US employment giant Littler Mendelson has acquired German employment boutique Vangard as its first foothold in Europe.
Dentons has opened its first office in Italy with the hire of 21 lawyers, eight of whom have joined from DLA Piper.
Bird & Bird has appointed former DLA Piper Asia Pacific and London head of employment Pattie Walsh as a partner in London.
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.
DLA Piper has appointed Sandra Wallace as its UK managing partner to take over from Mark O’Conor on 1 August.
Sainsbury’s has instructed TLT to defend it in an equal pay battle brought by four female shopfloor workers.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius has added to its global transactions services team in London with the hires of finance partners Matthew Duncan, Julian Goodman and Paul Matthews from K&L Gates.
West End firm Spring Law has acquired London employment boutique Ferguson Solicitors, giving it a combined turnover of £5m.
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