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Co-operative Bank launches 11-firm inaugural panel

2-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The Co-operative Bank has launched its first legal panel since its split from parent company the Co-Op Group in 2013, appointing 11 firms to the roster.

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Linklaters Asia departures continue as Irvine moves to Kirkland

2-Sep-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Kirkland & Ellis has turned to Linklaters to boost its Hong Kong offering with the hire of debt finance partner David Irvine.


Beijing firm Han Kun raids AllBright for Shanghai expansion

2-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Beijing-based Han Kun has taken a team of eight partners and around 10 other lawyers from AllBright’s Shanghai head office to expand in China’s financial hub.


Dechert joins forces with Saudi firm Hassan Mahassni

1-Sep-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Dechert has joined the growing number of international firms in Saudi Arabia through a tie-up with local firm Hassan Mahassni.


Seven more McClure Naismith partners secure new firms

1-Sep-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

A further seven partners of defunct Scottish firm McClure Naismith have found new homes, with virtual law firm Excello Law taking one, Scotland’s Wright Johnston & Mackenzie (WJM) hiring two and London firm Marriott Harrison picking up four.


Barclays names Croxford as group centre general counsel

25-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Barclays Bank has appointed Simon Croxford as general counsel for its Group Centre legal team, after the resignation of deputy group general counsel Michael Shaw in June.

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Latham picks up third partner from CC Germany with hire of banking head

17-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Latham & Watkins has hired Clifford Chance’s Germany banking and capital markets head Alexandra Hagelüken in its third appointment from the magic circle firm’s German offices.


Barclays loses M&A specialist to Simmons in latest exit from in-house team

11-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Barclays’ head of M&A Khasruz Zaman has left the bank to join Simmons & Simmons in the latest in a string of high profile exits.


Standard Chartered appoints ICAP GC as deputy legal chief

10-Aug-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Standard Chartered has appointed ICAP general counsel Duncan Wales as deputy general counsel following a legal and compliance shake-up last month.

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