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Revenue hits five-year high at Kennedys up to £128.5m

23-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Revenues have hit a five-year high at Kennedys climbing up 10 per cent at the latest year end from £117m to £128.5m.

A move for O’Shea, a bigger move for Simpson Thacher

22-Jul-2014

This week the London office of Simpson Thacher is celebrating the return of one of its highest-flying finance partners, Sinead O’Shea, who is rejoining the City office after a six-year spell in Hong Kong

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LinkedIn hires former Yahoo legal chief as its new general counsel

22-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

LinkedIn has hired former Yahoo general counsel Michael Callahan to head the global professional networking site’s legal function.

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Gray's Inn Tax Chambers suffers fifth exit in three months after Devereux raid

22-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Gray’s Inn Tax Chambers (GITC) has seen three silks walk out in the last three months, with Devereux becoming the latest to add a member from the set.

Judge Stark overhauls patent practices in District of Delaware: 10 key changes download subscription

DLA Piper 22-Jul-2014

The same day he took the reins as chief judge for the District of Delaware, Judge Leonard P Stark substantially overhauled his patent practices. 

Property owners encouraged to act now to preserve real burdens download subscription

DLA Piper 22-Jul-2014

The purpose of this bulletin is to highlight the fact that certain real burdens will be automatically extinguished on 28 November 2014.

Breach of the Australian Franchising Code to result in fines download subscription

DLA Piper 22-Jul-2014

As foreshadowed by the coalition government earlier this year, penalties for breach of the Franchising Code of Conduct are to be introduced.

Australian Tax Update: repeal of the carbon tax — easy come easy go? download subscription

DLA Piper 18-Jul-2014

DLA Piper outlines the income tax, goods and services tax, fuel tax and other implications that will stem from the repeal of the carbon tax.

Antitrust and competition enforcement is changing fast: our report for multinationals from three global conferences download subscription

DLA Piper 18-Jul-2014

The world of antitrust/competition enforcement is changing more rapidly than ever. This evolving environment presents new challenges for companies.

Kennedys

Revenue hits five-year high at Kennedys up to £128.5m

23-Jul-2014 0:03 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Revenues have hit a five-year high at Kennedys climbing up 10 per cent at the latest year end from £117m to £128.5m.

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Gray's Inn Tax Chambers suffers fifth exit in three months after Devereux raid

22-Jul-2014 12:47 pm | By Kate Beioley

Gray’s Inn Tax Chambers (GITC) has seen three silks walk out in the last three months, with Devereux becoming the latest to add a member from the set.

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Charlie Geffen: PEP should be an outcome not an objective

21-Jul-2014 0:00 am

Partner remuneration should contribute to a positive culture and transparent business practices, not be fixated on PEP 

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Revenue at Sackers falls by 2 per cent to £23.8m as PEP hits five-year low

22-Jul-2014 12:06 pm | By Natalie Stanton

Sackers’ revenue dropped by 2 per cent last year, from £24.3m to £23.8m.

Linked In

LinkedIn hires former Yahoo legal chief as its new general counsel

22-Jul-2014 1:27 pm | By Natalie Stanton

LinkedIn has hired former Yahoo general counsel Michael Callahan to head the global professional networking site’s legal function.

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NautaDutilh mourns loss of partner killed in Malaysia Airlines crash

21-Jul-2014 2:55 pm | By Joanne Harris

Benelux firm NautaDutilh has paid tribute to IP partner John Allen, who was killed with his family in the flight MH17 plane crash last week.

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RPC reports first profit drop in five years, revenue up to £84.1m

21-Jul-2014 2:21 pm | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

RPC has reported a 3 per cent drop in net profit from £26.8m to £26m at the end of the latest financial year, alongside a 2.4 per cent rise in turnover from £82.1m to £84.1m.

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Singapore

Blackstone silk applies to join Singapore battle in WongPartnership 'overbilling' claims

22-Jul-2014 0:05 am | By Margaret Taylor

Blackstone Chambers silk Michael Fordham QC has applied for temporary admission to Singapore’s courts to launch a judicial review relating to alleged overbilling by local firm WongPartnership.

London

Simpson Thacher boosts City diversity stats with return of finance partner O'Shea

22-Jul-2014 0:01 am | By Matt Byrne

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett finance partner Sinead O’Shea is relocating from Hong Kong to London, where she will become the elite US firm’s first female partner based in the City.

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Measure of success for Charles Russell Speechlys

21-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

How to tell if the Charles Russell Speechlys combination will work out

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Culture vs risk: How to run a law firm in challenging times

23-Jun-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

It’s a critical balance in the push for innovation and durability. In the run-up to our Awards, Law Firm of the Year contenders tell us their secrets of success

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Leeds: Ridings of the storm

21-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Leeds has taken a harder knock from the slump than its regional peers, with firm headcounts falling behind Manchester. But rejuvenation plans are brewing

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Special report: Offshore - The Cayman Islands

21-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Cayman Islands dominates the offshore world, but can it maintain its leading position? 

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Offshore: Deals and cases Q2 2014

21-Jul-2014

The latest offshore deals comprise a few firsts, including a groundbreaking hybrid mutual in Bermuda and the largest ever catastrophe bond issuance

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In-house interview: Steven Webb, head of legal, Premier Farnell

21-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Service is the name of the game for Steven Webb, GC at IT distributor Premier Farnell

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Michael Ellis, group GC, Abercrombie & Kent

14-Jul-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

He has a dream job at a luxury travel brand but prefers to work from his London desk – meet Michael Ellis, group general counsel at Abercrombie & Kent

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PayPal UK and Ireland head of legal, Tom Brown

7-Jul-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Online payment specialist PayPal is innovative and dynamic, and that’s how Tom Brown, UK and Ireland head of legal, demands his team to be too

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Singapore

Blackstone silk applies to join Singapore battle in WongPartnership 'overbilling' claims

Blackstone Chambers silk Michael Fordham QC has applied for temporary admission to Singapore’s courts to launch a judicial review relating to alleged overbilling by local firm WongPartnership.

London

Simpson Thacher boosts City diversity stats with return of finance partner O'Shea

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett finance partner Sinead O’Shea is relocating from Hong Kong to London, where she will become the elite US firm’s first female partner based in the City.

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NautaDutilh mourns loss of partner killed in Malaysia Airlines crash

Benelux firm NautaDutilh has paid tribute to IP partner John Allen, who was killed with his family in the flight MH17 plane crash last week.

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Dentons tempts Zizzi back from Clifford Chance for Bucharest boost

Clifford Chance Bucharest partner Perry Zizzi has rejoined Dentons, almost seven years after quitting legacy Salans for the magic circle firm.