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Shearman & Sterling targets Middle East growth with Riyadh and Dubai

4-Mar-2015 0:01 am | By Natalie Stanton

Shearman & Sterling is gearing up to significantly expand its presence in the Middle East, with plans for new outposts in Dubai and Riyadh.

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Germany's Flick Gocke Schaumburg launches Hamburg office

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

German firm Flick Gocke Schaumburg (FGS) has announced it is launching in Hamburg later this year, its fifth domestic office.

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Data security: How to respond to clients' "more assertive" demands

2-Mar-2015 0:00 am

Clients are getting more demanding about how their legal advisers manage data, meaning that law firms are having to give serious consideration to data security.

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White & Case hires two Clifford Chance partners in Germany as exits continue

3-Mar-2015 3:50 pm | By Natalie Stanton

Two more Clifford Chance partners, Peter Rosin and Thomas Burmeister, have left the firm’s German practice.

Pinsent Masons

Pinsents turns to Addleshaws' Heffron for first financial regulatory head

3-Mar-2015 10:39 am | By Joanne Harris

Pinsent Masons has recruited Addleshaw Goddard’s former head of financial services David Heffron to lead its financial regulatory practice.

Hogan Lovells

Practice area mismatch as Hogan Lovells retention nosedives

3-Mar-2015 4:31 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Hogan Lovells will retain just 21 of 32 trainees in newly-qualified (NQ) positions this spring, giving it a 66 per cent retention rate.

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Legal aid: High Court rules changes to funding for judicial review are unlawful

3-Mar-2015 2:13 pm | By Joanne Harris

A claim led by the Public Law Project over the legality of changes to judicial review regulations has succeeded before the High Court, with the Divisional Court ruling that the amendments will have an adverse impact on legal aid-funded cases.

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Latham adds two City-based counsel to partnership in nine-strong promos round

3-Mar-2015 10:35 am | By Natalie Stanton

Latham & Watkins has elected two London-based counsels to its partnership, amounting to just under a quarter of its global total for 2015.

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Ireland's Mason Hayes hits €60m mark after 25 per cent increase in revenue

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

Irish firm Mason Hayes & Curran has reported a 25 per cent increase in turnover for 2014, with revenues rising to €60m (£43.7m) from €48m in 2013.

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Czech and Slovak firms launch CEE network to expand regional offering

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

Czech firm Tomicek Legal and Slovak firm Fox Martens have teamed up to launch a regional referral network, CEE Attorneys, with the aim of expansion throughout the region.

Lloyd's of London

Marketform appoints new general counsel McKay from Aspen Re

2-Mar-2015 2:28 pm | By Natalie Stanton

Lloyd’s of London underwriter Marketform has appointed Alastair McKay as its new general counsel.

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DLA Piper plants flag in Canada through merger with Davis

2-Mar-2015 11:34 am | By Joanne Harris

DLA Piper has finally found a foothold in Canada after agreeing to merge with local firm Davis.

London

Linklaters sees third projects partner departure as Douglass quits for KWM

2-Mar-2015 11:11 am | By Natasha Bernal

A third partner from Linklaters’ projects team has left the firm in less than two weeks, after King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) re-hired heavyweight energy partner James Douglass to join its projects energy and resources team. 

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Mishcon heads up ten firms ranked in Sunday Times Best Companies list

2-Mar-2015 10:24 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Mishcon de Reya has achieved the highest law firm ranking in the annual Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list, coming in at seventh.

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Shakespeares and SGH Martineau in talks to create £75m firm

2-Mar-2015 10:02 am | By Joanne Harris

Midlands firms Shakespeares and SGH Martineau have announced they are in merger talks with the aim of creating a new top-50 firm with revenues of over £75m and 150 partners.

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Catrin Griffiths

Flexible working

The trend for working flexibly is gathering significant pace and as this week’s analysis of Allen & Overy’s Peerpoint reveals, for some firms it’s also a way into new markets domestically and internationally. For years lawyers who worked part time or flexibly were derided in some quarters as second rate. Now, with rapidly growing number of lawyers working flexibly and impressive turnover increases at various offerings, it looks like an idea whose time has come.

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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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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.

London

"It takes time to convince people to leave their comfort zone": Jim Learner talks Kirkland's big name hires

27-Feb-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

When Kirkland & Ellis’ London head Graham White quit the firm last October to join Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson, there were a few names in the frame to succeed him.

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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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Nicky Richmond looks for comfort food - and finds it - at Farringdon restaurant St John

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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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Data security: How to respond to clients' "more assertive" demands

2-Mar-2015

Clients are getting more demanding about how their legal advisers manage data, meaning that law firms are having to give serious consideration to data security.

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Ireland's Mason Hayes hits €60m mark after 25 per cent increase in revenue

3-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Irish firm Mason Hayes & Curran has reported a 25 per cent increase in turnover for 2014, with revenues rising to €60m (£43.7m) from €48m in 2013.

Los Angeles

Paul Hastings hits $1bn revenue mark with 6.3 per cent hike at 2014 year-end

27-Feb-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

US firm Paul Hastings has posted a 6.3 per cent increase in revenue in its year-end financial results for 2014, growing from $941m to $1bn (£649m).

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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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Germany's Flick Gocke Schaumburg launches Hamburg office

German firm Flick Gocke Schaumburg (FGS) has announced it is launching in Hamburg later this year, its fifth domestic office.

Düsseldorf

White & Case hires two Clifford Chance partners in Germany as exits continue

Two more Clifford Chance partners, Peter Rosin and Thomas Burmeister, have left the firm’s German practice.

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Special report: Competition – After the regulatory goalposts moved

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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Special report: Turkey – Striking out

Tough international competition means that diversification is the watchword in the Turkish legal market.

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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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