Corporate

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Pinsents and Stephenson Harwood among firms exploring Iran opportunities

29-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

A number of major law firms, including Pinsent Masons and Stephenson Harwood, are exploring their options in Iran in the wake of the recent deal ending sanctions against the country.

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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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.

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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

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Withers make up five to partnership in slightly reduced promotions round

9-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Withers has promoted five lawyers to partnership across its London, Milan and San Francisco offices, including two special counsel and heads of department. 

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Withers launches three new California offices with nine-partner McKenna Long team

1-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Withers has continued its US expansion by hiring nine new partners and 17 fee earners, the majority from legacy McKenna Long & Aldridge, and opening three new offices in California.

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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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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.

Court

MoJ launches fresh consultation to further hike court fees

23-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has launched another consultation to raise court fees, just months after the Coalition Government hiked some civil court fees by 600 per cent.

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Litigation

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Mr Justice Peter Smith faces investigation over "lost luggage" case

29-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Mr Justice Peter Smith is facing an investigation by the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office (JCIO) in connection to his recusal from the mammoth air cargo cartel case involving British Airways (BA).

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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.

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Real Estate

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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.

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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.

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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

British Airways

Mr Justice Peter Smith faces investigation over "lost luggage" case

29-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Mr Justice Peter Smith is facing an investigation by the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office (JCIO) in connection to his recusal from the mammoth air cargo cartel case involving British Airways (BA).

British Airways

Peter Smith J recuses himself from mammoth British Airways air-cargo case

22-Jul-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Mr Justice Peter Smith has agreed to recuse himself from a £1bn air cargo price-fixing case after lead defendant British Airways claimed that he could be biased against the company.

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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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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.

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Fenwick & West adds team of three in Shanghai

22-Jul-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

US technology-focused law firm Fenwick & West has added three lawyers to its Shanghai office, including former Latham & Watkins partner Karen Yan.

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