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Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) managing partner Neville Eisenberg is set to stand down at the end of his fifth term at the end of April 2015, 16 years after first stepping into the role.
King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has named two partners to succeed global managing partner Stuart Fuller as head of its Hong Kong practice after he decided to give up one part of his dual role.
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Addleshaw Goddard has set out its aspirations to re-establish a top 20 position in the UK200 and to be known as a premium player in its chosen markets as part of a new strategy rolled out firmwide today (11 December).
Baker & McKenzie has launched an ‘investigations academy’ aimed at educating its lawyers across all its network on a range of matters relating to regulatory investigations.
Pinsent Masons has elected John Cleland as its new managing partner in a contested election, following the decision of David Ryan to step down from the role.
DLA Piper has retained its crown as the world’s largest litigation practice by fee income, taking the top spot in this year’s The Lawyer Global Litigation Top 50 ranking with a total litigation fee income of $1.128bn.
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Private equity backed Parabis Group has received a further £13m cash injection from its investor Duke Street.
Clifford Chance is understood to be carrying out a review of its German operations, and is likely to see the departure of a number of partners as a result.
Former chief executive of the University of Law (ULaw) Nigel Savage has taken up one of two new non-executive director roles at personal injury firm Fletchers Solicitors.
DWF has re-elected Andrew Leaitherland as the firm’s managing partner and CEO for a fourth term.
Addleshaw Goddard, Baker & McKenzie and Linklaters are among firms to put forward new policies after legislation on shared parental leave became law yesterday (1 December)
Hogan Lovells’ current chair and real estate partner Nicholas Cheffings has confirmed he would like to run for another term in April 2015.
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