Corporate

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MoFo managing partner: "We're doing this for a reason"

6-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has revealed new plans to expand its operations in Europe following exits in the London office, with corporate and patent litigation practices emerging as the main targets for growth.

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Paul Hastings takes nine-strong team from Ashurst for US structured finance build-up

3-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Paul Hastings has hired a nine-strong team in New York and Washington, DC, led by Ashurst co-head of securities and derivatives Scott Faga and US managing partner Eugene Ferrer, to build its structured finance capability.

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Employment

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Spring Law merges with employment firm Ferguson Solicitors

1-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

West End firm Spring Law has acquired London employment boutique Ferguson Solicitors, giving it a combined turnover of £5m.

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Osborne Clarke joins host of firms offering enhanced shared parental leave provisions

17-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Osborne Clarke has joined firms including Addleshaw Goddard, Linklaters and Slaughter and May in offering an enhanced shared parental leave (SPL) scheme for its employees. 

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Financial Services

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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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Lancashire cricket club instructs RPC in interest rate swaps claim against RBS and NatWest

30-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Lancashire Country Cricket Club (LCCC) has instructed RPC to bring a legal challenge against NatWest and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in relation to an interest rate hedging product sold to the club in 2009.

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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 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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Blake Morgan continues expansion with Piper Smith Watton merger

8-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Blake Morgan is merging with London-based firm Piper Smith Watton, nearly a year after the merger of Blake Lapthorn with Morgan Cole. 

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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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White & Case re-elects chairman Verrier for a third consecutive term

29-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

White & Case has re-elected Hugh Verrier as chairman of the firm for a third consecutive four-year term until 2019.

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Watson Farley & Williams' revenue increases by 7 per cent to £125m

22-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Watson Farley & Williams’ (WFW) has announced that its revenue climbed 7 per cent in 2014/15 from £117m to £125m. 

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Litigation

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MoFo managing partner: "We're doing this for a reason"

6-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has revealed new plans to expand its operations in Europe following exits in the London office, with corporate and patent litigation practices emerging as the main targets for growth.

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Raft of top US firms advise as BP settles Deepwater Horizon claims for £12bn

3-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Oil giant BP has agreed to pay $18.7bn (£12bn) to settle claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the biggest environmental penalty in history.

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Real Estate

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Howes Percival appoints ex-Eversheds partner as head of planning

26-Jun-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Howes Percival has appointed former Eversheds partner Paul Wootton as head of its planning division.

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Gateley insurer turns to Hailsham Chambers to defend multi-million pound professional negligence claim

15-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Lawyers for Gateley’s insurer QBE have instructed Hailsham Chambers’ Michael Pooles QC to defend the firm against a multi-million pound professional negligence claim brought by property developer Empirical Property Group (EPG).

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Intellectual Property

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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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Bird & Bird's Kerr on growth, change and how the firm has "learned its lesson" in Germany

12-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Bird & Bird is yet to release its 2014/15 financial results - but CEO David Kerr says the figures will show a “widespread increase” in revenue across all of the firm’s offices, mirroring the firm’s 2013/14 performance.

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Media, Entertainment and Sport

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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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Ashurst and Slaughters lead on proposed Ladbrokes and Gala Coral merger

24-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Slaughter and May and Ashurst have won top roles on the proposed merger of betting companies Ladbrokes and Gala Coral Group.

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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

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Blake Cassels, Cravath and Weil Gotshal advise as GE sells fleet business for $6.9bn

30-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Blake Cassels & Graydon, Cravath Swaine & Moore and Weil Gotshal & Manges have all won top roles as General Electric (GE) sells its fleet businesses in the US, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand to Element Financial Corporation for $6.9bn (£4.4bn). 

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Clifford Chance aviation partner joins Milbank in London

17-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has hired Clifford Chance aviation and shipping partner Nick Swinburne as co-head of its London transport and space group.

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Competition

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CMA promotes Grenfell to executive director for enforcement

2-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has promoted senior director of sectoral regulation Michael Grenfell to executive director following Sonya Branch’s departure to the Bank of England.

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OC client Tesla settles with Ecotricity out of court in electric charger row

23-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Osborne Clarke client electric car manufacturer Tesla has settled out of court with renewables giant Ecotricity, a year after its competition law battle began.

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Funds

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KWM exits mount as regulatory partner Beechey exits for Fried Frank

3-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) regulatory partner Gregg Beechey has become the latest lawyer to exit the firm this week, set to join Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson in London.

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Harneys picks up funds team from Appleby Cayman

26-Jun-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Offshore firm Harneys has hired a three-strong funds team from rival Appleby in the Cayman Islands, including former funds head Ian Gobin.

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Information Technology

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BLP and Greenberg Traurig win roles on Adgorithms $125m IPO

12-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has added to its list of clients by advising Israeli software company Adgorithms on its $125m listing on the alternative investment market (Aim).

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Bird & Bird's Kerr on growth, change and how the firm has "learned its lesson" in Germany

12-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Bird & Bird is yet to release its 2014/15 financial results - but CEO David Kerr says the figures will show a “widespread increase” in revenue across all of the firm’s offices, mirroring the firm’s 2013/14 performance.

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