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Allen & Overy launches performance related bonus pool for high performing partners

3-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

It has emerged that Allen & Overy (A&O) has added a performance related bonus pool to assist in attracting and retaining “exceptional partners and lateral hires”, in the latest in a string of lockstep changes in the magic circle.

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CTIL appoints ex-Tesco senior lawyer as head of legal

3-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Ex-Tesco senior counsel Phil Warren has been named head of legal at Vodafone and Telefónica joint venture Cornerstone Telecoms Infrastructure Limited (CTIL).

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Monarch Group appoints Alison Wilds as first head of legal

3-Jun-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Independent travel group and aircraft engineering company Monarch Group has appointed aviation specialist Alison Wilds as group head of legal.

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​Hamlins hires Burges Salmon partner Gay to lead new sports practice

3-Jun-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

West End firm Hamlins has recruited sports litigator Mark Gay from Burges Salmon to launch its first dedicated sports practice.

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Bond Dickinson energy team loses another partner as Carter joins Fieldfisher

2-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Bond Dickinson energy partner Stuart Carter has left for Fieldfisher just months after the firm lost an energy team to Pinsent Masons.

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Catrin Griffiths

Going public

1-Jun-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

With even more budget cuts set to fall on local authority legal teams, innovation and creativity are at a premium if councils want to continue to deliver services. Luckily for the general public, local authority lawyers are stepping up to the challenge with wholesale reinvention – and look set to challenge private practice for key mandates.

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The public sector’s not what it was – it's much better

1-Jun-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Life has been tough for the public sector in the past few years, with spending cuts hitting home.

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LND: Linklaters cuts three spots from international management board

2-Jun-2015

Linklaters will cut three spots including two in London from its international board, following a partnership consultation to cut down time spent on management after complaints the former set up was excessive

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Moves: 1 June 2015

1-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Fried Frank is hiring a banking partner from Hogan Lovells to become the firm’s first head of finance in London and more…

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European moves: 28 May 2015

28-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

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

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Cleary and Slaughters advise as Santander Asset Management merges with Pioneer

29-Apr-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Slaughter and May have taken the lead roles on Santander Asset Management’s multi-billion euro merger with Pioneer Investments. 

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Central Bank of Ireland GC Gavin joins Byrne Wallace as head of financial services

21-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Irish firm Byrne Wallace has appointed Central Bank of Ireland general counsel Joseph Gavin as head of its financial services practice.

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Exclusive: Foot Anstey instructs CMS to defend age discrimination claim by ex-partner

20-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Foot Anstey has turned to CMS Cameron McKenna to defend it against an age discrimination claim brought by an ex-partner.

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Dentons hit with €60,000 damages in French employment case

12-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

A Paris employment tribunal has landed Dentons with a €60,000 damages bill after finding that the firm unlawfully made a secretary redundant immediately prior to the 2013 merger between legacy Salans and SNR Denton.

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Freshfields and Mayer Brown book lead roles as Center Parcs opts for sale over IPO

2-Jun-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Mayer Brown have taken the lead on the sale of holiday company Center Parcs to Canadian property group Brookfield for around £2.5bn.

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Pérez-Llorca to launch office in New York as US hub and gateway to Latin America

2-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Spanish firm Pérez-Llorca has confirmed plans to open a foreign office in New York in the fourth quarter of this year, in a bid to gain more US related work and expand its presence in Latin America.

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Law firms lag behind accountants in office space efficiency plans

29-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Accountancy firms have outstripped law firms in space management strategies, new research from real estate company CBRE shows. 

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WM Housing appoints seven to socially-responsible legal panel

29-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

WM Housing Group has appointed seven firms to its legal panel in an attempt to incorporate social values into its legal activities.

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Network Rail instructs Eversheds on legal threat over bank holiday strike action

20-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Network Rail has drafted in Eversheds on its battle with TSSA union over rail strike plans to take place on bank holiday Monday (25 May).

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Howe & Co wins against Kingsley Napley on Wetherspoon Traveller racism row

19-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Kingsley Napley client JD Wetherspoon has been ordered to pay £24,000 to a number of Irish travellers represented by Howe & Co following a Central London County Court ruling of “direct racial discrimination” by the pub chain on Monday (18 May).

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Bird & Bird announces plans to open patent-focused Luxembourg office

21-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Bird & Bird has announced that it has applied to the Luxembourg bar for approval to launch in the Grand Duchy, its 28th office worldwide.

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K&L Gates adds German IP partner from Clifford Chance

15-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

K&L Gates has become the latest firm to pick up a partner from Clifford Chance in Germany, recruiting the magic circle firm’s German trademark head Thorsten Vormann.