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Excusive: Mayer Brown to ally with Chinese firm Jingtian & Gongcheng

7-Jul-2015 0:03 am | By Yun Kriegler

Mayer Brown is to enter into an association with Chinese firm Jingtian & Gongcheng in Hong Kong, as the Chinese firm launches its first international office in the city.

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Foot Anstey age discrimination claim by ex-partner dismissed

7-Jul-2015 0:02 am | By Tabby Kinder

Foot Anstey has successfully defended an age discrimination claim brought against it by an ex-partner.

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Exclusive: KWM Europe and Middle East PEP jumps 39 per cent to £610k

7-Jul-2015 0:02 am | By Tabby Kinder

King & Wood Mallesons’ (KWM) average profit per equity partner (PEP) in Europe and the Middle East has skyrocketed by 39 per cent to £610,000 in its second financial year since it merged with SJ Berwin.

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Italy's Portolano Cavallo launches in New York

7-Jul-2015 0:01 am | By Joanne Harris

Italian TMT-focused firm Portolano Cavallo has launched in New York, hiring former DLA Piper partner Emily Maxwell to support its new offering.

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Belfast firm Tughans under fire over £7m 'earmarked for politician' as Nama row escalates

6-Jul-2015 3:51 pm | By Joanne Harris

An Irish MP has alleged that £7m in an account controlled by Ian Coulter, the former managing partner of Belfast firm Tughans, may have been intended to facilitate payments to a Northern Irish politician in connection to the sale of assets by the Irish National Asset Management Agency (Nama).

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Struck-off ex-Ince partner Iyer launches City legal services firm IY Legal

6-Jul-2015 11:34 am | By Tabby Kinder

Former Ince & Co partner Nathan ‘Andy’ Iyer, who was jailed for forgery and false accounting and struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) in 2012, has launched City legal services firm IY Legal.

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Property prices through the roof: how to get the most out of your space

6-Jul-2015 0:05 am | By Margaret Taylor

Boodle Hatfield may have set a trend when it vacated its 300-year Mayfair seat, with firms – both in London and nationwide – being forced by soaring property prices to get creative with their real estate.

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DLA Piper and MoFo close Dixons Carphone US return with Sprint deal

6-Jul-2015 5:14 pm | By Natasha Bernal

DLA Piper advised Dixons Carphone on its foray into the US market through a 500-store deal brokered with US telecoms company Sprint, represented by Morrison & Foerster.

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Lewis Silkin to pay £2m damages to India cricket chief client

6-Jul-2015 3:49 pm | By Tabby Kinder

Lewis Silkin will pay out £2m to former client, ex-Indian Premier League CEO Tim Wright, following a High Court ruling on Friday (3 July).

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Pupilmaster fined after pupil complains of “conduct of sexual nature”

6-Jul-2015 3:42 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

A barrister and pupilmaster at 1 Gray’s Inn Square has been fined £4,000 after a pupil complained about his conduct towards her during her pupillage.

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Former US attorney general Holder to re-join Covington as Washington partner

6-Jul-2015 9:34 am | By Natasha Bernal

Former US attorney general Eric Holder is set to re-join former firm Covington & Burling as a partner, after six years as the US government’s top enforcement lawyer.

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Amgen hires Danaher’s Graham for general counsel role as Scott retires

6-Jul-2015 0:03 am | By Natasha Bernal

Pharma company Amgen has hired Jonathan Graham as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary from manufacturer Danaher to replace David Scott, who is retiring next month.

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MoFo managing partner: "We're doing this for a reason"

6-Jul-2015 0:02 am | By Natasha Bernal

Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has revealed new plans to expand its operations in Europe following exits in the London office, with corporate and patent litigation practices emerging as the main targets for growth.

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The UK’s property market is overheating, particularly in Central London. With ever more law firms moving into the City, how can they make good use of the space available? And which firms are being the most creative?

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Time to start thinking about firm location

6-Jul-2015

Firms need to juggle real estate costs with providing a modern environment.

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Dentons' leaders on merger mania: "We want to have our arms around the globe"

3-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

This week the Dentons and McKenna Long & Aldridge merger officially completed, cementing Dentons’ standing as the biggest law firm in the world. CEO Elliott Portnoy and chairman Joe Andrew tell The Lawyer about future merger plans and why their strategy will cement Dentons’ future in the legal world.

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A&O enjoys fleeting moment as second-largest magic circle firm

6-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

After years of chasing its rivals, Allen & Overy (A&O) has displaced Linklaters as – for the time being – as the second-largest magic circle firm. 

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I feel like I’m five, says C, waving his arms high in the air and simulating an exaggerated knife and fork movement. The chairs in the raised section of the restaurant are too low or the tables are too high, it doesn’t matter which.

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Property squeeze

Property prices through the roof: how to get the most out of your space

6-Jul-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Boodle Hatfield may have set a trend when it vacated its 300-year Mayfair seat, with firms – both in London and nationwide – being forced by soaring property prices to get creative with their real estate.

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Is the more benign economy easing pressures on financial managers?

6-Jul-2015

Despite the growth economy, it is still a buyer’s market. And while efficiency remains a major concern, client pressure is changing firms for the better. 

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Exclusive: KWM Europe and Middle East PEP jumps 39 per cent to £610k

7-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

King & Wood Mallesons’ (KWM) average profit per equity partner (PEP) in Europe and the Middle East has skyrocketed by 39 per cent to £610,000 in its second financial year since it merged with SJ Berwin.

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RPC returns to form as revenue soars to £94m with PEP up 23 per cent

2-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

RPC is the latest firm to post double digit growth as revenue increased 12 per cent, from £84.1m to £94m, for the 2014/15 financial year.

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The in-house interview: Nicola Shand, SGN

6-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

At the age of just 31, gas supplier SGN’s general counsel Nicola Shand has already grown a six-strong legal team and landed herself a place on the company’s executive board.

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In-house interview: Zoe Bucknell, OneSavings Bank

29-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Zoe Bucknell became OneSavings Bank’s GC on the day it changed from Kent Reliance and immediately faced a tough mix of start-up and legacy issues. Four years on and her reward is steep growth via a £413m flotation.

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In-house interview: Jenifer Swallow, Mind Candy

22-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Working at the creator of children’s online game Moshi Monsters isn’t all fun and games.

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Hot 100 alumni: David Eich, Kirkland & Ellis

Finance partner David Eich featured in The Lawyer magazine’s Hot 100 at a pivotal time for Kirkland & Ellis, when the firm enlisted him to lead a local expansion effort in Hong Kong.

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Excusive: Mayer Brown to ally with Chinese firm Jingtian & Gongcheng

Mayer Brown is to enter into an association with Chinese firm Jingtian & Gongcheng in Hong Kong, as the Chinese firm launches its first international office in the city.

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Exclusive: KWM Europe and Middle East PEP jumps 39 per cent to £610k

King & Wood Mallesons’ (KWM) average profit per equity partner (PEP) in Europe and the Middle East has skyrocketed by 39 per cent to £610,000 in its second financial year since it merged with SJ Berwin.

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Crisis tax drains work for Hungary’s lawyers but new opportunities emerge

Crisis taxes and regulatory changes have doused foreign investor interest but firms are gaining opportunities elsewhere as a result of the global crash.

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Asia-Pacific 150: local firms' expansion accelerates as China dominates

International firms have generally positioned themselves well for Asia-Pacific’s rise – teething troubles aside. But it is the locals, particularly in China, who show the biggest appetite for its business, growing faster and wider than the globals.

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Top 10 stories: 26 June - 2 July 2015

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Topping the headlines this week was the shock departure of Linklaters managing partner for the newly-created top job of chief people, legal and strategy officer at Lloyds Banking Group.

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