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McDermotts set to lead as international firms prepare for Cuban future

5-Aug-2015 0:03 am | By Natasha Bernal

As McDermott Will & Emery sets its sights on Cuba to launch a full-service venture, The Lawyer explores whether the long-forbidden island will become the next big destination for international firms.

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Holman Fenwick Willan PEP slips by 9 per cent to £496k

5-Aug-2015 0:02 am | By Yun Kriegler

Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has reported a a 9 per cent plunge in average profit per full equity partner (PEP) from £545,000 to £496,000, bringing it to its lowest point since 2008/09.

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Portugal's Vieira de Almeida picks up 20-strong team from rival Miranda

5-Aug-2015 0:01 am | By Joanne Harris

Portuguese firm Vieira de Almeida (VdA) has hired around 20 lawyers, including six partners, from rival Miranda Correia Amendoeira & Associados, boosting its strength in oil and gas and African work.

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Pinsents maintains Aim client lead with Wragges and Gowlings on track to overtake next year

5-Aug-2015 0:01 am | By Rachel Moloney

DLA Piper has fallen out of the top five in the Aim client rankings, while Pinsent Masons’ reign at the top could well be threatened by Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s tie-up with Gowlings next year.

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Hill Dickinson’s turnover and profit figures fall to four year low

5-Aug-2015 0:01 am | By Jonathon Manning

Hill Dickinson has reported that its turnover for the 2014/15 financial year has fallen by 6.4 per cent, from £111.6m to £104.4m.

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ULaw to students: get half your fees back if you're not working in ‘legal or commerce’ after nine months

4-Aug-2015 10:24 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

The University of Law promised to reimburse Legal Practice Course (LPC) graduates with 50 per cent of their fees if they fail to find employment within the ‘legal and commerce fields’ after nine months of graduating.

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Exclusive: Clifford Chance's London office set to embrace agile working

4-Aug-2015 0:04 am | By Tabby Kinder

Clifford Chance London managing partner David Bickerton is encouraging partners to work from home when possible in a bid to increase flexible working at the firm.

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Olswang turns down multi-million pound Google group claim instruction

4-Aug-2015 0:03 am | By Tabby Kinder

Olswang has turned down an instruction on a multimillion-pound group claim against Google, despite representing the claimants in a similar test case against the technology giant.

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Brodies increases costs to boost profit

4-Aug-2015 0:02 am | By Jonathon Manning

Last week Brodies announced its fifth consecutive year of growth with turnover increasing 11 per cent to £57.9m and profit up 14 per cent to £27.1m, but despite these positive results the firm’s costs also soared.

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Hogan Lovells and Shearman & Sterling win roles on Nokia's £2bn sale of digital mapping service

4-Aug-2015 0:01 am | By Rachel Moloney

Hogan Lovells and Shearman & Sterling have advised on the €2.8bn (£2bn) sale of Nokia’s digital mapping services business to Audi, BMW and Daimler.  

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Simmons & Simmons to close Rome office

3-Aug-2015 7:06 pm | By Jonathon Manning

Simmons & Simmons is set to close its office in Rome and move all of its Italian operations to its office in Milan.

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Cartwright King client Hayes convicted of Libor rigging

3-Aug-2015 4:12 pm | By Tabby Kinder

Cartwright King client Tom Hayes has been found guilty in Southwark Crown Court of rigging global Libor interest rates.

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Weil finance duo quits for Sidley Austin and Ropes

3-Aug-2015 2:19 pm | By Rachel Moloney

Weil Gotshal & Manges finance partner Rupert Wall has left the firm for Sidley Austin, while Weil associate Chris McGarry has also departed for Ropes & Gray. 

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Simpson Millar owner Fairpoint Group acquires Colemans-CTTS in £9m deal

3-Aug-2015 1:23 pm | By Jonathon Manning

The Fairpoint Group has acquired personal injury specialist firm Colemans-CTTS for £9m, strengthening its legal services arm after buying Simpson Millar last year.

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University of Law chief executive departs after less than two years in job

3-Aug-2015 10:21 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

The University of Law’s chief executive has stepped down from his role just one month after its private equity owners sold the institution to education conglomerate Global University Systems (GUS).

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Wragges’ Canadian adventure

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co is only a year old but in January it will merge again, with Canada’s Gowlings. While the combined firm is aiming for global growth, it has ruled out expanding into the US - preferring to set its sights on regions such as Asia.

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Meet the Best in Class: The Lawyer Awards video

24-Jul-2015 | By The Lawyer editorial staff

What would you ask judges from The Lawyer Awards, in association with Travelers, if you had the chance? At the first Best in Class networking and best practice event, this year’s shortlisted teams and in-house counsel were given the chance to get a glimpse into the judging room. 

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Hot 100 alumni: Richard Ford, partner, Pinsent Masons

In 2012 Richard Ford led Pinsent Masons’ planning and environment team and won a place in the Hot 100 after the practice’s turnover shot up 20 per cent in the first half of 2011

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Tomorrow's law firm: You might not like what you find

30-Jul-2015

Still convinced the traditional law firm model has a future? Allow Adam Smith Esq president Bruce MacEwen to put you straight.

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KWM’s Fuller: “No more mergers for now, our focus is on integration”

31-Jul-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

With the international legal community still abounding with scepticism around the concept of King & Wood Mallesons (KWM), the firm’s global managing partner Stuart Fuller finds part of his job is to deliver “proof of concept” both internally and externally.

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Chez Bruce, Wandsworth

There is, I am told an unspoken rivalry between local supporters of Trinity, Clapham and Chez Bruce, Wandsworth and there are very definitely two camps. 

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The Bar Top 30: small sets, big ambition

3-Aug-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Life is rosy at the commercial bar, if last year’s financial results provided by some leading sets are anything to go by. Overall, the top 30 chambers witnessed growth across the board, though expansion at the top end of the leader board was notably slower than in previous years.

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It’s all go in Silicon Wadi: Israel's lawyers get busy

3-Aug-2015

A hi-tech sector on a roll, growing Chinese investor interest, rows over competition law and booming M&A – things are buzzing for Israel’s lawyers.

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Holman Fenwick Willan PEP slips by 9 per cent to £496k

5-Aug-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has reported a a 9 per cent plunge in average profit per full equity partner (PEP) from £545,000 to £496,000, bringing it to its lowest point since 2008/09.

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Hill Dickinson’s turnover and profit figures fall to four year low

5-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Hill Dickinson has reported that its turnover for the 2014/15 financial year has fallen by 6.4 per cent, from £111.6m to £104.4m.

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In-house interview: Kristin Campbell, Hilton Worldwide

3-Aug-2015 | By Katy Dowell

As legal boss of Hilton Worldwide, Kristin Campbell has guided the $10bn hospitality giant through an IPO, honed a 350-strong set of external advisers to 35 and is now putting the finishing touches to an expansion plan

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In-house interview: Amanda Hamilton-Stanley, Chivas Brothers

27-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

In the highly regulated drinks industry, the experienced Chivas GC says keeping an eye on the marketing arm in the digital age is a growing challenge 

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The in-house interview: Ofqual director of legal Natalie Prosser

20-Jul-2015 | By Richard Simmons

Every day is exam day for Ofqual’s director of legal Natalie Prosser, who has had to deal with regulatory infrastructure, litigation over grade boundaries, and building her own team.

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McDermotts set to lead as international firms prepare for Cuban future

As McDermott Will & Emery sets its sights on Cuba to launch a full-service venture, The Lawyer explores whether the long-forbidden island will become the next big destination for international firms.

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Holman Fenwick Willan PEP slips by 9 per cent to £496k

Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has reported a a 9 per cent plunge in average profit per full equity partner (PEP) from £545,000 to £496,000, bringing it to its lowest point since 2008/09.

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Where next for Gowling WLG?

When Wragges and Gowlings merge next year numerous options will open up for the Anglo-Canadian firm to build on – and develop beyond – its IP and natural resources roots.

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Ins and outs of law firms in Germany

Germany’s crowded and fiercely competitive market has sparked a flurry of comings and goings by international firms.

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Our online analysis pieces were a hit with readers last week, as a look at moves to and from US firms topped the most-read stories list.

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