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A&O makes up nine women in largest promotions round for three years

17-Apr-2015 12:38 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Allen & Overy (A&O) has appointed 22 lawyers to its partnership worldwide, including nine women, in its largest promotions round in three years.

Moscow

Egorov Puginsky's Dimitry Afanasiev: making our countries better and stronger video

17-Apr-2015 0:03 am | By Joanne Harris

This year’s European Managing Partner of the Year, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ chairman Dimitry Afanasiev, opens up about the challenges affecting Russia and Ukraine.

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DAC Beachcroft makes up 15 partners in Bristol-heavy promotions round

17-Apr-2015 5:19 pm | By Natasha Bernal

DAC Beachcroft has appointed 15 lawyers to its partnership, including seven in Bristol where the firm has almost doubled its intake of partners.

glasgow scotland

Ashurst set to receive £2.4m grant for Glasgow as development agency targets law firms

17-Apr-2015 0:02 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Ashurst will receive a grant of £2.4m from Scottish Development International (SDI) for its low cost base in Glasgow, as the development agency steps up its efforts to attract law firms to the city to compete with Belfast’s offering.

Paris

Fieldfisher faces €120,000 unfair dismissal claim from Paris secretary

17-Apr-2015 0:01 am | By Joanne Harris

Fieldfisher is facing a €120,000 (£86,000) unfair dismissal claim brought by a former secretary in its Paris office, who claims that she was assaulted by the firm’s office managing partner on the day of her dismissal.

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Mishcon appoints first non-lawyer to partnership in wake of ABS licence

16-Apr-2015 3:24 pm | By Tabby Kinder

Mishcon de Reya has promoted the first non-lawyer to its partnership, chief operating officer (COO) Bambos Georgiou, two months after its ABS licence was approved by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority (SRA).

London

KWM corporate co-head Lever quits to launch Goodwin Procter PE practice

16-Apr-2015 2:48 pm | By Natasha Bernal

King & Wood Mallesons’ (KWM) co-head of corporate Richard Lever is joining Goodwin Procter’s London office following the firm’s decision to launch a private equity practice.

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Justice

Bar Council backs Lib Dem manifesto

16-Apr-2015 12:02 pm

The Bar Council has responded with guarded enthusiasm to the Liberal Democrats’ manifesto pledges on access to justice.

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A&O, Linklaters and Slaughters win roles on sale of Virgin Active

16-Apr-2015 11:49 am | By Tabby Kinder

Allen & Overy (A&O), Linklaters and Slaughter and May have picked up the leading roles in Virgin Group and CVC Capital Partners’ sale of 80 per cent of its stake in Virgin Active to South Africa’s Brait for £682m. 

David Ryan

Pinsents' outgoing managing partner Ryan to take up London office reins

16-Apr-2015 10:48 am | By Joanne Harris

Pinsent Masons has announced that its outgoing managing partner David Ryan will become London office head when he steps down from the firmwide role at the end of this month.

Aitman

Freshfields Manchester: consultation closes and relocations imminent

16-Apr-2015 0:03 am | By Tabby Kinder

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s internal consultation into opening a low cost legal services hub in Manchester has ended, with relocations and a local recruitment drive set to begin by summer.

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A&O advises BNY Mellon on FCA custody breach investigation

16-Apr-2015 0:02 am | By Natasha Bernal

Allen & Overy (A&O) has advised the Bank of New York (BNY) Mellon on a Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) investigation that yesterday (15 April) saw the bank slapped with a £126m fine for breaching custody rules.

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Mishcon hires Proskauer Rose London lynchpin for corporate practice

16-Apr-2015 0:01 am | By Tabby Kinder

Mishcon de Reya has hired Proskauer Rose London heavyweight Michael Nouril as a corporate partner in a reverse of the current trend for US firms to hire private equity partners. 

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Pastures new at Freshfields

The senior partner race at Freshfields will be fascinating to watch. The magic circle firm is widely recognised to be the only UK outfit to have built a credible top-level US presence, but with increasing competition among the global elite, the new senior partner will need to be an effective ambassador.

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Gil Strauss, equity partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

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Diversity and global unity gives London and law firms the lead

13-Apr-2015 | By Maurice Allen

Britain punches above its weight thanks to its cosmopolitan outlook, and law firms head the trend. But equality closer to home remains our flaw.

Moscow

Egorov Puginsky's Dimitry Afanasiev: making our countries better and stronger video

17-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

This year’s European Managing Partner of the Year, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ chairman Dimitry Afanasiev, opens up about the challenges affecting Russia and Ukraine.

Freshfields

Freshfields senior partner race: Braham, Fabritius, Stroud emerge as frontrunners

14-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Nominations for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s next senior partner are expected to close this month with sources close to the firm already touting three clear frontrunners to take over from incumbent Will Lawes when he steps down in October.

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Tony Angel: “The legal profession is about to go through a quite phenomenal change”

13-Apr-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Brought in to guide DLA Piper through a major strategic shake-up, Tony Angel was never going to win everyone’s favour, but what do the facts say about his legacy?

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Pensions – Don’t take pot luck

13-Apr-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

April’s pensions reforms give UK pensioners wider choice but employers face greater responsibility over schemes. Firms must be ready with the right advice.

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Serjeants' Inn announces bumper 28 per cent income growth for 2014/15

15-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Public, police and medical negligence set Serjeants’ Inn Chambers has reported growth in fee income of 27.5 per cent for the 2014/15 financial year ending 31 March on the back of a management overhaul.

Money

Milbank takes top spot from A&O in Q1 project finance global rankings

13-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has risen by six spots to the top of this year’s global project finance rankings for the first quarter of 2015, while Allen & Overy (A&O) has toppled from first to eight place.

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The in-house interview: Iceland legal director Duncan Vaughan

13-Apr-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

With a more aggressive industry watchdog and cut-price rivals breathing down retailer Iceland’s neck, legal director Duncan Vaughan knew his job wasn’t going to be a piece of Arctic roll.

UCL

In-house interview: Natasha Lewis, director of legal services at UCL

6-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Natasha Lewis, legal services boss at UCL, could be the first of a new breed of in-housers as UK academic institutions start to act more like businesses

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The in-house interview: RB senior vice-president Bill Mordan

30-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

RB’s in-house team no longer have to spend valuable time on commoditised legal work thanks to Bill Mordan’s in-house compliance platform i-Legal

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A&O makes up nine women in largest promotions round for three years

Allen & Overy (A&O) has appointed 22 lawyers to its partnership worldwide, including nine women, in its largest promotions round in three years.

Moscow

Egorov Puginsky's Dimitry Afanasiev: making our countries better and stronger video

This year’s European Managing Partner of the Year, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ chairman Dimitry Afanasiev, opens up about the challenges affecting Russia and Ukraine.

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Referral relationships: making the link

Travers’ determination to stay independent was once seen as its Achilles heel. But maybe it was ahead of its time.

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Gibson Dunn and its Djibouti nightmare

Recent unwanted attention on Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in light of the Djibouti falsified evidence case will do nothing for the firm’s hard-won reputation in the world of anti-corruption and combating fraud.

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​Top 10 stories: 10-16 April 2015

17-Apr-2015

Our exclusive exit interview with DLA Piper’s Tony Angel was by far the most popular story on the website last week, trumping several big litigation stories.

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