Fieldfisher hires three to grow its Paris partner tally to 16

11-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Fieldfisher has added a trio of partners to its Parisian office, bulking up its competition, corporate and tax practices.

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BT in-house team beats KWM and Herbies in Supreme Court battle

9-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

British Telecommuncations’ (BT) in-house team has triumphed against King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin (KWMSJB) and Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) in a Supreme Court battle over BT’s call charges to mobile operators.

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HSF recruits from Taylor Wessing for sixth German partner

7-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has picked up Taylor Wessing competition partner Michael Dietrich to bring the number of partners in Germany to six.

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Quartet of firms lead as CMA drops sports bra price-boost probe against major retailers

17-Jun-2014 | By Kate Beioley

DLA Piper, Lewis Silkin, Reed Smith and Shepherd & Wedderburn have deflated a probe into the artificial boosting of sports bra prices by the UK’s new competition watchdog.

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Covington tempts Fipra director with new public policy role

12-Jun-2014 | By Lucy Burton

Covington & Burling has introduced a European head of public policy and government affairs role to the firm as it looks to beef up its offering in Brussels. 


China’s Fangda poaches second Freshfields partner

27-May-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Chinese firm Fangda has hired Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s China antitrust head Michael Han as a partner in Beijing, its second lateral hire from the magic circle firm in two years.


Freshfields appoints Marchant to replace Long as City corporate chief

1-May-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has appointed Simon Marchant and Simon Priddis as its new corporate and competition heads.


Bumper promotion round for Slaughters with seven made up in London

19-Mar-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Slaughter and May has made up seven associates to partner in this year’s promotions round – the highest number of promotions in more than six years.

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Bourtzalas becomes second partner to quit Ashurst’s Brussels office in a month

6-Mar-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Competition and EU partner Efthymios Bourtzalas has quit Ashurst’s Brussels outpost, just weeks after the exit of renowned partner Julian Ellison from the same group.

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Competition — stifle it at your peril download subscription

Gateley 10-Jul-2014

Any land agreement which may affect trade within the UK and has as its object or effect the prevention, restriction or distortion of competition within the UK will be void and unenforceable.

Twelve-month non-competition restrictive covenant enforceable against financial adviser download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 8-Jul-2014

Merlin Financial Consultants Ltd v Cooper, concerning 12-month non-competition restrictive covenants, suggests that they are easier to enforce in the financial services sector.

Council’s loan to Coventry Arena was not state aid weblink subscription

Walker Morris 8-Jul-2014

The case of R (on the application of Sky Blue Sports & Leisure Ltd and others) v Coventry City Council [2014] EWHC 2089 (Admin) is an interesting one.

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