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Gray's Inn Tax Chambers suffers fifth exit in three months after Devereux raid

22-Jul-2014 12:47 pm | By Kate Beioley

Gray’s Inn Tax Chambers (GITC) has seen three silks walk out in the last three months, with Devereux becoming the latest to add a member from the set.

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Charlie Geffen: PEP should be an outcome not an objective

21-Jul-2014 0:00 am

Partner remuneration should contribute to a positive culture and transparent business practices, not be fixated on PEP 

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Revenue at Sackers falls by 2 per cent to £23.8m as PEP hits five-year low

22-Jul-2014 12:06 pm | By Natalie Stanton

Sackers’ revenue dropped by 2 per cent last year, from £24.3m to £23.8m.

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LinkedIn hires former Yahoo legal chief as its new general counsel

22-Jul-2014 1:27 pm | By Natalie Stanton

LinkedIn has hired former Yahoo general counsel Michael Callahan to head the global professional networking site’s legal function.

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NautaDutilh mourns loss of partner killed in Malaysia Airlines crash

21-Jul-2014 2:55 pm | By Joanne Harris

Benelux firm NautaDutilh has paid tribute to IP partner John Allen, who was killed with his family in the flight MH17 plane crash last week.

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Watmough

RPC reports first profit drop in five years, revenue up to £84.1m

21-Jul-2014 2:21 pm | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

RPC has reported a 3 per cent drop in net profit from £26.8m to £26m at the end of the latest financial year, alongside a 2.4 per cent rise in turnover from £82.1m to £84.1m.

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Singapore

Blackstone silk applies to join Singapore battle in WongPartnership 'overbilling' claims

22-Jul-2014 0:05 am | By Margaret Taylor

Blackstone Chambers silk Michael Fordham QC has applied for temporary admission to Singapore’s courts to launch a judicial review relating to alleged overbilling by local firm WongPartnership.

London

Simpson Thacher boosts City diversity stats with return of finance partner O'Shea

22-Jul-2014 0:01 am | By Matt Byrne

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett finance partner Sinead O’Shea is relocating from Hong Kong to London, where she will become the elite US firm’s first female partner based in the City.

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Hill Dickinson puts 39 jobs into consultation

21-Jul-2014 6:08 pm | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Hill Dickinson has placed 39 roles within its counter fraud group at risk of redundancy, with the positions now subject to a 30-day consultation period that began yesterday (21 July). 

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ITV

Freshfields and HSF advise on Liberty Global’s £481m stake in ITV

21-Jul-2014 2:59 pm | By Natalie Stanton

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Herbert Smith Freehills have advised on the sale of British Sky Broadcasting’s (BSkyB) minority stake in ITV to Liberty Global.

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Hogan Lovells and Addleshaws advise on £620m sale of Co-op Pharmacy

21-Jul-2014 2:29 pm | By Natalie Stanton

Hogan Lovells and Addleshaw Goddard are among the firms to win key roles on Bestway’s acquisition of The Co-operative Group’s 774-branch pharmacy chain.

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Charlie Geffen: PEP should be an outcome not an objective

21-Jul-2014

Partner remuneration should contribute to a positive culture and transparent business practices, not be fixated on PEP 

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Revenue at Sackers falls by 2 per cent to £23.8m as PEP hits five-year low

22-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Sackers’ revenue dropped by 2 per cent last year, from £24.3m to £23.8m.

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2013/14 financials: the results are in

21-Jul-2014

Keep up to date with all the latest figures coming in from The Lawyer UK200 with our revenue table for 2013/14.

City Gherkin

The power behind Jones Day’s mid-market M&A knock-out

16-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

It’s no wonder that Jones Day’s London office has been on a corporate associate shopping spree over the past year, hand-picking eight new associates to handle its increased workload.

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Charles Russell Speechlys management: the joys of a clean sheet

17-Jul-2014

What images fill your mind when you hear the names Speechly Bircham and Charles Russell?

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Leeds: Ridings of the storm

21-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Leeds has taken a harder knock from the slump than its regional peers, with firm headcounts falling behind Manchester. But rejuvenation plans are brewing

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Special report: Offshore - The Cayman Islands

21-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Cayman Islands dominates the offshore world, but can it maintain its leading position? 

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Revenue at Sackers falls by 2 per cent to £23.8m as PEP hits five-year low

22-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Sackers’ revenue dropped by 2 per cent last year, from £24.3m to £23.8m.

Watmough

RPC reports first profit drop in five years, revenue up to £84.1m

21-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

RPC has reported a 3 per cent drop in net profit from £26.8m to £26m at the end of the latest financial year, alongside a 2.4 per cent rise in turnover from £82.1m to £84.1m.

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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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Michael Ellis, group GC, Abercrombie & Kent

14-Jul-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

He has a dream job at a luxury travel brand but prefers to work from his London desk – meet Michael Ellis, group general counsel at Abercrombie & Kent

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PayPal UK and Ireland head of legal, Tom Brown

7-Jul-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Online payment specialist PayPal is innovative and dynamic, and that’s how Tom Brown, UK and Ireland head of legal, demands his team to be too

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Singapore

Blackstone silk applies to join Singapore battle in WongPartnership 'overbilling' claims

Blackstone Chambers silk Michael Fordham QC has applied for temporary admission to Singapore’s courts to launch a judicial review relating to alleged overbilling by local firm WongPartnership.

London

Simpson Thacher boosts City diversity stats with return of finance partner O'Shea

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett finance partner Sinead O’Shea is relocating from Hong Kong to London, where she will become the elite US firm’s first female partner based in the City.

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Luxembourg

Special report: Luxembourg – Money plus

As Fiat, Apple and Starbucks earn the Duchy a rap on the knuckles for its tax rules, will the government’s efforts to diversify the economy take firmer root?

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Special report: Romania – In a good place

Geographically and economically, Romania is well-placed to attract foreign investment – so long as imminent elections don’t scupper its stability

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