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The week’s top 15 legal briefings - 30 August 2015

30-Aug-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

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Scotland’s McClure Naismith finally calls in administrators

28-Aug-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Scottish firm McClure Naismith has appointed administrators after several years of tumbling revenues meant it was no longer able to service its debt or other liabilities.

Gibson Dunn's Geffen: US firms at point of no return

28-Aug-2015

Former Ashurst head Charlie Geffen oozes confidence about the prospects for building his City corporate finance team.

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Freshfields and Pinsents team up with Scottish firms for Total’s North Sea sale

28-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Pinsent Masons has advised energy company Total, as it sold £585m worth of North Sea midstream assets to North Sea Midstream Partners (NSMP), represented by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Shepherd & Wedderburn. 

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. 

Shale gale blows on in 2015 download subscription

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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Scotland’s McClure Naismith finally calls in administrators

28-Aug-2015 10:47 pm | By Margaret Taylor

Scottish firm McClure Naismith has appointed administrators after several years of tumbling revenues meant it was no longer able to service its debt or other liabilities.

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UK 200 series launches with new real estate-focused report

28-Aug-2015 1:03 pm | By Matt Byrne

On 14 September the first-ever UK 200 real estate report will be published, a groundbreaking research project that forms the first part of this year’s new UK 200 series.

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Gibson Dunn's Geffen: US firms at point of no return

28-Aug-2015 0:03 am | By Matt Byrne

Former Ashurst head Charlie Geffen oozes confidence about the prospects for building his City corporate finance team.

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Freshfields and Pinsents team up with Scottish firms for Total’s North Sea sale

28-Aug-2015 1:43 pm | By Rachel Moloney

Pinsent Masons has advised energy company Total, as it sold £585m worth of North Sea midstream assets to North Sea Midstream Partners (NSMP), represented by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Shepherd & Wedderburn. 

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ULaw puts business school on hold as it seeks more students

28-Aug-2015 11:49 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

The University of Law has backtracked on its plan to launch a business school this academic year, saying that it had not yet recruited “a viable mix of students, with the correct level of attainment.”

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Slater & Gordon’s UK revenue up 48 per cent as global turnover hits £243m

28-Aug-2015 10:57 am | By Jonathon Manning

Slater & Gordon has announced that group revenue has soared 27 per cent from A$411.1m to A$521.9m (£242.9m) for the 2014/15 financial year.

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Tesco instructs Freshfields to defend raft of shareholder group claims

28-Aug-2015 0:01 am | By Tabby Kinder

Tesco has instructed Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to defend it against a number of shareholder group claims set to hit the London courts next year, The Lawyer understands.

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Shakespeare Martineau to cut 45 jobs three months after merger

27-Aug-2015 6:06 pm | By Jonathon Manning

Shakespeare Martineau has announced a redundancy consultation that has put 45 jobs at risk.

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Bristol-Myers Squibb names new French general counsel

27-Aug-2015 3:28 pm | By Joanne Harris

Global biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb has promoted Betty Edery to the post of general counsel for France, just over a year after making its last local head of legal appointment.

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A&O enjoys fleeting moment as second-largest magic circle firm

6-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

After years of chasing its rivals, Allen & Overy (A&O) has displaced Linklaters as – for the time being – as the second-largest magic circle firm. 

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The Bar Top 30: small sets, big ambition

3-Aug-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Life is rosy at the commercial bar, if last year’s financial results provided by some leading sets are anything to go by. Overall, the top 30 chambers witnessed growth across the board, though expansion at the top end of the leader board was notably slower than in previous years.

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It’s all go in Silicon Wadi: Israel's lawyers get busy

3-Aug-2015

A hi-tech sector on a roll, growing Chinese investor interest, rows over competition law and booming M&A – things are buzzing for Israel’s lawyers.

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After the storm: professional indemnity

3-Aug-2015

Our panel of experts discuss demand for cross-border protection plans, the rise in case complexity and implications of the new SRA discussion paper.

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Special report, funds: out of complexity...

3-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

The lawyers shortlisted for Funds Team of the Year at The Lawyer Awards have shown great flexibility in the face of intensified regulation.

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In-house interview: Kristin Campbell, Hilton Worldwide

3-Aug-2015 | By Katy Dowell

As legal boss of Hilton Worldwide, Kristin Campbell has guided the $10bn hospitality giant through an IPO, honed a 350-strong set of external advisers to 35 and is now putting the finishing touches to an expansion plan

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In-house interview: Amanda Hamilton-Stanley, Chivas Brothers

27-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

In the highly regulated drinks industry, the experienced Chivas GC says keeping an eye on the marketing arm in the digital age is a growing challenge 

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The in-house interview: Ofqual director of legal Natalie Prosser

20-Jul-2015 | By Richard Simmons

Every day is exam day for Ofqual’s director of legal Natalie Prosser, who has had to deal with regulatory infrastructure, litigation over grade boundaries, and building her own team.

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Gibson Dunn's Geffen: US firms at point of no return

Former Ashurst head Charlie Geffen oozes confidence about the prospects for building his City corporate finance team.

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Bristol-Myers Squibb names new French general counsel

Global biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb has promoted Betty Edery to the post of general counsel for France, just over a year after making its last local head of legal appointment.

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Baker & McKenzie's turnover takes a 4 per cent hit to $2.43bn in year after record figures

Baker & McKenzie has posted a 4 per cent drop from $2.54bn to $2.43bn in global turnover for the 2014/15 financial year, following record figures that made it the largest firm in the world by revenue.

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Chinese elite firm Haiwen turns away from pure lockstep

Beijing-based Haiwen & Partners, the first and only top-tier Chinese firm to adopt a Western-style pure lockstep, has decided to move away from this model after six years.



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