LND: Ex Leeds Utd chief launches proceedings against Gibson Dunn partner Gray for "exploitation and blackmail"


Former Leeds United managing director David Haigh has instructed Stephenson Harwood to bring a case against his former employers and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray

LND: Hogan Lovells launches in Australia with Allens two-partner hire


Hogan Lovells has launched an office in Australia with the hire of partners Nicky Lester and Tim Lester from Linklaters’ best friend firm Allens. The firm’s Australian operations will be run from Perth and Sydney

LND: The new face of private equity in Africa


This year’s Africa Elite reveals the domestic firms and international lawyers leading the continent’s rise in private equity

LND: Webber Wentzel's Sally Hutton: We want to be the dominant South African law firm


Ahead of that the first-ever managing partner of Webber Wentzel, one of South Africa’s oldest and largest firms, unveils her plans for the future. Africa is the target for many firms’ and clients’ investment and South Africa’s biggest firms are gearing up to meet the need

LND: Cooley wins Amazon UK from Edwards Wildman following London launch


Cooley has replaced Edwards Wildman as Amazon’s primary trademark and competition panel firm in Europe following the latter’s merger with Locke Lord

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Cambridgeshire and Northants councils launch LGSS Law through ABS licence

1-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire county councils have launched an ABS, known as LGSS Law, today (1 April 2015) after gaining a licence from the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority (SRA).


Slaughters and Paul Weiss advise challenger bank Shawbrook on £725m IPO

1-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Slaughter and May and Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison have advised banking start-up Shawbrook Group on its initial public offering (IPO) on the London stock exchange, valued at £725m.

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Willis Group appoints Travelers legal head as GC ending four month vacancy

1-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Risk adviser Willis Group has appointed Travelers’ senior vice president and general counsel Matthew Furman as global general counsel in its New York office.

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US insurance giant Foran Glennon to launch in London through Locke Lord hires

1-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

US firm Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff is planning to launch a London office through the hire of two Locke Lord lawyers, partner Gavin Coull and consultant Damian Cleary.

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Cat Griffiths index

Africa has arrived – the signs are in private equity


Much of the existing analysis of Africa as a legal market has centred on infrastructure projects and natural resources.

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Upwards trajectory

27-Mar-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Spring brings welcome news for some. Across the UK, it’s partner promotion season. National firms are adding plenty to their partnerships, but magic circle firms are being more circumspect. At Freshfields, for example, only three made the grade in London out of 17 worldwide

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