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Bakers to open in Brisbane with Clayton Utz and Allens hires

23-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Baker & McKenzie is in the process of opening a third office in Australia with the hire of two partners in Brisbane.

Singapore

Wikborg Rein and Pan Asia Law end Singapore alliance

22-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Norwegian firm Wikborg Rein’s five-year formal law alliance with Singaporean firm Pan Asia Law has come to an end.

Downes

Moves 21 April

21-Apr-2014

SGH Martineau has added partner Neale Downes to its banking team. He joins from Taylor Wessing, where he was a partner

Europe

European moves: 17 April 2014

17-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices.

Hong Kong

Asia moves: 14 April

14-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within firms and offices in the Asia Pacific region.

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.

Rees

Moves: 14 April 2014

10-Apr-2014

Rees was appointed legal director of Shell in 2011 after five years as a litigation and international arbitration partner at Debevoise & Plimpton

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Moves 7 April

7-Apr-2014

Move of the week

Europe

European moves: 3 April 2014

3-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices.

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Vinson & Elkins loses China co-head to Latham & Watkins

1-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Vinson & Elkins’ (V&E) former China co-head and energy partner David Blumental has left the firm to join Latham & Watkins six months after the Huston-based energy firm closed its Shanghai office.

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Zhong Lun targets Chinese top three with 22-partner Kaiwen acquisition

25-Mar-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Chinese firm Zhong Lun has bolstered its domestic practice through the acquisition of legacy Beijing firm Kaiwen, two years after the firm agreed a merger with Beijing-based capital markets boutique Grandway.

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Minter Ellison appoints former PwC Australian senior partner as new chief

24-Mar-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Australian firm Minter Ellison has appointed former PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Australian senior partner and chief executive Tony Harrington to succeed outgoing chief executive John Weber.

Hull

Moves: 24 March 2014

24-Mar-2014

Move of the week

Education and training

New York

Brown Rudnick pulls half of first-year associate offers as London set to expand

22-Apr-2014 | By Lucy Burton

Brown Rudnick has pulled offers from half of the associates set to join the firm in the autumn, a move that comes weeks after it announced plans to bolster its London IP team.

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Ogier pilots paralegal scheme to nurture new talent

25-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Offshore firm Ogier is piloting a scheme to use paralegal roles as a potential stepping-stone to qualifying as a lawyer.

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Training: Paralegal purgatory

24-Mar-2014 | By Richard Simmons

For years, it was accepted that a stint as a paralegal would boost aspiring lawyers’ chances of getting a training contract. Is that the case any more?

Television

BBC to offer legal service apprenticeships

5-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The BBC is to hire three legal services apprentices to join its in-house legal team in London, making it the latest organisation to throw its weight behind legal apprenticeships.

Battle

ULaw vs BPP: hostilities subside, war goes on and on

18-Feb-2014 | By Richard Simmons

The law school war shows no signs of ending. But we have, perhaps, reached the end of the beginning.

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New York

Brown Rudnick pulls half of first-year associate offers as London set to expand

22-Apr-2014 | By Lucy Burton

Brown Rudnick has pulled offers from half of the associates set to join the firm in the autumn, a move that comes weeks after it announced plans to bolster its London IP team.

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DWF cuts 19 operational finance roles in latest round of redundancies

17-Apr-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

DWF has confirmed that it has cut 19 jobs as part of a consultation launched last month, which put 21 operational roles in its finance department at risk.

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.

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.

London

Trowers puts secretarial jobs on notice across UK

26-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Trowers & Hamlins is putting secretarial jobs at risk across all of its UK offices with the potential of launching a formal consultation over the next few months.  

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