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European firms report record turnover as Continent bounces back

25-May-2015

Revenue and profits were up across much of the Continent last year as the European 100 gained a new top-ranked firm, France’s Fidal.

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International Top 30 Firms in London 2015: the executive summary

18-May-2015

This year’s International Top 30 reveals a market in excellent health. As this executive summary of the report shows, taking just revenues alone, these firms’ finances have gone through the roof.

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Star legal writers in the IT, data and privacy sector

18-May-2015

This week’s pick of top writers from TheLawyer.com’s IT, data and privacy briefings

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Staying afloat: Russian law firms and the EU sanctions

18-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Sanctions imposed by the EU after Crimea’s annexation have caused upheaval in the Russian market, but law firms remain optimistic.

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The magic circle: together but not the same

11-May-2015

In 10 years the magic circle has significantly expanded its global presence but each firm has followed a different strategy for growth

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The Czech and Slovakian markets take a local turn

11-May-2015

Czech and Slovakian firms are in high demand but the internationals have found the market

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Danger 2.0: cultural strategies for outsmarting the hackers

11-May-2015 | By Jonathan Ames

As hackers grow more sophisticated, a high-profile cyber breach at a firm is a matter of when not if. How can lawyers minimise risk and manage clients’ increasing demands?

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Private client looks a picture of wealth

11-May-2015

Private client issues such as inheritance tax, wills and trusts are top of the political agenda right now, and lawyers should prepare themselves for change.

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Listing the benefits

21-May-2015

Gateley’s intention to float on AIM, surprised the legal community last week as it is set to become the first law firm listed on a UK market.

Scales of justice

Dodd Frank comes to Hounslow

19-May-2015

Hounslow trader Navinder Singh Sarao faces almost certain extradition to the US for price manipulation

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The truth about US firms in London: they’ve come further than you think

18-May-2015

To what extent are US firms embedded within the UK corporate landscape?

Tony Williams

You say tomato: the problem with lateral hiring across the pond

18-May-2015 | By Tony Williams

Lateral hiring has shed its former stigma and gained popularity, but mistakes are inevitable – particularly when firms from both the US and UK are involved.

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Oil industry must turn this crisis into a catalyst

11-May-2015 | By Philip Rodney

The price of oil is not going up any time soon so operators must exploit the situation to create streamlined processes and ditch their ‘two tribes’ mentality.

Matt Byrne

The many ways to make a global elite

11-May-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Today’s cover story plotting the international office growth of Allen & Overy (A&O), Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters reveals some startling statistics.

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Shakespeares and SGH Martineau confirm June merger

22-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Midlands firms Shakespeares and SGH Martineau have confirmed they will complete their merger on 15 June, less than three months after the two announced they were in talks.

Baltics

Pan-Baltic firms Lawin and Raidla Lejins split to form new alliances

19-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Pan-Baltic firms Lawin and Raidla Lejins & Norcous have both split up, with the two reforming to establish new alliances spanning the region.

Scotland

Clydes seeks to enter Scottish market through Simpson & Marwick tie-up

12-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Clyde & Co has announced it is in advanced merger talks with Simpson & Marwick, in a move which would give the firm its first base in Scotland.

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Behind the Law

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Linklaters breaks Slaughters' stranglehold on Unilever relationship with principal adviser role

21-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Linklaters’ ambition to be part of the “global elite” has taken a significant step in the right direction as the firm succeeded in winning the role of principal adviser to Unilever from Slaughter and May.

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Dentons posts UKMEA PEP rise of 23 per cent to £502,000

20-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Dentons is reporting a rise in both revenue and profit for its UK, Middle East and Africa (UKMEA) operations for the 2014/15 financial year, with average profit per equity partner (PEP) up 23 per cent to £502,000.

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Notebook

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At last, the gender balance at the top of UK law firms begins to shift

27-Apr-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

BLP and Squires lag, but elsewhere female partner promotion stats look healthy.

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The Lawyer Eats

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The Wild Rabbit, Kingham

22-May-2015

“Can I have some of the vegetable curry”, said the man next to me at the Farmers’ Market. The voice sounded familiar. “Oh and some of the rice too, please”. I looked sideways. It was David Cameron.

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