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South Square's Knowles and No 5's Dove join High Court Bench

2-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Robin Knowles QC of South Square Chambers and No5 Chambers’ deputy head Ian Dove QC have become the latest additions to the High Court bench.

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Allen & Overy takes back oil partner Kim from Ashurst to boost Dubai

2-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Allen & Overy (A&O) has re-hired oil and gas specialist Judith Kim from Ashurst to become the fifteenth partner in its Dubai office. 

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The continuing evolution of Slaughter and May

2-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

What springs to mind when you think of Slaughter and May? We’ll hazard a guess that it’s a firm steeped in tradition - whether that’s due its long-term specialism as a corporate powerhouse, its strict lockstep structure, or its black tie and braces image.

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DAC Beachcroft profits slump by 10 per cent

2-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

DAC Beachcroft has announced a 9.7 per cent drop in net profit from £31.7m to £28.6m for the 2013/14 financial year.

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Squire Patton Boggs picks up Sidley's last German partner

2-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Squire Patton Boggs has hired Sidley Austin partner Jens Rinze, three months after Sidley confirmed it was closing down its German practice.

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A game of thrones

2-Sep-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

It’s not all glamour, leading a law firm. Our weekly leadership interview with senior figures in private practice delves into the minutiae of management decisions and is a window on to the personalities that run some of the biggest law firms in the market.

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A distinctive future for the bar

4-Aug-2014

The bar is changing, but is it moving quickly enough?

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Lawyer News Daily

Slaughters partner departure signals greater transformation

2-Sep-2014

Days like these come around once in a blue moon. It’s a rare Slaughter and May partner exit, in the form of tax specialist Graham Iversen who has upped sticks for Greenberg Traurig Maher.

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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: 2 December

2-Dec-2013

Arbitration 

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Moves 20 August 2014

1-Sep-2014

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Europe

European moves: 7 August 2014

7-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

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

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Jones Day raids Ropes & Gray for high yield partner Jonathan Bloom

1-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Ropes & Gray high yield partner Jonathan Bloom has quit the firm to join Jones Day’s City base.

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Climbing the ladder: A closer look at Ropes & Gray's private equity project

27-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Ropes & Gray’s hire of Travers Smith private equity star Phil Sanderson is quite a coup for the US firm.

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Clydes settles whistleblowing claim with former partner Bates van Winkelhof

19-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Clyde & Co has settled a long-running whistleblowing dispute with former partner Krista Bates van Winkelhof out of court after successive cases sought to establish the validity of the claim.

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Mishcon faces £66k damages bill after banker's prof neg claim

31-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Mishcon de Reya will pay over £66,000 in damages and interest to a former client after partially losing a professional negligence case in the High Court.

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Greenberg Traurig Maher lands Slaughter and May partner to spearhead UK tax practice

2-Sep-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Greenberg Traurig’s London office, Greenberg Traurig Maher (GTM), has hired Slaughter and May tax partner Graham Iversen in a high-profile lateral move in a bid to enhance its tax capability.

India

India’s Amarchand eyes expansion with Gurgaon office launch

1-Sep-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Elite Indian firm Amarchand & Mangaldas has expanded its office network with the launch of a base in Gurgaon.

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Squire Patton Boggs picks up Sidley's last German partner

2-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Squire Patton Boggs has hired Sidley Austin partner Jens Rinze, three months after Sidley confirmed it was closing down its German practice.

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Forsters appoints Smita Edwards as senior partner

2-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Real estate firm Forsters has appointed founding partner Smita Edwards as its new senior partner for a four-year term from 1 September in an uncontested election.

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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.  

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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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Simmons launches Chinese IP practice through Rouse hire

1-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Simmons & Simmons has launched an IP agency in Beijing today, with regulatory approval to file Chinese patents and litigate trademark disputes in state courts for the first time.

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Baker & McKenzie, Mayer Brown, Olswang and Slaughters win Unilever panel places

22-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Baker & McKenzie, Mayer Brown, Olswang and Slaughter and May have all won spots on Unilever’s inaugural panel.