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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.


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.


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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.


Moves: 24 March 2014


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European moves: 20 March 2014

20-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

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


Pillsbury hires energy heads from Hogan Lovells and Simmons in Tokyo

20-Mar-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

US firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has boosted its energy and projects practice in Japan with the hire of practice leaders from Hogan Lovells and Simmons & Simmons.

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Herbert Smith Freehills names China chief D'Agostino as global litigation head

19-Mar-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has appointed Hong Kong based partner Justin D’Agostino as its new global dispute resolution head, succeeding Sonya Leydecker who will take up the co-CEO role from 1 May 2014.


Asia moves: 17 March

17-Mar-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

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

Education and training

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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?


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.


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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Commercial dynamo Savage waves goodbye to University of Law

6-Feb-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Nigel Savage – the visionary, combative and at times controversial president of the University of Law – is to retire from his post this spring after 18 years in the top slot, the institution announced today.

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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.


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.


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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CMS and Dundas put 60 jobs at risk five weeks before merger deadline

21-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

CMS Cameron McKenna and Dundas & Wilson have put 60 jobs at risk following their planned merger in five week’s time.


Stephenson Harwood axes 27 secretarial jobs as consultation closes

5-Mar-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Stephenson Harwood has axed 15 per cent of its secretarial jobs, as a result of a redundancy consultation which kicked off last month (5 February 2014).

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