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Getting to grips with corporate contracts

26-May-2015

Contractual blind spots affect not only general counsel, but whole companies too.

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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.

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.

Charmaine Hast

The heartache of deception: My son is not mine

5-May-2015

What price would one put on the anguish and heartache caused to a father who had been misled for 17 years that his ‘son’ was in fact the child of a secret lover of his wife?

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More Shard, less Cheops – the new look of law

4-May-2015 | By Richard Kemp

Are firms’ strategies ready for the shake-up that artificial intelligence is set to bring?

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What makes lawyers sing?

28-Apr-2015

The next round of the Legal Harmony choir competition for lawyers kicks off next week - but what are the advantages to setting up a firm choir?

Matt Byrne

Onwards and upwards for DLA Piper?

13-Apr-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Nearly four years after DLA Piper hired Tony Angel, the former Linklaters managing partner is calling it quits.

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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.

Anya Proops

Information law in the ascendant

9-Apr-2015

Two very different judgments confirm what many lawyers have known for years about information law.

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Exclusive: Tesco appoints Diageo GC as first UK legal director amid legal team restructure

28-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Tesco has appointed Diageo M&A general counsel and ex-Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer lawyer David Berry as its first UK legal director.

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Dentons strengthens trade finance pratice with Watson Farley partner Gardiner

28-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Dentons has hired Watson Farley & Williams finance partner Celia Gardiner to build its trade finance practice in London.

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Exclusive: Olswang general counsel Callander departs following CEO appointment

27-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Olswang general counsel Simon Callandar is leaving the firm following a series of management changes, The Lawyer can reveal.

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Funds giant BlackRock scoops up former Barclays EMEA investment GC Handling

27-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Barclays’ former general counsel for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) investment has joined alternative fund management company BlackRock.

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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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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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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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The Lawyer Awards 2015: the shortlist revealed

5-May-2015

The judging for The Lawyer Awards 2015 in association with Travelers is complete – here is the shortlist. 

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