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Shearman secures record $50bn arbitration award against Russia

28-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Shearman & Sterling has secured the largest award ever handed out by an arbitration tribunal, with the Russian Federation asked to pay out $50bn (£29.bn) in damages to shareholders of oil company Yukos.

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Moore Blatch’s PEP drops by 61 per cent as firm focuses on investment

28-Jul-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Average profit at Southampton-headquartered Moore Blatch fell sharply in 2013/14, from £344,000 in 2012/13 to £133,000.

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Vincent Tchenguiz settles record £200m SFO battle for £3m

28-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has ended its record battle with Vincent Tchenguiz after agreeing to settle his £200m damages claim for £3m.

Vodafone

Eversheds wins first-time place on Vodafone's revamped UK panel

28-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Eversheds has joined the Vodafone panel for the first time following a review of the telecoms giant’s roster of legal advisers.

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Simmons’ alliance partner expands in Saudi

28-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Simmons & Simmons’ alliance firm in Saudi Arabia, Hammad & Al-Mehda, is extending its reach with a new office in the country’s capital Riyadh.

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Editor's Picks

Magic numbers

28-Jul-2014

The Big Four have revealed their results in the space of a week, and it’s good reading for partners at those mega-firms. Freshfields still maintains top spot in PEP, but more pleasing for the big firms is top-line growth. Check out our analysis of the magic circle’s performance over ten years.

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Leader

Cat Griffiths index

Roots of recovery are not so robust

28-Jul-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Let us praise legal services.

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Lawyer News Daily

Vodafone reviews relationships with long-term allies

28-Jul-2014

Despite a curiously low-key approach by Vodafone to its recent group and UK panel review, there have been some changes to the roster

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SJ Berwin chief on merger with King & Wood Mallesons: "The world has changed" video

31-Oct-2013 | By The Lawyer editorial staff

SJ Berwin senior partner Stephen Kon has spoken about how the client shift from West to East has propelled his firm to combine with Asia Pacific giant King & Wood Mallesons - which goes live today (1 November).

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Judgment Call

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Judgment call: 2 December

2-Dec-2013

Arbitration 

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Singapore

Mayer Brown taps Bryan Cave for five-strong Asia consulting team

24-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Mayer Brown has poached a five-person team from Bryan Cave in Singapore to set up an Asia-focused consulting arm in the city-state.

Europe

European moves: 24 July 2014

23-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices.

money

Big bucks to the fore as Lucas shuns Weil for Kirkland

22-May-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Is any lawyer worth busting your firm’s compensation structure for? Perhaps one with a reputation for being at the absolute pinnacle of their niche in the market?

London

US firm Katten Muchin creates London asset management group with double hire

19-May-2014 | By Lucy Burton

Chicago-based law firm Katten Muchin Rosenman has created a dedicated City-based asset management group with the hire of two new partners.

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British Library turns to Mills & Reeve and Veale Wasbrough for employment advice

7-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Mills & Reeve and Veale Wasbrough Vizards (VWV) are to give employment advice to the British Library after winning a mini-tender run by the London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC).

London

Trio of City boutiques team up with Buzzacott to launch professional advisory service

3-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Boutique firms CM Murray, Hierons and Maurice Turnor Gardner have joined forces with chartered accountants Buzzacott to go to market as a one-stop-shop for professional practices.

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Bakers and Garrigues advise on Catalunya Banc’s €1.2bn sale to BBVA

28-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Baker & McKenzie has advised state-owned Spanish lender Catalunya Banc on its sale to Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) for €1.2bn.

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HSF and A&O among firms involved in BSkyB’s £4.9bn Sky Europe deal

28-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Herbert Smith Freehills and Allen & Overy are among the firms to advise on BSkyB’s £4.9bn takeover of Rupert Murdoch’s pay TV companies in Germany and Italy.

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DLA Piper hires four construction lawyers from RPC

17-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

DLA Piper has added two partners and two associates from RPC to its real estate practice, including head of non-contentious construction and projects Stephen Malley.

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Dentons tempts Zizzi back from Clifford Chance for Bucharest boost

17-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Clifford Chance Bucharest partner Perry Zizzi has rejoined Dentons, almost seven years after quitting legacy Salans for the magic circle firm.

20th Century Fox

Wragges' Glee over Twentieth Century Fox High Court win

25-Jul-2014 | By Katy Dowell

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has won a David and Goliath legal battle for comedy club operators Comic Enterprises against Twentieth Century Fox.  

High Court

Billionaire oligarch switches from Sidley to HSF for mammoth hotel battle

21-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Naomi Campbell’s oligarch ex Vladislav Doronin has dropped Sidley Austin for Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) for the latest round of his High Court battle with his business partners.

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NautaDutilh mourns loss of partner killed in Malaysia Airlines crash

21-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Benelux firm NautaDutilh has paid tribute to IP partner John Allen, who was killed with his family in the flight MH17 plane crash last week.

Indonesia

Bird & Bird joins Indonesia race with double allies

25-Jun-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Bird & Bird has expanded its Pan-Asian alliance network by adding two Indonesian firms.