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CMS hit with "ground breaking" court application to be removed as KPMG lawyers

28-Jul-2015 0:03 am | By Tabby Kinder

An application has been made to the High Court to have CMS Cameron McKenna removed as the lawyers for two KPMG administrators over allegations that the firm’s role represents a conflict of interest.

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Mrs Justice Rose takes over £1bn air-cargo case from recused Peter Smith J

28-Jul-2015 0:02 am | By Margaret Taylor

Competition specialist Mrs Justice Rose has been appointed to succeed Mr Justice Peter Smith on a £1bn British Airways (BA) dispute after the latter agreed to recuse himself.

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Which US firm is for you? This year's International Top 30 offers some clues

28-Jul-2015 0:01 am | By Natasha Bernal

With moves between US firms rocketing in the first half of 2015, The Lawyer’s Top 30 International Firms in London report reveals the most coveted firms to join and those losing out in the war for talent in London.

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Where next for Gowling WLG?

27-Jul-2015 0:05 am | By Jonathon Manning

When Wragges and Gowlings merge next year numerous options will open up for the Anglo-Canadian firm to build on – and develop beyond – its IP and natural resources roots.

Pharmaceutical

Latham and Sullivan act on Teva's $40.5bn purchase of pharma rival Allergan

27-Jul-2015 5:36 pm | By Rachel Moloney

Latham & Watkins and Sullivan & Cromwell have won top roles on one the largest pharma M&A transactions of 2015, as Teva Pharmaceutical Industries agrees to buy Dublin-based Allergan for $40.5bn (£26bn). 

Royal Mail

Exclusive: Royal Mail’s Harnby to exit GC role two years after company IPO

27-Jul-2015 0:04 am | By Natasha Bernal

Royal Mail general counsel Neil Harnby is leaving the company at the end of this year after four years at the helm of the company’s legal team.

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Bank of America GC Lynch steps down as fines drop off

27-Jul-2015 11:03 am | By Tabby Kinder

Bank of America general counsel Gary Lynch is stepping down from his role, four years after joining the bank.

Technology

Pinsents acquires majority stake in cloud-based technology compliance venture

27-Jul-2015 0:03 am | By Jonathon Manning

Pinsent Masons has announced that it has acquired the majority stake in cloud-based compliance venture Cerico, which will be led by former McGrigors managing partner Richard Masters.

London

A&O, Slaughters and Weil Gotshal among winners on GE European panel

27-Jul-2015 0:02 am | By Jonathon Manning

GE has reviewed its finance and M&A European legal panel and it is understood that Allen & Overy (A&O), Slaughter and May and Weil Gotshal & Manges are among the firms winning a place.

Scotland

Brodies' revenue grows by 11 per cent to £57.9m

27-Jul-2015 0:01 am | By Jonathon Manning

Brodies has announced its fifth consective year of revenue and profit growth as turnover increased by 11.2 per cent, from £52.1m to £57.9m.

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Deutsche Bank reappoints host of firms to global panel

24-Jul-2015 10:19 pm | By Rachel Moloney

Deutsche Bank has carried out its biennial legal review and is understood to have appointed Allen & Overy (A&O), Hogan Lovells and White & Case to its roster. 

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Meet the Best in Class: The Lawyer Awards video

24-Jul-2015 2:42 pm | By The Lawyer editorial staff

What would you ask judges from The Lawyer Awards, in association with Travelers, if you had the chance? At the first Best in Class networking and best practice event, this year’s shortlisted teams and in-house counsel were given the chance to get a glimpse into the judging room. 

City Gherkin

Wragges advises longstanding client Rothesay Life on £1.6bn annuity deal

24-Jul-2015 12:58 pm | By Jonathon Manning

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has advised longstanding client Rothesay Life on a £1.6bn annuity with the Civil Aviation Authority Pension Scheme, which is the second largest “buy-in” ever secured by a UK pension team.

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​Bar Council report reveals scope of sexism at the bar

24-Jul-2015 8:50 am | By Richard Simmons

Legal aid cuts mean “we are potentially creating ‘no go’ areas of practice for women”, warns Alistair MacDonald QC

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Taylor Wessing to stake all on Asia growth with Hong Kong the next stop

24-Jul-2015 0:04 am | By Natasha Bernal

Taylor Wessing managing partner Tim Eyles was recently elected for a third term at the helm of the firm. His next step? International expansion.

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Editor's Picks

Catrin Griffiths

A very public decision

Gateley’s move to float on AIM earlier this year intrigued the market. It was certainly an unexpected move; most had tipped Irwin Mitchell to be the first commercial law firm to seek a stock market listing. But as our detailed analysis shows, the deal is less radical than on first sight.

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Best in class

Meet the Best in Class: The Lawyer Awards video

24-Jul-2015 | By The Lawyer editorial staff

What would you ask judges from The Lawyer Awards, in association with Travelers, if you had the chance? At the first Best in Class networking and best practice event, this year’s shortlisted teams and in-house counsel were given the chance to get a glimpse into the judging room. 

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Hot 100 alumni: Sam Eastwood, partner at Norton Rose Fulbright

The seven years since Norton Rose Fulbright’s Sam Eastwood featured in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 have seen the disputes market – and Eastwood’s career – change rapidly.

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Industry Leaders

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Never mind the Ashes: England and Australia are battling for the Chinese investment prize

27-Jul-2015 | By David Rennick

Just as we are locked in competition for cricket’s greatest prize, England and Australia are also competing for one of the great global economic prizes: Chinese inward investment.

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Tim Eyles, Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing to stake all on Asia growth with Hong Kong the next stop

24-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Taylor Wessing managing partner Tim Eyles was recently elected for a third term at the helm of the firm. His next step? International expansion.

Manchester

Should Manchester paralegals take advantage of Freshfields’ generous salary offer?

23-Jul-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has made waves in Manchester by offering the city’s paralegals turbocharged salaries to switch allegiances.

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Where next for Gowling WLG?

27-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

When Wragges and Gowlings merge next year numerous options will open up for the Anglo-Canadian firm to build on – and develop beyond – its IP and natural resources roots.

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Ins and outs of law firms in Germany

27-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Germany’s crowded and fiercely competitive market has sparked a flurry of comings and goings by international firms.

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The Lawyer Eats

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Have I eaten in a morgue? Google the death of fine dining and you’ll see a plethora of articles telling us it’s all over.

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Scotland

Brodies' revenue grows by 11 per cent to £57.9m

27-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Brodies has announced its fifth consective year of revenue and profit growth as turnover increased by 11.2 per cent, from £52.1m to £57.9m.

Money

Ince & Co sees turnover fall 8 per cent during period of challenging conditions

23-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Ince & Co has announced that its turnover has fallen by 8 per cent, from £86.7m to £79.4m last year.

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In-house interview: Amanda Hamilton-Stanley, Chivas Brothers

27-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

In the highly regulated drinks industry, the experienced Chivas GC says keeping an eye on the marketing arm in the digital age is a growing challenge 

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The in-house interview: Ofqual director of legal Natalie Prosser

20-Jul-2015 | By Richard Simmons

Every day is exam day for Ofqual’s director of legal Natalie Prosser, who has had to deal with regulatory infrastructure, litigation over grade boundaries, and building her own team.

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In-house interview: Sarah Binder, PlusNet

13-Jul-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

With a grounding in both telecoms and M&A, Sarah Binder is well placed to face the challenges that come with being director of legal and compliance at entrepreneurial and fast-growing PlusNet.

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Money

Which US firm is for you? This year's International Top 30 offers some clues

With moves between US firms rocketing in the first half of 2015, The Lawyer’s Top 30 International Firms in London report reveals the most coveted firms to join and those losing out in the war for talent in London.

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Bank of America GC Lynch steps down as fines drop off

Bank of America general counsel Gary Lynch is stepping down from his role, four years after joining the bank.

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Where next for Gowling WLG?

When Wragges and Gowlings merge next year numerous options will open up for the Anglo-Canadian firm to build on – and develop beyond – its IP and natural resources roots.

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Ins and outs of law firms in Germany

Germany’s crowded and fiercely competitive market has sparked a flurry of comings and goings by international firms.

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The Lawyer 20 July 2015 front cover

Top 10 stories: 17-23 July 2015

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Profit and pay were at the top of the most-read list this week, with big litigation also featuring highly.

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