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Financial Times

Freshfields and Skadden land roles on Pearson’s £844m FT sale to Nikkei

23-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom have advised on the £844m deal to sell the Financial Times group to Japanese media firm Nikkei.

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Former Harbottles MP Abramson hit with £20,000 fine over phone hacking as in-houser Chapman is cleared

22-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Former Harbottle & Lewis managing partner Lawrence Abramson has been ordered to pay a £20,000 fine over his work in relation to the phone hacking scandal at the News of the World.


BBC creates new FOI and contentious DP role following reorganisation

16-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

The BBC has promoted Nicola Cain to the new role of head of legal for freedom of information (FOI) and contentious data protection (DP). 


Football Association GC Maclean to exit following management shake-up

10-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Football Association (FA) group legal director and company secretary Alistair Maclean is leaving the organisation after 11 years as part of a shake-up of senior management.


Italy's Portolano Cavallo launches in New York

7-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Italian TMT-focused firm Portolano Cavallo has launched in New York, hiring former DLA Piper partner Emily Maxwell to support its new offering.


Stephenson Harwood paid £6m in legal fees for Rangers FC liquidation

29-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Stephenson Harwood has picked up over £6m in legal fees, after it was involved in the three-year long liquidation of Rangers Football Club. 

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Media Entertainment and Sport Briefings

Gawker: commercialisation has created new boundaries download subscription

Schillings 3-Aug-2015

Had controversial blog been published in Europe company could have faced claims for defamation and/or breach of privacy. 

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Panel reviews

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15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Which firms are cutting it in this era of slimline rosters, and who are the GC new brooms making clean sweeps? The Lawyer can reveal all

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Media, Entertainment and Sport Opinion

Alan Sugar

Why a lawyer will never win The Apprentice


The latest series The Apprentice caused the usual controversy - with limited success for the legal candidates.

Cat Griffiths index

The choices facing Ashurst and Olswang

3-Nov-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

The Americanisation of UK law is coming - so what are firms doing about it?

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