Addleshaws

Adrian Collins and John Joyce confirmed as Addleshaws' managing partner candidates

16-Apr-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Addleshaw Goddard has nominated partners Adrian Collins and John Joyce as the challengers to replace incumbent Paul Devitt in the firm’s forthcoming managing partner election.

cambridge

Irwin Mitchell makes first strategic move since securing £60m funding with Cambridge launch

16-Apr-2014 | By Lucy Burton

Irwin Mitchell is due to open its ninth UK office in Cambridge less than a month after the firm secured a £60m funding facility from a trio of banks last month.

Stephen Miles

DWF hires Pinsents financial institutions head for CEO role

16-Apr-2014 | By Lucy Burton

DWF has raided Pinsent Masons for financial institutions head Stephen Miles as the firm gears up for growth across its commercial practice groups.

Supreme Court

Supreme Court to examine scope of solicitor's duty

16-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Supreme Court is to examine the scope of a solicitor’s duty and whether they are legally required to warn clients about commercial risks.

Melbourne

HSF makes Aussie partner Ferraro global corporate chief in post-merger re-jig

15-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Herbert Smith Freehills has shaken up its corporate leadership, appointing Melbourne-based Mike Ferraro as sole global corporate head.

House of Fraser

Linklaters and Simpson Thacher lead on £480m acquisition of House of Fraser

15-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Linklaters, Simpson Thacher, King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin and Dickson Minto landed roles on the acquisition of a majority stake in House of Fraser by Chinese conglomerate Sanpower.

SuperGroup

KWMSJB wins spot on SuperGroup panel as part of ongoing review

15-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin (KWMSJB) has been appointed by SuperGroup, the corporate group behind the Superdry brand, to handle its continental European real estate matters, as part of a wider review of the fashion group’s external advisers.

London

Cuatrecasas joins European allies in Gide London offices

15-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Iberian firm Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira has moved into empty London office space rented by French ally Gide Loyrette Nouel, as the development of the firms’ non-exclusive alliance progresses.

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A&O, Latham and Walkers advise on Saudi Electricity Company’s $2.5bn international sukuk

15-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Allen & Overy (A&O) and Latham & Watkins have taken lead roles on the issuance of an international sukuk by Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), worth $2.5bn.

Beijing dragon

Dacheng unveils newly elected management team headed by firm founder Peng Xuefeng

14-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

China’s largest firm by headcount Dacheng has appointed a new leadership team following a month-long election process.

London US

Latham takes Bakers' crown as number one firm on top 30 international firms ranking

14-Apr-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Latham & Watkins has topped The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the 30 largest international firms in the UK by revenue for the first time, with UK revenue hitting an all-time high of $210.6m. 

Richard East

Quinn Emanuel drops out of The Lawyer's international top 30 ranking

14-Apr-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Litigation powerhouse Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has dropped out of The Lawyer’s annual top 30 international firms in London table this year following the resolution of two of its largest cases during 2013 and a reduction in UK turnover of 28 per cent.

Linklaters

Linklaters expands female leadership scheme across global offices

14-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Linklaters has rolled out its female leadership initiative across its global offices in a bid to maintain the increase in the number of women making partner at the firm.

Field Fisher Waterhouse

FFW announces reduced promo round as two partners exit

11-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Field Fisher Waterhouse has witnessed the departure of two further partners from its IP practice.

London

Charles Russell and Speechly extend merger talks as brand unveiled

11-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Speechly Bircham and Charles Russell will be known as Charles Russell Speechlys LLP should the merger be successful later this year.

Edinburgh

HBJ Gateley promotes four in trainee-focused promotions round

11-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

HBJ Gateley has made up four partners to its Edinburgh and Glasgow offices, up from two the previous year. 

London

Dutch firm Van Doorne relaunches in London with Boekel hires

11-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Dutch firm Van Doorne is reopening its London office, six years after pulling out from the City, and is hiring three partners from rival Boekel de Nerée.

Singapore

eBay associate GC leaves to launch boutique consultancy firm in Singapore

11-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

eBay’s Singapore-based associate general counsel Steven Liew has left the online shopping giant to set up a boutique consultancy firm aiming at problems solving for technology companies.

Stella Beaumont

Nabarro appoints first non-exec director

11-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Nabarro has appointed its first non-executive director as a board member after taking on former Guardian News & Media director of international and business development Stella Beaumont.  

Graduates

Students outraged as Anglia Ruskin suspends Chelmsford LPC

10-Apr-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Anglia Ruskin has suspended its Legal Practice Course (LPC) at its Chelmsford campus, making it the second university to stop teaching the course within as many months.

Rohan Pershad QC

CoA dismisses silk VAT appeal but criticises judge's handling of the case

10-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

A senior criminal judge has been criticised over his handling of a trial last year, which led to the conviction of former 39 Essex Street barrister Rohan Pershad QC.

Irwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell expands IP volume offering through Unilever counsel hire

10-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Irwin Mitchell has expanded its new IP practice with the hire of IP lawyer Katrina Burchell and is planning on doubling in size over the next year by taking a personal injury volume approach to the IP market. 

Singapore

HFW becomes first UK firm to relocate leader to Asia as senior partner moves to Singapore

10-Apr-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) senior partner Richard Crump has relocated permanently to Singapore in a move that underlines the firm’s ambitious plans to grow its Asia practice.

DAC Beachcroft

DAC Beachcroft makes up 16 in bumper promotions round

9-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

DAC Beachcroft has promoted 16 lawyers to partner, more than tripling the five promotions it made last year.

Linklaters

Linklaters reshuffles international board with Band and Comiskey winning places

9-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Linklaters has rejigged its 16-strong international board after litigator Greg Reid and corporate partner Tom Shropshire confirmed they would not stand for second terms.

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Dentons ties up with South African associate firm to launch in Cape Town

9-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Dentons is tying up with South African associate firm KapdiTwala to launch its own offices in South Africa.

Freshfields

Freshfields hires former Cleary US capital markets partner Qureshi

9-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Freshfields has made a landmark lateral hire in the form of former Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton capital markets and US corporate partner Ash Qureshi.

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Eversheds joins cash-call rush following HMRC crackdown

9-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Eversheds has become the latest to issue a cash call to its 164 fixed-share partners following HMRC’s crackdown on partnership tax.

leeds

Simpson Millar turns to Fairpoint for merger after ending Slater & Gordon talks

9-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Leeds-based Simpson Millar has been acquired by AIM listed financial services group Fairpont Group after shelving discussions with Slater & Gordon in January.

Royal Courts of Justice

SFO slammed over "flawed" security for costs action as Tchenguiz defence bill rockets

9-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) could rack up legal bills of more than £18.5m defending claims totalling £300m from the Tchenguiz brothers, Robert and Vincent.

bar temple

Brick Court senior clerk Deborah Anderson quits

9-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Brick Court Chambers is considering whether to restructure its clerking team following the surprise resignation of joint senior clerk Deborah Anderson.

SFR

A&O, Ropes and Latham advise on Altice’s €17bn acquisition of SFR

9-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Allen & Overy, Ropes & Gray and Latham & Watkins have scored instructions on Altice’s acquisition of France’s second-biggest telecom operator SFR.

Amsterdam

Freshfields, Linklaters, Stibbe lawyers team up for Dutch boutique launch

9-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Dutch legal market has gained yet another boutique with the launch of Biesheuvel Jansen Advocaten by a team of four senior associates from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters and Stibbe.

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance partner Davis to lead FCA insurance leak probe

8-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) independent directors have appointed Clifford Chance litigator Simon Davis to conduct an inquiry into its botched announcement of an investigation into the insurance industry.

Freshfields

Freshfields' Rawding to replace Partasides as City arbitration chief

8-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has appointed Nigel Rawding to head up its arbitration practice in the City.

High Court

Barclays settles Libor battle with Guardian Care Homes

8-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Guardian Care Homes has agreed to settle its multi-million pound Libor battle against Barclays Bank over the misselling of financial instruments.

Lafarge

Cleary, Linklaters, Freshfields advise on €40bn Lafarge Holcim merger

8-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

A mammoth team of advisors including Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters has turned out to advise Lafarge and Swiss giant Holcim in their €40bn merger.

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Taylor Wessing anoints Hamburg IP partner Meissner as new Germany chief

8-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Taylor Wessing has elected Hamburg IP partner Andreas Meissner as its new German managing partner, following the sudden decision of Florian Ranft to step down after just one year in the job.

Milan

Bonelli partners agree three-year 'loyalty' lock-in

8-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The partners of Italian firm Slaughter and May best friend Bonelli Erede Pappalardo have agreed to a three-year lock-in, as the firm continues its partnership restructuring.

Cadbury

Supreme Court refuses Cadbury's permission to appeal colour purple trademark

7-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Cadbury has exhausted all avenues to trademark the colour purple after its application to appeal was refused by the Supreme Court.

Dentons

Dentons adds Baker Botts arbitrator to London, Moscow offices

7-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Dentons has hired Baker Botts partner Dominic Pellew into its international arbitration group in Russia and London.

London

Covington & Burling advises life sciences company Horizon on AIM IPO

7-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Covington & Burling has advised new client Horizon Discovery on its admission to the Aim market, as the biotech market continues to pick up in the UK.

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Macfarlanes makes up nine in record promos round

7-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Macfarlanes has made up nine lawyers to partner in its largest-ever round of promotions, across a range of practice areas including corporate, funds and financial services.

Beijing

Pinsent Masons adds Beijing infrastructure partner

7-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Pinsent Masons has added to its Asian infrastructure group with the hire of Formosan Brothers construction and disputes partner Helena Chen in Beijing.

Linklaters

Linklaters makes up 21 in latest promotions round

7-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Linklaters’ partner promotions have fallen to 21 from 24 in 2013 and the firm has reduced its focus on the mainstream corporate group. 

London

Weil Gotshal hires restructuring guru Andrew Wilkinson from Goldman

7-Apr-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Weil Gotshal & Manges has lured Goldman Sachs star Andrew Wilkinson back into legal practice to boost its pan-European restructuring business.  

money

Herbies tops charts in The Lawyer's first-ever ranking of net debt

7-Apr-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has come top of the charts of UK firms ranked by debt in new data compiled by The Lawyer.

Paris

Morgan Lewis hires 2Birds partner to double City headcount in 18 months

7-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Morgan Lewis has hired Bird & Bird corporate partner Stephen Walters, adding to a string of recent hires from mid-tier firms.

James Quarmby

Stephenson Harwood launches City private wealth practice

7-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Stephenson Harwood has appointed Thomas Eggar’s international and business taxation head James Quarmby to spearhead the growth of its private wealth practice.

justice

Bar Council apologises over 64 per cent tenancy stat gaffe

4-Apr-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

The Bar Council has issued an apology over its Bar Barometer report, released this week, which erroneously stated that the number of new tenancies had fallen by 64 per cent in a single year.

London

Former Denton Wilde Sapte, Reed Smith solicitor Fallon struck off

4-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

A former Reed Smith and legacy Denton Wilde Sapte solicitor has been struck off and ordered to pay £160,000 costs for spending client money which should have been paid to counsel. 

Irwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell London employment head quits for Wragges

4-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Irwin Mitchell London employment head John Hayes has quit to join Wragge & Co, just days chief executive John Pickering announced his retirement from the firm.

London

Slaughters prepares for FCA battle over insurance probe leaks

4-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Slaughter and May has been instructed by a group of investors seeking compensation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), following leaked  inaccurate reports of an investigation into the insurance markets.

London

Ince & Co cuts 10 in shipping and finance

4-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Ince & Co has confirmed it is to cut 10 shipping and finance fee earners and six secretarial staff following its redundancy consultation launched in February.

Addleshaws

Addleshaw Goddard sets out MP election timetable

4-Apr-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Addleshaw Goddard has opened nominations for its managing partner election with a vote expected to take place no less than two weeks from now.

Acculaw

Accutrainee's first qualifiers land NQ jobs

4-Apr-2014 | By Richard Simmons

The first two people to go through the Accutrainee program have landed newly qualified jobs with firms they were placed with.

Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells latest to issue HMRC cash call

3-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Hogan Lovells has called on its non-equity partner to inject between £60,000 and £100,000 in response to the HM Revenue & Custom’s partnership tax crackdown.

Sydney

Herbies launches Australian secondment scheme

3-Apr-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Herbert Smith Freehills will extend its international secondment network to cover its Australian offices, allowing trainees in London and Hong Kong to visit the jurisdiction.

New York

Patton Boggs vows to defend 'below the belt' claims from US giant Chevron

3-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Washington lobbying firm Patton Boggs is facing a legal battle against oil giant Chevron following a US court ruling that the New York court had jurisdiction to hear fraud claims being pursued against the firm.

Britvic

Britvic launches hunt for new advisers in the US

3-Apr-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Beverage giant Britvic is looking to build an informal panel of advisers in the US off the back the beverage company’s recent 15-year exclusive distribution deal with PepsiCo.

People

Morgan Cole promotes two ahead of July merger

3-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Morgan Cole has promoted two partners to its Oxford and Cardiff offices as well as promoting 20 others members of staff within the firm.

Canary Wharf

Clifford Chance considers rolling out trainee stress programme across firm

2-Apr-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Clifford Chance is mulling the extension of its trainee stress-combating programme, launched last year to promote psychological wellbeing in the workplace.

Royal Courts of Justice

Weil and Rabinowitz score £1.2bn victory for Littlewoods against HMRC

2-Apr-2014 | By Katy Dowell

One Essex Court’s Laurence Rabinowitz QC and Weil Gotshal & Manges have defeated HM Revenue & Customs in a billion-pound litigation for retail giant Littlewoods.

swansea

Morgan Cole set to make support staff redundancies in Swansea

2-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Morgan Cole is on the brink of closing a 14-strong redundancy consultation in Swansea following the offloading of its claims group to DAC Beachcroft and Berrymans Lace Mawer (BLM) last year.

US UK

Dentons weighs in on Patton Boggs, Squire Sanders tie-up talks

2-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Dentons has made its second US merger play in under a year, entering Washington lobbying firm Patton Boggs and Squire Sanders’ tie-up talks.

John Pickering

Irwin Mitchell chief exec Pickering in shock exit

2-Apr-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Irwin Mitchell group chief executive John Pickering is to stand down after 37 years at the firm it has been announced today.

Berlin Germany

Eversheds' German ally launches in Berlin as full merger mooted

2-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Eversheds’ German arm Heisse Kursawe Eversheds has launched a Berlin office, ahead of a possible full merger between the firms.

Andy Southam

Internet business NetNames gears up for first-ever panel review

2-Apr-2014 | By Matt Byrne

NetNames is preparing for its first-ever review of its external legal services providers, with a reduction of firms used by the internet domain names registrar looking likely.

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African in-house market set for rapid expansion, predict GCs

2-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

In-house counsel in African companies are quickly gaining prominence and control over their businesses’ legal function, The Lawyer research has shown.

frankfurt germany

Taylor Wessing beefs up private equity team in Germany

2-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Taylor Wessing has strengthened its private equity offering in Germany with the hire of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom partner Walter Henle.

Amsterdam

Magic circle quartet split off to launch Dutch boutique

2-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

A group of four former Allen & Overy (A&O) and Linklaters lawyers have teamed up to launch the latest in a string of Dutch boutiques.

money

Pension Protection Fund turns to Norton Rose Fulbright, OC, DWF in latest panel review

1-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has handed roles to six firms including Norton Rose Fulbright, Osborne Clarke and DWF in the last of a series of panel reviews.

Vivienne King

Clarke Willmott dropped by Crown Estates following review

1-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clarke Willmott has been kicked off the Crown Estate’s rural panel in favour of a consolidated roster comprising Bond Dickinson and Burges Salmon.

women

Diversity fails to pay off at the top as US firms in London dominated by male partners

1-Apr-2014 | By Lucy Burton

US firms in London continue to be dominated by men, with women representing just 17.6 per cent of UK partners across the top 30 international firms present in the City in 2013. 

Boohoo

TLT and Pannone Corporate among firms appointed to inaugural Boohoo.com panel

1-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

DLA Piper, Addleshaw Goddard, Pannone Corporate and TLT have been appointed to the first-ever legal panel installed by online fashion retailer Boohoo.com in the wake of its £560m IPO.

Barristers

Row between barristers and solicitors erupts over legal aid cuts deal

31-Mar-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Barristers on the Northern Circuit are leading opposition to a controversial deal between criminal bar leaders and the government cut last week in a bid to settle a dispute over ministers’ plans to slash legal aid rates.

Mersey Bridge

DLA and Freshfields among firms advising on £600m Mersey Gateway Project

31-Mar-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

DLA Piper, Ashurst, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Allen & Overy are among the firms to have advised on the construction of a new six-lane toll bridge over the Mersey.

people

Pinsents makes up 15 to partner

31-Mar-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Pinsent Masons has made up three women in a round of 15 partnership promotions that take effect on 1 May.

Alibaba

Davis Polk and Slaughters advise on Alibaba’s $692m investment in Chinese retailer

31-Mar-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has instructed Slaughter and May for its latest strategic investment in Chinese department store operator Intime Retail, which turned to Davis Polk & Wardwell for advice.

Diageo

Slaughters, Addleshaws and Pinsents win Diageo adviser spots

31-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Drinks giant Diageo has named Addleshaw Goddard, Pinsent Masons and Slaughter and May its formal ‘preferred suppliers’ in the UK following a four-month review.

London

Linklaters PE associates offered £40K golden hello by White & Case

31-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

White & Case offered Linklaters private equity (PE) associates up to £40,000 in ’golden hellos’ to join star PE partners Richard Youle and Ian Bagshaw when they quit the magic circle firm.

David Ryan

Pinsent Masons faces management shake-up

31-Mar-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Pinsent Masons partners are warming up for the firm’s first contested leadership elections since incumbent managing partner David Ryan was elected in 1999.

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Eversheds beefs up Africa presence with Morocco bases

31-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Eversheds is formalising a three-year cooperation agreement to launch two offices in Morocco.

court

Commercial court costs budgeting to be raised to £10m

28-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The £2m cost budgeting threshold for commercial cases in the UK courts has been raised to £10m, bringing a raft of civil cases under stricter budgeting measures.

Singapore

Stephenson Harwood embarks on formal law alliance with Singapore ally

28-Mar-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Stephenson Harwood has formalised its relationship with local firm Virtus Law after its application for a formal law alliance (FLA) was approved by Singapore’s Attorney General’s Chambers.

People

Trowers makes up smallest partner round in four years

28-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Trowers & Hamlins has made its smallest promotions round in four years, making up four partners, down from seven the year before.

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Global business firms lead the international pack in African relationships

28-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The largest global business firms, such as Baker & McKenzie, Dentons, DLA Piper, Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) and Norton Rose Fulbright, have the deepest relationships with African independents, research by The Lawyer has indicated.

Royal Courts of Justice

High Court upholds Withers prof neg claim, appeal planned

28-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Withers is set to launch an appeal after being ordered to pay £1.6m in damages by the High Court.

corut

Rusal secures judicial review victory over London Metal Exchange

28-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Macfarlanes has helped steer Russian metals giant Rusal to a judicial review victory in the High Court over the London Metal Exchange (LME).

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Crime barristers call off strike after MoJ legal aid concessions

27-Mar-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Criminal barristers have dropped plans for further strike action after the government today made temporary concessions in the long running battle over proposed cuts to legal aid rates.

manchester

Linder Myers avoids administration with Assure Law rescue deal

27-Mar-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Manchester-based Linder Myers has avoided administration through a debt restructuring deal including investment from Assure Law director Tony Stockdale, who has become chief executive.

London

Nabarro returns to smaller promotions round making up three

27-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Nabarro has slashed its partner promotions, making up three this year compared to its a bumper partner round of eight last year.

Addleshaws

Addleshaws neglects litigation in eight-strong promos round

27-Mar-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Addleshaw Goddard has added eight to the partnership for the second year running, but the firm’s litigation practice has not taken a new partner into the fold.

allen & overy

A&O facing SRA probe over Dahdaleh bribery trial

27-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Two Allen & Overy (A&O) partners are facing an SRA investigation over what their barrister called an “extraordinarily ill advised” meeting during a high-profile bribery trial against businessman Victor Dahdaleh.

Saudi Arabia

Clifford Chance names banking partner Abraham as new Middle East head

27-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance has named banking and finance partner Robin Abraham as new Middle East managing partner to replace current head Graham Lovett.

London

EY appoints Addleshaws corporate chief to launch UK legal offering

27-Mar-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

EY has appointed Addleshaw Goddard corporate managing partner Phillip Goodstone to establish its legal capability in the UK.

Seoul

Skadden joins Seoul race with office launch

27-Mar-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has become the latest international firm to establish a base in Seoul.

London

Unilever kicks off first-ever panel review

27-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Unilever has kicked off its first formal panel review, which could formalise relationships with Slaughter and May, Mayer Brown and Baker & McKenzie among others.

John Pickering

Irwin Mitchell taps trio of banks for £90m funding facility

27-Mar-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Irwin Mitchell has secured a £60m rolling banking facility along with an additional £30m buffer in a joint deal with HSBC, Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).

Singapore Supreme Court

Singapore's Wong Partnership faces challenge over bills charged to ex-hotel manager

26-Mar-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Singaporean firm WongPartnership has won a legal challenge over the bills it charged to a local hotel’s former general manager.

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