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3-Jul-2015

I feel like I’m five, says C, waving his arms high in the air and simulating an exaggerated knife and fork movement. The chairs in the raised section of the restaurant are too low or the tables are too high, it doesn’t matter which.

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Top 10 stories: 26 June - 2 July 2015

3-Jul-2015

Topping the headlines this week was the shock departure of Linklaters managing partner for the newly-created top job of chief people, legal and strategy officer at Lloyds Banking Group.

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KWM exits mount as regulatory partner Beechey exits for Fried Frank

3-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) regulatory partner Gregg Beechey has become the latest lawyer to exit the firm this week, set to join Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson in London.

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Paul Hastings takes nine-strong team from Ashurst for US structured finance build-up

3-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Paul Hastings has hired a nine-strong team in New York and Washington, DC, led by Ashurst co-head of securities and derivatives Scott Faga and US managing partner Eugene Ferrer, to build its structured finance capability.

Video: Totum talks – New service delivery models weblink subscription

Totum 11-Mar-2015

Totum’s Tim Skipper, Stephen Allen at DLA Piper and Mark Smith at LexisNexis discuss the major players in the global legal market and new service delivery models.

Video: Totum talks — law and the role of the Big Four weblink subscription

Totum 5-Feb-2015

Tim Skipper talks to Stephen Allen at DLA Piper and Mark Smith at LexisNexis about the role the Big Four have to play in the legal services market of the future.

Australian tax alert: bitcoin and cryptocurrencies — why the GST law should change download subscription

DLA Piper 13-Jan-2015

The Australian Taxation Office released a draft ruling on the Goods and Services Tax treatment of bitcoin transactions on 20 August 2014. 

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Dentons 13-Jan-2015

This briefing highlights the ongoing interest in shale and the implications of the government’s emerging Infrastructure Bill.

Video: Life sciences — patent extension strategies and antitrust global update weblink subscription

DLA Piper 13-Jan-2015

DLA Piper’s ‘Life sciences: patent extension strategies and antitrust global update’ video covers global antitrust and competition issues including product hopping and reverse payment patents.

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"He kept profits up, but at the expense of collegiality": Davies quits, Linklaters sources react

3-Jul-2015 0:03 am | By Tabby Kinder

Sources close to Linklaters have been quick to comment on the “surprising” departure of managing partner Simon Davies, who revealed he will step down a year early to join Lloyds Bank on Wednesday (1 July).

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KWM exits mount as regulatory partner Beechey exits for Fried Frank

3-Jul-2015 12:30 pm | By Natasha Bernal

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) regulatory partner Gregg Beechey has become the latest lawyer to exit the firm this week, set to join Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson in London.

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Paul Hastings takes nine-strong team from Ashurst for US structured finance build-up

3-Jul-2015 11:45 am | By Natasha Bernal

Paul Hastings has hired a nine-strong team in New York and Washington, DC, led by Ashurst co-head of securities and derivatives Scott Faga and US managing partner Eugene Ferrer, to build its structured finance capability.

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Raft of top US firms advise as BP settles Deepwater Horizon claims for £12bn

3-Jul-2015 11:42 am | By Tabby Kinder

Oil giant BP has agreed to pay $18.7bn (£12bn) to settle claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the biggest environmental penalty in history.

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Dentons' leaders on merger mania: "We want to have our arms around the globe"

3-Jul-2015 0:04 am | By Natasha Bernal

This week the Dentons and McKenna Long & Aldridge merger officially completed, cementing Dentons’ standing as the biggest law firm in the world. CEO Elliott Portnoy and chairman Joe Andrew tell The Lawyer about future merger plans and why their strategy will cement Dentons’ future in the legal world.

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Hogan Lovells reveals retention rate

3-Jul-2015 11:25 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Hogan Lovells has revealed a retention rate of 79 per cent, keeping on 23 of 29 autumn 2015 qualifying trainees as newly qualified (NQ) lawyers.

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Clydes looks to carry out domestic work in the Middle East

3-Jul-2015 0:02 am | By Jonathon Manning

Clydes & Co is set to further increase its international offering with plans to move onshore in Dubai and Qatar.

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Chadbourne and King & Spalding advise in landmark Islamic financing for $2bn industrial gases project

3-Jul-2015 0:01 am | By Natasha Bernal

Chadbourne & Parke and King & Spalding have advised on the Islamic financing for a $2bn (£1.279bn) industrial gases project in Saudi Arabia to supply oil company Saudi Aramco.

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Chinese firm pilots first private placement funding

3-Jul-2015 0:01 am | By Yun Kriegler

Chinese firm Shandong Deheng aims to raise up to RMB50m (£5m) by selling shares on a regional over-the-counter (OTC) market, in China’s first private placement funding deal by a law firm.

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Precisely one-quarter of respondents to the survey work in-house – an area that is an increasingly popular and well-regarded career choice among lawyers.

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Cash: saviour of the universe

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Asia-Pacific 150: local firms' expansion accelerates as China dominates

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Our specialist panel discusses the key issues in risk management, including how it can be used by firms to gain a competitive edge, and the biggest risk-related challenges currently facing firms and clients

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Working at the creator of children’s online game Moshi Monsters isn’t all fun and games.

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Paul Hastings takes nine-strong team from Ashurst for US structured finance build-up

Paul Hastings has hired a nine-strong team in New York and Washington, DC, led by Ashurst co-head of securities and derivatives Scott Faga and US managing partner Eugene Ferrer, to build its structured finance capability.

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Raft of top US firms advise as BP settles Deepwater Horizon claims for £12bn

Oil giant BP has agreed to pay $18.7bn (£12bn) to settle claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the biggest environmental penalty in history.

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Dentons' leaders on merger mania: "We want to have our arms around the globe"

This week the Dentons and McKenna Long & Aldridge merger officially completed, cementing Dentons’ standing as the biggest law firm in the world. CEO Elliott Portnoy and chairman Joe Andrew tell The Lawyer about future merger plans and why their strategy will cement Dentons’ future in the legal world.

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Beijing dragon

Chinese firm pilots first private placement funding

Chinese firm Shandong Deheng aims to raise up to RMB50m (£5m) by selling shares on a regional over-the-counter (OTC) market, in China’s first private placement funding deal by a law firm.



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