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Baker & McKenzie, Mayer Brown, Olswang and Slaughters win Unilever panel places

22-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Baker & McKenzie, Mayer Brown, Olswang and Slaughter and May have all won spots on Unilever’s inaugural panel.

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Weil high yield star Strauss returns to Simpson Thacher as equity partner

21-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Four years ago, in July 2010, Simpson Thacher lost an up-and-coming high yield counsel to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, having passed him by for partnership.

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Clydes settles whistleblowing claim with former partner Bates van Winkelhof

19-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Clyde & Co has settled a long-running whistleblowing dispute with former partner Krista Bates van Winkelhof out of court after successive cases sought to establish the validity of the claim.

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Mishcon faces £66k damages bill after banker's prof neg claim

31-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Mishcon de Reya will pay over £66,000 in damages and interest to a former client after partially losing a professional negligence case in the High Court.

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Skadden brokers historic $16.5bn Bank of America deal with US DoJ

22-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has brokered a record-breaking $16.6bn (£10bn) settlement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) for client Bank of America to resolve allegations of fraudulent mortgage handling.

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Linklaters, Travers Smith, Weil in £184m PwC Lehman pensions settlement

19-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Dentons, Linklaters, Travers Smith and Weil Gotshal & Manges have settled a £184m battle between the Pensions Regulator and Lehman Brothers administrators PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

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Gender targets are trendy, but they are also essential

9-Jun-2014 | By Katy Dowell

More power to gender diversity initiatives, as Linklaters gets on board

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Withers launches in San Francisco with lateral hire duo

18-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Withers has opened a new office in San Francisco, its first new base in more than two years.

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Harper Macleod joins forces with Bird Semple to create £23m firm

11-Aug-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Scotland’s Harper Macleod is to take over Glasgow-based private client boutique Bird Semple, creating a £23m firm in the process.

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Cliff Richard turns to BCL Burton Copeland and Michael Simkins after police raid

19-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Media boutique Michael Simkins and City-based BCL Burton Copeland have been brought in to represent Sir Cliff Richard following a police raid on the star’s home last Thursday (14 August). 

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Coulson's lawyer Rickards exits DLA Piper for Kingsley Napley

15-Jul-2014 | By Matt Byrne

DLA Piper white-collar corporate crime partner Jo Rickards, who represented former News of the World (NotW) editor Andy Coulson in the recent phone-hacking trial, is leaving the firm to join Kingsley Napley.

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Gibraltar lawyers jailed over £40m client money scam

9-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Three brothers who ran one of Gibraltar’s largest law firms were jailed last week for fraud, four years after their firm, Marrache & Co, was put into liquidation.

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Linklaters, Travers Smith, Weil in £184m PwC Lehman pensions settlement

19-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Dentons, Linklaters, Travers Smith and Weil Gotshal & Manges have settled a £184m battle between the Pensions Regulator and Lehman Brothers administrators PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

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Gibraltar lawyers jailed over £40m client money scam

9-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Three brothers who ran one of Gibraltar’s largest law firms were jailed last week for fraud, four years after their firm, Marrache & Co, was put into liquidation.

Battle

The LCIA: New rules and new frontiers

19-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The LCIA is changing, but is it moving quickly enough?

Manchester

Too much, too soon? Linder Myers' acquisitive path to administration

13-Feb-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Manchester-based Linder Myers has spent the last few years acquiring distressed assets. Now the firm is on the hunt for a rescue-merger to pull it back from the brink.

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Jeremy Gauntlett: Meet Mandela's man

10-Feb-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Kate Beioley talks Mandela, democracy and the rule of law with Brick Court Chambers’ latest recruit, Jeremy Gauntlett.

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ECHR orders Russia to pay €1.9bn in Yukos compensation

1-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Russia has been ordered to pay €1.9bn (£1.5bn) in compensation to shareholders of Yukos by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), the largest ever award for pecuniary loss.

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Vincent Tchenguiz settles record £200m SFO battle for £3m

28-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has ended its record battle with Vincent Tchenguiz after agreeing to settle his £200m damages claim for £3m.

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From Cobbetts to Cosmopolitans: law firms are 'like cocktails', claims brand research

25-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

What do Slater & Gordon and Tom Cruise have in common? Both make people think of Long Island Ice Teas, according to brand consultancy Intangible Business. 

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Skadden brokers historic $16.5bn Bank of America deal with US DoJ

22-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has brokered a record-breaking $16.6bn (£10bn) settlement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) for client Bank of America to resolve allegations of fraudulent mortgage handling.

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General Motors' legal team under investigation over concealed evidence

22-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

A decade-long lawsuit against General Motors, involving faulty components, whistleblowers and an investigation by US prosecutors, has reignited with an investigation into the company’s in-house legal team.

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Baker & McKenzie, Mayer Brown, Olswang and Slaughters win Unilever panel places

22-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Baker & McKenzie, Mayer Brown, Olswang and Slaughter and May have all won spots on Unilever’s inaugural panel.

London

Slaughters and Wragges lead host of firms on Legal & General property sell-off

22-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Slaughter and May and Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co have taken key roles among a large group of UK and Irish firms advising on Legal & General’s (L&G) sale of eight properties from its Hyperion portfolio to separate purchasers.

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Baker & McKenzie, Mayer Brown, Olswang and Slaughters win Unilever panel places

22-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Baker & McKenzie, Mayer Brown, Olswang and Slaughter and May have all won spots on Unilever’s inaugural panel.

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Premier League lawyers will not sue fans over ‘pirated’ Vine videos

18-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Football fans will not be pursued with legal action for sharing unofficial footage on the popular Twitter-owned video platform, Vine.

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Freshfields and Linklaters scoop lead roles on Saga’s bumper £3bn IPO

12-May-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters are advising on Saga’s planned IPO, which is set to be the largest public offer of shares since the privatisation of Royal Mail.

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Debevoise and Linklaters help AIA forge Asia partnership with Citibank

19-Dec-2013 | By Yun Kriegler

Debevoise & Plimpton and Linklaters have played lead roles advising the $4bn (£2.4bn) landmark bancassurance partnership between AIA and Citibank in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Premier League lawyers will not sue fans over ‘pirated’ Vine videos

18-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Football fans will not be pursued with legal action for sharing unofficial footage on the popular Twitter-owned video platform, Vine.

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CPS to take no action against ex-Times lawyer Brett in NightJack phone hacking case

15-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has announced that it will not take any action against former Times legal chief Alastair Brett, who had been facing allegations of perjury and perverting the course of justice related to phone-hacking at News International.

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Stewarts to launch tax litigation team to capitalise on boom in tax disputes

20-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Stewarts Law will launch a tax litigation group in 10 weeks’ time to hone in on the swathe of tax-related cases hitting the courts. 

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Mishcon set to turn from partnership to full-equity LLP structure

19-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Mishcon de Reya is to vote next month on converting to an LLP and bringing all of its salaried partners into the equity.

Seoul

Stephenson Harwood secures licence to open Seoul office this autumn

4-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Stephenson Harwood is set to open its office in Seoul in the autumn, after being granted a licence to practice in the jurisdiction by the Korean Ministry of Justice.

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Bowman Gilfillan launches in Durban with maritime bolt-on

16-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

South African firm Bowman Gilfillan is strengthening its maritime expertise by merging with Durban shipping boutique Velden Pike Nichols.

australia

PwC takes on Aussie legal market with hire of ex-KWM partners

18-Aug-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Former King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) partners Tony O’Malley and Tim Blue, who set up a Sydney boutique earlier this year, have joined accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to launch an Australian legal services arm.

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Baker & McKenzie bolsters Jo'burg with competition bolt-on

5-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Baker & McKenzie has kickstarted a South African competition practice with the acquisition of local firm Vani Chetty Competition Law.

London

Stephenson Harwood and Travers Smith advise on P2PGI IPO

9-Jun-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Stephenson Harwood and Travers Smith took key roles on the launch and flotation of peer-to-peer (P2P) loans business P2P Global Investments (P2PGI) on the London Stock Exchange’s main market.

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US firm Katten Muchin creates London asset management group with double hire

19-May-2014 | By Lucy Burton

Chicago-based law firm Katten Muchin Rosenman has created a dedicated City-based asset management group with the hire of two new partners.