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Weil high yield star Strauss returns to Simpson Thacher as equity partner

21-Aug-2014 2:04 pm | By Natalie Stanton

Four years ago, in July 2010, Simpson Thacher lost an up-and-coming high yield counsel to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, having passed him by for partnership.

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Lloyds panel review enters final stage with one week until deadline

21-Aug-2014 0:02 am | By Kate Beioley

Firms vying for spots on Lloyds’ own-account panel have been given a week to file tender submissions to the bank in preparation for an October panel unveiling. 

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Pannone partners break three-year lock-in to leave Slater & Gordon

21-Aug-2014 0:03 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

At least two legacy Pannone partners have managed to exit Australian-listed Slater & Gordon and others are negotiating exits despite a three-year lock-in.

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Third Citigroup in-house lawyer exits bank in US

21-Aug-2014 1:50 pm | By Kate Beioley

Citigroup has lost its New-York based global consumer business general counsel following the exit of two other in-house lawyers earlier in the year. 

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Clifford Chance builds up private equity team as associates leave

21-Aug-2014 0:04 am | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance is understood to be losing four private equity associates to join partners at firms including Latham & Watkins and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, underlining the vulnerability of magic circle firms to headhunters acting for US firms in London.

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Government approves standards allowing apprentices to qualify as solicitors

20-Aug-2014 2:20 pm | By Richard Simmons

The Government has approved new standards that will allow apprentices to work their way up to full solicitor status.

London

Stewarts to launch tax litigation team to capitalise on boom in tax disputes

20-Aug-2014 0:03 am | By Kate Beioley

Stewarts Law will launch a tax litigation group in 10 weeks’ time to hone in on the swathe of tax-related cases hitting the courts. 

Cardiff

Addleshaws and Burges Salmon win spots on Welsh Water’s new panel

20-Aug-2014 0:02 am | By Natalie Stanton

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water (DCWW) has gifted Addleshaw Goddard and Burges Salmon first-time appointments on its revamped legal panel.

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Mosaic promotes associate GC to top role as former legal chief becomes CFO

20-Aug-2014 0:01 am | By Natasha Bernal

Fortune 500 fertiliser producer Mosaic has promoted associate general counsel Mark Isaacson, three months after former general counsel Richard Mack became the company’s chief financial officer (CFO).

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Squire Patton Boggs plumps for legacy Patton Boggs associate in Saudi

19-Aug-2014 6:56 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Squire Patton Boggs has chosen legacy Patton Boggs’ Saudi associate firm Khalid Al-Thebity as its local representative, leaving legacy Squire Sanders’ affiliate to pursue independence.

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DWF announces autumn retention for its largest-ever qualifying cohort

19-Aug-2014 4:42 pm | By Richard Simmons

DWF has revealed that it will retain 81 per cent of its October qualifiers.

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Newly-weds Charles Russell and Speechly Bircham want to get even closer. Following the successful conclusion of their merger talks, they’re now after an office where they can really get to know each other. Just don’t bother offering them a Canary Wharf office.

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Clifford Chance's Layton and Norman: We needed leaner leadership

15-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance’s new managing partner and corporate head are turning around the firm’s conservative reputation by taking an axe to the leadership team and getting tough on partners’ remits.

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Weil high yield star Strauss returns to Simpson Thacher as equity partner

21-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Four years ago, in July 2010, Simpson Thacher lost an up-and-coming high yield counsel to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, having passed him by for partnership.

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Clifford Chance builds up private equity team as associates leave

21-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance is understood to be losing four private equity associates to join partners at firms including Latham & Watkins and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, underlining the vulnerability of magic circle firms to headhunters acting for US firms in London.

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Nicky Richmond heads into the countryside for dinner at Michel Roux’s Waterside Inn.

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The bar 2020: Divide and rule

4-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Jackson, legal aid cuts and pressure on fees have put the bar on course for a fractured future where commercial stars race ahead and others hit a dead end

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Special report: Canada – The long trail

4-Aug-2014 | By Lucy Burton

A&O is the first magic circle firm to tiptoe into Canada but despite the strong economy, there is good reason why local players are not expecting a stampede 

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Mishcon set to turn from partnership to full-equity LLP structure

19-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Mishcon de Reya is to vote next month on converting to an LLP and bringing all of its salaried partners into the equity.

Money

Stevens & Bolton sees double-digit growth across the board

19-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Guildford-based Stevens & Bolton’s revenue rose by 10.1 per cent from £18.05m to £19.87m in the 2013/14 financial year.

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In-house interview: CPA Global GC Ruth Daniels

4-Aug-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

As you might expect from a legal outsourcer, value and efficiency are compulsory for CPA Global’s GC Ruth Daniels 

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In-house interview: Karen Kerrigan, Seedrs

28-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

When she found herself off work with back problems Simmons & Simmons associate Karen Kerrigan hatched a plan: she would leave the law and set up a community forum for people experiencing the same kind of pain as her.

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In-house interview: Steven Webb, head of legal, Premier Farnell

21-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Service is the name of the game for Steven Webb, GC at IT distributor Premier Farnell

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Mosaic promotes associate GC to top role as former legal chief becomes CFO

Fortune 500 fertiliser producer Mosaic has promoted associate general counsel Mark Isaacson, three months after former general counsel Richard Mack became the company’s chief financial officer (CFO).

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Ashurst raids O’Melveny & Myers and White & Case to bolster Asia practice

Ashurst has taken a trio of partners from O’Melveny & Myers and one from White & Case in a bid to boost its restructuring offering in Asia.

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Special report: Germany – Crossing borders

As international work grows the DAX30 are expanding in-house legal teams, but Germany’s biggest companies remain critical to the country’s law firms 

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