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Burges Salmon and Morton Fraser team win NDA spots with Eversheds and Pinsents

21-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Burges Salmon, Eversheds and Pinsent Masons have won spots on the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA) reduced legal panel.

Kennedys overhauls career development strategy and introduces new senior associate role

21-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

When Kennedys’ human resources director Caroline Wilson joined the firm almost four years ago, its qualified lawyers were distinguishable only as solicitors or partners.

London

Akin negotiates more space at Bingham's 41 Lothbury office

21-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is understood to be negotiating to take the seventh floor at 41 Lothbury having taken over Bingham McCutchen’s lease on the fifth and sixth floors with immediate effect.

London

Fried Frank continues to grow with Orrick’s London tax head Thornton

21-Oct-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has made its second major hire in a week, appointing Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe’s London tax chief Nick Thornton.

High Court confirms no magic cloak for union activities download subscription

DLA Piper 20-Oct-2014

The High Court of Australia has held that the termination of an employee for holding up a ‘scab’ sign while engaging in lawful industrial activity did not breach the Fair Work Act.

Pensions News — September 2014: budget reforms; legislation; public service pension schemes; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 17-Oct-2014

This edition of Pensions News summarises the key developments from September 2014.

New Scottish property transaction tax download subscription

DLA Piper 17-Oct-2014

John Swinney, the Scottish government’s finance secretary, has announced the proposed rates and bands for the new Scottish property transaction tax.

The Financial Report — competitive review process for merging US banks; mirror trading; ESMA updates CRA data; and more weblink subscription

DLA Piper 17-Oct-2014

The Financial Report offers financial news from the Americas, the Asia-Pacific and Europe.

Spotlight on Belgium: trends in the legal landscape — issue 6, fall 2014 download subscription

DLA Piper 16-Oct-2014

Welcome to the sixth issue of Spotlight on Belgium. DLA Piper’s Belgian team brings you up to speed with the latest legal updates.

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Burges Salmon and Morton Fraser team win NDA spots with Eversheds and Pinsents

21-Oct-2014 0:04 am | By Kate Beioley

Burges Salmon, Eversheds and Pinsent Masons have won spots on the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA) reduced legal panel.

Kennedys overhauls career development strategy and introduces new senior associate role

21-Oct-2014 0:03 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

When Kennedys’ human resources director Caroline Wilson joined the firm almost four years ago, its qualified lawyers were distinguishable only as solicitors or partners.

London

Akin negotiates more space at Bingham's 41 Lothbury office

21-Oct-2014 0:02 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is understood to be negotiating to take the seventh floor at 41 Lothbury having taken over Bingham McCutchen’s lease on the fifth and sixth floors with immediate effect.

London

Fried Frank continues to grow with Orrick’s London tax head Thornton

21-Oct-2014 0:01 am | By Natalie Stanton

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has made its second major hire in a week, appointing Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe’s London tax chief Nick Thornton.

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The five associates taking law firm gender balance into their own hands

20-Oct-2014 0:05 am | By Natasha Bernal

Tired of firms’ talk of commitment to the partnership gender balance while seeing scant evidence of change, five female lawyers have launched Women in Law London (WILL) to empower women to take the initiative themselves

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John Lewis hires BG Group deputy Keith Hubber as new general counsel

20-Oct-2014 4:19 pm | By Natasha Bernal

The John Lewis Partnership has hired former BG deputy general counsel Keith Hubber to join the company as general counsel from February 2015.

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Orrick opens first affiliated office in Africa's Ivory Coast

20-Oct-2014 12:31 pm | By Natasha Bernal

US firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has opened its first affiliated office in Africa’s Ivory Coast, operating under the name Orrick RCI.

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Theatre promotion: Win two tickets to see the Scottsboro Boys this month

15-Oct-2014 3:53 pm

Following a sold out run at the Young Vic, the critically acclaimed The Scottsboro Boys has transferred to the Garrick Theatre for a strictly limited season.

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Jones Day advises Steris in £1.2bn deal to buy up UK pharma company Synergy Health

20-Oct-2014 11:06 am | By Natasha Bernal

Jones Day has represented US medical tech company Steris Corporation in a deal to acquire Synergy Health in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately £1.2bn.  

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Should lawyers care about regular brand surveys? The answer is yes, if the survey respondents are potential clients. The most recent surveys have seen strong performances from international business firms such as Baker & McKenzie, DLA Piper, Norton Rose Fulbright and Eversheds. Looks like general counsel are less bothered about the magic circle tag than many assume.  

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Young guns go for it at Kirland

20-Oct-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Next generation set to take lead at Kirkland & Ellis as White exits for Fried Frank 

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The five associates taking law firm gender balance into their own hands

20-Oct-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Tired of firms’ talk of commitment to the partnership gender balance while seeing scant evidence of change, five female lawyers have launched Women in Law London (WILL) to empower women to take the initiative themselves

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Special report: Finland – Triumph in adversity

20-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Finland’s economy might be struggling but firms are thriving from a stream of acquisitions, restructures and start-ups emerging in Nokia’s wake

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Peer panel: IT – Oil the wheels of commerce with data

20-Oct-2014

Information is key in M&A negotiations but the amount of data available is rocketing as a result of social media. Our expert panel give their advice

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Briefing live: Romania

20-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Panellists at The Lawyer ’s recent Romania briefing heard much to encourage them to get involved in the country

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In-house interview: Colin Armstrong, Merlin Entertainments

20-Oct-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

As GC at one of the world’s biggest visitor attractions operators, Colin Armstrong’s role is to keep Merlin out of the firing line of global regulators

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In-house profile: QBE general counsel Esther Felton

13-Oct-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Esther Felton’s vision as GC for insurer QBE was to create a legal function that works shoulder to shoulder with the business. Now a reality, her team’s remit is extending and fast acquiring specialist expertise

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In-house interview: BFI general counsel Richard Brousson

6-Oct-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Film lover Richard Brousson is the perfect casting for the role of BFI GC, whose script includes the legalities of the London Film Festival and rubbing shoulders with stars and directors

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London

Fried Frank continues to grow with Orrick’s London tax head Thornton

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has made its second major hire in a week, appointing Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe’s London tax chief Nick Thornton.

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Orrick opens first affiliated office in Africa's Ivory Coast

US firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has opened its first affiliated office in Africa’s Ivory Coast, operating under the name Orrick RCI.

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Bird & Bird to merge with Aussie ally Truman Hoyle

Bird & Bird is to merge with its Australian alliance partner Truman Hoyle a year and a half after signing a co-operation agreement with the TMT firm.

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Covington and Slaughters advise on Qualcomm’s £1.6bn acquisition of CSR

Covington & Burling advised US mobile phone chipmaker Qualcomm and Slaughter and May advised tech firm CSR on the US company’s £1.6bn takeover of the British company, which will increase Qualcomm’s presence in the UK.