The Court of Appeal (CoA) has dismissed an attempt by Bristows’ client Google to block British users from pursuing it in the UK courts.
The University of Law has been granted an Altenative Business Structure (ABS) licence by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira has appointed litigation and arbitration head Jorge Badía as its new managing partner, the firm announced today.
Ashurst and Slaughter and May have advised on the $30bn (£20.8bn) sale of RBS’ private banking and wealth management business Coutts International to Union Bancaire Privée.
Construction and engineering company Costain has changed its legal panel of advisers for the first time in seven years, dropping Bevan Brittan and Addleshaw Goddard in favour of Burges Salmon, Clyde & Co and Pinsent Masons.
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Ahead of that the first-ever managing partner of Webber Wentzel, one of South Africa’s oldest and largest firms, unveils her plans for the future. Africa is the target for many firms’ and clients’ investment and South Africa’s biggest firms are gearing up to meet the need
Cooleyhas hired life sciences partner John Wilkinson to join its London office. Former Reed Smithpartner Wilkinson was in this year’s The Lawyer’s Hot 100 list for his work advising Bavarian Nordic on its licence to supply an Ebola vaccine in Africa.
All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices.
Barclays has appointed a new general counsel in the US after the departure of Carlos Pelayo from the bank.
The Co-operative Bank has hired Nationwide Building Society deputy GC Claire Morris as its new head of legal, replacing James Southworth who has returned to Eversheds.
Covington & Burling has hired Bird & Bird partner Grace Chen to join its international employment practice based in Beijing.
Slater & Gordon’s Paul Daniels has described the month following the ‘fracas’ between Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon and presenter Jeremy Clarkson as a “nightmare” for Tymon.
Mayer Brown has hired two senior corporate partners for its Paris office, including Davis Polk & Wardwell’s first-ever non-US qualified hire Arnaud Pérès.
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has regained top spot in worldwide deal rankings, advising on the greatest volume and value of M&A transactions for the first quarter of 2014, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer maintaining its place at the top of the European and UK table.
Forced to wake up at the ungodly hour of 8am to attend a breakfast I wonder what sort of sadist thinks that 9am on the Thursday of MIPIM is an acceptable start time. I tweet this.
Greenberg Traurig Maher is set to expand its London space by almost 50 per cent in a bid to work more efficiently, after hiring consultants to seek a new office of up to 25,000 sq ft.
Blackstone Chambers’ Dinah Rose QC and the Guardian have successfully defended a Government appeal to the Supreme Court over the disclosure of secret letters written by Prince Charles to ministers.
BBC Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has instructed Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan to represent him in any potential commercial dispute against the BBC for breach of contract.
Cooley has hired Reed Smith life sciences partners John Wilkinson and Nicola Maguire to join its London office as partners.
Malaysian firm Zicolaw has expanded its IP capabilities across the Southeast Asian region with the addition of a team in Thailand and additional personnel in Indonesia and Malaysia.