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Exclusive: Former Ashurst boss Geffen quits for Gibson Dunn

1-Oct-2014 12:45 pm | By Catrin Griffiths

Former Ashurst senior partner Charlie Geffen has resigned from the firm to join Los Angeles-headquartered Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.

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Former Pannone partner brings discrimination claim against firm

1-Oct-2014 0:03 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Several Slater & Gordon partners, including legacy Pannone managing partner Emma Holt, have been named as respondents in a two-week unfair dismissal hearing that is due to begin on 20 October at Manchester Employment Tribunal.

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Parabis closes Bristol and Colchester offices

1-Oct-2014 11:29 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Parabis has decided to close its offices in Bristol and Colchester following a 40-day consultation, with 41 staff affected.

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Shoosmiths elects employment partner Duff as new chair

1-Oct-2014 1:50 pm | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Shoosmiths has elected employment partner Peter Duff as the firm’s new chairman for a three-year tenure with effect from 1 May 2015.

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Competition boutique Hausfeld launches in Brussels with hire of Michelin GC Geelhand

1-Oct-2014 12:32 pm | By Joanne Harris

Claimant litigation firm Hausfeld has hired Michelin Group Europe general counsel Laurent Geelhand to launch a Brussels office.

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Antonio Garrigues retires from firm after sixty years

1-Oct-2014 11:28 am | By Joanne Harris

Antonio Garrigues has stepped down from the firm his father founded after sixty years, including over fifty in management roles at Europe’s largest independent practice.

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KPMG awarded ABS licence

1-Oct-2014 11:10 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

KPMG has become the latest ‘Big Four’ professional services firm to be granted an alternative business structure (ABS) licence by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

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Nuclear De- commissioning Authority legal head promoted to executive ahead of panel review

1-Oct-2014 0:02 am | By Kate Beioley

Former Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) legal head Rob Higgins has taken up one of the organisation’s three new executive positions following the exit of commercial director Sean Balmer this year. 

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Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group builds in Kenya and Tanzania with lateral hires

30-Sep-2014 2:09 pm | By Joanne Harris

Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group members Coulson Harney and East African Law Chambers (EALC) have expanded their teams with a total of five lateral partner hires.

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Magic circle firms lose ground in brand rankings to Norton Rose Fulbright and DLA Piper

30-Sep-2014 1:49 pm | By Natalie Stanton

Magic circle firms Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters have lost valuable brand equity over the past year, according to the latest research by Acritas.

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George Clooney effect wreaks havoc on Doughty Street website

30-Sep-2014 0:04 am | By Kate Beioley

Doughty Street Chambers has been forced to upgrade its website hosting arrangements to cope with a surge in traffic following the nuptials of member Amal Alamuddin and Hollywood star George Clooney.

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Alibaba IPO shows why lawyers matter

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Following the record-setting IPO of Alibaba, Jack Ma is now a global business icon.

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Akin's Kim Koopersmith: 'Now’s the time to roll up our sleeves'

26-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld chair Kim Koopersmith has just secured what is likely to become one of London’s most memorable mass lateral hires. 

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Why Alibaba's switch to a New York listing left Freshfields out in the cold

23-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Alibaba landed on the New York Stock Exchange with an almighty thump last Friday (19 September), becoming the largest initial public offering (IPO) of all time.

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How much can Freshfields tinker with its lockstep to lure New York partners?

22-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

What is more important to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer? The sacred lockstep or a swathe of heavy-hitting veteran US partners to build up its growing presence in New York and Washington?

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