Cahill’s Kelly hire puts US growth strategies in spotlight


The spate of hires of UK talent by US firms continued last week with the news that Cahill Gordon has swooped on Shearman disputes partner Richard Kelly to build its London litigation practice.

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Bakers’ AsiaPac head: ASEAN holds the key to our Asian success


The 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries are the focus for many law firms this year, what with the region gearing up for the launch of its economic zone at the end of this year.

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Mayer Brown, McDermott and Wragge Lawrence Graham all hire in Paris


Of all the major European jurisdictions, Paris saw the greatest amount of lateral hiring last year – and the trend is continuing into 2015.

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Matt Byrne

The Lawyer Business Leadership Awards call for entry

9-Apr-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Legal market innovations in legal services, process and delivery, they just keep on coming. If you don’t believe us then you need to read this week’s special report on knowledge management, which details the strides made by firms such as Pinsent Masons, Berwin Leighton Paisner, Baker & McKenzie and Allen & Overy.

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Richard Simmons

This week’s top 15 legal briefings - 12 April 2015

12-Apr-2015 | By Richard Simmons

How some mispriced Easter eggs led to an Employment Tribunal; changes designed to save the Great British pub; and FIFA’s new rules on third-party ownership of footballers

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eBay appoints top lawyer ahead of PayPal split


Ahead of eBay’s split from PayPal in the second half of this year, the company has found a top lawyer to take over - Agilent Technologies general counsel Marie Oh Huber. 

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Freshfields and Slaughters strike oil in Shell BG Group megamerger


Shell’s £47bn swoop on gas group BG Group announced last week is one of the largest takeovers in the oil sector in years, and is largely a consequence of plummeting oil prices globally.Slaughter and May advised Royal ...

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Gateley hit by multi-million pound professional negligence suit from property development client


Property developer EPG has instructed DLA Piper to sue Gateley for breach of contract and professional negligence.

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