Corporate

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Weil and DLA Piper advise on PAI Partners' £1.8bn exit from cargo group Swissport

31-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Weil Gotshal & Manges and DLA Piper have won top roles on the £1.8bn sale of baggage handling company Swissport from private equity firm PAI Partners to China’s HNA Group. 

london

Linklaters and Skadden win roles on Delphi's £1bn purchase of automotive group HellermannTyton

30-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Linklaters is advising technology company Delphi Automotive on its £1.07bn acquisition of HellermannTyton Group, represented by Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom.

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Employment

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GMB hires Leigh Day for employment action against Uber

29-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Transport workers’ union the GMB has instructed Leigh Day to bring an employment claim against taxi-booking service Uber, arguing that it is in breach of a duty to provide drivers with basic employment rights.

birmingham

DLA appoints first UK managing partner from outside the City

14-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

 DLA Piper has appointed Sandra Wallace as its UK managing partner to take over from Mark O’Conor on 1 August.

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Financial Services

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Standard Chartered hands GC extra power in management shake-up

21-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Standard Chartered’s new chief executive Bill Winters has announced a “realignment” of the bank’s compliance and legal capabilities, handing group general counsel David Fein responsibility for corporate secretariat issues.

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Lloyds Bank hires Barclays corporate banking GC as part of Linklaters' Davies' new team

2-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Lloyds Bank has hired ex-Barclays head of legal for corporate banking Joanna Carver as general counsel for commercial banking.

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Human Rights

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50 key cases revealed in defence of Human Rights Act

26-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

One Crown Office Row barrister Adam Wagner has launched a comprehensive study of human rights law in the UK to demonstrate the impact of the Human Rights Act (HRA) on the justice system.

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Ex-Leeds Utd director Haigh's human trafficking claims dismissed

15-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

A magistrate has dismissed ex-Leeds United Football Club managing director David Haigh’s claims of human trafficking against his former employers and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray.

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Private Client

London

Farrers launches firmwide three-year strategy for growth

3-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Farrer & Co has unveiled its three-year strategy, as the independent firm plans to expand its offering with the introduction of a child protection unit and provisions to help new foreign clients.

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Gordons quartet leave to start private client boutique

31-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

A team of private client lawyers from Leeds based firm Gordons has split away from the firm to set up a private law boutique.

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Fraud and Crime

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FIFA probe: Maples & Calder associate takes over as Cayman FA head from Jeffrey Webb

5-Jun-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) has replaced its former president Jeffrey Webb with an associate from Maples and Calder.

Barristers

Serjeants' Inn announces bumper 28 per cent income growth for 2014/15

15-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Public, police and medical negligence set Serjeants’ Inn Chambers has reported growth in fee income of 27.5 per cent for the 2014/15 financial year ending 31 March on the back of a management overhaul.

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Insolvency and Restructuring

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Strelia adds insolvency team with Taylor Wessing hire

1-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Belgian boutique Strelia has added an insolvency specialist to its ranks with the hire of Taylor Wessing partner Bart de Moor and two senior associates.

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Stephenson Harwood paid £6m in legal fees for Rangers FC liquidation

29-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Stephenson Harwood has picked up over £6m in legal fees, after it was involved in the three-year long liquidation of Rangers Football Club. 

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Regulatory and Compliance

Money

Which US firm is for you? This year's International Top 30 offers some clues

28-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

With moves between US firms rocketing in the first half of 2015, The Lawyer’s Top 30 International Firms in London report reveals the most coveted firms to join and those losing out in the war for talent in London.

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Firms cautioned to watch out for cyber-squatters as .law domain goes live

30-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

The launch of domain name .law is set to occur today (30 July 2015) as part of the generic top level domain (gTLD) programme run by NetNames.

British Airways

Mrs Justice Rose takes over £1bn air-cargo case from recused Peter Smith J

28-Jul-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Competition specialist Mrs Justice Rose has been appointed to succeed Mr Justice Peter Smith on a £1bn British Airways (BA) dispute after the latter agreed to recuse himself.

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Litigation

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Fladgate replaced by Signature Litigation in third lawyer swap on £4bn RBS shareholder row

3-Aug-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Fladgate has been replaced by Signature Litigation on the £4bn battle between the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and its shareholders.

Google

Bristows to battle Olswang in Supreme Court over London Google lawsuit

31-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Bristows client Google has won permission to appeal a recent Court of Appeal (CoA) ruling that said British users can sue the technology giant in the UK.

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Real Estate

Trowers

Trowers & Hamlins' international profit drops 96 per cent to £100k

22-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Trowers & Hamlins’ international net profit has plummeted by 96 per cent from £2.5m to £100,000 in the last financial year.

houses

Housing associations Midland Heart and Thirteen Group look to appoint new legal panels

15-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Housing associations Thirteen Group and Midland Heart have both announced their intention to create new legal panels.

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Intellectual Property

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Gowlings' Jolliffe: "It's important that we maintain good relationships with US firms"

17-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Canadian firm Gowlings has been increasing its global presence under CEO Scott Jolliffe for some time but truly becoming an international firm has proved difficult.

Munich

Pinsents picks up Clifford Chance Munich IP head

17-Jun-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Pinsent Masons has announced the hire of Clifford Chance’s Munich IP head Marc Holtorf in continued growth for the firm’s German practice.

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Media, Entertainment and Sport

Financial Times

Freshfields and Skadden land roles on Pearson’s £844m FT sale to Nikkei

23-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom have advised on the £844m deal to sell the Financial Times group to Japanese media firm Nikkei.

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Former Harbottles MP Abramson hit with £20,000 fine over phone hacking as in-houser Chapman is cleared

22-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Former Harbottle & Lewis managing partner Lawrence Abramson has been ordered to pay a £20,000 fine over his work in relation to the phone hacking scandal at the News of the World.

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Tax

London

Bakers boosts corporate tax practice with EY tax head of markets hire

25-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Baker & McKenzie has boosted its corporate tax practice with the hire of Ernst and Young (EY) tax head of market Kate Alexander to join the London office as a principal tax advisor in the corporate practice.

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Bakers makes up 83 to partner worldwide with over 40 per cent female promotions

25-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Baker & McKenzie has promoted 83 lawyers to partner across the firm, with female associates representing 40 per cent of this year’s round.

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Shipping, Aviation and Logistics

Baggage claim

Weil and DLA Piper advise on PAI Partners' £1.8bn exit from cargo group Swissport

31-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Weil Gotshal & Manges and DLA Piper have won top roles on the £1.8bn sale of baggage handling company Swissport from private equity firm PAI Partners to China’s HNA Group. 

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BLP advises Highways England on launch of £1.5bn smart motorway programme

30-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Highways England as it awarded £1.55bn worth of contracts for its smart motorways programme. 

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Competition

British Airways

Mrs Justice Rose takes over £1bn air-cargo case from recused Peter Smith J

28-Jul-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Competition specialist Mrs Justice Rose has been appointed to succeed Mr Justice Peter Smith on a £1bn British Airways (BA) dispute after the latter agreed to recuse himself.

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CMA appoints three-barrister inaugural panel

14-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has appointed the first panel of standing counsel since the body was established through the merger of the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and the Competition Commission in 2013.

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Funds

London

Mishcon loses co-head of funds and financial services to O’Melveny

28-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Mishcon de Reya co-head of funds and financial services group Eve Ellis is set to join O’Melveny & Myers in London.

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Morgan Lewis takes DLA Piper funds head in London

16-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has hired DLA Piper’s London head of investment funds Gawain Hughes, as the firm continues to grow in London.

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Information Technology

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Linklaters and Skadden win roles on Delphi's £1bn purchase of automotive group HellermannTyton

30-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Linklaters is advising technology company Delphi Automotive on its £1.07bn acquisition of HellermannTyton Group, represented by Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom.

internet

Firms cautioned to watch out for cyber-squatters as .law domain goes live

30-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

The launch of domain name .law is set to occur today (30 July 2015) as part of the generic top level domain (gTLD) programme run by NetNames.

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