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Peerpoint eyes overseas sites, with further Europe and Asia expansion topping the agenda

30-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Allen & Overy (A&O) contract lawyer service Peerpoint is continuing to focus on international expansion, with sites in Asia and Europe thought to be in the pipeline.

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Italian and French firms lead as Vivendi becomes Telecom Italia’s largest shareholder

29-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier, Cabinet Bompoint and Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners have taken lead roles as multinational media company Vivendi spends around €1bn to increase its stake in Telecom Italia to 14.9 per cent. 

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CMS re-elects chairman Brandi to four-year term following partner strategy meeting

29-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

CMS has re-elected chairman Cornelius Brandi for a second four-year to June 2019 after an annual partners meeting last week.

Tech

Pernod Ricard legal team to launch contracts compliance app for drinks sellers

29-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

French wine and spirits company Pernod Ricard is set to launch a contracts compliance app devised by its legal team to cut time spent managing commercial paperwork.

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Asia moves: 30 June 2015

30-Jun-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within firms and offices in the Asia Pacific region.

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Peerpoint eyes overseas sites, with further Europe and Asia expansion topping the agenda

30-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Allen & Overy (A&O) contract lawyer service Peerpoint is continuing to focus on international expansion, with sites in Asia and Europe thought to be in the pipeline.

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Grandall becomes third Chinese firm to open in Silicon Valley

30-Jun-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Chinese firm Grandall has opened its first office in the US in Silicon Valley, aiming to capitalise on growing Chinese investment in the global technology innovation hub.

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DLA Piper takes corporate team from Perth boutique

29-Jun-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

DLA Piper has added a corporate team led by three partners from Australian boutique Hardy Bowen in Perth.

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Gibson Dunn and Weil take the lead on Towers Watson and Willis $18bn merger

30-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and Weil Gotshal & Manges have won top roles on the merger of advisory and broking companies Towers Watson and Willis Group for $18bn (£11.45bn).

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Grandall becomes third Chinese firm to open in Silicon Valley

30-Jun-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Chinese firm Grandall has opened its first office in the US in Silicon Valley, aiming to capitalise on growing Chinese investment in the global technology innovation hub.

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White & Case re-elects chairman Verrier for a third consecutive term

29-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

White & Case has re-elected Hugh Verrier as chairman of the firm for a third consecutive four-year term until 2019.

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Freshfields extends UK lockstep ladder to match US offering

29-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is understood to have extended its lockstep ladder in the UK to lure top talent in London.

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CBA to pull out of tomorrow's legal aid strike despite members' support

30-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The Criminal Bar Association (CBA) will not strike in protest at legal aid cuts on Wednesday (1 July), despite its members balloting 96 per cent in favour of direct action before the general election.

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Lancashire cricket club instructs RPC in interest rate swaps claim against RBS and NatWest

30-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Lancashire Country Cricket Club (LCCC) has instructed RPC to bring a legal challenge against NatWest and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in relation to an interest rate hedging product sold to the club in 2009.

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Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers planning to reduce legal panel

30-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Chivas Brothers, a member of the Pernod Ricard group, is to carry out a panel review of its UK legal advisers with plans to cut the roster from 16 to around seven. 

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Pinsent Masons latest firm to boost project manager numbers

30-Jun-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Pinsent Masons is set to hire additional project managers across its business over the next 18 months and has designed a project manager toolkit to assist the firm’s lawyers.    

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Harneys picks up funds team from Appleby Cayman

26-Jun-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Offshore firm Harneys has hired a three-strong funds team from rival Appleby in the Cayman Islands, including former funds head Ian Gobin.

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Law firm of the year: Osborne Clarke takes top accolade at The Lawyer Awards

24-Jun-2015 | By Katy Dowell

Osborne Clarke scooped the top prize at The Lawyer Awards last night after it secured the Law Firm of the Year award.

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BVI firm Forbes Hare secures licence for Singapore launch

10-Jun-2015 | By Joanne Harris

British Virgin Island (BVI)-headquartered Forbes Hare is launching a Singapore office after gaining a licence to practise as a foreign law practice in the city-state.

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FIFA probe: Maples & Calder associate takes over as Cayman FA head from Jeffrey Webb

5-Jun-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) has replaced its former president Jeffrey Webb with an associate from Maples and Calder.

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Portugal's Miranda sees defection of six partners including chairman

16-Jun-2015 | By Joanne Harris

A team of six partners led by chairman Rui Amendoeira are quitting Portuguese firm Miranda Correia Amendoeira & Associados, the firm has announced.

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Clifford Chance retained by oil company SOCO amid Congo corruption row

10-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Clifford Chance has released the findings of its independent assessment into listed oil and gas company SOCO, which was accused of bribery in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last year.

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African Development Bank backs new pan-continent business lawyers association

14-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The African Development Bank (ABD) has facilitated the formation of a new association of independent African firms designed to inform regulators and promote the development of the profession across the continent.

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A&O, Linklaters and Slaughters win roles on sale of Virgin Active

16-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Allen & Overy (A&O), Linklaters and Slaughter and May have picked up the leading roles in Virgin Group and CVC Capital Partners’ sale of 80 per cent of its stake in Virgin Active to South Africa’s Brait for £682m. 

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Qatar Petroleum to launch first legal panel

24-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

State-owned Qatar Petroleum will launch its first formal legal panel, with Simmons & Simmons and Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) understood to have already submitted tender proposals.

London

Latham project finance partner Collins departs for Jones Day

24-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Latham & Watkins Abu Dhabi project finance partner Nick Collins has joined Jones Day’s projects and infrastructure practice in London.

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Watson Farley & Williams' Lowe and Wegener: "The firm deserved more management"

19-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

When Michael Greville stepped down as managing partner of Watson Farley & Williams (WFW), his position was filled by not one, but two, former office heads.

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Freshfields and Shearman lead Integrated Diagnostics Holdings' IPO

15-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Shearman & Sterling have picked up top roles in the IPO of healthcare business Integrated Diagnostics Holdings, with the company valued at $668m.

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