London

Watson Farley & Williams' partner numbers increase with seven promotions

5-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has promoted seven lawyers to partnership roles in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and New York.

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DLA Piper announces 44 promotions for 2015

1-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

DLA Piper has announced that 44 lawyers have been promoted to its partnership this year, including nine in the UK and 20 in the US.

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French boutique Villey Giraud Grolleaud makes first lateral from HSF

1-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

French boutique Villey Giraud Grolleaud has made its first lateral hire since launching two years ago, picking up Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) corporate partner Frédéric Grillier.

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ECJ makes landmark ruling on redundancy law in Slater & Gordon Woolworths case

30-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has effectively overthrown a landmark win for Slater & Gordon over the compensation claims for staff of collapsed retail giants such as Woolworths and Ethel Austin.

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London

Watson Farley & Williams' partner numbers increase with seven promotions

5-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has promoted seven lawyers to partnership roles in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and New York.

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Baker & McKenzie adds Grant Thornton partner to Yangon base

5-May-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Baker & McKenzie has bolstered its fledgling Yangon office with the addition of the managing partner of Grant Thornton’s Myanmar offering.

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DLA Piper announces 44 promotions for 2015

1-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

DLA Piper has announced that 44 lawyers have been promoted to its partnership this year, including nine in the UK and 20 in the US.

Hong Kong

Lewis Silkin opens first international office in Hong Kong

30-Apr-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Lewis Silkin has announced that it has opened its first international office, in Hong Kong, to support its clients’ employment and global mobility issues in the Asia-Pacific region.

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London

Watson Farley & Williams' partner numbers increase with seven promotions

5-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has promoted seven lawyers to partnership roles in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and New York.

New York

Accenture GC promoted to group chief executive of North America

5-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Global consultancy giant Accenture has promoted general counsel Julia Spellman Sweet to chief executive for North America.

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DLA Piper announces 44 promotions for 2015

1-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

DLA Piper has announced that 44 lawyers have been promoted to its partnership this year, including nine in the UK and 20 in the US.

London

Linklaters’ UK competition head Riedel joins Kirkland & Ellis

1-May-2015 | By Matt Byrne

The trend for US firms to bring in some of UK firm’s top legal talent is continuing with the news that Kirkland & Ellis has hired the head of Linklaters’ UK competition practice Paula Riedel.

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London

Senior management shakeup continues at Olswang as HR head Griffith quits firm

5-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Olswang human resources director Ffion Griffith has become the latest high-profile exit from the firm amid allegations of friction between partners and former CEO David Stewart’s team.

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Pinsents, Carey Olsen and Memery Crystal continue to dominate Aim rankings

5-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Pinsent Masons has strengthened its lead at the top of the Aim rankings, with Carey Olsen and Memery Crystal coming in joint second.

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Ropes & Gray boosts London office with Chadbourne structured finance partner Pal

5-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Ropes & Gray has hired a structured finance specialist from rival US firm Chadbourne & Parke.

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Schillings converts to LLP status

5-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Schillings has converted to a LLP and will be registered as Schillings International LLP with effect from 1 May 2015.

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Travers Thorp Alberga bulks up with former Herbies partner

29-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Travers Thorp Alberga (TTA) has strengthened its corporate and funds team with the hire of former Herbert Smith partner and FourWinds Capital Management general counsel Louise Freestone.

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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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Allen & Overy takes first South African lateral from Linklaters ally

2-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Allen & Overy (A&O) has made its first South African partner-level lateral hire since launching in the jurisdiction last year, picking up projects partner Jason van der Poel from Linklaters’ ally Webber Wentzel.

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Webber Wentzel's Sally Hutton: We want to be the dominant South African law firm

27-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The Lawyer’s Africa Elite report is published on Monday (30 March). Ahead of that the first-ever managing partner of Webber Wentzel, one of South Africa’s oldest and largest firms, unveils her plans for the future.

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Djibouti: judge rules Gibson Dunn partner Gray 'deliberately misled court' with falsified evidence

23-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray has been found to have deliberately misled the High Court by submitting incorrectly dated evidence in a 2013 case between the Republic of Djibouti and one of its wealthiest citizens, Abdourahman Boreh.

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White & Case turns to Clifford Chance for Dubai capital markets hire

5-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

White & Case has appointed Clifford Chance’s Middle East capital markets head, Debashis Dey, as a partner in Dubai.

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Enyo Law walks away from Libya Investment Fund in $3.3bn fight with Goldman Sachs

30-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Litigation boutique Enyo Law has walked away from its client the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) and will no longer represent it on its $3.3bn (£1.9bn) London court battles against Goldman Sachs and French bank Societe Generale.

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DLA Piper to launch second and third offices in Saudi Arabia in 2015

21-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

DLA Piper has confirmed its second office in Saudi Arabia will open in Jeddah this year, with plans to launch a third by the end of 2015.

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Al Tamimi expands Saudi operations to Jeddah with ex-Baker Botts hire

7-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Middle East firm Al Tamimi & Company has expanded its presence in Saudi Arabia to Jeddah with the hire of a former Baker Botts lawyer.

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