Chevron

Kobre & Kim wins again in Chevron Ecuador fraud claims in attack on litigation funders

6-May-2015 2:43 pm | By Tabby Kinder

Kobre & Kim has won a third settlement against a litigation funding company for its client Chevron in the energy giant’s mammoth lawsuit with Ecuador over a fraudulent judgment relating to oil waste in the Amazon.

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Top in-housers prepare for The Lawyer General Counsel Strategy Summit as average spend tops £4.7m

6-May-2015 9:16 am | By Matt Byrne

Nearly 100 top GCs will fly to Lisbon next week (13-15 May) for The Lawyer General Counsel Strategy Summit (GCSS).

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Freshfields New York partner joins Royal Bank of Canada as GC

6-May-2015 2:40 pm | By Tabby Kinder

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has hired Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer commercial litigation partner David Onorato as its new general counsel.

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City solicitors, a 22-year old UKIP law grad and a barrister standing for the Whigs: the legal profession’s MP hopefuls

10-Apr-2015 9:23 am | By Richard Simmons

At every general election, a new crop of lawyers stand for Parliament. Here are some of this year’s hopefuls…

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AIG reviews UK roster and picks 64 firms for first European panel

6-May-2015 1:59 pm | By Jonathon Manning

Insurance giant AIG has completed a review of its UK panel while at the same time establishing a European panel of 64 firms.

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Clifford Chance partners vote for new flexible lockstep and 'superpoints' for star lawyers

6-May-2015 12:17 pm | By Tabby Kinder

Clifford Chance partners have voted through changes to the firm’s lockstep that will see it move away from the single profit pool system.

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News UK appoints new GC eight months after Chinnery's death

6-May-2015 0:05 am | By Tabby Kinder

News UK has promoted deputy general counsel Emma Moloney to head of legal following the death of Paul Chinnery last year.

New York

SullCrom leads on BNP sanctions case as bank lands five-year probation sentence

6-May-2015 0:04 am | By Tabby Kinder

Sullivan & Cromwell client BNP Paribas (BNPP) has been sentenced to five years’ probation by a US district court on Friday (1 May) in connection with its $8.9bn (£5.88bn) payout ordered last July.

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Flint Bishop managing partner among three top lawyers to quit firm

6-May-2015 0:03 am | By Jonathon Manning

Flint Bishop’s managing partner Ken Dixon has quit the firm alongside fellow equity partner Zafar Bashir after over 20 years at the Midlands outfit.

Court

Retired CoA judge Maurice Kay QC becomes latest to return to arbitration practice

6-May-2015 0:02 am | By Tabby Kinder

Retired Court of Appeal judge Maurice Kay QC has returned to private arbitration practice at regional set Kings Chambers.

Barristers

3VB becomes latest set to appoint CEO after picking up Doughty Street head

6-May-2015 0:01 am | By Tabby Kinder

Banking set 3 Verulam Buildings (3VB) has become the latest chambers to appoint a chief executive following a restructure of its practice management team.

London

Watson Farley & Williams' partner numbers increase with seven promotions

5-May-2015 3:55 pm | By Rachel Moloney

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has promoted seven lawyers to partnership roles in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and New York.

New York

Accenture GC promoted to group chief executive of North America

5-May-2015 2:37 pm | By Tabby Kinder

Global consultancy giant Accenture has promoted general counsel Julia Spellman Sweet to chief executive for North America.

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Catrin Griffiths

Merger drop

Mergers have been a staple of the legal landscape over the past few years as the market continues to consolidate. Nevertheless, the rate of combinations has declined in the last six months. In our analysis, we ask whether there has been a return on partner investment.

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Hot 100 Alumni: James Snape, Nabarro

James Snape made The Lawyer Hot 100 in 2010 after securing a series of public finance initiative (PFI) waste contracts for Nabarro.

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More Shard, less Cheops – the new look of law

4-May-2015 | By Richard Kemp

Are firms’ strategies ready for the shake-up that artificial intelligence is set to bring?

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Pinsents' John Cleland: "there's a new person in charge"

1-May-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Following a contested election that pitted ultimate victor John Cleland against property head Adrian Barlow and client operations head Richard Masters, Pinsent Masons’ new managing partner stepped into the role today.

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PEP standoff: Why Dentons is back on the war path over profit disclosure policy

1-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Dentons has reignited the debate on profit disclosures with new claims that its net profit and profit per equity partner figures for 2014 have been reported erroneously.

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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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The Lawyer Awards 2015: the shortlist revealed

5-May-2015

The judging for The Lawyer Awards 2015 in association with Travelers is complete – here is the shortlist. 

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How firms are getting to grips with the surge in global arbitration

5-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

How law firms can adapt to the expanding international arbitration market.

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PEP standoff: Why Dentons is back on the war path over profit disclosure policy

1-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Dentons has reignited the debate on profit disclosures with new claims that its net profit and profit per equity partner figures for 2014 have been reported erroneously.

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Fladgate kicks off results season with 14 per cent revenue rise to record £37m

29-Apr-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Covent Garden-based Fladgate has begun the 2014/15 financial reporting season by posting a provisional 14 per cent rise in turnover, with total revenue hitting a record £37m.

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Eon UK head of legal Kirinjeet Kalsi

5-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Eon’s head of legal Kirinjeet Kalsi is taking energy watch investigations in her stride

Shell image index

Donny Ching’s first year as Shell’s global legal chief and why private practice must watch out

27-Apr-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Being a Shell lifer doesn’t mean Donny Shell is happy for things to be business-as-usual, and a panel review is on the cards.

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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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Chevron

Kobre & Kim wins again in Chevron Ecuador fraud claims in attack on litigation funders

Kobre & Kim has won a third settlement against a litigation funding company for its client Chevron in the energy giant’s mammoth lawsuit with Ecuador over a fraudulent judgment relating to oil waste in the Amazon.

toronto canada

Freshfields New York partner joins Royal Bank of Canada as GC

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has hired Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer commercial litigation partner David Onorato as its new general counsel.

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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.

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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: 17-23 April 2015

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Google search rankings, moves at Lloyds Bank and two interviews with legal leaders headed up our top 10 stories list this week.

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