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Fieldfisher reports 9 per cent revenue rise at half year as it eyes Dutch launch

21-Nov-2014 5:35 pm | By Natalie Stanton

Fieldfisher has recorded a revenue of £54.3m for the first six months of the 2014/15 financial year.

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Pinsents' outgoing MP David Ryan: "I thought I couldn’t get any busier"

21-Nov-2014 0:03 am | By Natalie Stanton

David Ryan is more or less an institution at Pinsent Masons. During his 15 year tenure as the firm’s managing partner, he has led its transformation from a 134-partner regional practice into a 380-partner global outfit.

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Collyer Bristow settles Rangers fight for £24m

21-Nov-2014 2:20 pm | By Kate Beioley

Collyer Bristow has settled its dispute with Scottish football club Rangers for £24m, bringing an end to the long-running litigation over fees the firm was paid following a controversial 2011 takeover. 

Milan

Squire Patton Boggs and Bonelli collaborate on Rai Way €280m Italian IPO

21-Nov-2014 3:30 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Squire Patton Boggs and Italian firm Bonelli Erede Pappalardo have advised Italian transmission tower operator Rai Way on its €280m (£222m) IPO this week on the Italian stock exchange.

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Uber hires Hogan Lovells to advise on internal privacy investigation

21-Nov-2014 3:06 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Hogan Lovells has been appointed by Uber Technologies to conduct an in-depth review of its existing data privacy program following criticism about an Uber executive snooping on a journalist.

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Clifford Chance advises bondholders pursuing unpaid Ukrainian bond coupon

21-Nov-2014 2:21 pm | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance partner Jared Grubb is advising a group of bondholders seeking $2m from Ukrainian bank VAB Bank after it failed to pay out a coupon due to new Ukrainian foreign currency restrictions.

London

Mayer Brown makes up one City partner amid 21-strong promotions round

21-Nov-2014 12:57 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Mayer Brown has named 21 new partners across the firm and one in London for 2015, matching last year’s promotion figure.

London

Osborne Clarke advises KPMG on deal for McLaren Group analytics

21-Nov-2014 9:33 am | By Natasha Bernal

Osborne Clarke has advised KPMG on a 10-year strategic alliance to share predictive analytics and technology with technology company McLaren Group, which was represented by its own in-house counsel.

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Pérez-Llorca wins Spanish airport IPO deal with €1 fee

21-Nov-2014 0:02 am | By Natasha Bernal

Spanish firm Pérez-Llorca has secured the instruction to advise the Spanish airport operator Aena (Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea) on its upcoming flotation for a fee of just €1.

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Law dominated by white, middle class men, mums sidelined

21-Nov-2014 0:01 am | By Kate Beioley

An overwhelming majority of lawyers believe the profession is dominated by white, middle-class men and that developing a career in law as a mother is difficult.

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Abelman becomes British American Tobacco’s new legal chief as part of management re-jig

20-Nov-2014 2:38 pm | By Natalie Stanton

British American Tobacco’s (BAT) group legal director and general counsel Neil Withington has quit the group, as it announces a wider leadership reshuffle.

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Olswang reports 11 per cent increase in revenue to £63.9m at half-year

20-Nov-2014 10:40 am | By Natasha Bernal

Olswang has announced its un-audited half-year results today (20 November), posting an increase of 11 per cent in revenue to £63.9m from £57.6m at the same point last year.

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Eversheds partners vote to pursue US merger

20-Nov-2014 0:03 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Eversheds partners have voted overwhelmingly in favour of pursuing a US merger, with 90 per cent getting behind the plan.

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Big data, big problems

The rise of big data has created some logistical headaches for lawyers, who are often unversed in the intricacies of computer forensics. A recent survey by The Lawyer Research Service and Grant Thornton underlined this knowledge gap. Get up to speed on the issue by clicking on the links below.

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Exclusive: US firms now dominate London mid-tier, UK200 shows

27-Oct-2014 | By The Lawyer editorial staff

The largest US firms are now so entrenched in the UK legal market that they are collectively generating over £2bn annually and are major players in the 100 firms bringing in the most revenue from the UK.

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Peter Kalis: Managing partners don’t get no respect

17-Nov-2014

Pompous, paranoid, deluded – just three of the things managing partners definitely are not.

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David Ryan

Pinsents' outgoing MP David Ryan: "I thought I couldn’t get any busier"

21-Nov-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

David Ryan is more or less an institution at Pinsent Masons. During his 15 year tenure as the firm’s managing partner, he has led its transformation from a 134-partner regional practice into a 380-partner global outfit.

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Eversheds ups its game with US merger ambitions

20-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Eversheds has the US in its sights, with chief executive Bryan Hughes confirming the firm is targeting a merger.

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Nicky Richmond finds the food elegantly spiced but the prices too eye-watering at the Michelin-starred Benares

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I'm a managing partner… get me out of here

17-Nov-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Lonely, a career cul-de-sac, the figurative punch bag, master and yet servant – just some of the ways the managing partner role can be hell. Still interested in doing it? Read on

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Offshore special: Singapore focus

17-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Offshore players have high hopes of Singapore but for now the work is limited, so increased competition could stymie firms’ growth 

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Fieldfisher reports 9 per cent revenue rise at half year as it eyes Dutch launch

21-Nov-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Fieldfisher has recorded a revenue of £54.3m for the first six months of the 2014/15 financial year.

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Olswang reports 11 per cent increase in revenue to £63.9m at half-year

20-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Olswang has announced its un-audited half-year results today (20 November), posting an increase of 11 per cent in revenue to £63.9m from £57.6m at the same point last year.

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In-house interview: Direct Line Group's Humphrey Tomlinson

17-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Direct Line Group’s Humphrey Tomlinson has steered the insurance giant down a successful road to an IPO, and an ABS win

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In-house interview: Nottinghamshire County Council legal head Jayne Francis-Ward

10-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Nottinghamshire CC law boss Jayne Francis-Ward’s unusual approach to external advice has seen her set up an arrangement involving 78 councils and six law firms. That’s what you call relationship management 

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In-house interview: Cambridge University Press GC William Bowes

3-Nov-2014

Few publishing houses can compete with Cambridge University Press on history or prestige but, as general counsel William Bowes knows well, that comes with a back catalogue of challenges 

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Fieldfisher

Fieldfisher reports 9 per cent revenue rise at half year as it eyes Dutch launch

Fieldfisher has recorded a revenue of £54.3m for the first six months of the 2014/15 financial year.

Milan

Squire Patton Boggs and Bonelli collaborate on Rai Way €280m Italian IPO

Squire Patton Boggs and Italian firm Bonelli Erede Pappalardo have advised Italian transmission tower operator Rai Way on its €280m (£222m) IPO this week on the Italian stock exchange.

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Special report: European firms in London – Why London is still Lawyertown

With ever-more European firms opening in London, could the market be heading towards saturation?

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Special report: Kazakhstan – a safe haven in the CIS

Far from being hindered by the sanctions on Russia, Kazakhstan is benefiting

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17 November 2014

Top 10 stories: 14-20 November 2014

21-Nov-2014

In an eventful week for the legal market, Eversheds turned its sights on the US and Morgan Lewis hired most of Bingham McCutchen - but our top story highlighted what managing partners dislike about their jobs.

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