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Webber Wentzel's Sally Hutton: We want to be the dominant South African law firm

27-Mar-2015 0:03 am | By Joanne Harris

The Lawyer’s Africa Elite report is published on Monday (30 March). Ahead of that the first-ever managing partner of Webber Wentzel, one of South Africa’s oldest and largest firms, unveils her plans for the future.

London

OneSavings Bank appoints new head of legal and unveils first formal panel

27-Mar-2015 0:02 am | By Tabby Kinder

OneSavings Bank (OSB) has appointed a new head of legal as it names 12 firms to its first formal legal panel of external advisers.

London

Treasury Committee says Davis report into FCA insurance leak is not enough to 'satisfy parliament'

27-Mar-2015 0:01 am | By Tabby Kinder

The Treasury Committee has rebuffed an inquiry by Clifford Chance partner Simon Davis into the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) leaking a pension market probe to the Telegraph newspaper in March 2014.

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BLP's outgoing managing partner Eisenberg wins senior partner role

26-Mar-2015 4:18 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Berwin Leighton Paisner managing partner Neville Eisenberg has been appointed in an uncontested election to a four-year term as the firm’s senior partner, effective from 1 May.

Court

Eder J resigns from bench after just four years to return to private practice

26-Mar-2015 0:03 am | By Tabby Kinder

Mr Justice Eder is stepping down from the bench after just four years to return to arbitration practice at Essex Court Chambers, The Lawyer understands.

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Noerr continues run of growth with 7 per cent turnover rise in 2014 to €197.2m

26-Mar-2015 12:01 pm | By Joanne Harris

German firm Noerr has announced another strong year with turnover rising by 7 per cent to €197.2m (£145.2m) for 2014, up from €184.5m the previous year.

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Mayer Brown scoops duo of corporate partners for Paris office

26-Mar-2015 3:47 pm | By Joanne Harris

Mayer Brown has hired two senior corporate partners for its Paris office, including Davis Polk & Wardwell’s first-ever non-US qualified hire Arnaud Pérès.

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Taylor Wessing opts for all-equity partnership in the UK following restructuring review

26-Mar-2015 11:48 am | By Natasha Bernal

Taylor Wessing has opted for an all-equity partnership in the UK following a review of its merit-based equity structure, while maintaining a two-tier system outside of the country.

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Blackstone's Dinah Rose QC secures Supreme Court victory in Prince Charles letters case

26-Mar-2015 10:48 am | By Joanne Harris

Blackstone Chambers’ Dinah Rose QC and the Guardian have successfully defended a Government appeal to the Supreme Court over the disclosure of secret letters written by Prince Charles to ministers.

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Cooley wins Amazon UK from Edwards Wildman following London launch

26-Mar-2015 0:04 am | By Tabby Kinder

Cooley has replaced Edwards Wildman as Amazon’s primary trademark and competition panel firm in Europe following the latter’s merger with Locke Lord.

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39 Essex drops 'street' from brand ahead of office move and appoints first female head of chambers

26-Mar-2015 0:02 am | By Tabby Kinder

39 Essex Street Chambers has dropped the ‘street’ from its name ahead of its move to 81 Chancery Lane in September.

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Bird & Bird Asia departures mount as Beijing employment partner defects to Covington

26-Mar-2015 0:01 am | By Natasha Bernal

Covington & Burling has hired Bird & Bird partner Grace Chen to join its international employment practice based in Beijing.

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Slaughters makes up two women in four-strong promotions round

25-Mar-2015 3:56 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Slaughter and May has promoted four lawyers to its partnership in London, boosting its overall female partnership to 22 per cent.

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The machines are coming for your job

23-Mar-2015 | By David Halliwell

The commoditisation of artificial intelligence means many areas of the lawyer’s trade are at risk – including the ‘creative’ element.

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Webber Wentzel's Sally Hutton: We want to be the dominant South African law firm

27-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The Lawyer’s Africa Elite report is published on Monday (30 March). Ahead of that the first-ever managing partner of Webber Wentzel, one of South Africa’s oldest and largest firms, unveils her plans for the future.

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A&O’s Dejonghe on Latin America departures: "It’s not like the world is falling apart"

19-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Last week, US firm Paul Hastings snatched up Allen & Overy’s (A&O) top Latin America partners to open an office in São Paulo, its first on the ground presence in Latin America. Does this mean a strategy change for A&O?

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Hunan, London

Nicky Richmond takes her tastebuds for a whirl to Hunan, relinquishes choice and has an excellent meal.

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Magic circle re-builds the pyramid structure

23-Mar-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

To what extent is the traditional resourcing model of law firms under fire? We track the inexorable change.

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Special report: Litigation – A travesty of justice?

23-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Proponents of reforms to judicial review claim they will deter ‘frivolous’ cases but the legal profession is worried about the effect on access to justice. 

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Noerr continues run of growth with 7 per cent turnover rise in 2014 to €197.2m

26-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

German firm Noerr has announced another strong year with turnover rising by 7 per cent to €197.2m (£145.2m) for 2014, up from €184.5m the previous year.

London

MoFo London revenue drops by 22 per cent as firm revises 2013 figures

23-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Morrison & Foerster has posted a 22 per cent fall in London revenue in 2014, dropping from $33.4m to $26m (£17.6m) in 2014.

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The in-house interview: Aurelius' legal counsel Kimberley Whitaker

23-Mar-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Exactly one year on from becoming Aurelius’ first UK-based legal counsel, The Lawyer caught up with Kimberley Whitaker to see how her role has developed

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The in-house interview: EnergySolutions senior vice-president and legal counsel Simon Stuttaford

16-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Think you have regulatory and insurance headaches? Imagine what it’s like working in the global nuclear waste industry like Simon Stuttaford, GC of EnergySolutions 

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The in-house interview: Schneider Electric’s Peter Wexler

9-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

At French energy company Schneider Electric, Peter Wexler has a steady flow of mergers, acquisitions and compliance issues – but it’s the people that give his role its spark.

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Mayer Brown scoops duo of corporate partners for Paris office

Mayer Brown has hired two senior corporate partners for its Paris office, including Davis Polk & Wardwell’s first-ever non-US qualified hire Arnaud Pérès.

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Noerr continues run of growth with 7 per cent turnover rise in 2014 to €197.2m

German firm Noerr has announced another strong year with turnover rising by 7 per cent to €197.2m (£145.2m) for 2014, up from €184.5m the previous year.

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Special report: GCs in banking – The big bank load

The pressure on in-house lawyers in the financial services sector is growing as banks face up to new challenges such as greater regulatory scrutiny.

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Special report: Poland – Warsaw packed

An influx of global firms and a rush of indie spin-offs has created an overcrowded legal market in Poland – and fees are suffering.

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In an eventful week for news, Jeremy Clarkson jostled shoulders with judges ousted for viewing porn and barristers landed with chunky tax bills.

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