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Greenberg Traurig joins competition recruitment spree with Mayer Brown hire

7-May-2015 10:56 am | By Natasha Bernal

Mayer Brown’s London antitrust and competition head Gillian Sproul has left the firm to join Greenberg Traurig Maher.

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Exclusive: Redundancy consultation at Plexus Law to see mass exits by legal and support staff

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

Plexus Law has launched its second large scale redundancy consultation in under a year, which is expected to affect the jobs of 80 legal secretaries and support staff and see up to 10 lawyers leaving the firm in May.

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Kennedys launches in Russia through association with former Clydes lawyer

7-May-2015 10:16 am | By Jonathon Manning

Kennedys has announced the launch of an office in Moscow, operating under the name Kennedys CIS Advocates.

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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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Retired High Court judge Eder appointed Singapore International Commercial Court judge

7-May-2015 9:54 am | By Tabby Kinder

Retired High Court judge Bernard Eder has been appointed a judge at the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC).

Simmons & Simmons

Simmons puts emphasis on client relationships with new business plan

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

Simmons & Simmons has announced a new three-year business plan, giving more prominence to the role of client relationship partner.

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Central London firm WLTM larger suitor for long-term relationship

7-May-2015 0:03 am | By Tabby Kinder

The unnamed London law firm advertising for a merger in this week’s issue of The Lawyer (4 May) has taken an unconventional approach in its quest for a tie-up, but is it a canny and progressive plan or an act of folly?

Cambridge

Howes Percival opens real estate-focused office in Cambridge

7-May-2015 0:02 am | By Jonathon Manning

Howes Percival has opened an office in Cambridge focusing on real estate following the appointment of new partner Jonathan Greenhalgh.

Munich

Fieldfisher hires first M&A partner to new Munich team

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

Fieldfisher has launched a Munich corporate practice with the hire of its first M&A partner in the city.

London

Land Securities hires new GC from Mothercare

6-May-2015 5:22 pm | By Rachel Moloney

Mothercare’s general counsel Tim Ashby is leaving the company in September for FTSE 100 real estate investment trust Land Securities. 

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Eversheds grants voting rights to fixed-share partners

6-May-2015 3:22 pm | By Jonathon Manning

Eversheds has restructured its partnership to allow some fixed-shared partners to vote in firm elections and take a greater stake in the business.

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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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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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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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Central London firm WLTM larger suitor for long-term relationship

7-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The unnamed London law firm advertising for a merger in this week’s issue of The Lawyer (4 May) has taken an unconventional approach in its quest for a tie-up, but is it a canny and progressive plan or an act of folly?

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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

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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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Moscow

Kennedys launches in Russia through association with former Clydes lawyer

Kennedys has announced the launch of an office in Moscow, operating under the name Kennedys CIS Advocates.

singapore

Retired High Court judge Eder appointed Singapore International Commercial Court judge

Retired High Court judge Bernard Eder has been appointed a judge at the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC).

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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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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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