Linklaters

Linklaters names new global corporate and client sector heads

14-Jul-2014 3:43 pm | By Kate Beioley

Linklaters has appointed current Asian corporate head Matthew Middleditch as its new global corporate head to replace outgoing chief Jeremy Parr.

London

Kirkland duo McDaid and Dean quit to kickstart Willkie Farr’s City PE practice

14-Jul-2014 7:00 am | By Natalie Stanton

Willkie Farr has hired Kirkland & Ellis private equity partner duo Claire McDaid and Matthew Dean to launch its private equity offering in London.

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Magic circle sees UK market share shrink as global consolidation takes hold

14-Jul-2014 0:05 am | By Katy Dowell

The magic circle has seen its revenue market share of the UK top 10 firms contract by more than 15 per cent over the last decade as global consolidation takes hold of the sector.

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Abu Dhabi

Clyde & Co hires Eversheds’ Middle East chairman

14-Jul-2014 11:01 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Eversheds’ Middle East chairman Christopher Jobson has joined Clyde & Co as a partner in the firm’s Abu Dhabi office.

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French corporate boutique BDGS picks up Linklaters M&A team

14-Jul-2014 10:57 am | By Joanne Harris

French corporate boutique BDGS Associés has made its first lateral hire since setting up 18 months ago, appointing Linklaters M&A partner Marc Loy.

Hong Kong

Linklaters’ Pridmore resurfaces at Ashurst in Hong Kong

14-Jul-2014 10:54 am | By Natalie Stanton

Former Linklaters capital markets partner Nigel Pridmore has taken a new role at Ashurst’s Hong Kong office, more than four months after quitting the magic circle firm in London (3 March 2014).

UK

National firms turn away from international promotions in 2014

14-Jul-2014 0:02 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

National firms have turned their attention to growth at home in this year’s partner promotions round, with a 15 percentage point drop in the number of new partners working in UK firms’ overseas offices.

London

Jones Day dominates mid-market M&A rankings for H1 2014

14-Jul-2014 0:01 am | By Natalie Stanton

Jones Day has worked on more mid-market M&A deals than any other firm in the first half of 2014, taking the sole top spot in the global, European and UK rankings for the first time.

Paris

Fieldfisher hires three to grow its Paris partner tally to 16

11-Jul-2014 12:17 pm | By Natalie Stanton

Fieldfisher has added a trio of partners to its Parisian office, bulking up its competition, corporate and tax practices.

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Brodies breaks through £50m with 13 per cent turnover rise

11-Jul-2014 12:14 pm | By Joanne Harris

Scottish firm Brodies has reported a fourth consecutive year of revenue and profit growth, with turnover up 13.2 per cent to £52.1m and profit up 23 per cent to £23.7m for the 2013/14 financial year.

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City’s Got Talent extravaganza moves to 100 Club

10-Jul-2014 3:35 pm | By The Lawyer editorial staff

Tomorrow’s Square Mile battle of the bands City’s got Talent (20 June 2014), billed by the organisers as “a mini Glastonbury”, has relocated from Guildhall Yard to the spiritual home of Law Rocks, the 100 Club.

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The Big Four have revealed their results in the space of a week, and it’s good reading for partners at those mega-firms. Freshfields still maintains top spot in PEP, but more pleasing for the big firms is top-line growth. Check out our analysis of the magic circle’s performance over ten years.

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Peter Kalis: Disruptive BS and the false prophets of doom

14-Jul-2014

‘Disruptive innovation’ has quickly become a management-speak staple, but it does not stand up to scrutiny as a worthwhile analysis of the legal world

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Leeds resurgence equals rich pickings for some

14-Jul-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

The Leeds market has transformed over recent years, with new entrants and expansionist stalwarts generating demand at all levels.

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Panel punch-up: DWF and the panel-place High Court case

11-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

What do you do when you fail to win a panel place for reasons you think are “inexplicable”? Sue?

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London

2013/14 financials: a decade in figures at the magic circle

8-Jul-2014 | By Katy Dowell

Clifford Chance might dominate the magic circle at the latest year-end but how has the firm performed over the last 10 years? Look inside the magic circle decade for a clearer perspective.

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Weightmans' John Schorah: Everyone in the firm has to focus on efficiency

11-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Weightmans is moving from being a Liverpool insurance firm to a true national commercial player. It just doesn’t like to make a fuss.

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Promo nation: national firms' investment priorities revealed

14-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

UK firms have focused this year’s partner promotions on home, but which cities and practice areas dominate investment?

UniKent

Special report: Immigration – Public interest

14-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

The University of Kent’s well-publicised landmark work for an asylum-seeker could lay the foundations for a shift in thinking in immigration cases

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money

Magic circle sees UK market share shrink as global consolidation takes hold

14-Jul-2014 | By Katy Dowell

The magic circle has seen its revenue market share of the UK top 10 firms contract by more than 15 per cent over the last decade as global consolidation takes hold of the sector.

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glasgow scotland

Brodies breaks through £50m with 13 per cent turnover rise

11-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Scottish firm Brodies has reported a fourth consecutive year of revenue and profit growth, with turnover up 13.2 per cent to £52.1m and profit up 23 per cent to £23.7m for the 2013/14 financial year.

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Michael Ellis, group GC, Abercrombie & Kent

14-Jul-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

He has a dream job at a luxury travel brand but prefers to work from his London desk – meet Michael Ellis, group general counsel at Abercrombie & Kent

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PayPal UK and Ireland head of legal, Tom Brown

7-Jul-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Online payment specialist PayPal is innovative and dynamic, and that’s how Tom Brown, UK and Ireland head of legal, demands his team to be too

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Yoo

In-house interview: Yoo group GC, Geraldine Mirabile

30-Jun-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

When creative maestro Philippe Starck’s interior design vehicle Yoo invited Geraldine Mirabile to be group GC, she wondered whether she would be cool enough. No problem, as it turned out

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Linklaters

Linklaters names new global corporate and client sector heads

Linklaters has appointed current Asian corporate head Matthew Middleditch as its new global corporate head to replace outgoing chief Jeremy Parr.

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French corporate boutique BDGS picks up Linklaters M&A team

French corporate boutique BDGS Associés has made its first lateral hire since setting up 18 months ago, appointing Linklaters M&A partner Marc Loy.

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Luxembourg

Special report: Luxembourg – Money plus

As Fiat, Apple and Starbucks earn the Duchy a rap on the knuckles for its tax rules, will the government’s efforts to diversify the economy take firmer root?

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Special report: Romania – In a good place

Geographically and economically, Romania is well-placed to attract foreign investment – so long as imminent elections don’t scupper its stability

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