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Kirkland overtakes Latham as world’s biggest firm by revenue

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:07:07 -0400

Fast-growing US firm becomes second to pass $3bn mark as PEP rises 15% to $4.7m

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High Court judge criticises 'extremely high' Weil Gotshal fees for work on BlackRock dispute

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:07:00 -0400

Lord Justice Leggatt questions hourly rates of as much as £946 charged by US firm's lawyers

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CMS dismisses Singapore managing partner and reports matter to SRA

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:18:44 -0400

Firm cites 'serious sensitivities' and picks corporate partner to take over as Singapore head

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The Transfer Window: hires for Kirkland & Ellis, Allen & Overy and Sidley Austin

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:25:28 -0400

Other firms strengthening their ranks include Dentons, Simmons & Simmons and Addleshaw Goddard

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Latham chief’s exit linked to Christian group helping men deal with temptation

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 06:45:27 -0400

Bill Voge's links to men's Christian group the New Canaan Society under scrutiny following resignation after "lapses in personal judgement"

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Weinstein Company bankruptcy filing reveals nearly $20m in unpaid bills to big law firms

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:25:44 -0400

Debevoise and O'Melveny among line-up of law firms owed money by Harvey Weinstein's film studio

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Fieldfisher scales up for Brexit and GDPR-style projects with new outsourcing partnership

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:12:51 -0400

Deal with legal process outsourcer Integreon hands firm new scope to tackle large-scale routine work for clients

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Addleshaw Goddard and Slaughters lead as Chambers gets new private equity owners

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 07:49:18 -0400

Addleshaws and Slaughters at the helm as Michael Chambers sells ranking business to Inflexion

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Reed Smith goes beyond pay gap reporting requirements with details of partner earnings

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 06:53:21 -0400

US firm reveals female equity partners are paid more than their male counterparts, although bonuses for women still fall short

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Pinsent Masons makes up 23 in largest promotions round in three years

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 05:25:10 -0400

Six women make the grade as firm continues efforts to reach 30% female partnership by 2020

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Latham magic circle recruitment continues with hire of Freshfields Germany M&A partner

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:05:56 -0400

Energy-focused Freshfields partner Tobias Larisch becomes latest to join Latham as US firm continues M&A push

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A&O takes Paul Hastings payments specialist as firm sets sights on fast-growing sector

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:58:17 -0400

Former Hogan Lovells payments innovation co-head joins A&O after almost four years at Paul Hastings

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Pinsent Masons sells compliance business to Dow Jones

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 05:57:31 -0400

UK firm sells Cerico compliance business it co-founded in 2013

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Female partners on the mentors who helped them make their career breakthrough

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:28:37 -0400

Junior partners from firms including Slaughters, Linklaters and HSF on how mentors have contributed to their career success

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'An event no firm wants to go through' - new Locke Lord London head turns page on record SDT fine

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 07:45:53 -0400

Locke Lord's new London managing partner James Channo looks to the future after last year's SDT scrutiny

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Ashurst shakes up bonus criteria with shift towards focus on performance

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 07:44:59 -0400

Firm set to move away from focus on chargeable hours with bonuses now available to all staff

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Herbert Smith Freehills to fire Australian partner after investigation into sexual harassment claims

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 05:01:16 -0400

Australian media identifies partner in question as firm's Asia-Pacific projects head

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India rules against foreign firm bases and sets 'casual' criteria for fly-in, fly-out advice

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:48 -0400

India's Supreme Court says fly-in, fly-out work by international firms must be "casual" and not amount to "practice"

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Former Cobbetts leadership fined by SDT after admitting failings over firm's 2013 collapse

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:30:50 -0400

Six former board members at collapsed Manchester firm - four of who are now at DWF - fined after admitting to allegations

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Burford posts booming financials as income from investments in litigation shoots up 127%

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:50:15 -0400

Litigation funding leader announces it has tripled its investment commitments on new cases

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Norton Rose Fulbright and Chadbourne settle sex bias case with $1m payout to ex-partner

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:01:55 -0400

Deal resolves discrimination claims brought by three female lawyers against Chadbourne and merger partner Norton Rose Fulbright

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Credit Suisse finalises new global legal panel with four firms winning spots

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:46:37 -0400

Magic circle and US firms among those to have won spots on bank's roster

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Dentons announces seven more tie-ups as global expansion continues apace

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 08:58:35 -0400

Expansion continues via deals with law firms in Africa, the Caribbean and Southeast Asia

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Slaughters gender pay gap report reveals female associates are paid more than men

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 06:21:03 -0400

Slaughters becomes third magic circle firm to publish gender pay gap report after A&O and Linklaters

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The death of the law firm partnership vote - will more firms eschew tradition for a more corporate approach?

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:28:32 -0400

With an eye on efficiency, firms are ditching consensus-based methods in favour of more centralised management

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Pinsents restructuring report sheds light on £1m cost savings from support staff shake-up

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:07:17 -0400

New report details thinking behind restructuring which resulted in 78 voluntary redundancies

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Five more top UK law firms report gender pay gap details as reporting deadline approaches

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:05:25 -0400

Travers, Mishcons and Addleshaws among latest firms to publish gender pay and bonus details

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Addleshaws selects six more fintech startups to receive free legal advice

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 05:03:55 -0400

Blockchain and mobile payments startups among successful applicants for next round of AG Elevate scheme

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Four-partner Baker McKenzie team follows former Johannesburg co-head to A&O

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 05:02:59 -0400

Hires follow that of former Bakers Johannesburg co-head Gerhard Rudolph last year

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Magic circle duo take lead roles as E.ON and RWE agree €43bn asset swap deal

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 11:20:58 -0400

Germany's Hengeler also advising as E.ON takes controlling stake in Innogy

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Carillion disclosures reveal £2m paid to law firms days before company's collapse

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 08:55:36 -0400

Slaughters, Freshfields and and Clifford Chance among law firms paid days before liquidation

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Allen & Overy gender pay gap report: 71% of firm's lowest earners are women

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 06:28:53 -0400

Second magic circle firm reveals gender pay gap as Irwin Mitchell goes beyond requirements with equity partner disclosures

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Jones Day London exits mount as private equity partner joins White & Case

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 06:24:06 -0400

Mike Weir is the fourth partner to quit Jones Day's London office this year

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SRA warns firms not to use NDAs to cover up sexual harassment reporting

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 06:11:20 -0400

Law firm regulator warns firms should not use NDAs to prevent reporting of allegations of serious misconduct such as sexual harassment

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Macfarlanes and Slaughters advise alongside US M&A heavyweights as GKN seals $6.1bn Dana deal

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 08:22:28 -0500

The offer follows Melrose's rejected bid for GKN's automotive business earlier this year

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Hill Dickinson centre stage as Institute of Directors suspends chair Lady Barbara Judge

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 07:32:20 -0500

Firm files full report following investigation into allegations about Lady Judge's conduct

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Female associates on frank feedback and the mentors spurring their careers forward

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 06:19:36 -0500

Up-and-coming female lawyers at firms including Freshfields, Linklaters and CC on the partners pushing them on to success, and what law firms could be doing better on diversity

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Macfarlanes launches white collar practice with hire of Eversheds corporate crime head

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 05:11:40 -0500

Eversheds corporate crime and investigations head joins elite City firm to launch new practice

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Blake Morgan and Deutsche turn to ADR to resolve bank's £8.4m negligence claim against firm

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 04:10:19 -0500

Professional negligence dispute moves to mediation after bank claims firm did not exercise "care, skill and diligence"

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