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DLA Piper International revenue and headcount fell in 2013/14, accounts show

30-Jan-2015 | By Joanne Harris

DLA Piper International - the firm’s operations outside the US - saw a 2 per cent drop in revenue in 2013/14, the firm’s LLP accounts have shown.

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HSF cuts debt by 21 per cent in first full year after merger

30-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) reduced its debt position in its first full year as a merged firm, although it still ended the 2013/14 year with borrowings of £141m.

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Freshfields adds Kirkland employment partner as US expansion drive continues

30-Jan-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has continued its series of bold US lateral hires with the appointment of Kirkland & Ellis employment partner Howard Klein to its New York office.

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Bakers hires seven-strong Linklaters and Houthoff Buruma corporate team in Amsterdam

30-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Baker & McKenzie has hired a seven-strong team from Houthoff Buruma and Linklaters to boost its M&A, capital markets and private equity offering in Amsterdam.  

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Reed Smith advises Sky on mobile phone launch with Telefónica UK

30-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Reed Smith has advised Sky on an agreement with Telefónica UK to launch its first mobile phone network service next year.

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East meeting West, again

23-Jan-2015

The combination of US-European Dentons with China’s Dacheng will create the world’s biggest law firm. On paper, that’s a lot of global reach – as long as integration issues are tackled. For more on Dacheng and a close analysis of Chinese firms, check out our China Elite.

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In-housers to the fore in our Hot 100

26-Jan-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Welcome to one of our most-awaited issues of the year, in which we unveil our Hot 100 lawyers for 2015.

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Simmons & Simmons’ Hoyland sets out plans for 2015

30-Jan-2015

Simmons & Simmons managing partner Jeremy Hoyland has started the year by setting about drawing up a new three-year strategy and reflecting an economy that has been “defying gravity”.

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Moves: 19 January 2015

26-Jan-2015

Ropes & Gray has hired Allen & Overy partner Carol Hopper to join its global real estate practice in London.

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European moves: 22 January 2015

22-Jan-2015 | By Joanne Harris

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

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Clifford Chance's Simon Davis slams FCA pension leak in report

11-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance partner Simon Davis has branded the Financial Conduct Authority “seriously inadequate” in his published report into the leak on a FCA life insurance industry probe earlier this year. 

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Bird & Bird replaced by Fladgate on £4bn RBS shareholder case after fees row

17-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Bird & Bird has been replaced by Fladgate on the £4bn battle between the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and shareholders over a 2008 £12bn rights issue amid disagreements over fees.

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Freshfields adds Kirkland employment partner as US expansion drive continues

30-Jan-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has continued its series of bold US lateral hires with the appointment of Kirkland & Ellis employment partner Howard Klein to its New York office.

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Early contenders emerge to take BLP managing partner crown

19-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The debate around Berwin Leighton Paisner managing partner Neville Eisenberg’s replacement is hotting up with three partners including corporate head David Collins thought to be early contenders. 

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Bakers hires seven-strong Linklaters and Houthoff Buruma corporate team in Amsterdam

30-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Baker & McKenzie has hired a seven-strong team from Houthoff Buruma and Linklaters to boost its M&A, capital markets and private equity offering in Amsterdam.  

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Freshfields and HSF among raft of firms advising on Hutchison Whampoa’s £10.25bn O2 buy

28-Jan-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Baker & McKenzie, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith Freehills and Linklaters are among the firms to win roles on Hong Kong giant Hutchison Whampoa’s proposed acquisition of O2.

London

A&O and Ashurst win key roles on £680m Jurys Inn hotel chain sale

28-Jan-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Allen & Overy (A&O), Ashurst, Dillon Eustace and William Fry have won key mandates advising on the £680m acquisition of the Jurys Inn hotel chain by US private equity group Lone Star.

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Sovereign Housing Association adds four firms to 14-strong legal panel following review

27-Jan-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Sovereign Housing Association, the largest social housing provider for the south and southwest of England, has grown its legal panel by 40 per cent, adding four firms to its roster of advisors.

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CoA sides with Reed Smith client Rihanna in Topshop image rights battle

22-Jan-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Reed Smith and barristers from 8 New Square and Hogarth Chambers have successfully defended the rights of international pop star Rihanna in a battle against a t-shirt bearing her image sold by high street retailer Topshop.

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Facebook sues DLA for "fraudulent lawsuit"; DLA slams tech giant's 'intimidation' tactics

21-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Facebook has launched a lawsuit against DLA Piper and a raft of US law firms alleging they represented a fraudulent claimant pursuing Facebook for 50 per cent ownership of the social network.

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Kobre & Kim launches fourth US office in San Francisco with IP hire

21-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

International litigation boutique Kobre & Kim has launched its fourth office in the US in San Francisco, led by Kerr & Wagstaffe’s Michael Ng who joins the firm as a partner.

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Lewis Silkin client Enterprise Holdings wins IP fight against Europcar

13-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Lewis Silkin client, rental services provider Enterprise Holdings, has won a trademark logo battle against rival company Europcar at the High Court.