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Shell global legal director warns firms: work with us on pricing

27-Apr-2015 0:01 am | By Catrin Griffiths

Royal Dutch Shell global legal director Donny Ching has put fee arrangements at the forefront of his next panel review, scheduled for April 2016.

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Norton Rose Fulbright focuses on US again in record 51-partner promotions round

27-Apr-2015 11:51 am | By Tabby Kinder

Norton Rose Fulbright has made up a record 51 partners in its latest promotions round, the second since its merger in 2013.

London

Exclusive: Six partners to go following Ince & Co redundancy consultation

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

Six partners and 10 legal secretaries are to leave Ince & Co following the firm’s second redundancy consultation in its London practice in a year.  

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Burges Salmon adds six partners in all-male promotions round

27-Apr-2015 1:55 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Burges Salmon has promoted six to partner in an all-male promotions and has made a lateral hire from Clifford Chance, bringing its total partner figures up to 81.

Linklaters

Linklaters renews mainstream corporate focus with 23 partner promotions

27-Apr-2015 11:16 am | By Tabby Kinder

Linklaters has made up 23 partners in its latest promotions round signalling a renewed focus on its corporate group in London and continental Europe.

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Training contract numbers down by 5 per cent

27-Apr-2015 11:10 am | By Richard Simmons

The Law Society’s Annual Statistical Report has revealed that training contract numbers decreased slightly in 2013-14.

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Ex-Clifford Chance lawyer and Tory MP candidate under fire over 'department head' CV claims

24-Apr-2015 12:52 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Lawyer and Conservative MP candidate for Havant Alan Mak has come under fire after a statement in his leaked CV claimed that he was a department head at magic circle firm Clifford Chance.

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Weil Gotshal and McDermott advise on Barclay brothers' Claridges sale

24-Apr-2015 11:32 am | By Natasha Bernal

Weil Gotshal & Manges and McDermott Will & Emery have acted on the Barclay brothers’ sale of Claridges, the Berkeley and the Connaught to Qatar-owned Constellation Hotels, ending years of litigation concerning the ownership of the hotels.

City Gherkin

Exclusive: Launch lawyers for Jenner's London office revealed as litigation trio from Dechert

24-Apr-2015 0:02 am | By Natasha Bernal

Chicago-headquartered Jenner & Block, which last month confirmed its plans to open in London, is hiring three lawyers from Dechert.

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Hogan Lovells executive manager May joins 42 Bedford Row chambers as CEO

24-Apr-2015 0:01 am | By Tabby Kinder

Hogan Lovells executive manager Neil May has been appointed chief executive of common law set 42 Bedford Row following a unanimous vote by the chambers’ executive board.

Nabarro

Nabarro continues trend of reduced promotions with three new partners

23-Apr-2015 5:24 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Nabarro has promoted three senior associates to its partnership, with the promotions taking effect from 1 May.

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HSF focuses on Asia-Pacific in 21-strong promotions round

23-Apr-2015 4:14 pm | By Tabby Kinder

Just one lawyer is promoted in mainland Europe offices despite firm’s “clear blue sky strategy of growth” on the continent.

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The Lawyer Business Leadership awards judging panel unveiled

23-Apr-2015 3:57 pm

The Lawyer’s first ever judging panel for the Business Leadership awards consisting exclusively of senior in-house lawyers has been unveiled today.

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Editor's Picks

Catrin Griffiths

KWM’s property push

When SJ Berwin agreed to combine with - or be taken over by KWM, it became a target for headhunters. Many corporate departures later, the firm is hiring aggressively in real estate, taking a number of partners from Eversheds. Will there be more to come?

Hot 100 alumni

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Hot 100 Alumni: Miriam Gonzalez, Dechert

Dechert partner Miriam Gonzalez made The Lawyer Hot 100 back in 2008 when she was a trade partner at DLA Piper.

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Peter Kalis 2015 index

Women, teamwork and innovation

27-Apr-2015 | By Peter Kalis

Now that more women are adding their skill and insight to the team game of law, the profession stands on the cusp of greatness.

Jay Sadanandan

Latham's Sadanandan: London is a bright spot for us

24-Apr-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Latham & Watkins has a new London managing partner in Jay Sadanandan, but like the song, the strategic direction remains the same.

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Bakers’ Milton Cheng on why FenXun JV is just the beginning

21-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Baker & McKenzie China, Vietnam and Korea office managing partner Milton Cheng believes the change in law has sparked interest in PRC law from other international firms.

The Lawyer Eats

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Trinity, Clapham

It’s the unfairness of it that rankles. And it’s not like I haven’t dragged myself across the river to Clapham twice already in the last six months. It doesn’t seem entirely right that the good burghers of Clapham have not one, but three restaurants I’d be happy to eat at any day of the week.

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Offshore index

How offshore firms are tackling the tide of consolidation, internationalisation and global unrest

27-Apr-2015

Internationalisation remains a watchword for offshore as firms expand their offering to meet client demand. 

Construction index

Construction: new rules, election promises and growing project completion problems

27-Apr-2015

The impact of ‘principal designer’ rules, parties dig out the housing pledge game, and more projects are underperforming.

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Barristers

Serjeants' Inn announces bumper 28 per cent income growth for 2014/15

15-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Public, police and medical negligence set Serjeants’ Inn Chambers has reported growth in fee income of 27.5 per cent for the 2014/15 financial year ending 31 March on the back of a management overhaul.

Money

Milbank takes top spot from A&O in Q1 project finance global rankings

13-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has risen by six spots to the top of this year’s global project finance rankings for the first quarter of 2015, while Allen & Overy (A&O) has toppled from first to eight place.

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Shell image index

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.

Raven

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.

Duncan Vaughan

The in-house interview: Iceland legal director Duncan Vaughan

13-Apr-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

With a more aggressive industry watchdog and cut-price rivals breathing down retailer Iceland’s neck, legal director Duncan Vaughan knew his job wasn’t going to be a piece of Arctic roll.

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Jay Sadanandan

Latham's Sadanandan: London is a bright spot for us

Latham & Watkins has a new London managing partner in Jay Sadanandan, but like the song, the strategic direction remains the same.

City Gherkin

Exclusive: Launch lawyers for Jenner's London office revealed as litigation trio from Dechert

Chicago-headquartered Jenner & Block, which last month confirmed its plans to open in London, is hiring three lawyers from Dechert.

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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.

HSBC – allegations of fraud, Switzerland

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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Top 10 stories: 17-23 April 2015

27-Apr-2015

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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