Linklaters

"He kept profits up, but at the expense of collegiality": Davies quits, Linklaters sources react

3-Jul-2015 0:03 am | By Tabby Kinder

Sources close to Linklaters have been quick to comment on the “surprising” departure of managing partner Simon Davies, who revealed he will step down a year early to join Lloyds Bank on Wednesday (1 July).

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KWM exits mount as regulatory partner Beechey exits for Fried Frank

3-Jul-2015 12:30 pm | By Natasha Bernal

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) regulatory partner Gregg Beechey has become the latest lawyer to exit the firm this week, set to join Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson in London.

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Paul Hastings takes nine-strong team from Ashurst for US structured finance build-up

3-Jul-2015 11:45 am | By Natasha Bernal

Paul Hastings has hired a nine-strong team in New York and Washington, DC, led by Ashurst co-head of securities and derivatives Scott Faga and US managing partner Eugene Ferrer, to build its structured finance capability.

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Raft of top US firms advise as BP settles Deepwater Horizon claims for £12bn

3-Jul-2015 11:42 am | By Tabby Kinder

Oil giant BP has agreed to pay $18.7bn (£12bn) to settle claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the biggest environmental penalty in history.

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Dentons' leaders on merger mania: "We want to have our arms around the globe"

3-Jul-2015 0:04 am | By Natasha Bernal

This week the Dentons and McKenna Long & Aldridge merger officially completed, cementing Dentons’ standing as the biggest law firm in the world. CEO Elliott Portnoy and chairman Joe Andrew tell The Lawyer about future merger plans and why their strategy will cement Dentons’ future in the legal world.

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Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells reveals retention rate

3-Jul-2015 11:25 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Hogan Lovells has revealed a retention rate of 79 per cent, keeping on 23 of 29 autumn 2015 qualifying trainees as newly qualified (NQ) lawyers.

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Clydes looks to carry out domestic work in the Middle East

3-Jul-2015 0:02 am | By Jonathon Manning

Clydes & Co is set to further increase its international offering with plans to move onshore in Dubai and Qatar.

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Chadbourne and King & Spalding advise in landmark Islamic financing for $2bn industrial gases project

3-Jul-2015 0:01 am | By Natasha Bernal

Chadbourne & Parke and King & Spalding have advised on the Islamic financing for a $2bn (£1.279bn) industrial gases project in Saudi Arabia to supply oil company Saudi Aramco.

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Chinese firm pilots first private placement funding

3-Jul-2015 0:01 am | By Yun Kriegler

Chinese firm Shandong Deheng aims to raise up to RMB50m (£5m) by selling shares on a regional over-the-counter (OTC) market, in China’s first private placement funding deal by a law firm.

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Sullivan and Wachtell take the lead on Ace's $28.3bn purchase of insurer Chubb

2-Jul-2015 4:33 pm | By Rachel Moloney

Sullivan & Cromwell and Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz have advised on insurance company Ace’s $28.3bn (£18.1bn) acquisition of rival Chubb Corporation. 

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CMA promotes Grenfell to executive director for enforcement

2-Jul-2015 3:39 pm | By Natasha Bernal

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has promoted senior director of sectoral regulation Michael Grenfell to executive director following Sonya Branch’s departure to the Bank of England.

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Weil hires partner from Freshfields as China head leaves

2-Jul-2015 2:31 pm | By Yun Kriegler

Weil Gotshal & Manges has hired corporate partner Charles Ching from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, following the departure of China head Steven Xiang.

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Pinsents opens in Australia with King & Spalding partner hire

2-Jul-2015 2:00 pm | By Jonathon Manning

Pinsent Masons officially opened its doors in Australia today alongside the announcement that it has hired infrastructure disputes partner Peter Megens from King & Spalding.

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The Lawyer’s first salary survey, in partnership with Kinsella Legal, covers lawyer’s pay, base salaries, bonuses, benefits and pay satisfaction. As well as their wider career satisfaction and aspirations, we’ve unearthed eye-opening information about the effects on earnings of location, sector, experience and gender.

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Innovation in law firms – where is it?

1-Jul-2015

Firms that let talented, tech-savvy thinkers go are losing out to New Law upstarts that are deploying hardcore R&D to break down barriers 

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Dentons world

Dentons' leaders on merger mania: "We want to have our arms around the globe"

3-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

This week the Dentons and McKenna Long & Aldridge merger officially completed, cementing Dentons’ standing as the biggest law firm in the world. CEO Elliott Portnoy and chairman Joe Andrew tell The Lawyer about future merger plans and why their strategy will cement Dentons’ future in the legal world.

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Belfast boom blazing trail for new legal market careers

2-Jul-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Over the last few weeks the attraction of Belfast as a hub for legal services has been underlined in bold.

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Asia-Pacific 150: local firms' expansion accelerates as China dominates

29-Jun-2015

International firms have generally positioned themselves well for Asia-Pacific’s rise – teething troubles aside. But it is the locals, particularly in China, who show the biggest appetite for its business, growing faster and wider than the globals.

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Business Leadership Guide: meet the pace-setters

22-Jun-2015

Clear trends have emerged from this year’s Business Leadership survey. In-house legal teams confirm they are under increasing pressure to deliver more for less but the drive to embrace innovation remains elusive.

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RPC returns to form as revenue soars to £94m with PEP up 23 per cent

2-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

RPC is the latest firm to post double digit growth as revenue increased 12 per cent, from £84.1m to £94m, for the 2014/15 financial year.

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Olswang posts 7.7 per cent revenue increase to £126.7m in 2014/15 results while debt drops to £10.1m

2-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Olswang has reported a 7.7 per cent increase in revenue from £117.6m to £126.7m in 2014/15, while its net debt dropped 54.1 per cent from £22m to £10.1m.

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In-house interview: Zoe Bucknell, OneSavings Bank

29-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Zoe Bucknell became OneSavings Bank’s GC on the day it changed from Kent Reliance and immediately faced a tough mix of start-up and legacy issues. Four years on and her reward is steep growth via a £413m flotation.

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In-house interview: Jenifer Swallow, Mind Candy

22-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Working at the creator of children’s online game Moshi Monsters isn’t all fun and games.

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The in-house interview: SSE GC Liz Tanner

15-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

How SSE’s general counsel is managing an inquiry that could reshape the whole energy market.

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Hot 100 alumni: Harry Small, Baker & McKenzie

Baker & McKenzie outgoing global head of information technology and communications Harry Small has seen six years of action in management since he appeared in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 in 2010.

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Paul Hastings takes nine-strong team from Ashurst for US structured finance build-up

Paul Hastings has hired a nine-strong team in New York and Washington, DC, led by Ashurst co-head of securities and derivatives Scott Faga and US managing partner Eugene Ferrer, to build its structured finance capability.

oil barrel energy

Raft of top US firms advise as BP settles Deepwater Horizon claims for £12bn

Oil giant BP has agreed to pay $18.7bn (£12bn) to settle claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the biggest environmental penalty in history.

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Asia-Pacific 150: local firms' expansion accelerates as China dominates

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Southern exposure: Latin America and investor interest

Latin America is an area of immense interest for investors, especially from the US, and this is translating into work for lawyers.

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Top 10 stories: 26 June - 2 July 2015

3-Jul-2015

Topping the headlines this week was the shock departure of Linklaters managing partner for the newly-created top job of chief people, legal and strategy officer at Lloyds Banking Group.

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