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Panel reviews

Panel reviews 2014: The chosen ones download

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Which firms are cutting it in this era of slimline rosters, and who are the GC new brooms making clean sweeps? The Lawyer can reveal all

money

How to grow PEP by 46 per cent: a lesson from Osborne Clarke

9-Jun-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

The firm’s revenue is up 26 per cent and profit per equity partner up 46 per cent, but just what is the secret behind the massive growth at Osborne Clarke?

universal

In harmony – the Universal Music/ KWMSJB relationship

26-May-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

How music giant Universal and its external legal adviser maintain a harmonious and enduring working relationship 

Bale

Summer Round-up: Deals, booted

16-Sep-2013 | By Kate Beioley

Footie and telecoms dominate our regular round-up of recent M&A activity, as the threat of rising interest rates kick-started activity among organisations.

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Media, Entertainment and Sport Briefings

Gawker: commercialisation has created new boundaries download subscription

Schillings 3-Aug-2015

Had controversial blog been published in Europe company could have faced claims for defamation and/or breach of privacy. 

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Media, Entertainment and Sport News

Financial Times

Freshfields and Skadden land roles on Pearson’s £844m FT sale to Nikkei

23-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom have advised on the £844m deal to sell the Financial Times group to Japanese media firm Nikkei.

News of World 317

Former Harbottles MP Abramson hit with £20,000 fine over phone hacking as in-houser Chapman is cleared

22-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Former Harbottle & Lewis managing partner Lawrence Abramson has been ordered to pay a £20,000 fine over his work in relation to the phone hacking scandal at the News of the World.

BBC

BBC creates new FOI and contentious DP role following reorganisation

16-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

The BBC has promoted Nicola Cain to the new role of head of legal for freedom of information (FOI) and contentious data protection (DP). 

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Media, Entertainment and Sport Opinion

Alan Sugar

Why a lawyer will never win The Apprentice

7-Jan-2015

The latest series The Apprentice caused the usual controversy - with limited success for the legal candidates.

Cat Griffiths index

The choices facing Ashurst and Olswang

3-Nov-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

The Americanisation of UK law is coming - so what are firms doing about it?

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