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Drilling company KCA Deutag appoints Burness Paull partner Tony Byrne as general counsel

17-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Drilling and engineering contractor KCA Deutag has sourced its latest general counsel from the ranks of Scotland’s Burness Paull, appointing Tony Byrne to the role this week.

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Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance and CMS get call on Phones 4U administration

16-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Allen & Overy has scooped a key role in the administration of Phones 4U, having been instructed by the company and its administrator PwC.

New York

Freshfields' latest US raid adds Shearman M&A veteran to bolster New York practice

16-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Freshfields has continued its dramatic US hiring spree, adding Shearman & Sterling M&A lawyer Peter Lyons as co-head of its public M&A group.

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Bird & Bird's David Kerr: Australian merger is a possibility

16-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Bird & Bird CEO David Kerr has overseen a period of significant growth at the former IP boutique, and more is on the horizon.

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Stephenson Harwood shuts down in Guangzhou

16-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Stephenson Harwood has closed its office in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, reducing its total number of offices worldwide to nine.

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Editor's Picks

An unbundle of joy

11-Sep-2014

Not a week seems to go by without another firm revealing a low-cost centre, almost always to house document production and general support. This summer brought a whole host of announcements: if you blink, you might just miss them.

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Leader

Cat Griffiths index

Avoiding panel game pigeonholes

15-Sep-2014

This week we publish our review of the reviews, which tallies the firms that have won places on the panels of 2014. There’s a pattern emerging.

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Lawyer News Daily

Stephenson Harwood breaks with tradition in China

16-Sep-2014

It seems that growth in China has been on the wish list of a number of firms in 2014, with firms including Linklaters mulling the idea of its own Chinese joint venture after the recently launched Shanghai free-trade zone liberalised the country’s legal services sector.

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Stephen Kon

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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Moves 15/09/2014

15-Sep-2014

Eversheds has hired corporate finance partner Alison Starr from Pinsent Masons

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Moves 8 September

8-Sep-2014

Taylor Wessing has hired two private client partners. Elaine Dobson (above) will join as head of residential property from Bircham Dyson Bell

London

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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Save the Children International GC Stephen stands down

10-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Save the Children International (SCI) general counsel Elizabeth Stephen has left the charity on sabbatical, prompting a hunt for her replacement. 

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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.

New York

Freshfields' latest US raid adds Shearman M&A veteran to bolster New York practice

16-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Freshfields has continued its dramatic US hiring spree, adding Shearman & Sterling M&A lawyer Peter Lyons as co-head of its public M&A group.

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Linklaters names Bennett as new litigation head amid group structure overhaul

15-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Linklaters has named London litigation head Michael Bennett as its new global litigation head and put him in charge of a new standalone litigation team, condensing two executive committee roles into one.

Berlin Germany

Görg and Noerr advise on Germany's largest shopping centre development

5-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

German firms Görg and Noerr have taken the lead roles on the financing and development of Europe’s largest shopping centre in the heart of Berlin.

Dubai

Nabarro adds three lawyers to Dubai office

4-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Nabarro has doubled its Dubai office, adding a Dentons associate, local barrister and counsel in a bid to beef up its constructions disputes practice overseas.

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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.  

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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European IP group Murgitroyd's profit drops by 11 per cent as US client base grows

8-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Aim-listed European IP group Murgitroyd saw its pre-tax profits drop by 10.9 per cent during the course of the 2013/14 financial year.

Beijing

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.