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Fieldfisher hires Bristows partner Grant to head its privacy team

29-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Fieldfisher has hired Bristows IT partner Hazel Grant to replace Eduardo Ustaran as the head of its privacy team.

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HSF and A&O among firms involved in BSkyB’s £4.9bn Sky Europe deal

28-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Herbert Smith Freehills and Allen & Overy are among the firms to advise on BSkyB’s £4.9bn takeover of Rupert Murdoch’s pay TV companies in Germany and Italy.

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Wragges' Glee over Twentieth Century Fox High Court win

25-Jul-2014 | By Katy Dowell

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has won a David and Goliath legal battle for comedy club operators Comic Enterprises against Twentieth Century Fox.  

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LinkedIn hires former Yahoo legal chief as its new general counsel

22-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

LinkedIn has hired former Yahoo general counsel Michael Callahan to head the global professional networking site’s legal function.

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Former Times legal chief Brett to appeal SDT suspension

16-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The former head of legal at The Times, Alastair Brett, is to appear before the High Court next week in an appeal against his suspension from practice and costs of £30,000 imposed by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) last year.

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CoA clarifies 'misunderstood' Mitchell ruling by offering third way on costs

4-Jul-2014 | By Katy Dowell

Litigators and courts widely misunderstood and misapplied the Mitchell test, the Court of Appeal said today as it sought to clarify the High Court ruling that was intended to help crack down on spiraling litigation costs.

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Tariffpalooza 2014 — the Copyright Board certifies tariffs at a furious pace download subscription

Dentons 31-Jul-2014

Re:Sound’s Tariff 8 is already the subject of an application for judicial review and has been the impetus for a public debate about the appropriateness of licence fees.

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How to grow PEP by 46 per cent: a lesson from Osborne Clarke

9-Jun-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

The firm’s revenue is up 26 per cent and profit per equity partner up 46 per cent, but just what is the secret behind the massive growth at Osborne Clarke?

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In harmony – the Universal Music/ KWMSJB relationship

26-May-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

How music giant Universal and its external legal adviser maintain a harmonious and enduring working relationship 

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Summer Round-up: Deals, booted

16-Sep-2013 | By Kate Beioley

Footie and telecoms dominate our regular round-up of recent M&A activity, as the threat of rising interest rates kick-started activity among organisations.

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Media, Entertainment and Sport Opinion

Selin Sinem Erciya

Turkey's new internet law increases state control

27-Feb-2014

Turkey’s new internet regulations are being seen as draconian.

Neil Blundell

Match Fixing: Football’s Hot Topic For 2014

3-Feb-2014

With the World Cup in Brazil looming but match fixing on the rise, it is to be hoped that 2014 be remembered for sporting reasons rather than for scandals

Ludlam

The press and the pressure

4-Nov-2013

Proposed newspaper charter is open to political manipulation and may not gain wide acceptance

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