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Clifford Chance moots superpoints for star partners as part of lockstep overhaul

26-Jan-2015 0:05 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Clifford Chance has kicked off a review of its lockstep, which could see changes made as early as the beginning of the next financial year. 

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Hot 100 2015: record number of in-housers among this year's stand-out lawyers

26-Jan-2015 0:04 am | By Joanne Harris

A record 45 in-house counsel and 50 women feature in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 2015, which is unveiled today after months of research.

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Bird & Bird hit by €130m professional negligence claim in Hamburg

26-Jan-2015 0:03 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Bird & Bird is facing a €130m (£97.7m) professional negligence claim brought by a group of around 30 German real estate funds, in the latest development in a corruption trial against a former client.

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Wilson Sonsini loses Beijing head Li to Sidley

26-Jan-2015 11:20 am | By Margaret Taylor

The head of US technology firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s Beijing office has quit the firm and is understood to be joining Sidley Austin.

London

Goodwin Procter and Mayer Brown pick up key roles on £327m sale of Tower Place 
 


26-Jan-2015 10:58 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart, Natalie Stanton

Goodwin Procter and Mayer Brown have advised on the sale of the City’s Tower Place to Chinese insurance giant Ping An.

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DLA Piper bulks up in Singapore with hires from Gibson Dunn and Jones Day

26-Jan-2015 10:39 am | By Margaret Taylor

DLA Piper has begun to rebuild its depleted Asia practice with the hire of two partners and an of counsel, reuniting a group of former Jones Day colleagues in the process.

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Midlands-based lawyers in line for 10 per cent pay rise as legal jobs increase

26-Jan-2015 0:02 am | By Tabby Kinder

Lawyers in the Midlands will see a salary increase of around 10 per cent in 2015, thanks to a growing number of firms setting up offices in the region.

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Scotland’s Burness Paull increases bank balance in year after merger

23-Jan-2015 4:09 pm | By Margaret Taylor

Scottish firm Burness Paull strengthened its cash position by over £2m in the first full year following the merger of Burness and Paull & Williamsons, with the figure rising from £3.6m to £5.8m.

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Slater & Gordon in talks to acquire Quindell operating division

23-Jan-2015 12:14 pm | By Natalie Stanton

Slater & Gordon is in negotiations to buy an operating division of Aim-listed legal services provider Quindell, understood to be its legal services arm.

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Linklaters loses Asia-based Carlyle relationship partner to White & Case

23-Jan-2015 12:00 pm | By Margaret Taylor

The partner who manages Linklaters’ relationship with private equity house Carlyle Group in Asia has left the firm to take up partnership at White & Case.

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Barclays' head of litigation and investigations Jonathan Peddie to leave bank

23-Jan-2015 11:56 am | By Tabby Kinder

Barclays’ managing director of litigation and investigations Jonathan Peddie is leaving his role at the end of February after nine years.

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France's Veil Jourde launches competition group with Winston & Strawn team

23-Jan-2015 0:01 am | By Joanne Harris

French firm Veil Jourde has capped off a strong 2014 with the hire of a competition team from Winston & Strawn led by partner Emmanuel Tricot.

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"Reputational kryptonite": Firms scramble to tighten disciplinary procedures in wake of CC trainee’s Islamist rant

22-Jan-2015 5:26 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

City firms are rushing to put in place procedures to deal with incidents such as the YouTube video of a Clifford Chance trainee expressing Islamist views.

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East meeting West, again

The combination of US-European Dentons with China’s Dacheng will create the world’s biggest law firm. On paper, that’s a lot of global reach – as long as integration issues are tackled. For more on Dacheng and a close analysis of Chinese firms, check out our China Elite.

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After the easy fixes, what next for diversity?

26-Jan-2015 | By David Isaac

Law is in the vanguard of change when it comes to promoting diversity in the workplace, but much remains to be done in the office and beyond.

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Dentons chair on the Dacheng merger: "Like Halley's Comet and the Holy Grail"

23-Jan-2015 | By Joanne Harris

After the announcement of the merger between Dentons and Chinese firm Dacheng, the two firms’ management speak about the opportunities for the future - and why they believe the tie-up is ground-breaking.

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The Global Law Summit: the Davos of ‘law meets business’

13-Jan-2015

The Global Law Summit next month will champion the rule of law as a tool for business growth.

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Why is Fried Frank calling time on its Asia strategy?

20-Jan-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

For years, Asia has been hailed as a land of golden opportunity for the legal profession. So, why has Fried Frank Harris & Shriver decided to close down its operations in the region? 

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Fera in Claridges, Mayfair

Nicky Richmond might be in love with Claridges, but she is slightly less enamoured with its restaurant.

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The Hot 100 2015: The bar

26-Jan-2015

Laying the groundwork for an Ebola vaccine, throwing a lifeline to British manufacturing and holding Government to account for exceeded pollution limits – some of the inspirational stunts pulled off by this year’s A-listers.

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The Hot 100 2015: In-house

26-Jan-2015

In association with Fox Rodney, Saunderson House and Thomson Reuters

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Scotland’s Burness Paull increases bank balance in year after merger

23-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Scottish firm Burness Paull strengthened its cash position by over £2m in the first full year following the merger of Burness and Paull & Williamsons, with the figure rising from £3.6m to £5.8m.

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France's Veil Jourde launches competition group with Winston & Strawn team

23-Jan-2015 | By Joanne Harris

French firm Veil Jourde has capped off a strong 2014 with the hire of a competition team from Winston & Strawn led by partner Emmanuel Tricot.

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The in-house interview: Pets at Home legal chief Louise Stonier

26-Jan-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

From management buy-out to becoming a listed company: legal head Louise Stonier has seen Pets at Home through some big changes.

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The in-house interview: Hovis GC Helen Selby

19-Jan-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Bread might sound a little humdrum for an ex-Royal Air Force officer but Helen Selby has been able to spread her wings at freshly-sold Hovis.

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In-house Interview: Cancer Research Technology’s Andrew Waldron

12-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

As legal boss at Cancer Research Technology, Andrew Waldron is blazing a pioneering trail to get life-changing drugs to market

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Wilson Sonsini loses Beijing head Li to Sidley

The head of US technology firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s Beijing office has quit the firm and is understood to be joining Sidley Austin.

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DLA Piper bulks up in Singapore with hires from Gibson Dunn and Jones Day

DLA Piper has begun to rebuild its depleted Asia practice with the hire of two partners and an of counsel, reuniting a group of former Jones Day colleagues in the process.

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Special report: The Baltics – A triple play

With economies conducive to investors and an appetite for growth among local businesses, cross-border work in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia is on the rise.

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Special report: Luxembourg – on the IP offensive

Intellectual property is the next weapon in Luxembourg’s armoury of business offerings – but first it must past the EC ‘state aid’ test

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Top 10 stories: 9-15 January 2015

16-Jan-2015

Cooley’s London launch dominated the top 10 stories of last week, but silk announcements and the unveiling of Stonewall’s top 100 gay-friendly employers also featured.

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