securities partner in Hong Kong

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 05:27:35 -0500

Kirkland partner returns to former firm six years after joining as part of an eight-partner team hire


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Shoosmiths lawyer killed in Grand Canyon helicopter crash

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:23:03 -0500

Shoosmiths senior associate Jason Hill named among tourists killed in Grand Canyon helicopter crash


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McDermott sets out defence against allegations from former investment management client

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 07:41:25 -0500

Firm responds to allegations of fraudulent misrepresentation and breach of fiduciary duty


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Addleshaw Goddard pulls in eight-strong construction team from DWF

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 07:32:42 -0500

DWF's construction head Paul O’Kane and Manchester construction head Paul Barge to join Addleshaws with six associates


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Clydes to launch in Hamburg with four-partner team from Ince

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 06:15:44 -0500

Firm to open second German base as Ince responds to departures with three partner promotions


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Survival of the fittest: Darwin wins race to replace Picon as DLA Piper International senior partner

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 02:49:53 -0500

Former UK managing partner Andrew Darwin sees off competition from fellow London partners Bob Bishop and Jon Hayes to take leadership role


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Norton Rose Fulbright elects first female EMEA chair

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 07:04:58 -0500

Islamic finance head Farmida Bi will replace current chair Stephen Parish on 1 May


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Norton Rose Fulbright and Ashurst lead as Trinity Mirror seals £127m deal for Daily Express owner

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 06:49:39 -0500

Firms win roles alongside City firm Rosenblatt on the sale of the Express and Star tabloid newspaper business


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Linklaters to open fifth German office with Hamburg launch

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 05:58:07 -0500

Magic circle firm bucks the trend for German retrenchment with office opening


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Dentons ousts partner after investigation into claims of inappropriate behaviour

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 04:51:27 -0500

Former Maclays partner to leave after firm finds "behaviour fell well below expectations"


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