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General Motors' legal team under investigation over concealed evidence

22-Aug-2014 4:21 pm | By Natasha Bernal

A decade-long lawsuit against General Motors, involving faulty components, whistleblowers and an investigation by US prosecutors, has reignited with an investigation into the company’s in-house legal team.

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Skadden brokers historic $16.5bn Bank of America deal with US DoJ

22-Aug-2014 5:53 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has brokered a record-breaking $16.6bn (£10bn) settlement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) for client Bank of America to resolve allegations of fraudulent mortgage handling.

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Baker & McKenzie, Mayer Brown, Olswang and Slaughters win Unilever panel places

22-Aug-2014 0:03 am | By Kate Beioley

Baker & McKenzie, Mayer Brown, Olswang and Slaughter and May have all won spots on Unilever’s inaugural panel.

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Quindell reports H1 turnover of £180m from legal portfolio

22-Aug-2014 2:45 pm | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Listed alternative business structure (ABS) Quindell has generated £180m of revenue from legal services at the half-year according to its interim statement to the London Stock Exchange.

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DWF drops ULaw as LPC provider in favour of BPP

22-Aug-2014 11:02 am | By Richard Simmons

DWF has appointed BPP as its new LPC training provider after three years with the University of Law (ULaw).

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Mills & Reeve’s Guy Hinchley: We’re on the hunt in Leeds

22-Aug-2014 0:03 am | By Richard Simmons

“It’s been a good year at the office,” says Mills & Reeve managing partner Guy Hinchley.

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BLM sets sights on £100m turnover for current financial year

22-Aug-2014 0:02 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

BLM will be nudging the £100m turnover mark at the financial year-end, according to a “conservative” estimate by managing partner Mike Brown.

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Slaughters and Wragges lead host of firms on Legal & General property sell-off

22-Aug-2014 0:01 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Slaughter and May and Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co have taken key roles among a large group of UK and Irish firms advising on Legal & General’s (L&G) sale of eight properties from its Hyperion portfolio to separate purchasers.

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Bates Wells Braithwaite mourns former senior partner Stephen Lloyd

21-Aug-2014 6:33 pm | By Joanne Harris

Bates Wells Braithwaite has announced the “untimely” death of former senior partner Stephen Lloyd, who was killed on Wednesday (20 August) in a boating accident while on holiday in Wales.

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Third Citigroup in-house lawyer exits bank in US

21-Aug-2014 1:50 pm | By Kate Beioley

Citigroup has lost its New-York based global consumer business general counsel following the exit of two other in-house lawyers earlier in the year. 

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Clifford Chance builds up private equity team as associates leave

21-Aug-2014 0:04 am | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance is understood to be losing four private equity associates to join partners at firms including Latham & Watkins and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, underlining the vulnerability of magic circle firms to headhunters acting for US firms in London.

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Mills & Reeve’s Guy Hinchley: We’re on the hunt in Leeds

22-Aug-2014 | By Richard Simmons

“It’s been a good year at the office,” says Mills & Reeve managing partner Guy Hinchley.

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Weil high yield star Strauss returns to Simpson Thacher as equity partner

21-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Four years ago, in July 2010, Simpson Thacher lost an up-and-coming high yield counsel to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, having passed him by for partnership.

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Clifford Chance builds up private equity team as associates leave

21-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance is understood to be losing four private equity associates to join partners at firms including Latham & Watkins and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, underlining the vulnerability of magic circle firms to headhunters acting for US firms in London.

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Nicky Richmond is taken back to her childhood at Fischer’s in Marylebone.

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The bar 2020: Divide and rule

4-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Jackson, legal aid cuts and pressure on fees have put the bar on course for a fractured future where commercial stars race ahead and others hit a dead end

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Special report: Canada – The long trail

4-Aug-2014 | By Lucy Burton

A&O is the first magic circle firm to tiptoe into Canada but despite the strong economy, there is good reason why local players are not expecting a stampede 

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Quindell reports H1 turnover of £180m from legal portfolio

22-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Listed alternative business structure (ABS) Quindell has generated £180m of revenue from legal services at the half-year according to its interim statement to the London Stock Exchange.

Lloyd's of London

BLM sets sights on £100m turnover for current financial year

22-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

BLM will be nudging the £100m turnover mark at the financial year-end, according to a “conservative” estimate by managing partner Mike Brown.

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In-house interview: CPA Global GC Ruth Daniels

4-Aug-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

As you might expect from a legal outsourcer, value and efficiency are compulsory for CPA Global’s GC Ruth Daniels 

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In-house interview: Karen Kerrigan, Seedrs

28-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

When she found herself off work with back problems Simmons & Simmons associate Karen Kerrigan hatched a plan: she would leave the law and set up a community forum for people experiencing the same kind of pain as her.

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In-house interview: Steven Webb, head of legal, Premier Farnell

21-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Service is the name of the game for Steven Webb, GC at IT distributor Premier Farnell

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Skadden brokers historic $16.5bn Bank of America deal with US DoJ

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has brokered a record-breaking $16.6bn (£10bn) settlement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) for client Bank of America to resolve allegations of fraudulent mortgage handling.

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General Motors' legal team under investigation over concealed evidence

A decade-long lawsuit against General Motors, involving faulty components, whistleblowers and an investigation by US prosecutors, has reignited with an investigation into the company’s in-house legal team.

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Special report: Germany – Crossing borders

As international work grows the DAX30 are expanding in-house legal teams, but Germany’s biggest companies remain critical to the country’s law firms 

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