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Seyfarth takes four litigation partners on board as Bingham exodus begins

24-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

US firm Seyfarth Shaw has scored four litigation partners from Bingham McCutchen, in the first known group lateral move from the 80 partners left by Morgan Lewis & Bockius at the ailing firm.


Former Addleshaws partner faces fresh SDT hearing as expenses case continues

24-Nov-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

The Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has kicked off a re-hearing of a case alleging former Addleshaw Goddard partner Mark Gilbert of discrepancies in expenses. 


Fieldfisher reports 9 per cent revenue rise at half year as it eyes Dutch launch

21-Nov-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Fieldfisher has recorded a revenue of £54.3m for the first six months of the 2014/15 financial year.


Uber hires Hogan Lovells to advise on internal privacy investigation

21-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Hogan Lovells has been appointed by Uber Technologies to conduct an in-depth review of its existing data privacy program following criticism about an Uber executive snooping on a journalist.


Collyer Bristow settles Rangers fight for £24m

21-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Collyer Bristow has settled its dispute with Scottish football club Rangers for £24m, bringing an end to the long-running litigation over fees the firm was paid following a controversial 2011 takeover. 


Mayer Brown makes up one City partner amid 21-strong promotions round

21-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Mayer Brown has named 21 new partners across the firm and one in London for 2015, matching last year’s promotion figure.


Marrache liquidators sue Baker Tilly for £28m in bid to recoup lost client funds

20-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The liquidators of Gibraltar firm Marrache & Co are suing the local branch of accountancy firm Baker Tilly for negligence, breach of duty, conspiracy and dishonest assistance for audit advice given prior to Marrache’s collapse in 2010.

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ClientEarth wins EU court ruling on UK air quality case

19-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Not-for-profit legal group ClientEarth has won a ruling at Europe’s highest court, enabling it to pursue the UK Government for breaches of EU air quality standards in the Supreme Court.


Clifford Chance advises as RBS waits for latest FCA fine

19-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance is advising the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) as it prepares for another round of fines from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), this time in relation to a 2012 IT meltdown.

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Lending on shared ownership property — sharing the blame with professional advisers? weblink subscription

Walker Morris 24-Nov-2014

The High Court has determined preliminary issues in a professional negligence claim against a firm of conveyancing solicitors brought by a mortgage lender.

China’s new intellectual property courts: the wait is finally over download subscription

DLA Piper 24-Nov-2014

The PRC Supreme People’s Court has issued the provisions on the establishment of intellectual property courts in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

Breaking ground for FRAND licences download subscription

DLA Piper 24-Nov-2014

The opinion in the dispute opposing Huawei and ZTE sheds a bright light on the legal landscape for injunctions in SEP-FRAND licensing contexts.

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RBS litigation spells bad time for bank, good time for litigators


It’s been a month of banking fines and heavy-hitting probes but it looks like the tension wasn’t just between the banks and the regulators.

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Conspiring to redefine conspiracy to defraud


Company directors who design and pursue a lawful transaction designed to remove from the company hefty future obligations do not conspire to defraud those who might be financially affected by their doing so.

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Russia special report: Look the other way

24-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Western sanctions are making life tough for Russia’s companies and lawyers, so they are forging new links in the East 

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Why in-housers must learn to say 'no'


What makes a good lawyer? It’s time for GCs to forget the herioc ’I do everything myself’ culture and focus on driving the business forward

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