Google

Olswang victorious over Google in CoA ruling on online privacy

27-Mar-2015 4:51 pm | By Tabby Kinder

The Court of Appeal (CoA) has dismissed an attempt by Bristows’ client Google to block British users from pursuing it in the UK courts.

Construction

Costain drops Bevan Brittan and Addleshaws from panel after first review in seven years

27-Mar-2015 12:44 pm | By Tabby Kinder

Construction and engineering company Costain has changed its legal panel of advisers for the first time in seven years, dropping Bevan Brittan and Addleshaw Goddard in favour of Burges Salmon, Clyde & Co and Pinsent Masons.

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Wragges wins first instruction from Ecotricity on power company's £68m Aviva financing

27-Mar-2015 12:10 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Ecotricity has turned to Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co for its £68m strategic financing deal with Aviva.

Student

University of Law granted ABS licence, beating Nottingham Trent to the punch

27-Mar-2015 4:22 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

The University of Law has been granted an Altenative Business Structure (ABS) licence by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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Cuatrecasas appoints litigation head Jorge Badía as firmwide managing partner

27-Mar-2015 3:54 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira has appointed litigation and arbitration head Jorge Badía as its new managing partner, the firm announced today. 

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Ashurst and Slaughters on call for RBS Coutts sale to UBP

27-Mar-2015 12:50 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Ashurst and Slaughter and May have advised on the $30bn (£20.8bn) sale of RBS’ private banking and wealth management business Coutts International to Union Bancaire Privée.

London

Retention at CMS Cameron McKenna slumps to 62%

27-Mar-2015 9:20 am | By Richard Simmons

Just 16 out of 26 will stay on.

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Webber Wentzel's Sally Hutton: We want to be the dominant South African law firm

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

The Lawyer’s Africa Elite report is published on Monday (30 March). Ahead of that the first-ever managing partner of Webber Wentzel, one of South Africa’s oldest and largest firms, unveils her plans for the future.

London

OneSavings Bank appoints new head of legal and unveils first formal panel

27-Mar-2015 0:02 am | By Tabby Kinder

OneSavings Bank (OSB) has appointed a new head of legal as it names 12 firms to its first formal legal panel of external advisers.

London

Treasury Committee: FCA has not "fully grasped" failings revealed in Davis report

27-Mar-2015 0:01 am | By Tabby Kinder

The Treasury Committee has criticised the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for not addressing the failings identified by Clifford Chance partner Simon Davis in his report into a market leak last year.

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BLP's outgoing managing partner Eisenberg wins senior partner role

26-Mar-2015 4:18 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Berwin Leighton Paisner managing partner Neville Eisenberg has been appointed in an uncontested election to a four-year term as the firm’s senior partner, effective from 1 May.

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Mayer Brown scoops duo of corporate partners for Paris office

26-Mar-2015 3:47 pm | By Joanne Harris

Mayer Brown has hired two senior corporate partners for its Paris office, including Davis Polk & Wardwell’s first-ever non-US qualified hire Arnaud Pérès.

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Noerr continues run of growth with 7 per cent turnover rise in 2014 to €197.2m

26-Mar-2015 12:01 pm | By Joanne Harris

German firm Noerr has announced another strong year with turnover rising by 7 per cent to €197.2m (£145.2m) for 2014, up from €184.5m the previous year.

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Spring brings welcome news for some. Across the UK, it’s partner promotion season. National firms are adding plenty to their partnerships, but magic circle firms are being more circumspect. At Freshfields, for example, only three made the grade in London out of 17 worldwide

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The machines are coming for your job

23-Mar-2015 | By David Halliwell

The commoditisation of artificial intelligence means many areas of the lawyer’s trade are at risk – including the ‘creative’ element.

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Webber Wentzel's Sally Hutton: We want to be the dominant South African law firm

27-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The Lawyer’s Africa Elite report is published on Monday (30 March). Ahead of that the first-ever managing partner of Webber Wentzel, one of South Africa’s oldest and largest firms, unveils her plans for the future.

Battle

Gibson Dunn and its Djibouti nightmare

27-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Recent unwanted attention on Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in light of the Djibouti falsified evidence case will do nothing for the firm’s hard-won reputation in the world of anti-corruption and combating fraud.

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Hunan, London

Nicky Richmond takes her tastebuds for a whirl to Hunan, relinquishes choice and has an excellent meal.

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Magic circle re-builds the pyramid structure

23-Mar-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

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Special report: Litigation – A travesty of justice?

23-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Proponents of reforms to judicial review claim they will deter ‘frivolous’ cases but the legal profession is worried about the effect on access to justice. 

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Noerr continues run of growth with 7 per cent turnover rise in 2014 to €197.2m

26-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

German firm Noerr has announced another strong year with turnover rising by 7 per cent to €197.2m (£145.2m) for 2014, up from €184.5m the previous year.

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MoFo London revenue drops by 22 per cent as firm revises 2013 figures

23-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Morrison & Foerster has posted a 22 per cent fall in London revenue in 2014, dropping from $33.4m to $26m (£17.6m) in 2014.

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The in-house interview: Aurelius' legal counsel Kimberley Whitaker

23-Mar-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Exactly one year on from becoming Aurelius’ first UK-based legal counsel, The Lawyer caught up with Kimberley Whitaker to see how her role has developed

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The in-house interview: EnergySolutions senior vice-president and legal counsel Simon Stuttaford

16-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Think you have regulatory and insurance headaches? Imagine what it’s like working in the global nuclear waste industry like Simon Stuttaford, GC of EnergySolutions 

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The in-house interview: Schneider Electric’s Peter Wexler

9-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

At French energy company Schneider Electric, Peter Wexler has a steady flow of mergers, acquisitions and compliance issues – but it’s the people that give his role its spark.

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Cuatrecasas appoints litigation head Jorge Badía as firmwide managing partner

Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira has appointed litigation and arbitration head Jorge Badía as its new managing partner, the firm announced today. 

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Ashurst and Slaughters on call for RBS Coutts sale to UBP

Ashurst and Slaughter and May have advised on the $30bn (£20.8bn) sale of RBS’ private banking and wealth management business Coutts International to Union Bancaire Privée.

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Special report: GCs in banking – The big bank load

The pressure on in-house lawyers in the financial services sector is growing as banks face up to new challenges such as greater regulatory scrutiny.

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In a week of exclusive news on TheLawyer.com, our scoop revealing that Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson had turned to Quinn Emanuel for advice was the biggest story.

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