energy

Eon legal head Line takes on CMA probe role alongside Pinsents

16-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Eon head of legal Graham Line has stepped down from his role to lead the company’s response to the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) probe into the energy market.

Milan

Freshfields Italian arbitrator leaves for boutique

15-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Italian arbitration boutique Arblit has hired its third partner, bringing on board Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Massimo Benedettelli.

Freshfields

Freshfields' fresh leaders: "We've got a strong US platform but need to be stronger"

14-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s new heads of corporate, litigation and employment are looking stateside in a bid to hang on to the lead created by former litigation head Christopher Pugh and corporate head Ed Braham.

Hong Kong

Baker & McKenzie names new head of Asian offices

13-Oct-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Baker & McKenzie has named Hong Kong-based Milton Cheng as managing partner of its Hong Kong, China, Korea and Vietnam offices.

Freshfields

Freshfields makes "radical" global corporate and litigation head appointments

13-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has chosen German partner Rick van Aerssen as the firm’s new corporate head to replace Edward Braham and litigation partner David Scott to succeed Christopher Pugh in a “radical” reshuffle. 

Fieldfisher

Not good friends: Fieldfisher and former privacy chief Ustaran settle dispute over 18-month notice period

13-Oct-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

It has emerged that Fieldfisher and its former data privacy head Eduardo Ustaran turned to arbitration to settle a dispute over his exit for Hogan Lovells, after the partner was accused of breaching the firm’s partnership agreement.

Gibralter

Appeal over appointment of Marrache judge set to go to Privy Council

10-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

An appeal against the appointment of the judge who heard the trial of the three founders of collapsed law firm Marrache & Co is to be taken to the Privy Council after being thrown out by the Gibraltar Court of Appeal this week.

electricity pylon

EDF Energy launches revamped panel review

8-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

EDF Energy has launched its latest panel review and will keep its new roster for three years, replacing its current two-year panel system. 

Hong Kong

Trial firm Kobre & Kim converts to local practice in Hong Kong

7-Oct-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

US litigation firm Kobre & Kim has launched a Hong Kong law practice with the hire of a partner from local firm Gall.

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Gateley 17-Oct-2014

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Unitech wins latest round in David and Goliath Deutsche fight

8-Oct-2014

Indian property company Unitech has scored another blow against Deutsche Bank, in the latest in its David and Goliath battle against the bank.

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Specsavers triumphs in Asda trademark battle after switching from Eversheds to HGF Law

20-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Specsavers has triumphed in a five-year trademark battle which went all the way to the European Court of Justice, having switched from Eversheds and Blackstone Chambers’ silk Michael Bloch QC to HGF Law and 8 New Square’s James Mellor.

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Marrache: A hard time on the Rock

13-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Gibraltar’s Marrache case has been staggeringly expensive and bitterly disruptive, embroiling government and financial authorities in the scandal. Will the jurisdiction emerge stronger as a result?

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