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Hamburg Bird & Bird lawyer under fire for alleged involvement in €137m embezzlement charge

17-Dec-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

A Hamburg-based Bird & Bird lawyer, and a former partner from the same office, have been drawn into a corruption trial involving one of their clients.

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Life in life sciences: Is the boom in legal services set to last?

15-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

The life sciences sector is generating millions of pounds of revenue for lawyers despite the worldwide decline in healthcare budgets and stringent regulation worldwide. With regulators closing in and costs climbing higher – is the bubble set to burst? 

Europe

European moves: 11 December 2014

11-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices.

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Six firms win spots on Hitachi Rail Europe's inaugural panel

10-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Transport supplier Hitachi Rail Europe has picked Addleshaw Goddard, Ashurst, DLA Piper, Eversheds, Shoosmiths and Stephenson Harwood for its inaugural legal panel after a competitive tender process that closed in October.

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Sydney

Withers takes on Aussie private client market with local alliance

18-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Withers has entered the Australian private client market with the launch of a strategic alliance in Melbourne and Sydney, just months after it opened in San Francisco.

Tokyo

HSF’s Asia losses continue as Tokyo M&A chief joins MoFo

17-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has suffered another departure from its Asian practice, with Tokyo corporate and M&A head James Robinson defecting to Morrison & Foerster (MoFo).

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Clydesdale replaces UK GC as Darbyshire returns to Australia role

16-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clydesdale Bank UK general counsel Jennifer Darbyshire has returned to Australia to resume her role at parent company National Australia Bank (NAB) with James Peirson taking over the UK role. 

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Kennedys strikes back in Asia with six-strong Clyde & Co lateral hire

15-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Kennedys has hired seven lawyers to bolster its Asia aviation practice, six of whom are from rival firm Clyde & Co.

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London

Kirkland banking star Gillespie quits for Gibson Dunn

12-Dec-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Kirkland & Ellis debt finance partner Stephen Gillespie is leaving the firm to join Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, to become the Californian firm’s fifth high-profile recruit this year.

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Sidley makes up 32 in promotions round with two in London

11-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Sidley Austin has made up two lawyers to its London office in its boosted 2014 promotions round, which saw 32 lawyers added to its ranks including four in Europe. 

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Penningtons Manches opens San Francisco office to bolster cross-border M&A practice

10-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Penningtons Manches has announced the opening of its first office outside of the UK in San Francisco to cash in on the firm’s network of clients in the area and boost its M&A cross-border offering.

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Baker & McKenzie launches client-focused ‘investigations academy’

9-Dec-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Baker & McKenzie has launched an ‘investigations academy’ aimed at educating its lawyers across all its network on a range of matters relating to regulatory investigations.

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The leadership interview: the magic circle

19-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Whether or not you still think that the ‘magic circle’ exists, there’s no denying that Allen & Overy (A&O), Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters are among the most successful law firm brands to have originated in the UK.

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Stories of the year: UK200 and diversity hit the October headlines

19-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Diversity is back on the top of the agenda at firms, whereas US firms heat up their competition to offer the highest salaries for potential talent.

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Clyde & Co announces 5 per cent growth in revenue at half-year

18-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Clyde & Co has reported a 5.3 per rise in income at the half-year, bringing revenue for the first six months of 2014/15 to £178m.

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Leigh Day and Public Interest Lawyers face criticism as Al-Sweady Inquiry concludes

18-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Leigh Day and Public Interest Lawyers were the subject of criticism by defence secretary Michael Fallon yesterday (17 December) following the publication of a report into allegations that British forces tortured and executed Iraqi citizens.

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Collas Crill: advisers of the Caribbean

1-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Firm responds to demand for parallel jurisdiction capability in investment funds work

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Collas Crill and Charles Adams Ritchie & Duckworth announce offshore merger

25-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Channel Islands firm Collas Crill and Cayman firm Charles Adams Ritchie & Duckworth (CARD) have announced they are merging in the New Year.

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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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Gibraltar court throws out Marrache appeals, reveals jury 'tampering' details

18-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Gibraltar Court of Appeal (CoA) has handed down a judgment throwing out the Marrache’s brothers’ appeals against conviction and sentencing for fraud, ruling that judge Mr Justice Grigson acted correctly throughout the lengthy and “unique” case.

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Africa

Orrick's Ivory Coast affiliate faces opposition from second professional association

24-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Ivory Coast association of legal consultants has joined the Ivory Coast bar association in voicing its opposition to Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe’s plans to launch an affiliated office in the country.

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Dentons' Africa star Bugingo snapped up by Simmons & Simmons

12-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Simmons & Simmons has hired Paul Bugingo, the former relationship chair of Dentons’ Africa steering commitee, as a partner in its Africa team.

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Dentons' Africa mastermind Bugingo quits firm

12-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Dentons has confirmed that its former Africa Steering Committee relationship chair Paul Bugingo is leaving the firm to “pursue other interests” in a blow to its ambitions on the continent.

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Ivory Coast Bar vows to pursue Orrick for 'breaching' bar rules

10-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Ivory Coast Bar Association has opened proceedings against Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe following the firm’s launch of an affiliated office in the country, with plans to go to court if necessary.

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Saudi firm Abdulaziz H. Al Fahad converts to partnership to aid succession

8-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Saudi Arabian firm the Law Office of Abdulaziz H. Fahad has converted into a professional service partnership, with the aim of ensuring future partner promotions and succession planning.

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UAE firm Galadari adds DIFC office

5-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Middle East firm Galadari has added its fourth office with a launch in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

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Al Tamimi's Husam Hourani: expansion beyond the Middle East on the horizon

7-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

As it celebrates its silver anniversary, Middle Eastern giant Al Tamimi & Co is looking at Africa and Asia for its next stage of growth - with a bit of help from Linklaters.

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Stephenson Harwood advises on $2.5bn Omagine development in Muscat

28-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Stephenson Harwood has taken a lead role advising the developer of a long-awaited $2.5bn (£1.55bn) real estate and tourism development project in Oman.

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