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Peerpoint eyes overseas sites, with further Europe and Asia expansion topping the agenda

30-Jun-2015 0:04 am | By Natasha Bernal

Allen & Overy (A&O) contract lawyer service Peerpoint is continuing to focus on international expansion, with sites in Asia and Europe thought to be in the pipeline.

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Pinsent Masons latest firm to boost project manager numbers

30-Jun-2015 0:02 am | By Jonathon Manning

Pinsent Masons is set to hire additional project managers across its business over the next 18 months and has designed a project manager toolkit to assist the firm’s lawyers.    

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Grandall becomes third Chinese firm to open in Silicon Valley

30-Jun-2015 0:01 am | By Yun Kriegler

Chinese firm Grandall has opened its first office in the US in Silicon Valley, aiming to capitalise on growing Chinese investment in the global technology innovation hub.

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Slater & Gordon’s share price falls 38.3 per cent amid multiple investigations

29-Jun-2015 4:48 pm | By Jonathon Manning

Slater & Gordon saw its share price fall 38.3 per cent following the news of investigations being carried out by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC).

London

Hogan Lovells energy team joins Orrick in London

29-Jun-2015 2:44 pm | By Tabby Kinder

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has picked up an energy and projects team from Hogan Lovells made up of three partners including two group heads.

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Freshfields extends UK lockstep ladder to match US offering

29-Jun-2015 0:04 am | By Tabby Kinder

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is understood to have extended its lockstep ladder in the UK to lure top talent in London.

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Asia-Pacific 150: local firms' expansion accelerates as China dominates

29-Jun-2015 0:05 am

International firms have generally positioned themselves well for Asia-Pacific’s rise – teething troubles aside. But it is the locals, particularly in China, who show the biggest appetite for its business, growing faster and wider than the globals.

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Manchester and Leeds lawyers vote unanimously to refuse legal aid work in face of cuts

29-Jun-2015 5:33 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Lawyers in Manchester and Leeds have voted to strike, refusing to take on legal aid work after 1 July, when new rates are set to come in.

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White & Case re-elects chairman Verrier for a third consecutive term

29-Jun-2015 2:15 pm | By Rachel Moloney

White & Case has re-elected Hugh Verrier as chairman of the firm for a third consecutive four-year term until 2019.

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Italian and French firms lead as Vivendi becomes Telecom Italia’s largest shareholder

29-Jun-2015 12:34 pm | By Rachel Moloney

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier, Cabinet Bompoint and Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners have taken lead roles as multinational media company Vivendi spends around €1bn to increase its stake in Telecom Italia to 14.9 per cent. 

Perth

DLA Piper takes corporate team from Perth boutique

29-Jun-2015 10:16 am | By Yun Kriegler

DLA Piper has added a corporate team led by three partners from Australian boutique Hardy Bowen in Perth.

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CMS re-elects chairman Brandi to four-year term following partner strategy meeting

29-Jun-2015 10:02 am | By Natasha Bernal

CMS has re-elected chairman Cornelius Brandi for a second four-year to June 2019 after an annual partners meeting last week.

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Shearman & Sterling opens in Saudi Arabia in partnership with local firm

29-Jun-2015 8:55 am | By Rachel Moloney

Shearman & Sterling has partnered with Saudi Arabia’s Abdulaziz Alassaf & Partners, meaning the US-founded firm can now operate in Riyadh, Jeddah and Al-Khobar.

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What’s your worth in the market?

The Lawyer’s first salary survey, in partnership with Kinsella Legal, covers lawyer’s pay, base salaries, bonuses, benefits and pay satisfaction. As well as their wider career satisfaction and aspirations, we’ve unearthed eye-opening information about the effects on earnings of location, sector, experience and gender.

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Revealed: gender gap in lawyers' salaries persists as men pick up bigger pay rises

16-Jun-2015 | By The Lawyer editorial staff

Despite efforts by the legal profession to focus on diversity, the gender gap in pay remains pronounced with a £24,000 difference in average salaries, The Lawyer research has shown.

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It’s not true that the legal industry is behind the times – in fact, innovation has always been a big part of what makes law such a satisfying profession.

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Hot 100 alumni: Harry Small, Baker & McKenzie

Baker & McKenzie outgoing global head of information technology and communications Harry Small has seen six years of action in management since he appeared in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 in 2010.

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Baker Botts' new man in London talks expansion

26-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Baker Botts announced its highest global revenue ever – $653m – in 2014. Here’s how new London head Mark Rowley plans to ensure the office contributes to another record year in 2015.

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Richard Punt

Peerpoint eyes overseas sites, with further Europe and Asia expansion topping the agenda

30-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Allen & Overy (A&O) contract lawyer service Peerpoint is continuing to focus on international expansion, with sites in Asia and Europe thought to be in the pipeline.

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Asia-Pacific 150: local firms' expansion accelerates as China dominates

29-Jun-2015

International firms have generally positioned themselves well for Asia-Pacific’s rise – teething troubles aside. But it is the locals, particularly in China, who show the biggest appetite for its business, growing faster and wider than the globals.

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Business Leadership Guide: meet the pace-setters

22-Jun-2015

Clear trends have emerged from this year’s Business Leadership survey. In-house legal teams confirm they are under increasing pressure to deliver more for less but the drive to embrace innovation remains elusive.

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Thomson Snell & Passmore sees double-digit growth as revenue hits £16.8m

29-Jun-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Thomson Snell & Passmore has seen turnover increase by 11 per cent, from £15.25m to £16.8m in the 2014/15 financial year.

Manchester

Aaron & Partners grows revenue by 9.1 per cent in 2014/15 thanks to renewable energy push

26-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Aaron & Partners has posted a 9.1 per cent increase in revenue from £7.26m to £7.92m in 2014/15, following increased work in the renewable energy market.

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In-house interview: Zoe Bucknell, OneSavings Bank

29-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Zoe Bucknell became OneSavings Bank’s GC on the day it changed from Kent Reliance and immediately faced a tough mix of start-up and legacy issues. Four years on and her reward is steep growth via a £413m flotation.

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In-house interview: Jenifer Swallow, Mind Candy

22-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Working at the creator of children’s online game Moshi Monsters isn’t all fun and games.

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The in-house interview: SSE GC Liz Tanner

15-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

How SSE’s general counsel is managing an inquiry that could reshape the whole energy market.

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Peerpoint eyes overseas sites, with further Europe and Asia expansion topping the agenda

Allen & Overy (A&O) contract lawyer service Peerpoint is continuing to focus on international expansion, with sites in Asia and Europe thought to be in the pipeline.

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Grandall becomes third Chinese firm to open in Silicon Valley

Chinese firm Grandall has opened its first office in the US in Silicon Valley, aiming to capitalise on growing Chinese investment in the global technology innovation hub.

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International firms have generally positioned themselves well for Asia-Pacific’s rise – teething troubles aside. But it is the locals, particularly in China, who show the biggest appetite for its business, growing faster and wider than the globals.

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Southern exposure: Latin America and investor interest

Latin America is an area of immense interest for investors, especially from the US, and this is translating into work for lawyers.

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Top 10 stories: 19-25 June 2015

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The Lawyer Awards winners’ list topped our most-read stories last week, amid several big pieces of litigation and management changes in the magic circle.

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