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Cuatrecasas pledges to hit 25 per cent diversity target by 2020

27-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira has signed two agreements with the Spanish government pledging to achieve 25 per cent female presence on its board by 2020 and 33 per cent by 2024, and increase female leadership within the firm.

Europe

European moves: 27 November 2014

27-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

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

Luxembourg

Simmons expands into Luxembourg with five-partner office

24-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Simmons & Simmons has announced plans to launch a five-partner office in Luxembourg to capitalise on the jurisdiction’s funds industry.

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Hengeler boosts female partnership with brace of promotions

24-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Hengeler Mueller has announced its first all-female promotions round, making up two women to its partnership in a boost to its diversity stakes.

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India

India’s TMT Law Practice takes over Chennai IP firm APR Associates

26-Nov-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Indian technology boutique TMT Law Practice has expanded its offering in the Chennai market by taking over local firm APR Associates.

Hong Kong

China's Han Kun enters Hong Kong market with local alliance

24-Nov-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Beijing firm Han Kun Law Offices has launched a base in Hong Kong via an association with local firm Choy Cheung & Co.

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China oil giant CNOOC breaks ties with Baker & McKenzie after internal investigation finds conflict of interest

18-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Baker & McKenzie’s relationship with China’s state-owned oil and gas group China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has been put under the microscope after the group sanctioned senior lawyer Kang Xin for not disclosing a conflict of interest with the firm. 

Hong Kong

Simmons adds Edwards Wildman partner in Hong Kong

13-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Simmons & Simmons has picked up Edwards Wildman Palmer insurance partner Martin Lister in Hong Kong.

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American Apparel names Loeb & Loeb partner Chelsea Grayson as general counsel

27-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

US clothing company American Apparel has chosen Loeb & Loeb partner Chelsea Grayson as its new general counsel, effective 15 December.

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Seyfarth takes four litigation partners on board as Bingham exodus begins

24-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

US firm Seyfarth Shaw has scored four litigation partners from Bingham McCutchen, in the first known group lateral move from the 80 partners left by Morgan Lewis & Bockius at the ailing firm.

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Morgan Lewis finalises transfer of 226 Bingham partners, 556 staff and associates

24-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has finalised the transfer of 226 partners and 525 other associates and legal professionals from Bingham McCutchen.

Milan

Squire Patton Boggs and Bonelli collaborate on Rai Way €280m Italian IPO

21-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Squire Patton Boggs and Italian firm Bonelli Erede Pappalardo have advised Italian transmission tower operator Rai Way on its €280m (£222m) IPO this week on the Italian stock exchange.

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Royal Mail

Royal Mail seals first post-IPO panel review: Slaughters, DAC Beachcroft and CMS get the nod

27-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Royal Mail has finished its first panel review since the company’s £3.3bn IPO in 2013, retaining DAC Beachcroft and CMS Cameron McKenna but dropping Bond Dickinson on an expanded roster.

Money

Watson Farley pushes revenue up 8 per cent to £56.8m at half-year

26-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Watson Farley & Williams has increased revenue by 8 per cent over the first half of the 2014/15 financial year, reaching £56.8m.

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Taming of the panel: RSC names Foot Anstey and Mills & Reeve on first roster

26-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has named Foot Anstey and Mills & Reeve as its inaugural panel firms, beating shortlisted Freeths and Wright Hassall to the roster.

Barristers

20 Essex Street takes Holman Fenwick commercial director for new role

25-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

20 Essex Street has hired Holman Fenwick Willan’s (HFW) commercial director James Huckle for a newly-created strategic development director post, marking a continued push towards business development at the bar.

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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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Mourant Ozannes and Ogier switch senior Jersey funds lawyers

7-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Channel Islands firms Mourant Ozannes and Ogier have each hired a senior Jersey funds lawyer from the other firm.

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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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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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Pillsbury bulks up in Abu Dhabi with Bird & Bird partner hire

7-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has strengthened its Middle Eastern presence with the hire of Bird & Bird partner Osama Abu-Dehays.

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Baker & McKenzie opens in Jeddah as Middle East focus grows

6-Oct-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Baker & McKenzie has boosted its presence in Saudi Arabia with a second office in the Kingdom, launching in Jeddah through affiliate Abdulaziz Al-Ajlan & Partners.

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