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Littler opens in Europe with German employment boutique bolt-on

5-Oct-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

US employment giant Littler Mendelson has acquired German employment boutique Vangard as its first foothold in Europe.

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Dentons opens in Italy with 21-lawyer team from DLA and employment boutique

5-Oct-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Dentons has opened its first office in Italy with the hire of 21 lawyers, eight of whom have joined from DLA Piper.


Fasken Martineau to close Paris office as redundancy consultation starts in London

2-Oct-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

News has surfaced Fasken Martineau will close its Paris office in November, just hours after a redundancy consultation to cut 70 jobs launched in London.

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Olswang CEO Stevens breaks silence to insist: "we're in really good shape"

2-Oct-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Olswang’s future was uncertain following a series of seismic management and strategy changes. Now CEO Paul Stevens talks to The Lawyer exclusively about international plans, his new team and why a merger is not on the cards.

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Chinese market sees drop in international firms for first time ever

6-Oct-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

The number of foreign firms in mainland China has dropped for the first time since the country opened its door to non-domestic firms in the early 1990s.

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Slater & Gordon UK revenue up 36 per cent to £129m

1-Oct-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Slater & Gordon has posted UK revenue up a colossal 36 per cent to £129m just months after its £700m purchase of professional services group Quindell.

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HSF revamps executive board for first time since merger

29-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has revamped its executive board for the first time since the 2012 merger with a number of big names stepping down as terms reach an end.

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KWM realigns China practice groups after global remuneration shake-up

29-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has rejigged its practice areas as part of a major Chinese shake-up following its partner conference in Shanghai this month.

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White collar race continues as White & Case boosts practice with Dechert hire

25-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

White & Case has boosted its white collar practice with the hire of litigator Jonathan Pickworth from Dechert.


Cooley targets London tech startups with free legal resources site

21-Sep-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

US firm Cooley has launched a legal resources tool to tap into the tech startup market in London.

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BAT kicks off panel review after merger of legal and corporate affairs

15-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

British American Tobacco (BAT) global general counsel Jerome Abelman is gearing up to launch the first review of the FTSE 5 company’s external legal advisers since his appointment to the role in May.


Prudential Financial appoints US legal head Harris to global GC role

14-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Life insurance giant Prudential Financial has promoted US general counsel Timothy Harris to the global top job following the retirement of general counsel Susan Blount.

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Ince & Co in play as it approaches Watson Farley for tie-up

6-Oct-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Insurance firm Ince & Co is discreetly sounding out firms for a possible tie-up, The Lawyer understands.

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Clydes litigator exits for Signature citing 'RBS litigation conflicts'

6-Oct-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Clyde & Co litigator Julian Connerty has exited for Signature Litigation over conflict issues related to RBS’s £4bn shareholder battle.

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The real estate blog: A closer look at the Government guarantee scheme

6-Oct-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

This week’s real estate blog looks at how the Government guarantee scheme for infrastructure is benefitting UK projects

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Gordon Dadds buys Jeffrey Green Russell out of pre-pack administration

5-Oct-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

London firm Gordon Dadds will acquire Jeffrey Green Russell (JGR) following a pre-pack administration. 

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Harneys secures local merger to launch in Bermuda

22-Sep-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Offshore firm Harneys has announced it is merging with Hurrion & Associates to launch an office in Bermuda.

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Webber Wentzel leads recruitment market as South Africa lateral hires heat up

22-Sep-2015 | By Joanne Harris

There has been a real rush of lateral recruitment in the South African market this year - and the main driver seems to be Linklaters ally Webber Wentzel.


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.


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.


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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Reed Smith profit soars 11 per cent after headcount boost

25-Sep-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Reed Smith’s has seen its net profit jump by 11 per cent, from £58.4m to £64.9m for the year ending December 2014.


Ex-GFH Capital general counsel Haigh sentenced to two years in jail in Dubai

2-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Ex-Leeds United and GFH Capital general counsel David Haigh has been found guilty of embezzlement and breach of trust in Dubai and sentenced to two years’ imprisonment.


Shearman & Sterling makes good on Dubai promise with DIFC launch

1-Sep-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Shearman & Sterling has followed up on its pledge to launch in Dubai this year with the announcement it is opening an office in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).


Dechert joins forces with Saudi firm Hassan Mahassni

1-Sep-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Dechert has joined the growing number of international firms in Saudi Arabia through a tie-up with local firm Hassan Mahassni.

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