All change at Weil: managing partner Francies reflects on a turbulent 2014


The nights are drawing in, and it’s getting a bit chilly. But, has it been a particularly tough week for the City’s law firm managers? This morning bought a management move frenzy, as it has emerged that the top dogs from Slaughter and May and Pinsent ...

From sheds to the future: DWF scoops top prize at The Lawyer Management Awards


The legal services market is changing rapidly, and yesterday’s The Lawyer Management Conference focused on the innovations driving the efficient delivery of legal services.

Linklaters disputes head opts for fewer heads and more hats


Linklaters’ dispute resolution team is more important than ever in the firm, having been broken out as an independent group, but the firm is slimming down the team’s management.

Facebook sues DLA Piper for ‘fraudulent lawsuit’


Forget Hurricane Gonzalo. A bigger storm is brewing in the States between two giants. One side is tech titan Facebook; on the other, legal behemoth DLA Piper.

Female associates to tackle gender equality in law


Last Friday evening saw the launch of Women in Law London (WILL), a new network aiming to empower female associates as they ascend the career ladder.

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Kromann Reumert and Reed Smith advise on exclusive licence for Ebola vaccine

24-Oct-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Reed Smith and Danish firm Kromann Reumert advised Bavarian Nordic on a licence and supply agreement for approximately $187m to grant its Ebola vaccine exclusively to Johnson & Johnson company Crucell Holland.

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Olney retires after 31 years at Slaughters as Wittmann is elected practice partner

24-Oct-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Slaughter and May corporate partner David Wittmann is to become the firm’s practice partner on 1 January 2015.


Baker & McKenzie turns to Corrs for Aussie corporate hire

24-Oct-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Baker & McKenzie has bolstered its Melbourne office with the addition of a partner from Australian firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

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SFO requests £26.5m emergency cash injection for Tchenguiz and fraud battles

24-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has requested an urgent cash injection of £26.5m – 75 per cent above its core budget – in order to pursue its high-profile fraud investigations and pay out compensation to the Tchenguiz brothers.

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Women, do it for yourselves

20-Oct-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Edwards Wildman associate Sascha Grimm and Shearman & Sterling associate Suzanne Szczetnikowicz like to recount a story about female behaviour in the workplace.

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What should aspiring general counsel know about getting the top job? A recent roundtable brought a number of in-house heads and deputy heads together to discuss preconceptions of the GC role. And as our other stories indicate, the GC jobs market is a very fluid one at the moment.

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