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How Pearson's in-house lawyers steered £1bn FT sale

6-Oct-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

The in-house legal team of publishing giant Pearson have had a busy summer. 

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DLA Piper doubles Hamburg office with 20-lawyer team from Bird & Bird

23-Sep-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

DLA Piper has added a team of 20 lawyers including five partners to its Hamburg office from Bird & Bird.

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Rugby World Cup: the lawyers picking up the ball

16-Sep-2015 | By Joanne Harris

On Friday evening thousands of fans will gather at Twickenham Stadium as England face Fiji in the first match of the Rugby World Cup (RWC) 2015.


BBC puts panel review on hold but considers expanding roster

9-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The BBC has put its scheduled panel review on hold due to a raft of external pressures on its legal team including a reduced budget, proposed cuts to services and the Government threat to abolish the licence fee.


Freshfields, Macfarlanes and Pedersoli lead on Pearson's £469m sale of The Economist

12-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters, Macfarlanes and Italian firm Pedersoli have scooped top roles on Pearson’s £469m sale of a stake in the Economist Group, less than a month after the publisher sold the Financial Times. 


Google turns to Cleary as it creates new Alphabet company

11-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has won the top role advising on Google’s corporate reorganisation and the creation of a new parent company called Alphabet. 

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We can work it out: litigation special report

5-Oct-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Fear of social media-borne reputational damage, cost considerations and judicial pressure are all boosting the uptake of alternative dispute resolution.

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Why a lawyer will never win The Apprentice


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

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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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