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Deloitte turns to Latham and Taylor Wessing for HP Autonomy row

28-Aug-2014 3:36 pm | By Kate Beioley

Deloitte has turned to Latham & Watkins and Taylor Wessing to advise it on potential claims arising from the explosive row between Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Autonomy in the months before the latter’s $11.1bn takeover.

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Hengeler wins reprieve for Uber in German battle over taxi app

28-Aug-2014 2:38 pm | By Joanne Harris

Hengeler Mueller has won a victory for ‘sharing economy’ taxi service Uber in a battle over whether the company can continue offering its product in the city of Hamburg.

Hong Kong

Funds boutique MJ Hudson launches in Hong Kong amidst three-strong promos round

28-Aug-2014 0:02 am | By Natalie Stanton

Asset management and funds boutique MJ Hudson has launched in Hong Kong, creating the firm’s third office alongside London and Jersey.

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Sweden's Trelleborg appoints Dometic Group’s legal head as GC

28-Aug-2014 4:49 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Swedish polymer solutions company Trelleborg today announced that former Dometic Group general counsel Charlotta Grähs will replace Ulf Gradén as the company’s general counsel from 1 October.

Court

CVC ordered to pay AB InBev €129m after switching Freshfields for A&O

28-Aug-2014 0:04 am | By Kate Beioley

CVC Capital Partners has been ordered to pay €129m (£103m) to Budweiser brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB In Bev) in a court battle over a 2009 deal, after turning from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to Allen & Overy (A&O).

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Weight Watchers' assistant general counsel Richard Reade puts on new role at Coats

28-Aug-2014 0:03 am | By Natasha Bernal

Thread and zips manufacturer Coats has appointed senior Weight Watchers lawyer Richard Reade as deputy general counsel, following the appointment of its first-ever general counsel from Lloyds.

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Wachtell to pursue Deloitte in HP Autonomy row

28-Aug-2014 0:01 am | By Kate Beioley

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz is to pursue Deloitte on behalf of Hewlett-Packard (HP) in an escalation of the company’s row with software firm Autonomy over its doomed 2011 acquisition.

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Hogan Lovells posts retention, sending most NQs to litigation and employment

27-Aug-2014 2:33 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Hogan Lovells has revealed a 77 per cent retention rate for its autumn 2014 qualifiers, employing 27 of 35 trainees in newly-qualified (NQ) positions. 

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Pannone partner duo risk capital to leave Slater & Gordon early

27-Aug-2014 2:07 pm | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Two former Pannone personal injury big-hitters have become the latest to break the three-year lock in to leave Slater & Gordon, moving to ABS rival Irwin Mitchell.

London

UK firms' PE offerings “increasingly vulnerable”: Ropes chief on his firm’s raid on Travers Smith

27-Aug-2014 1:42 pm | By Natalie Stanton

Ropes & Gray has hired Travers Smith private equity rainmaker Phil Sanderson to bolster its European private equity offering.

Manchester

Cobbetts' bank debt deferred pending legal action

27-Aug-2014 1:11 pm | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Cobbetts’ administrator KPMG has postponed a final distribution of £336,687 to Lloyds Bank after receiving notice of legal action relating to the sum by four former partners.

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Mills & Reeve’s Guy Hinchley: We’re on the hunt in Leeds

22-Aug-2014 | By Richard Simmons

“It’s been a good year at the office,” says Mills & Reeve managing partner Guy Hinchley.

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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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Weil high yield star Strauss returns to Simpson Thacher as equity partner

21-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Four years ago, in July 2010, Simpson Thacher lost an up-and-coming high yield counsel to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, having passed him by for partnership.

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The bar 2020: Divide and rule

4-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Jackson, legal aid cuts and pressure on fees have put the bar on course for a fractured future where commercial stars race ahead and others hit a dead end

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Toronto

Special report: Canada – The long trail

4-Aug-2014 | By Lucy Burton

A&O is the first magic circle firm to tiptoe into Canada but despite the strong economy, there is good reason why local players are not expecting a stampede 

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Leeds

Gordons sees revenue fall after shift away from claimant PI work

26-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Yorkshire firm Gordons has reported its first year of revenue decline in 13 years, with turnover falling by 11 per cent to £22.9m due in part to a withdrawal from claimant personal injury work.

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Scotland

Burness Paull's staff get 10 per cent bonus after rise in revenue

25-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Scottish firm Burness Paull has awarded all its employees a 10 per cent bonus after the firm achieved a 20 per cent increase in its turnover in the 2013/14 financial year.

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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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In-house interview: Steven Webb, head of legal, Premier Farnell

21-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Service is the name of the game for Steven Webb, GC at IT distributor Premier Farnell

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Sweden's Trelleborg appoints Dometic Group’s legal head as GC

Swedish polymer solutions company Trelleborg today announced that former Dometic Group general counsel Charlotta Grähs will replace Ulf Gradén as the company’s general counsel from 1 October.

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Hengeler wins reprieve for Uber in German battle over taxi app

Hengeler Mueller has won a victory for ‘sharing economy’ taxi service Uber in a battle over whether the company can continue offering its product in the city of Hamburg.

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