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Firms call competition into play

5-May-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Competition partner Paula Riedel’s departure from Linklaters to Kirkland & Ellis last week generated considerable reader interest.

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KWM’s resurgence will be built on real estate

27-Apr-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Eye-catching defections tend to be from corporate or finance departments, so it was a nice change for us to report last week a notable news story in real estate, a practice area that – outside magic circle firms’ covert downsizing – rarely sees dramatic team moves.

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Learn from Gibson Dunn: get your crisis control plan in place

20-Apr-2015 | By Matt Byrne

When Gibson Dunn & Crutcher reported itself to the SRA last month it was sending a clear message: we’re acting decisively, quickly and we’re on top of this nightmare.

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Onwards and upwards for DLA Piper?

13-Apr-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Nearly four years after DLA Piper hired Tony Angel, the former Linklaters managing partner is calling it quits.

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Independent firms can still be global

6-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Independence does not rule a firm out of top-level cross-border mandates.

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Africa has arrived – the signs are in private equity

30-Mar-2015

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

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Invest in operations professionals

23-Mar-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Prophets of change in the legal industry seem doomed to disappointment. Over the past two decades law firms have not torn up their structures; rather, change has been cultural

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Cross-border referrals don’t come easy

16-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Referral relationships are key to success, whatever the size of your firm.

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Recruitment system is now at risk

9-Mar-2015 | By Richard Simmons

Last week’s news of SRA plans to withdraw from the Graduate Recruitment Code touched a nerve.

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The big squeeze on office costs

2-Mar-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Are you reading this while snugly ensconced in your warehouse-sized corner office? Does that make you a dinosaur? Yep, probably.

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Addressing law’s need for change

23-Feb-2015 | By Matt Byrne

This week’s feature on Royal Mail offers a master class in cultural change.

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The Global Law Summit: Celebrate what’s great about UK law

16-Feb-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Next week one of the biggest legal market events of the year will roll into London. It should be good – it’s been 800 years in the making.

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Ride the wave of change, don’t resist it

9-Feb-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Addleshaws’ move into flexible resourcing shows how quickly this part of the legal services market is moving.

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Winning the Gen Y recruiting game

2-Feb-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Talk to anyone over 35 about Generation Y and the complaints are predictable. They’re not interested in grunt work; they want the top job from the moment they join; they can’t live without their phones; they have a short attention span.

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Land Securities hires new GC from Mothercare

6-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Mothercare’s general counsel Tim Ashby is leaving the company in September for FTSE 100 real estate investment trust Land Securities. 

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Eversheds grants voting rights to fixed-share partners

6-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Eversheds has restructured its partnership to allow some fixed-shared partners to vote in firm elections and take a greater stake in the business.

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Kobre & Kim wins again in Chevron Ecuador fraud claims in attack on litigation funders

6-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Kobre & Kim has won a third settlement against a litigation funding company for its client Chevron in the energy giant’s mammoth lawsuit with Ecuador over a fraudulent judgment relating to oil waste in the Amazon.

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Freshfields New York partner joins Royal Bank of Canada as GC

6-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has hired Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer commercial litigation partner David Onorato as its new general counsel.

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AIG reviews UK roster and picks 64 firms for first European panel

6-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Insurance giant AIG has completed a review of its UK panel while at the same time establishing a European panel of 64 firms.

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KWM’s property push

30-Apr-2015

When SJ Berwin agreed to combine with - or be taken over by KWM, it became a target for headhunters. Many corporate departures later, the firm is hiring aggressively in real estate, taking a number of partners from Eversheds. Will there be more to come?

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