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Exclusive: Gibson Dunn Dubai partner Peter Gray exits firm

1-May-2015 3:12 pm | By Tabby Kinder

Suspended Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray has officially left the firm, The Lawyer understands.

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Barclays tops forex spend among UK banks with £2.5bn legal costs in Q1

1-May-2015 4:16 pm | By Tabby Kinder

Barclays set aside an additional £800m in the first quarter of 2015 to cover investigations and litigation related to foreign exchange rigging, its Q1 results reveal.

London

Linklaters’ UK competition head Riedel joins Kirkland & Ellis

1-May-2015 9:49 am | By Matt Byrne

The trend for US firms to bring in some of UK firm’s top legal talent is continuing with the news that Kirkland & Ellis has hired the head of Linklaters’ UK competition practice Paula Riedel.

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Irwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell continues trend of reduced partner promotions

1-May-2015 11:24 am | By Jonathon Manning

Irwin Mitchell has announced seven partner promotions across its offices in the UK, which will take effect from 1 May 2015.

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DLA Piper announces 44 promotions for 2015

1-May-2015 10:39 am | By Jonathon Manning

DLA Piper has announced that 44 lawyers have been promoted to its partnership this year, including nine in the UK and 20 in the US.

Washington DC

McKenna Long government contracts chair moves to Covington with 18 lawyers

1-May-2015 5:00 am | By Natasha Bernal

A team of five McKenna Long & Aldridge partners, including government contracts chair Fred Levy, have opted out of their firm’s merger with Dentons and are set to join Covington & Burling along with seven counsel and seven associates. 

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

1-May-2015 0:06 am | 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.

John Cleland

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

1-May-2015 0:05 am | 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.

Simmons & Simmons

Simmons & Simmons promotes 13 to partnership with heavy UK slant

1-May-2015 0:04 am | By Jonathon Manning

Simmons & Simmons has promoted 13 of its lawyers to its partnership this year in an increased promotions round concentrating on the UK.

London

Obelisk on the hunt for new board members after non-exec departures

1-May-2015 0:03 am | By Natasha Bernal

Legal services provider Obelisk’s board has shrunk from four to one after the departure of three high-profile non-executive directors.

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French boutique Villey Giraud Grolleaud makes first lateral from HSF

1-May-2015 0:01 am | By Joanne Harris

French boutique Villey Giraud Grolleaud has made its first lateral hire since launching two years ago, picking up Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) corporate partner Frédéric Grillier.

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Charles Russell Speechlys promotes first partners since merger

1-May-2015 0:01 am | By Rachel Moloney

Charles Russell Speechlys has announced its first round of partnership promotions since the two firms merged last November. 

Slaughter and May

Slaughter and May boosts NQ salaries to £70,000

30-Apr-2015 3:18 pm | By Richard Simmons

Slaughter and May has reviewed its salaries for 2015, with newly-qualified (NQ) solicitors to be paid £70,000, up by £5,000 on 2014.

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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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Gonzalez

Hot 100 Alumni: Miriam Gonzalez, Dechert

Dechert partner Miriam Gonzalez talks about diversity and developing a thriving international trade practice in the latest of our profiles of Hot 100 alumni.

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Kemp

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?

John Cleland

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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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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Offshore index

How offshore firms are tackling the tide of consolidation, internationalisation and global unrest

27-Apr-2015

Internationalisation remains a watchword for offshore as firms expand their offering to meet client demand. 

Construction index

Construction: new rules, election promises and growing project completion problems

27-Apr-2015

The impact of ‘principal designer’ rules, parties dig out the housing pledge game, and more projects are underperforming.

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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.

money

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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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.

Raven

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.

Duncan Vaughan

The in-house interview: Iceland legal director Duncan Vaughan

13-Apr-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

With a more aggressive industry watchdog and cut-price rivals breathing down retailer Iceland’s neck, legal director Duncan Vaughan knew his job wasn’t going to be a piece of Arctic roll.

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DLA Piper announces 44 promotions for 2015

DLA Piper has announced that 44 lawyers have been promoted to its partnership this year, including nine in the UK and 20 in the US.

London

Linklaters’ UK competition head Riedel joins Kirkland & Ellis

The trend for US firms to bring in some of UK firm’s top legal talent is continuing with the news that Kirkland & Ellis has hired the head of Linklaters’ UK competition practice Paula Riedel.

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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.

HSBC – allegations of fraud, Switzerland

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

27-Apr-2015

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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