HFW gears up for March managing partner election

2-Feb-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) managing partner George Eddings is set for a challenge to his leadership in March as his two-year tenure comes up for renewal.

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Clyde & Co's James Burns: "I’ve always thought of management as a team sport"

16-Jan-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

It has been just over a year since James Burns took over as senior partner at Clyde & Co, succeeding Michael Payton who stood down to become chairman after 28 years at the helm.

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DAC Beachcroft insurance head Pollitt on the firm's push into Latin America

16-Jan-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Earlier this week DAC Beachcroft (DACB) announced it had signed an exclusive alliance with Madrid-based Muñoz Arribas Abogados in a further bid to boost its insurance and health practices in Spain and Latin America. 

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Kennedys follows through on promise of Scottish insurance launch

12-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Kennedys has taken over a litigation boutique and hired a partner from McClure Naismith as part of a plan to rapidly grow a presence north of the border.

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Debevoise, Skadden and Slaughters take key roles on XL Group’s $4.2bn acquisition of Catlin

9-Jan-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Debevoise & Plimpton, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Slaughter and May have played key advisory roles on the $4.2bn sale of insurance giant Catlin Group to XL Group.

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Kennedys enters co-operation agreement with Chinese firm AnJie

5-Jan-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Kennedys has formalised a long-term relationship with Chinese firm AnJie by entering a co-operation agreement with the Beijing-headquartered firm.

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Clyde & Co announces 5 per cent growth in revenue at half-year

18-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Clyde & Co has reported a 5.3 per rise in income at the half-year, bringing revenue for the first six months of 2014/15 to £178m.

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Bucks ABS expected to generate £400,000 profit for local authority over five years

17-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Buckinghamshire County Council has tasked its new alternative business structure (ABS) with generating profits of £400,000 over the next five years.

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Plevin v Paragon — non-disclosure of the amount of PPI commission paid to the lender rendered its relationship with the borrower unfair weblink subscription

Walker Morris 29-Jan-2015

The Supreme Court has ruled that non-disclosure of the significant amount of commission earned by a lender created unfairness in the borrower’s relationship with it.

The entry into force of the Nairobi Convention on Wreck Removal: is it a big deal? weblink subscription

Ince & Co 29-Jan-2015

The Nairobi Convention will come into force in April. It provides a strict liability regime for the removal of hazardous wrecks in Exclusive Economic Zones.

The fat lady ain’t sung yet… Who are the real losers in the ongoing Mariah Re ILS dispute? weblink subscription

Ince & Co 22-Jan-2015

A claim brought by Mariah Re is one of few cat bonds to have been triggered, and almost as quickly went into dispute.

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4-Aug-2014 | By Katy Dowell

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