Pharmaceutical

Bristol-Myers Squibb names new French general counsel

27-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Global biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb has promoted Betty Edery to the post of general counsel for France, just over a year after making its last local head of legal appointment.

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ICL Holding GC Schwab jumps to Squire Patton Boggs after asset divestment

20-Aug-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

ICL Holding general counsel Rouven Schwab has joined Squire Patton Boggs as a partner in its chemicals industry group in Frankfurt after he oversaw a large-scale divestment process for the special chemistry group. 

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Osborne Clarke's former Belgian ally De Wolf votes to dissolve

18-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Osborne Clarke’s former Belgian ally De Wolf & Partners has voted to dissolve, with its partners departing in four main groups to join other firms or set up alone.

Munich

CMS and Squire Patton Boggs win top roles on Coats' crafts sale to Aurelius

18-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

A cross-border team from CMS has acted for Munich-based Aurelius Group on its acquisition of Coats’ European crafts business, represented by Squire Patton Boggs. 

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Chinese elite firm Haiwen turns away from pure lockstep

21-Aug-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Beijing-based Haiwen & Partners, the first and only top-tier Chinese firm to adopt a Western-style pure lockstep, has decided to move away from this model after six years.

Singapore

Rajah & Tann launches contract lawyer service amid part-time work boom in Singapore

18-Aug-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Singaporean firm Rajah & Tann has launched a new service to provide experienced lawyers to companies that need in-house counsel on short-term contracts and project-specific work.

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The tale of two Amarchands: breaking the family business mould

12-Aug-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

The dramatic split up of India’s largest firm Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co has created two separate firms led by two brothers - Cyril and Shardul Shroff.

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Simpson Thatcher and Fangda advise Alibaba on $6.9bn strategic deal with Suning

11-Aug-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has turned to its long-standing advisers Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Fangda Partners in a $6.9bn strategic partnership with Chinese electronics retailer Suning.

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Gibson Dunn's Geffen: US firms at point of no return

28-Aug-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Former Ashurst head Charlie Geffen oozes confidence about the prospects for building his City corporate finance team.

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Baker & McKenzie's turnover takes a 4 per cent hit to $2.43bn in year after record figures

24-Aug-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Baker & McKenzie has posted a 4 per cent drop from $2.54bn to $2.43bn in global turnover for the 2014/15 financial year, following record figures that made it the largest firm in the world by revenue.

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Dentons circles Matthew Arnold & Baldwin for third 2015 merger

13-Aug-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Dentons is in merger talks with London-headquartered Matthew Arnold & Baldwin (MAB) as part of its international expansion plan, The Lawyer understands.

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Spotify GC pulls out ahead of rumoured IPO to become Huffington Post CEO

10-Aug-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Spotify global head of corporate development and general counsel Jared Grusd is to depart to news outlet the Huffington Post to become the company’s chief executive officer.

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UK 200 series launches with new real estate-focused report

28-Aug-2015 | By Matt Byrne

On 14 September the first-ever UK 200 real estate report will be published, a groundbreaking research project that forms the first part of this year’s new UK 200 series.

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Slater & Gordon’s UK revenue up 48 per cent as global turnover hits £243m

28-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Slater & Gordon has announced that group revenue has soared 27 per cent from A$411.1m to A$521.9m (£242.9m) for the 2014/15 financial year.

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Gibson Dunn's Geffen: US firms at point of no return

28-Aug-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Former Ashurst head Charlie Geffen oozes confidence about the prospects for building his City corporate finance team.

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Tesco instructs Freshfields to defend raft of shareholder group claims

28-Aug-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Tesco has instructed Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to defend it against a number of shareholder group claims set to hit the London courts next year, The Lawyer understands.

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Bermuda

The rush to Bermuda: Harneys tipped to be third new firm to launch this year

20-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Harneys is understood to be the latest multi-jurisdictional offshore firm planning a Bermuda launch, following in the wake of rival Walkers.

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Appleby agrees Bridgepoint-backed MBO of fiduciary

16-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Offshore firm Appleby has agreed the management buyout (MBO) of its fiduciary business for an undisclosed sum in a deal backed by private equity house Bridgepoint.

Stock exchange

Norton Rose Fulbright and Carey Olsen represent solar investment fund Bluefield on planned flotation

14-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Norton Rose Fulbright and Carey Olsen have advised Bluefield European Solar Fund (BESF) on its intention to raise €200m on its flotation on the London Stock Exchange. 

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US and offshore firms win top roles as Exor tries to win PartnerRe from Axis

13-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison is advising investment company Exor as it announces new terms for its $6.8bn offer for Davis Polk client and reinsurer PartnerRe. 

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Johannesburg

Macfarlanes reveals plans to develop South Africa base into client-facing office

25-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Macfarlanes has hinted that its South Africa base, which has been operating quietly for around 18 months, could become a fully-fledged client-facing office by the end of 2016.

Johannesburg

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr: integration with DLA Piper "a bridge too far"

13-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris, Jonathon Manning

DLA Piper’s South Africa ally Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr pulled out of the relationship after it became apparent that partners would be forced into giving up control of the firm, chief executive Brent Williams has revealed.

Johannesburg

DLA Piper raids former ally Cliffe Dekker to kickstart Johannesburg launch

12-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

DLA Piper has hired the chief operating officer (COO) of its South African ally Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr to lead the opening of its own Johannesburg office.

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DLA Piper pulls out of South African alliance with Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

7-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

DLA Piper and its South Africa ally Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr have announced that they are ending their exclusive alliance, with DLA expected to launch its own office in South Africa in the future.

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Israeli duo launch contract lawyer service as outsourcing sweeps global legal market

26-Aug-2015 | By Joanne Harris

A pair of Israeli lawyers, including former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer associate Jackie Donner and lawyer and marketer Zohar Fisher, have launched the country’s first contract lawyer service, LawFlex.

Dubai

Clydes looks to carry out domestic work in the Middle East

3-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Clydes & Co is set to further increase its international offering with plans to move onshore in Dubai and Qatar.

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