Jay Sadanandan

Latham's Sadanandan: London is a bright spot for us

24-Apr-2015 0:03 am | By Matt Byrne

Latham & Watkins has a new London managing partner in Jay Sadanandan, but like the song, the strategic direction remains the same.

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Weil Gotshal and McDermott advise on Barclay brothers' Claridges sale

24-Apr-2015 11:32 am | By Natasha Bernal

Weil Gotshal & Manges and McDermott Will & Emery have acted on the Barclay brothers’ sale of Claridges, the Berkeley and the Connaught to Qatar-owned Constellation Hotels, ending years of litigation concerning the ownership of the hotels.

Alan Mak

Ex-Clifford Chance lawyer and Tory MP candidate under fire over 'department head' CV claims

24-Apr-2015 12:52 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Lawyer and Conservative MP candidate for Havant Alan Mak has come under fire after a statement in his leaked CV claimed that he was a department head at magic circle firm Clifford Chance.

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London

DWF announces May takeover of £2.5m insurance practice Watmores

23-Apr-2015 2:39 pm | By Richard Simmons

DWF is to merge with the niche insurance firm Watmores in May.

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City Gherkin

Exclusive: Launch lawyers for Jenner's London office revealed as litigation trio from Dechert

24-Apr-2015 0:02 am | By Natasha Bernal

Chicago-headquartered Jenner & Block, which last month confirmed its plans to open in London, is hiring three lawyers from Dechert.

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Hogan Lovells executive manager May joins 42 Bedford Row chambers as CEO

24-Apr-2015 0:01 am | By Tabby Kinder

Hogan Lovells executive manager Neil May has been appointed chief executive of common law set 42 Bedford Row following a unanimous vote by the chambers’ executive board.

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Nabarro continues trend of reduced promotions with three new partners

23-Apr-2015 5:24 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Nabarro has promoted three senior associates to its partnership, with the promotions taking effect from 1 May.

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HSF focuses on Asia-Pacific in 21-strong promotions round

23-Apr-2015 4:14 pm | By Tabby Kinder

Just one lawyer is promoted in mainland Europe offices despite firm’s “clear blue sky strategy of growth” on the continent.

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The Lawyer Business Leadership awards judging panel unveiled

23-Apr-2015 3:57 pm

The Lawyer’s first ever judging panel for the Business Leadership awards consisting exclusively of senior in-house lawyers has been unveiled today.

High Court

"Ruthless and dishonest" Lutfur Rahman referred to SRA as High Court rules on election corruption

23-Apr-2015 2:55 pm | By Tabby Kinder

Tower Hamlets mayor and lawyer Lutfur Rahman is to be referred to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) after being found guilty of corrupt and illegal practices by the High Court on Thursday (23 April).

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Eversheds loses nine real estate and commerce partners and associates to KWM

23-Apr-2015 12:23 pm | By Tabby Kinder

Eversheds has lost a team of nine lawyers, including four partners, who all depart for King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) on Thursday (23 April).

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KWM retained by Kyrgyz Republic to work on $1bn of arbitrations

23-Apr-2015 11:45 am | By Tabby Kinder

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has been retained by the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic to defend it against arbitration claims of up to $1bn (£660m).

London

Stephenson Harwood make up five partners in the City, including one woman

23-Apr-2015 10:48 am | By Tabby Kinder

Stephenson Harwood has made up five new partners in its latest promotions round, all of which are based in London.

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Catrin Griffiths

Russian rule

Russia is becoming increasingly problematic for Western firms. Despite the fact that English law is popular, the imposition of sanctions on the country is having a clear effect on business activity. UK and US practices are quietly downsizing, while local firms are consolidating – and beginning to hire English-qualified lawyers. 

Hot 100 alumni

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Hot 100 alumni: Libby Savill, partner, Latham & Watkins

Lisbeth Savill made The Lawyer Hot 100 in 2012 on the back of an impressive career which had seen her rise to become head of film and television at Olswang.

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Holes, headaches and unease: What a Brexit would really mean

20-Apr-2015 | By Ian Cox

With the general election just 17 days away and the prospect of a referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU if the Conservatives win, firms have to consider the consequences for their clients in the event of a ‘Brexit’.

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Jay Sadanandan

Latham's Sadanandan: London is a bright spot for us

24-Apr-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Latham & Watkins has a new London managing partner in Jay Sadanandan, but like the song, the strategic direction remains the same.

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Bakers’ Milton Cheng on why FenXun JV is just the beginning

21-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Baker & McKenzie China, Vietnam and Korea office managing partner Milton Cheng believes the change in law has sparked interest in PRC law from other international firms.

The Lawyer Eats

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Trinity, Clapham

It’s the unfairness of it that rankles. And it’s not like I haven’t dragged myself across the river to Clapham twice already in the last six months. It doesn’t seem entirely right that the good burghers of Clapham have not one, but three restaurants I’d be happy to eat at any day of the week.

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Asters took Law Firm of the Year: Ukraine and Cis 2015

Ukraine – Toughing it out

20-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Be strong and think fast are the rules if you want to succeed in this troubled region. The shortlisted firms for our European awards show the way.

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Serjeants' Inn announces bumper 28 per cent income growth for 2014/15

15-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Public, police and medical negligence set Serjeants’ Inn Chambers has reported growth in fee income of 27.5 per cent for the 2014/15 financial year ending 31 March on the back of a management overhaul.

Money

Milbank takes top spot from A&O in Q1 project finance global rankings

13-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has risen by six spots to the top of this year’s global project finance rankings for the first quarter of 2015, while Allen & Overy (A&O) has toppled from first to eight place.

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In-house interview: Hugh Raven, Kier

20-Apr-2015 | By Richard Simmons

Hugh Raven swapped Eversheds partnership for a job at building group Kier, helping support the business’s extension plans into property and services.

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The in-house interview: Iceland legal director Duncan Vaughan

13-Apr-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

With a more aggressive industry watchdog and cut-price rivals breathing down retailer Iceland’s neck, legal director Duncan Vaughan knew his job wasn’t going to be a piece of Arctic roll.

UCL

In-house interview: Natasha Lewis, director of legal services at UCL

6-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Natasha Lewis, legal services boss at UCL, could be the first of a new breed of in-housers as UK academic institutions start to act more like businesses

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Jay Sadanandan

Latham's Sadanandan: London is a bright spot for us

Latham & Watkins has a new London managing partner in Jay Sadanandan, but like the song, the strategic direction remains the same.

City Gherkin

Exclusive: Launch lawyers for Jenner's London office revealed as litigation trio from Dechert

Chicago-headquartered Jenner & Block, which last month confirmed its plans to open in London, is hiring three lawyers from Dechert.

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Asters took Law Firm of the Year: Ukraine and Cis 2015

Ukraine – Toughing it out

Be strong and think fast are the rules if you want to succeed in this troubled region. The shortlisted firms for our European awards show the way.

HSBC – allegations of fraud, Switzerland

Switzerland – Shaken then spurred

Tax evasion allegations and the uncapping of the Swiss franc have kept the country in the headlines recently, but it’s all good for lawyers.

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​Top 10 stories: 10-16 April 2015

17-Apr-2015

Our exclusive exit interview with DLA Piper’s Tony Angel was by far the most popular story on the website last week, trumping several big litigation stories.

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