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Reckitt Benckiser launches legal team for spinoff Indivior ahead of IPO

23-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Pharma company Reckitt Benckiser (RB) has named a new general counsel for spinoff business Indivior ahead of its listing today (23 December) on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

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R&R Ice Cream GC Francesca Yardley returns to private equity roots

22-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

R&R Ice Cream general counsel Francesca Yardley has left Europe’s largest private-label ice cream maker to pursue two new roles in private equity-related start-up companies.

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Clydesdale replaces UK GC as Darbyshire returns to Australia role

16-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clydesdale Bank UK general counsel Jennifer Darbyshire has returned to Australia to resume her role at parent company National Australia Bank (NAB) with James Peirson taking over the UK role. 

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Thomas Cook GC Craig Stoehr adds chief corporate officer role to responsibilities

15-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Thomas Cook group general counsel Craig Stoehr has been given the additional role of chief corporate officer at the company, effective immediately.


Verizon senior VP Craig Silliman to replace Milch as new company general counsel

8-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Verizon vice president of public policy Craig Silliman will take on the additional role of general counsel at Verizon from 1 January 2015.

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Former Linklaters corporate chief Jeremy Parr to become Jardine Matheson GC

8-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Linklaters’ former global corporate head Jeremy Parr is to become general counsel at trading company Jardine Matheson Holdings, replacing outgoing Giles White who is to retire at the end of July 2015.


Tech company SanDisk hires Broadcom deputy GC as new chief legal officer

4-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Flash memory storage company SanDisk has announced the appointment of new chief legal officer Mark Brazeal, senior deputy general counsel at tech company Broadcom. 


Medical tech company Elekta appoints Judith Banks to head EMEA and LatAm legal operations

3-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Vacuum manufacturer Edwards’ EMEA senior counsel Judith Banks has moved to head up the Europe, Africa, Middle East and Latin America legal team at medical technology group Elekta.


American Apparel names Loeb & Loeb partner Chelsea Grayson as general counsel

27-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

US clothing company American Apparel has chosen Loeb & Loeb partner Chelsea Grayson as its new general counsel, effective 15 December.

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Eversheds' investment in Tyco relationship pays off with contract extension

24-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Eversheds is set to continue in its role as Tyco’s sole legal provider for the next few years, proof that a deal once seen as controversial is reaping benefits for both sides.

In-House Interview


In-house Interview: Green Investment Bank’s Euan McVicar

8-Dec-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Green Investment Bank GC Euan McVicar has to sort the windmills from the waste-to-energy initiatives while staying within European state aid rules 


The in-house interview: Hyperion GC Will Bloomer on panels and acquisitions

1-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Hyperion general counsel Will Bloomer provides a whistle-stop tour of the consolidating insurance market and explains why he doesn’t believe in panels.


She used to sue the Government. Now she leads the legal team at HMRC. Gill Aitken on adding value in-house

24-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

HMRC’s Gill Aitken spent her early career suing the Government but, envious of its cases, she switched sides and now brandishes an 80 per cent success rate

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Freshfields reappointed as MoD unveils delayed projects panel

22-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has been reappointed by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) as one of 10 firms on its new-look projects panel, but Pinsent Masons has lost its spot.

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Burges Salmon, CMS and Osborne Clarke retained as Eurostar delays panel review until 2015

18-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Eurostar has delayed its panel review until spring 2015, granting Burges Salmon, CMS Cameron McKenna and Osborne Clarke a four-month reprieve.


BLM, Clarke Willmott and Penningtons Manches among new appointments to second HALA panel

18-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

BLM, Clarke Willmott and Penningtons Manches are among the firms to have been newly appointed to the Housing Associations’ Legal Alliance (HALA) refreshed panel.


Eversheds and Hill Dickinson among 14 firms appointed to Metro Bank lending and securities panel

16-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Eversheds and Hill Dickinson are among 14 firms to have taken places on Metro Bank’s lending and securities panel.


Six firms win spots on Hitachi Rail Europe's inaugural panel

10-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Transport supplier Hitachi Rail Europe has picked Addleshaw Goddard, Ashurst, DLA Piper, Eversheds, Shoosmiths and Stephenson Harwood for its inaugural legal panel after a competitive tender process that closed in October.

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