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Africa Elite 2015: The new face of private equity in Africa

30-Mar-2015 0:05 am | By Margaret Taylor

This year’s Africa Elite reveals the domestic firms and international lawyers leading the continent’s rise. As this executive summary shows, private equity is a growing force

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KWM replaces Clifford Chance as AA's principal legal adviser following panel review

30-Mar-2015 0:04 am | By Tabby Kinder

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has replaced Clifford Chance as principal legal adviser to the AA following a corporate panel review that took effect on 1 January.

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RB rolls out in-house platform i-Legal to create "one-stop homepage for legal services"

30-Mar-2015 0:03 am | By Natasha Bernal

RB (formerly Reckitt Benckiser) is set to roll out its in-house compliance platform across the company in a bid to cut the time the in-house team spends on routine legal work.

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DWF reveals record levels of client tender wins as bid manager role grows

30-Mar-2015 0:02 am | By Matt Byrne

DWF has reported that its success ratios on client tenders has dramatically improved over the past three years and are now at their highest point in the firm’s history.

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ACE group appoints Susan McDonald as Africa regional general counsel

30-Mar-2015 0:01 am | By Natasha Bernal

Insurance company ACE group has appointed Susan McDonald to the role of regional general counsel for Eurasia and Africa as it continues to build up its management team in the region.

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Olswang victorious over Google in CoA ruling on online privacy

27-Mar-2015 4:51 pm | By Tabby Kinder

The Court of Appeal (CoA) has dismissed an attempt by Bristows’ client Google to block British users from pursuing it in the UK courts.

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Costain drops Bevan Brittan and Addleshaws from panel after first review in seven years

27-Mar-2015 12:44 pm | By Tabby Kinder

Construction and engineering company Costain has changed its legal panel of advisers for the first time in seven years, dropping Bevan Brittan and Addleshaw Goddard in favour of Burges Salmon, Clyde & Co and Pinsent Masons.

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Wragges wins first instruction from Ecotricity on power company's £68m Aviva financing

27-Mar-2015 12:10 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Ecotricity has turned to Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co for its £68m strategic financing deal with Aviva.

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University of Law granted ABS licence, beating Nottingham Trent to the punch

27-Mar-2015 4:22 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

The University of Law has been granted an Altenative Business Structure (ABS) licence by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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Cuatrecasas appoints litigation head Jorge Badía as firmwide managing partner

27-Mar-2015 3:54 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira has appointed litigation and arbitration head Jorge Badía as its new managing partner, the firm announced today. 

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Ashurst and Slaughters on call for RBS Coutts sale to UBP

27-Mar-2015 12:50 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Ashurst and Slaughter and May have advised on the $30bn (£20.8bn) sale of RBS’ private banking and wealth management business Coutts International to Union Bancaire Privée.

London

Retention at CMS Cameron McKenna slumps to 62%

27-Mar-2015 9:20 am | By Richard Simmons

Just 16 out of 26 will stay on.

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Webber Wentzel's Sally Hutton: We want to be the dominant South African law firm

27-Mar-2015 0:03 am | By Joanne Harris

The Lawyer’s Africa Elite report is published on Monday (30 March). Ahead of that the first-ever managing partner of Webber Wentzel, one of South Africa’s oldest and largest firms, unveils her plans for the future.

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Solving the outsourcing dilemma: when to opt for contract lawyers and when to call Big Law

30-Mar-2015 | By Tim Bratton

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Webber Wentzel's Sally Hutton: We want to be the dominant South African law firm

27-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The Lawyer’s Africa Elite report is published on Monday (30 March). Ahead of that the first-ever managing partner of Webber Wentzel, one of South Africa’s oldest and largest firms, unveils her plans for the future.

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Gibson Dunn and its Djibouti nightmare

27-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Recent unwanted attention on Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in light of the Djibouti falsified evidence case will do nothing for the firm’s hard-won reputation in the world of anti-corruption and combating fraud.

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Africa Elite 2015: The new face of private equity in Africa

30-Mar-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

This year’s Africa Elite reveals the domestic firms and international lawyers leading the continent’s rise. As this executive summary shows, private equity is a growing force

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Africa Elite executive summary: firm profiles

30-Mar-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Our essential guide to the top legal outfits south of the Sahara advising on private equity 

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Noerr continues run of growth with 7 per cent turnover rise in 2014 to €197.2m

26-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

German firm Noerr has announced another strong year with turnover rising by 7 per cent to €197.2m (£145.2m) for 2014, up from €184.5m the previous year.

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MoFo London revenue drops by 22 per cent as firm revises 2013 figures

23-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Morrison & Foerster has posted a 22 per cent fall in London revenue in 2014, dropping from $33.4m to $26m (£17.6m) in 2014.

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The in-house interview: RB senior vice-president Bill Mordan

30-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

RB’s in-house team no longer have to spend valuable time on commoditised legal work thanks to Bill Mordan’s in-house compliance platform i-Legal

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The in-house interview: Aurelius' legal counsel Kimberley Whitaker

23-Mar-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Exactly one year on from becoming Aurelius’ first UK-based legal counsel, The Lawyer caught up with Kimberley Whitaker to see how her role has developed

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The in-house interview: EnergySolutions senior vice-president and legal counsel Simon Stuttaford

16-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Think you have regulatory and insurance headaches? Imagine what it’s like working in the global nuclear waste industry like Simon Stuttaford, GC of EnergySolutions 

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RB rolls out in-house platform i-Legal to create "one-stop homepage for legal services"

RB (formerly Reckitt Benckiser) is set to roll out its in-house compliance platform across the company in a bid to cut the time the in-house team spends on routine legal work.

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ACE group appoints Susan McDonald as Africa regional general counsel

Insurance company ACE group has appointed Susan McDonald to the role of regional general counsel for Eurasia and Africa as it continues to build up its management team in the region.

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Gibson Dunn and its Djibouti nightmare

Recent unwanted attention on Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in light of the Djibouti falsified evidence case will do nothing for the firm’s hard-won reputation in the world of anti-corruption and combating fraud.

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Special report: GCs in banking – The big bank load

The pressure on in-house lawyers in the financial services sector is growing as banks face up to new challenges such as greater regulatory scrutiny.

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