City Gherkin

Jenner & Block picks up White & Case partner as first lateral in the UK

2-Sep-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Jenner & Block has hired White & Case partner Charlie Lightfoot as its first lateral hire in London after launching an office earlier this year.

Dubai

Ex-GFH Capital general counsel Haigh sentenced to two years in jail in Dubai

2-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Ex-Leeds United and GFH Capital general counsel David Haigh has been found guilty of embezzlement and breach of trust in Dubai and sentenced to two years’ imprisonment.

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Litigation boutique Kobre & Kim launches in Seoul

1-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Litigation boutique Kobre & Kim has become the latest foreign firm to enter South Korea, relocating co-founder Michael Kim to Seoul to lead the new office.

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Tesco instructs Freshfields to defend raft of shareholder group claims

28-Aug-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Tesco has instructed Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to defend it against a number of shareholder group claims set to hit the London courts next year, The Lawyer understands.

Linklaters

Linklaters set to begin narrowing managing partner shortlist from six to one

13-Aug-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Linklaters’ partnership board has finalised its official shortlist of managing partner candidates to replace Simon Davies when he steps down a year early in January.

Oil rig

Zurich instructs four top firms to defend $1bn insurance dispute from HSF client SBM

10-Aug-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

An armada of law firms has been drafted in to defend an energy insurance coverage dispute brought by Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) client SBM Offshore.

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Clifford Chance instructed by Pfizer on CMA competition law row

7-Aug-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Clifford Chance is advising pharmaceutical company Pfizer on allegations made by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) that it charged “excessive” prices for an anti-epilepsy drug.

Court

FCA ditches direct representation in favour of Baker & McKenzie on KPMG judicial review

6-Aug-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has instructed Baker & McKenzie in the unprecedented judicial review against accountancy firm KPMG, ditching plans to manage its role in the dispute in-house.

Google

Olswang turns down multi-million pound Google group claim instruction

4-Aug-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Olswang has turned down an instruction on a multimillion-pound group claim against Google, despite representing the claimants in a similar test case against the technology giant.

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