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Freshfields to hire international project management team

2-Sep-2014 0:03 am | By Kate Beioley

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s dispute resolution head is recruiting a new global leadership team responsible for project management and could lure an in-house contact to take overall responsibility for the group.

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Forsters appoints new senior partner

2-Sep-2014 0:02 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Real estate firm Forsters has appointed founding partner Smita Edwards as its new senior partner for a four-year term from 1 September in an uncontested election.

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Taylor Wessing hires three partners in a week for London and Dubai offices

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

Taylor Wessing has announced three lateral partner hires for its private client practice and construction teams in London and Dubai.

Stock market

Aim and fire: how to make your mark on the Aim rankings

1-Sep-2014 10:07 am | By Natalie Stanton

Pinsent Masons, Carey Olsen and Memery Crystal. When it comes to Adviser Rankings’ listing of which law firms are advising which Aim clients, it can sometimes feel a little like groundhog day. 

CMS, Pinsents and Simpson Thacher lead on Blackstone $500m oil company launch

1-Sep-2014 3:16 pm | By Kate Beioley

CMS Cameron McKenna, Pinsent Masons and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett have advised on one of the largest ever private equity investments in North Sea oil, with the $500m (£301m) launch of Blackstone and Blue Water Energy-backed company Siccar Point Energy.

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DLA Piper bulks up in Prague with local merger

1-Sep-2014 5:07 pm | By Joanne Harris

DLA Piper has bucked the recent trend of slimming down in Eastern Europe by expanding its Prague offering through a merger with local firm Haškovcová & Co.

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Olswang appoints non-executive directors from Rothschild and BSkyB

1-Sep-2014 1:25 pm | By Natalie Stanton

Olswang has appointed two big-hitting non-executive directors (NEDs) to its board, bringing its total number of NEDs up to five.

London

Jones Day raids Ropes & Gray for high yield partner Jonathan Bloom

1-Sep-2014 12:41 pm | By Natalie Stanton

Ropes & Gray high yield partner Jonathan Bloom has quit the firm to join Jones Day’s City base.

Beijing

Simmons launches Chinese IP practice through Rouse hire

1-Sep-2014 12:39 pm | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Simmons & Simmons has launched an IP agency in Beijing today, with regulatory approval to file Chinese patents and litigate trademark disputes in state courts for the first time.

India

India’s Amarchand eyes expansion with Gurgaon office launch

1-Sep-2014 10:59 am | By Margaret Taylor

Elite Indian firm Amarchand & Mangaldas has expanded its office network with the launch of a base in Gurgaon.

Hong Kong

Clifford Chance Hong Kong competition head moves to Baker & McKenzie

1-Sep-2014 10:51 am | By Kate Beioley

Baker & McKenzie has picked up Clifford Chance’s Hong Kong head of competition, consultant Stephen Crosswell, for its Hong Kong office. 

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Minter Ellison's Tony Harrington: "Collaborate, innovate and inspire"

29-Aug-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Minter Ellison’s newly installed chief executive Tony Harrington is clear on how the Australian firm can succeed: it has to turn words into action. And he means three words in particular.

Stock market

Aim and fire: how to make your mark on the Aim rankings

1-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Pinsent Masons, Carey Olsen and Memery Crystal. When it comes to Adviser Rankings’ listing of which law firms are advising which Aim clients, it can sometimes feel a little like groundhog day. 

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Climbing the ladder: A closer look at Ropes & Gray's private equity project

27-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Ropes & Gray’s hire of Travers Smith private equity star Phil Sanderson is quite a coup for the US firm.

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Taken to a world-famous Italian restaurant she’s never heard of, Nicky Richmond is distinctly underwhelmed.

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Building the perfect firm

1-Sep-2014 | By The Lawyer editorial staff

We gave managing partners an imaginary wrecking ball, permission to set aside the past and a wishlist of constituent parts and asked them to build from the ground up a law firm fit for 21st century demands. Here’s the result…

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Special report: Law firm networks – Catching the white whales

1-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Networks are becoming more enterprising and bold in their pursuit of key in-house counsel – the ‘white whales’. Should indies take the plunge with them?

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Brethertons appoints new CEO after 28 per cent boost in revenue to £11.1m

29-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Rugby-based Brethertons has replaced CEO Mike Dibbon with commercial litigation and recoveries partner Shaun Jardine to help cement the firm’s growth after a 28 per cent hike in annual revenue.

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Foot Anstey breaks through £25m barrier with 72 per cent growth in eight years

29-Aug-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Foot Anstey has posted a revenue rise of 14 per cent for 2013/14 to £27.5m, resulting in cumulative turnover growth of 72 per cent since 2006/07.

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In-house interview: Ian Haslegrave, GC, Electrocomponents

1-Sep-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

A yearning for pioneering digital work across international boundaries means Ian Haslegrave has found his niche at electronics company Electrocomponents

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In-house interview: CPA Global GC Ruth Daniels

4-Aug-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

As you might expect from a legal outsourcer, value and efficiency are compulsory for CPA Global’s GC Ruth Daniels 

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In-house interview: Karen Kerrigan, Seedrs

28-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

When she found herself off work with back problems Simmons & Simmons associate Karen Kerrigan hatched a plan: she would leave the law and set up a community forum for people experiencing the same kind of pain as her.

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DLA Piper bulks up in Prague with local merger

DLA Piper has bucked the recent trend of slimming down in Eastern Europe by expanding its Prague offering through a merger with local firm Haškovcová & Co.

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Simmons launches Chinese IP practice through Rouse hire

Simmons & Simmons has launched an IP agency in Beijing today, with regulatory approval to file Chinese patents and litigate trademark disputes in state courts for the first time.

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Special Report: Environment – Air pressure

A fight to take the UK to task for breaching air pollution limits has reached Europe’s highest court, but such action could be harder to achieve in future

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