Hogan Lovells to choose between Murdoch and ITV

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  • It is not a question of "the Americans always get what they want" it is which is the more valuable client which is likely to be a "no brainer"

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  • And the Americans will define what "valuable" is

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  • Heh @ Lovells. Can't believe they're even bothering to discuss it - it's a foregone conclusion, no firm in their right mind would ditch Murdoch. Who's going to take over the ITV work?

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  • Re-Rupert the Bear | 8-Feb-2010 11:22 am
    Spot on. As the other story on this site regarding the make-up of the global management committee shows, the Americans don't do real estate, ergo there's no real estate representation. London: be prepared to become a back office for the US

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  • You've gotta feel sorry for Lovells, ITV has been a basket case of a company for years and now thanks to Simon Cowell it's a force to be reckoned with again. IHow many other UK clients will Lovells have to part with, I wonder

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  • Real Estate did not have representation at that level before the merger - it fell within the 'commercial' practice stream alongside IP, Tax etc. Nothing to see here, please move along.

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  • You gotta feel sorry for real estate. Even before the merger it was slipping in terms of repesentation at an executive level, numbers of equity partners, clients and fee earners. Now the message looks clear - especially with the group having lost Katherine Watts and Bob Kidby - its increasingly a support department that is tolerated while a profit is turned on work for Prudential. On top of that, the group is represented by Mr Cheffings - a litigator, not a property lawyer.

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  • “The Americans always get what they want,”
    The inside word is that the Americans are already starting to throw their weight round on this and other matters. The nice ol'boys and gals at Lovells need to wake up and make sure that "merger" doesn't become "takeover".

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