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Pinsents makes good on Australia promise through five-partner launch

6-Mar-2015 9:10 am | By Joanne Harris

Pinsent Masons has announced that it plans to launch offices in Sydney and Melbourne later this year, with the team led by three former partners from Australian firm Maddocks.

City Gherkin

45 years and counting: Will Fried Frank's City bet finally pay off?

6-Mar-2015 0:05 am | By Natalie Stanton

Fried Frank launched in London in 1970. But the hire of Kirkland & Ellis UK head Graham White is a more recent statement of intent. Here’s why.

Manchester

Riverview Law launches 20-person Manchester legal and back office hub

6-Mar-2015 0:03 am | By Tabby Kinder

Wirral-based Riverview Law has opened a 20-person legal and support services office in Manchester, with plans to add 20 more staff this year.

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Covington sees London net profit rise by 18 per cent with City revenue up 6 per cent to $64m

6-Mar-2015 0:02 am | By Natasha Bernal

Covington & Burling’s year-end financials show London net profit growing by 18.2 per cent in 2014 to $30.7m with revenue climbing 6.2 per cent to $64m (£42m).

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Belgian food giant Delhaize promotes Europe and Asia GC Dechamps to top job

6-Mar-2015 0:01 am | By Joanne Harris

Belgian food retailer Delhaize has promoted deputy general counsel Philippe Dechamps to the role of global general counsel and corporate secretary, following the departure of Maura Abeln Smith last year.

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Clifford Chance, CMS and Freshfields take key roles as Government sells Eurostar stake

5-Mar-2015 2:11 pm | By Natalie Stanton

Firms including Clifford Chance, CMS Cameron McKenna and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have stepped up to advise on the sale of the Government’s stake in Eurostar.

Money

Weil’s UK revenue hits $125m as global PEP soars by 16 per cent

5-Mar-2015 12:47 pm | By Natalie Stanton

Weil Gotshal & Manges’ UK revenue grew by 9.6 per cent in 2014, from $114m to $125m (£82m).

Europe

European moves: 5 March 2015

5-Mar-2015 12:29 pm | By Joanne Harris

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

Paris

Franklin adds four-strong Paris competition team from Bird & Bird

5-Mar-2015 12:06 pm | By Joanne Harris

French firm Franklin has hired a partner from Bird & Bird’s Paris office to develop a new competition and distribution practice.

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DLA Piper’s revenue stalls at $2.48bn in 2014 as profits hit record high

5-Mar-2015 11:45 am | By Natalie Stanton

DLA Piper’s global revenue held steady at $2.48bn (£1.626bn) last year, following a 1.7 per cent growth during the 2013 calendar year.

New York

Debevoise grows PEP by 3.4 per cent to $2.38m as revenue hits $710.3m in 2014 financials

5-Mar-2015 11:38 am | By Natasha Bernal

Debevoise & Plimpton has posted a 3.2 per cent revenue increase in $710.3m (£466m) in its year-end financial results, as average profit per equity partner rose 3.4 per cent from $2.3m to $2.38m in 2014.

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“This will lead to paranoia among firms and automaton junior lawyers”: Profession responds angrily to SRA's plan to scrap trainee code

5-Mar-2015 7:00 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

The legal profession has reacted with anger at the SRA’s plans to withdraw from the Graduate Recruitment Code.

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Nabarro hits 100% retention

5-Mar-2015 6:57 am | Updated: 5-Mar-2015 10:37 am | By Richard Simmons

Nabarro has kept on all ten of its spring 2015 qualifying trainees.

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Gibson Dunn partner admits "serious misjudgment" in handling of Djibouti case

5-Mar-2015 0:03 am | By Joanne Harris

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray has admitted making a number of mistakes and getting litigation strategy “spectacularly wrong” under cross-examination in the High Court.

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Moscow

Boutique boom continues as Freshfields litigators quit Moscow office to go it alone

5-Mar-2015 0:02 am | By Joanne Harris

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer litigation counsel Maxim Kulkov has left the firm along with a team of lawyers to set up a Moscow-based dispute resolution boutique.

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Catrin Griffiths

Rental arithmetic

The efficient use of a firm’s real estate is fast becoming one of the most pertinent issues as the market gets to grips with rapidly changing working environments. What is certain is that for the majority of firms property is still one of their biggest costs. Which is why for the past three years The Lawyer, exclusively, has been collecting attributed real estate data as part of the research for the annual UK 200 report. As our in-depth analysis reveals, despite a growing momentum ...

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Global Law Summit: Susskind & Co on the future of the law

26-Feb-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Richard Susskind revealed his view of the future at the Global Law Summit this week. For many, it’s not pretty.

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Mark Brandon

Brandon: Ethical implications and the rule of law

2-Mar-2015 | By Mark Brandon

The law may traditionally be blind, but today’s firms should carefully consider their ethical stance when choosing which companies to act for.

City Gherkin

45 years and counting: Will Fried Frank's City bet finally pay off?

6-Mar-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Fried Frank launched in London in 1970. But the hire of Kirkland & Ellis UK head Graham White is a more recent statement of intent. Here’s why.

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The view from 2B: Why BLP's retention manoeuvres matter

26-Feb-2015 | By Richard Simmons

So Berwin Leighton Paisner has been caught massaging its retention stats. Is it really such a big deal?

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The Gay Hussar

Nicky Richmond goes back in time to the Gay Hussar, where the food is average but the ambience outstanding.

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Special report: Portugal – Less pain, more gain

5-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Early repayment of its bailout and solid M&A interest from foreign investors have brought optimism to Portugal’s lawyers.

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Rental arithmetic: how the UK's top firms are managing their property

2-Mar-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Despite a growing momentum in favour of alternative and ‘agile’ working models, many firms are still struggling to find a way to fit their working practices around reducing their property costs.

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Covington sees London net profit rise by 18 per cent with City revenue up 6 per cent to $64m

6-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Covington & Burling’s year-end financials show London net profit growing by 18.2 per cent in 2014 to $30.7m with revenue climbing 6.2 per cent to $64m (£42m).

Money

Weil’s UK revenue hits $125m as global PEP soars by 16 per cent

5-Mar-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Weil Gotshal & Manges’ UK revenue grew by 9.6 per cent in 2014, from $114m to $125m (£82m).

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The in-house interview: Thomas Cook’s Craig Stoehr

27-Feb-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Leisure is hard work in the internet era, especially for Thomas Cook GC Craig Stoehr, who is helping to reinvent the traditional tour operator

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Royal Mail: How to deliver change

23-Feb-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

A £3bn privatisation, a £12bn pensions hole, a hostile trade union and a panel shake-up– the past few years have been full of ups and downs for Royal Mail GC Neil Harnby and his team.

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The in-house interview: Morrisons GC Mark Amsden

16-Feb-2015 | By Kate Beioley

From calls to the FBI over a cyber security issue to launching the retailer’s first loyalty card, former rugby reporter Mark Amsden has a lot on his plate as Morrisons’ general counsel.

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Pinsents makes good on Australia promise through five-partner launch

Pinsent Masons has announced that it plans to launch offices in Sydney and Melbourne later this year, with the team led by three former partners from Australian firm Maddocks.

City Gherkin

45 years and counting: Will Fried Frank's City bet finally pay off?

Fried Frank launched in London in 1970. But the hire of Kirkland & Ellis UK head Graham White is a more recent statement of intent. Here’s why.

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Special report: Portugal – Less pain, more gain

Early repayment of its bailout and solid M&A interest from foreign investors have brought optimism to Portugal’s lawyers.

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Competition: what lawyers really think about changes to the UK's regulatory regime

UK competition lawyers have a new regulator and new rules to follow when handling mergers. Is it ‘business as usual’ as the old OFT and CC promised?

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Top 10 stories: 20-26 February

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The irrepressible Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, headlined the Global Law Summit (GLS) last week and proved as popular with readers as he did with delegates.

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