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This week’s top 15 legal briefings - 26 April 2015

26-Apr-2015 | By Richard Simmons

The election and social media; zero-hours contracts; and an Act of heroism

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Weil Gotshal and McDermott advise on Barclay brothers' Claridges sale

24-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Weil Gotshal & Manges and McDermott Will & Emery have acted on the Barclay brothers’ sale of Claridges, the Berkeley and the Connaught to Qatar-owned Constellation Hotels, ending years of litigation concerning the ownership of the hotels.

LND: Latham's Sadanandan: London is a bright spot for us

24-Apr-2015

Latham & Watkins has a new London managing partner in Jay Sadanandan, but like the song, the strategic direction remains the same

Jay Sadanandan

Latham's Sadanandan: London is a bright spot for us

24-Apr-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Latham & Watkins has a new London managing partner in Jay Sadanandan, but like the song, the strategic direction remains the same.

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.

Jay Sadanandan

Latham's Sadanandan: London is a bright spot for us

24-Apr-2015 0:03 am | By Matt Byrne

Latham & Watkins has a new London managing partner in Jay Sadanandan, but like the song, the strategic direction remains the same.

property monopoly hotel

Weil Gotshal and McDermott advise on Barclay brothers' Claridges sale

24-Apr-2015 11:32 am | By Natasha Bernal

Weil Gotshal & Manges and McDermott Will & Emery have acted on the Barclay brothers’ sale of Claridges, the Berkeley and the Connaught to Qatar-owned Constellation Hotels, ending years of litigation concerning the ownership of the hotels.

Alan Mak

Ex-Clifford Chance lawyer and Tory MP candidate under fire over 'department head' CV claims

24-Apr-2015 12:52 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Lawyer and Conservative MP candidate for Havant Alan Mak has come under fire after a statement in his leaked CV claimed that he was a department head at magic circle firm Clifford Chance.

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London

DWF announces May takeover of £2.5m insurance practice Watmores

23-Apr-2015 2:39 pm | By Richard Simmons

DWF is to merge with the niche insurance firm Watmores in May.

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City Gherkin

Exclusive: Launch lawyers for Jenner's London office revealed as litigation trio from Dechert

24-Apr-2015 0:02 am | By Natasha Bernal

Chicago-headquartered Jenner & Block, which last month confirmed its plans to open in London, is hiring three lawyers from Dechert.

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Hogan Lovells executive manager May joins 42 Bedford Row chambers as CEO

24-Apr-2015 0:01 am | By Tabby Kinder

Hogan Lovells executive manager Neil May has been appointed chief executive of common law set 42 Bedford Row following a unanimous vote by the chambers’ executive board.

Nabarro

Nabarro continues trend of reduced promotions with three new partners

23-Apr-2015 5:24 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Nabarro has promoted three senior associates to its partnership, with the promotions taking effect from 1 May.

australia

HSF focuses on Asia-Pacific in 21-strong promotions round

23-Apr-2015 4:14 pm | By Tabby Kinder

Just one lawyer is promoted in mainland Europe offices despite firm’s “clear blue sky strategy of growth” on the continent.

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The Lawyer Business Leadership awards judging panel unveiled

23-Apr-2015 3:57 pm

The Lawyer’s first ever judging panel for the Business Leadership awards consisting exclusively of senior in-house lawyers has been unveiled today.

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Catrin Griffiths

Russian rule

Russia is becoming increasingly problematic for Western firms. Despite the fact that English law is popular, the imposition of sanctions on the country is having a clear effect on business activity. UK and US practices are quietly downsizing, while local firms are consolidating – and beginning to hire English-qualified lawyers. 

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Legal stars shape content of new event

20-Apr-2015 | By Matt Byrne

High-profile board to guide content of law firm leadership summit 

Asters took Law Firm of the Year: Ukraine and Cis 2015

Ukraine – Toughing it out

20-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Be strong and think fast are the rules if you want to succeed in this troubled region. The shortlisted firms for our European awards show the way.

Crosshair

Risk management – Secrets and clients

20-Apr-2015

Banking and finance clients are in the crosshairs of the cyber criminals, and they are relying on law firms to keep their data safe.

HSBC – allegations of fraud, Switzerland

Switzerland – Shaken then spurred

20-Apr-2015

Tax evasion allegations and the uncapping of the Swiss franc have kept the country in the headlines recently, but it’s all good for lawyers.

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Raven

In-house interview: Hugh Raven, Kier

20-Apr-2015 | By Richard Simmons

Hugh Raven swapped Eversheds partnership for a job at building group Kier, helping support the business’s extension plans into property and services.

Duncan Vaughan

The in-house interview: Iceland legal director Duncan Vaughan

13-Apr-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

With a more aggressive industry watchdog and cut-price rivals breathing down retailer Iceland’s neck, legal director Duncan Vaughan knew his job wasn’t going to be a piece of Arctic roll.

UCL

In-house interview: Natasha Lewis, director of legal services at UCL

6-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Natasha Lewis, legal services boss at UCL, could be the first of a new breed of in-housers as UK academic institutions start to act more like businesses

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Jay Sadanandan

Latham's Sadanandan: London is a bright spot for us

Latham & Watkins has a new London managing partner in Jay Sadanandan, but like the song, the strategic direction remains the same.

City Gherkin

Exclusive: Launch lawyers for Jenner's London office revealed as litigation trio from Dechert

Chicago-headquartered Jenner & Block, which last month confirmed its plans to open in London, is hiring three lawyers from Dechert.

australia

HSF focuses on Asia-Pacific in 21-strong promotions round

Just one lawyer is promoted in mainland Europe offices despite firm’s “clear blue sky strategy of growth” on the continent.

books

Pearson GC Tellmann: UK will be first in panel review

Pearson general counsel Bjarne Tellmann has confirmed that the publishing giant plans to launch a UK panel before one in the US this year, after extending the deadline for a final line-up to the summer.

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