LND: Olswang general counsel Callander departs following CEO appointment


Olswang general counsel Simon Callandar is leaving the firm following a series of management changes, The Lawyer can reveal

Linklaters in talks to introduce gated equity in lockstep overhaul


Linklaters is once again mulling a shake-up of its lockstep with plans to introduce gates to equity “discussed widely” at the firm’s partner conference in Edinburgh in April, according to insiders

Shell hires pricing analyst to manage fees ahead of panel review


Royal Dutch Shell has appointed a global sourcing officer from Reed Smith to manage its pricing arrangements with external counsel in a bid to reign in costs and ensure greater value from panel firms

LND: Linklaters breaks Slaughters' stranglehold on Unilever relationship with principal adviser role


Linklaters’ ambition to be part of the “global elite” has taken a significant step in the right direction as the firm succeeded in winning the role of principal adviser to Unilever from Slaughter and May.

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


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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Exclusive: Tesco appoints Diageo GC as first UK legal director amid legal team restructure

28-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Tesco has appointed Diageo M&A general counsel and ex-Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer lawyer David Berry as its first UK legal director.


Exclusive: Olswang GC Callander to take on new general counsel role at Addleshaws

28-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Olswang general counsel Simon Callander is set to take on a partnership secretary and newly created general counsel role at Addleshaw Goddard, The Lawyer can reveal.


Dentons strengthens trade finance pratice with Watson Farley partner Gardiner

28-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Dentons has hired Watson Farley & Williams finance partner Celia Gardiner to build its trade finance practice in London.

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DLA Piper and Latham take lead on PureTech's $160m IPO

27-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

DLA Piper and Latham & Watkins are understood to be advising US company PureTech on its intention to float on the London Stock Exchange.

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Culture, challenge and change

26-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Cultural change in the legal market is often slow - but usually critical.

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Floating your boat

21-May-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Everyone thought Irwin Mitchell would be doing it soon, but it looks as if Gateley will beat the national firm to the punch. Gateley is actively preparing an IPO. It’s notable not least because Gateley – unlike Irwin Mitchell and Slater & Gordon, the Aussie-listed company that took over RJW three years ago – is not a personal injury outfit. Will Gateley genuinely be the pathfinder for commercial law firms?

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