allen & overy

Allen & Overy launches performance related bonus pool for high performing partners

3-Jun-2015 0:04 am | By Natasha Bernal

It has emerged that Allen & Overy (A&O) has added a performance related bonus pool to assist in attracting and retaining “exceptional partners and lateral hires”, in the latest in a string of lockstep changes in the magic circle.

telecoms

CTIL appoints ex-Tesco senior lawyer as head of legal

3-Jun-2015 0:03 am | By Tabby Kinder

Ex-Tesco senior counsel Phil Warren has been named head of legal at Vodafone and Telefónica joint venture Cornerstone Telecoms Infrastructure Limited (CTIL).

Aeroplane

Monarch Group appoints Alison Wilds as first head of legal

3-Jun-2015 0:02 am | By Jonathon Manning

Independent travel group and aircraft engineering company Monarch Group has appointed aviation specialist Alison Wilds as group head of legal.

sport football

​Hamlins hires Burges Salmon partner Gay to lead new sports practice

3-Jun-2015 0:01 am | By Jonathon Manning

West End firm Hamlins has recruited sports litigator Mark Gay from Burges Salmon to launch its first dedicated sports practice.

money

Bond Dickinson breaks through £100m barrier with 7 per cent turnover hike

2-Jun-2015 11:14 am | By Jonathon Manning

Bond Dickinson has announced that revenue has grown by 7 per cent in 2014/15, from £99.6m to £106.4m, with profits growing by 20 per cent.

Linklaters

Exclusive: Linklaters cuts three spots from international management board

2-Jun-2015 0:04 am | By Tabby Kinder

Linklaters will cut three spots including two in London from its international board (IB), following a partnership consultation to cut down time spent on management after complaints the former set up was excessive. 

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Freshfields and Mayer Brown book lead roles as Center Parcs opts for sale over IPO

2-Jun-2015 10:57 am | By Joanne Harris

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Mayer Brown have taken the lead on the sale of holiday company Center Parcs to Canadian property group Brookfield for around £2.5bn.

energy

Bond Dickinson energy team loses another partner as Carter joins Fieldfisher

2-Jun-2015 3:18 pm | By Tabby Kinder

Bond Dickinson energy partner Stuart Carter has left for Fieldfisher just months after the firm lost an energy team to Pinsent Masons.

frankfurt germany

Gleiss Lutz turns to Linklaters for finance partner

2-Jun-2015 2:51 pm | By Joanne Harris

German firm Gleiss Lutz is expanding its finance practice with the hire of Linklaters partner Eva Reudelhuber in Frankfurt.

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Orrick joins handful of international firms with Geneva office

2-Jun-2015 12:03 pm | By Joanne Harris

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has become one of only a few international firms to open in Geneva with the hire of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld partner Vanessa Liborio Garrido de Sousa.

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Pérez-Llorca to launch office in New York as US hub and gateway to Latin America

2-Jun-2015 10:55 am | By Natasha Bernal

Spanish firm Pérez-Llorca has confirmed plans to open a foreign office in New York in the fourth quarter of this year, in a bid to gain more US related work and expand its presence in Latin America.

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ULaw sold to Global University Systems for undisclosed sum

2-Jun-2015 10:31 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

The University of Law has been sold to Global University Systems (GUS), owner of nine educational institutions.

Barclays

Exclusive: Baker & McKenzie picks up Barclays instruction on UK forex fine aftermath

2-Jun-2015 0:03 am | By Tabby Kinder

Baker & McKenzie has picked up a rare instruction from long-standing Clifford Chance client Barclays on upcoming foreign exchange (forex) manipulation matters in the UK.

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Editor's Picks

Catrin Griffiths

Going public

With even more budget cuts set to fall on local authority legal teams, innovation and creativity are at a premium if councils want to continue to deliver services. Luckily for the general public, local authority lawyers are stepping up to the challenge with wholesale reinvention – and look set to challenge private practice for key mandates.

walkerindex

The fight for London’s litigation world title

1-Jun-2015 | By Deirdre Walker

Lawyers must champion IT and infrastructure innovation to maintain the capital’s status as the pre-eminent disputes resolution centre.

Hot 100 alumni

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Hot 100 alumni: Tim Emmerson, Sullivan & Cromwell

In 2008, Tim Emmerson was a senior partner in Sullivan & Cromwell’s M&A team in London. Two years later, he became head of European M&A, tasked with building the firm’s corporate transactions practice in the UK and Europe.

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Ray Berg

Osborne Clarke's Berg: "It's all about continuity"

29-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

At the beginning of this year, Osborne Clarke welcomed in a new UK managing partner after Simon Beswick stepped down after a 12-year run. Now entering his sixth month in the role, Ray Berg explains how he intends to continue Beswick’s legacy. 

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Olswang: trouble at the top as management shakeup continues

29-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Olswang may have ended its search for a new CEO with the appointment of IP head Paul Stevens, but changes in senior management continue at the firm with the imminent departure of general counsel Simon Callander.

The Lawyer Eats

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Antidote, W1

Nicky Richmond finds the perfect antidote for a booking disappointment at the tiny, but excellent, Antidote.

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How the servants became masters: the rise of the public sector

1-Jun-2015

Public sector legal chiefs have turned local authority cuts to their advantage by creating liberalised in-house teams with the expertise to rival private practice.

serbia

A cross-border future: Serbia looks towards EU accession

1-Jun-2015

Life is still tough but regional ties are strengthening among law firms and businesses as Serbia keeps one eye on EU accession.

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money

Bond Dickinson breaks through £100m barrier with 7 per cent turnover hike

2-Jun-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Bond Dickinson has announced that revenue has grown by 7 per cent in 2014/15, from £99.6m to £106.4m, with profits growing by 20 per cent.

Addleshaws

Addleshaws managing partner reports improved morale as turnover soars 12 per cent

1-Jun-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Addleshaw Goddard has seen turnover soar by 12 per cent for 2014/15, from £171.4m to £192.5m.

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abramson

In-house interview: John Abramson, Travelers

1-Jun-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

With legislative changes for the insurance market coming this year, John Abramson is educating employees in preparation at industry giant Travelers.

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In-house interview: Bjarne Tellmann, Pearson

26-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Bjarne Tellmann has rebooted publisher Pearson’s in-house legal team, redesigned the entire legal function and reduced the legal team’s budget, and he shows no sign of slowing down yet…

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In-house interview: Chris Newby, AIG

18-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

He’s been AIG EMEA general counsel for only three years, but Chris Newby’s already overseen one sponsorship deal, two rebrands and three panel reviews.

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frankfurt germany

Gleiss Lutz turns to Linklaters for finance partner

German firm Gleiss Lutz is expanding its finance practice with the hire of Linklaters partner Eva Reudelhuber in Frankfurt.

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Orrick joins handful of international firms with Geneva office

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has become one of only a few international firms to open in Geneva with the hire of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld partner Vanessa Liborio Garrido de Sousa.

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serbia

A cross-border future: Serbia looks towards EU accession

Life is still tough but regional ties are strengthening among law firms and businesses as Serbia keeps one eye on EU accession.

malta

Breath of fresh air: Malta's firms diversify thanks to the Legal Services Act

Malta’s reputation as a reputable international finance centre is embedded and now firms are diversifying, helped by the anticipated Legal Services Act.

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Top 10 stories: 22-28 May 2015

29-May-2015

This week’s top 10 stories have a heavy focus on money, with Linklaters looking at modifying its lockstep as well as reviewing salaries, Ashurst boosting pay and turnover rising across Europe.

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