Addleshaws

Adrian Collins and John Joyce confirmed as Addleshaws' managing partner candidates

16-Apr-2014 1:27 pm | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Addleshaw Goddard has nominated partners Adrian Collins and John Joyce as the challengers to replace incumbent Paul Devitt in the firm’s forthcoming managing partner election.

Stephen Miles

DWF hires Pinsents financial institutions head for CEO role

16-Apr-2014 11:06 am | By Lucy Burton

DWF has raided Pinsent Masons for financial institutions head Stephen Miles as the firm gears up for growth across its commercial practice groups.

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cambridge

Irwin Mitchell makes first strategic move since securing £60m funding with Cambridge launch

16-Apr-2014 12:00 pm | By Lucy Burton

Irwin Mitchell is due to open its ninth UK office in Cambridge less than a month after the firm secured a £60m funding facility from a trio of banks last month.

Supreme Court

Supreme Court to examine scope of solicitor's duty

16-Apr-2014 0:03 am | By Kate Beioley

The Supreme Court is to examine the scope of a solicitor’s duty and whether they are legally required to warn clients about commercial risks.

House of Fraser

Linklaters and Simpson Thacher lead on £480m acquisition of House of Fraser

15-Apr-2014 1:33 pm | By Natalie Stanton

Linklaters, Simpson Thacher, King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin and Dickson Minto landed roles on the acquisition of a majority stake in House of Fraser by Chinese conglomerate Sanpower.

Melbourne

HSF makes Aussie partner Ferraro global corporate chief in post-merger re-jig

15-Apr-2014 4:21 pm | By Natalie Stanton

Herbert Smith Freehills has shaken up its corporate leadership, appointing Melbourne-based Mike Ferraro as sole global corporate head.

SuperGroup

KWMSJB wins spot on SuperGroup panel as part of ongoing review

15-Apr-2014 1:19 pm | By Natalie Stanton

King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin (KWMSJB) has been appointed by SuperGroup, the corporate group behind the Superdry brand, to handle its continental European real estate matters, as part of a wider review of the fashion group’s external advisers.

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London

Cuatrecasas joins European allies in Gide London offices

15-Apr-2014 0:02 am | By Joanne Harris

Iberian firm Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira has moved into empty London office space rented by French ally Gide Loyrette Nouel, as the development of the firms’ non-exclusive alliance progresses.

riyadh saudi arabia

A&O, Latham and Walkers advise on Saudi Electricity Company’s $2.5bn international sukuk

15-Apr-2014 0:01 am | By Natalie Stanton

Allen & Overy (A&O) and Latham & Watkins have taken lead roles on the issuance of an international sukuk by Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), worth $2.5bn.

Beijing dragon

Dacheng unveils newly elected management team headed by firm founder Peng Xuefeng

14-Apr-2014 2:23 pm | By Yun Kriegler

China’s largest firm by headcount Dacheng has appointed a new leadership team following a month-long election process.

London US

Latham takes Bakers' crown as number one firm on top 30 international firms ranking

14-Apr-2014 0:05 am | By Matt Byrne

Latham & Watkins has topped The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the 30 largest international firms in the UK by revenue for the first time, with UK revenue hitting an all-time high of $210.6m. 

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Catrin Griffiths

Arbitration nation

Ex-Freshfields star Jan Paulsson’s decision to form a boutique with partners from Shearman and Covington has shaken up the arbitration world. With Peter Rees turning up at 39 Essex Street, this is a sector that is seeing plenty of movement.

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Happy ever after? The Morgan Cole and Blake Lapthorn get hitched

16-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Morgan Cole and Blake Lapthorn have finally decided that three’s a crowd and, after months of flirting with Boyes Turner, gone ahead with a traditional two-way merger.

Vac scheme holiday

Get ahead, get a decent vac scheme

9-Apr-2014 | By Richard Simmons

Vacation schemes are here again and now they’re more crucial than ever in the war for talent.

Mind the gap

Tollers MP Duncan Nicholson: We're closing the debt gap

11-Apr-2014 | By Matt Byrne

A year ago Tollers’ debt position put it on the brink. A year later things are looking much better. Managing partner Duncan Nicholson reveals how.

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Ember Yard, Soho

Nicky Richmond fills a crucial gap in her London restaurant education by visiting the Ember Yard.

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Top international firms in London: American pie and chips

14-Apr-2014 | By Lucy Burton

While some US firms had a rougher ride in this year’s survey, the West Coasters have found London a home from home

Corruption perceptions

Risk: Tales of the frontier

14-Apr-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

A new breed of lawyer is smoothing the path for companies entering emerging or unstable jurisdictions 

Osborne

Pensions: The nest-eggheads

14-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

This year’s Budget introduced yet more changes to the way pensions operate. Will this squeeze out the specialist in-housers even more?

debt

Debt: Red lines

7-Apr-2014 | By Matt Byrne, Joanne Harris

Debt can kill a firm but it can also fund ambition. Our first-ever market snapshot shows firms in the UK 200 getting into it in a big way

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Rohit

London Mining GC: Ground rules

14-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

London Mining GC Rohit Bhoothalingam had to show his grit last year for a legal battle worth more than the company itself

index

In-house interview: Yum! Brands legal chief: Off the menu

7-Apr-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Sarah Nelson Smith, UK legal chief of KFC and Pizza Hut owner Yum! Brands took a fresh approach to panel review

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Silverbird Group legal chief: Media wave

31-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Nigeria’s middle class boom is driving the entertainment sector and its legal development, says Adefunke Adeyeye, legal boss at media group Silverbird

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Europe

European moves: 17 April 2014

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices.

Melbourne

HSF makes Aussie partner Ferraro global corporate chief in post-merger re-jig

Herbert Smith Freehills has shaken up its corporate leadership, appointing Melbourne-based Mike Ferraro as sole global corporate head.

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London pen

Top international firms in London: American pie and chips

While some US firms had a rougher ride in this year’s survey, the West Coasters have found London a home from home

Singapore

Radical new perspective for HFW

Commitment to Asia as senior partner relocates to Singapore on a permanent basis

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