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Revealed: Pinsents faces three sets of unfair dismissal claims from former lawyers

17-Sep-2014 5:36 pm | By Kate Beioley

Pinsent Masons is fielding three employment tribunal claims from an employment partner, senior associate and associate stemming from its employment practice restructuring last year. 

Washington DC

US IP giant Finnegan scores triple partner hire for London office

18-Sep-2014 0:01 am | By Natasha Bernal

Washington DC-based firm Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner has underlined its ambitions to grow its transatlantic intellectual property practice with the hire of three partners.

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Wilson Sonsini says tech employee insider trading charges are ‘deeply disturbing’

17-Sep-2014 5:25 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati employee Dmitri Braverman was arrested yesterday after allegedly stealing privileged information and selling it for an approximate total of $300,000 between 2010 and 2013.

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Morgan Lewis misses out as Akin Gump scores Bingham’s entire London office

17-Sep-2014 11:50 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Akin Gump is to merge with Bingham McCutchen’s $52.3m (£32.1m)-turnover London office in a deal that will add 22 partners in London, Frankfurt and Hong Kong.

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Berwin Leighton Paisner names DLA's Bob Charlton as Asia head and Hong Kong MP

17-Sep-2014 6:17 pm | By Kate Beioley

Berwin Leighton Paisner has hired former DLA Piper Asia Pacific head Bob Charlton as its new head of Asia and Hong Kong managing partner.

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Baker & McKenzie and Yahoo!: corruption accusation filed by Mexico companies has 'no merit'

17-Sep-2014 4:45 pm | By Natasha Bernal

The accusations of corruption launched at Baker & McKenzie and its client Yahoo! in Mexico this week are unfounded, according to a statement from the US firm which plans to challenge the filing.

London

Shearman bulks up private equity with hire of Addleshaws partner Rodham

17-Sep-2014 11:24 am | By Natalie Stanton

Addleshaw Goddard private equity partner Ben Rodham has quit the firm for Shearman & Sterling, less than two years after joining from Linklaters.

Drilling company KCA Deutag appoints Burness Paull partner Tony Byrne as general counsel

17-Sep-2014 0:01 am | By Natasha Bernal

Drilling and engineering contractor KCA Deutag has sourced its latest general counsel from the ranks of Scotland’s Burness Paull, appointing Tony Byrne to the role this week.

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Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance and CMS get call on Phones 4U administration

16-Sep-2014 5:33 pm | By Natalie Stanton

Allen & Overy has scooped a key role in the administration of Phones 4U, having been instructed by the company and its administrator PwC.

New York

Freshfields' latest US raid adds Shearman M&A veteran to bolster New York practice

16-Sep-2014 5:33 pm | By Kate Beioley

Freshfields has continued its dramatic US hiring spree, adding Shearman & Sterling M&A lawyer Peter Lyons as co-head of its public M&A group.

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Bird & Bird's David Kerr: Australian merger is a possibility

16-Sep-2014 11:41 am | By Joanne Harris

Bird & Bird CEO David Kerr has overseen a period of significant growth at the former IP boutique, and more is on the horizon.

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A big yes, or a big no?

As the Scottish referendum campaign enters its final week, the debate is getting increasingly heated. While many lawyers are declining to go on the record, The Lawyer’s exclusive that a major Anglo-Scottish firm is shifting its cash to English accounts has caused waves. Read more about the Scottish reaction in our stories below.

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Nigel Knowles: Protect our national treasure – creativity

15-Sep-2014

An IP crackdown is needed to safeguard and develop the £70bn contribution the creative industries make to the UK economy

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Bird & Bird's David Kerr: Australian merger is a possibility

16-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Bird & Bird CEO David Kerr has overseen a period of significant growth at the former IP boutique, and more is on the horizon.

London

Bingham lawyers nervy as London partners mull exit

10-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart, Natalie Stanton

With his firm understood to be talking merger with Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Bingham McCutchen’s London managing partner James Roome could be set to quit, an exit that could have a major impact on Bingham’s future in the City.

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European IP group Murgitroyd's profit drops by 11 per cent as US client base grows

8-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Aim-listed European IP group Murgitroyd saw its pre-tax profits drop by 10.9 per cent during the course of the 2013/14 financial year.

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Emma Thomas’s crisis management skills, honed at Britvic and Woolworths, gave her the expertise to put HomeServe’s house in order after a mis-selling scandal

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US IP giant Finnegan scores triple partner hire for London office

Washington DC-based firm Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner has underlined its ambitions to grow its transatlantic intellectual property practice with the hire of three partners.

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