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Clifford Chance, A&O and Slaughters set to plummet in Google search rankings

22-Apr-2015 0:02 am | By Richard Simmons

Nearly half of the UK’s top 100 firms including three of the elite will take a significant hit in Google search traffic because they have failed to develop mobile-friendly websites.

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RSA delays global panel review for second time after "busy spell"

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

UK insurance giant RSA has delayed its global legal panel review for a second time.

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Holes, headaches and unease: What a Brexit would really mean

20-Apr-2015 0:00 am | By Ian Cox

With the general election just 17 days away and the prospect of a referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU if the Conservatives win, firms have to consider the consequences for their clients in the event of a ‘Brexit’.

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CMS promotes 18 women in 39-strong promotions round

21-Apr-2015 3:27 pm | By Natasha Bernal

CMS has appointed 39 partners across Europe and the Middle East as part of its promotions round, 18 (49 per cent) of which are women.

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PayPal appoints Nokia GC Pentland in wake of split from eBay

21-Apr-2015 3:16 pm | By Tabby Kinder

PayPal has appointed Nokia chief legal officer Louise Pentland as its general counsel following the online payments company’s split from eBay this month.

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HSF hires K&L Gates' Müller, firm's first female partner in Germany

21-Apr-2015 11:52 am | By Natasha Bernal

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has hired its first female partner in Germany, K&L Gates banking and finance partner Julia Müller.

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Norton Rose Fulbright picks up HK disputes team from departing Fried Frank

21-Apr-2015 11:13 am | By Margaret Taylor

Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has continued to bolster its Hong Kong operation with the addition of a disputes team from Fried Frank’s soon-to-close local office.

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Ropes & Gray launches City litigation practice with hire of K&L Gates' Ross

21-Apr-2015 10:30 am | By Natasha Bernal

Ropes & Gray has hired K&L Gates disputes partner Thomas Ross as its first commercial litigation hire since opening in London in 2010.

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New research: Companies with no reputation management policy risk devaluation

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

Reputation management has a direct bearing on how City analysts determine the value of a company, new research shows.

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Central Bank of Ireland GC Gavin joins Byrne Wallace as head of financial services

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

Irish firm Byrne Wallace has appointed Central Bank of Ireland general counsel Joseph Gavin as head of its financial services practice.

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Lloyds head of disputes exits as bank shakes up litigation team

20-Apr-2015 0:04 am | By Tabby Kinder

Lloyds Bank head of disputes Philippa Simmons has left the bank amid a shake-up of the in-house legal team that could see around 25 mid-level redundancies, The Lawyer can reveal.

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Paul Hastings and Norton Rose Fulbright among five firms to jump on Cirque Du Soleil acquisition

21-Apr-2015 12:42 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Paul Hastings, Norton Rose Fulbright and Ropes & Gray are among five firms providing advice on the acquisition of entertainment production company Cirque Du Soleil by a conglomerate of investors.

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DLA Piper to launch second and third offices in Saudi Arabia in 2015

21-Apr-2015 11:44 am | By Tabby Kinder

DLA Piper has confirmed its second office in Saudi Arabia will open in Jeddah this year, with plans to launch a third by the end of 2015.

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Russia is becoming increasingly problematic for Western firms. Despite the fact that English law is popular, the imposition of sanctions on the country is having a clear effect on business activity. UK and US practices are quietly downsizing, while local firms are consolidating – and beginning to hire English-qualified lawyers. 

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Hot 100 alumni: Libby Savill, partner, Latham & Watkins

Lisbeth Savill made The Lawyer Hot 100 in 2012 on the back of an impressive career which had seen her rise to become head of film and television at Olswang.

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Holes, headaches and unease: What a Brexit would really mean

20-Apr-2015 | By Ian Cox

With the general election just 17 days away and the prospect of a referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU if the Conservatives win, firms have to consider the consequences for their clients in the event of a ‘Brexit’.

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Egorov Puginsky's Dimitry Afanasiev: making our countries better and stronger video

17-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

This year’s European Managing Partner of the Year, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ chairman Dimitry Afanasiev, opens up about the challenges affecting Russia and Ukraine.

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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.

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Ukraine – Toughing it out

20-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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In-house interview: Natasha Lewis, director of legal services at UCL

6-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Natasha Lewis, legal services boss at UCL, could be the first of a new breed of in-housers as UK academic institutions start to act more like businesses

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CMS promotes 18 women in 39-strong promotions round

CMS has appointed 39 partners across Europe and the Middle East as part of its promotions round, 18 (49 per cent) of which are women.

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PayPal appoints Nokia GC Pentland in wake of split from eBay

PayPal has appointed Nokia chief legal officer Louise Pentland as its general counsel following the online payments company’s split from eBay this month.

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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.

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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: 10-16 April 2015

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Our exclusive exit interview with DLA Piper’s Tony Angel was by far the most popular story on the website last week, trumping several big litigation stories.

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