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Fieldfisher hires three to grow its Paris partner tally to 16

11-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Fieldfisher has added a trio of partners to its Parisian office, bulking up its competition, corporate and tax practices.

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Brodies breaks through £50m with 13 per cent turnover rise

11-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Scottish firm Brodies has reported a fourth consecutive year of revenue and profit growth, with turnover up 13.2 per cent to £52.1m and profit up 23 per cent to £23.7m for the 2013/14 financial year.

How to grow a firm from Liverpool

11-Jul-2014

The big beasts of the insurance market haven’t always had it easy, as our recent data analysis shows

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Weightmans' John Schorah: Everyone in the firm has to focus on efficiency

11-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Weightmans is moving from being a Liverpool insurance firm to a true national commercial player. It just doesn’t like to make a fuss.

Non-US investors in US real estate: tax challenges and solutions download subscription

DLA Piper 10-Jul-2014

Investment in US real estate by non-US investors is increasing.

Mixed feelings: China censures bitcoin while Hong Kong embraces it download subscription

DLA Piper 9-Jul-2014

Last December, bitcoin prices plummeted by nearly half, after Chinese authorities banned all financial institutions in China from engaging in bitcoin-related business.

Tax authorities updated their interpretation of certain transfer pricing issues download subscription

DLA Piper 9-Jul-2014

The Ministry of Revenues and Levies of Ukraine has issued Order #368 ‘On amendment of generalised tax consultation on transfer pricing related issues, adopted by Order #699’.

Bitcoin: bringing you up to speed on a digital currency download subscription

DLA Piper 8-Jul-2014

While the use of Bitcoin may not presently be widely accepted like cash or electronic funds transfers, it is undeniable that the market opportunities for Bitcoin are rapidly increasing.

Health Alert — Porter v Le; Porter v Western Sydney Local Health District; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 8-Jul-2014

DLA Piper has released the 7 July 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.

john schorah weightmans

Weightmans' John Schorah: Everyone in the firm has to focus on efficiency

11-Jul-2014 0:05 am | By Joanne Harris

Weightmans is moving from being a Liverpool insurance firm to a true national commercial player. It just doesn’t like to make a fuss.

glasgow scotland

Brodies breaks through £50m with 13 per cent turnover rise

11-Jul-2014 12:14 pm | By Joanne Harris

Scottish firm Brodies has reported a fourth consecutive year of revenue and profit growth, with turnover up 13.2 per cent to £52.1m and profit up 23 per cent to £23.7m for the 2013/14 financial year.

Paris

Fieldfisher hires three to grow its Paris partner tally to 16

11-Jul-2014 12:17 pm | By Natalie Stanton

Fieldfisher has added a trio of partners to its Parisian office, bulking up its competition, corporate and tax practices.

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Monckton raids Doughty Street for five-strong public law team

10-Jul-2014 12:20 pm | By Katy Dowell

Monckton Chambers has taken a group of five barristers, including silk Ian Wise QC, from Doughty Street Chambers in a bid to build a top-flight public law and human rights offering.

City’s Got Talent extravaganza moves to 100 Club

10-Jul-2014 3:35 pm | By The Lawyer editorial staff

Tomorrow’s Square Mile battle of the bands City’s got Talent (20 June 2014), billed by the organisers as “a mini Glastonbury”, has relocated from Guildhall Yard to the spiritual home of Law Rocks, the 100 Club.

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Slater & Gordon lines up England cricket captain Alastair Cook as its brand ambassador

10-Jul-2014 3:02 pm | By Natalie Stanton

Slater & Gordon is set to sponsor England cricket captain Alastair Cook, in a move that will see him act as brand ambassador for the firm.

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High Court

Robert Tchenguiz switches Shearman & Sterling for Stephenson Harwood in £300m SFO trial

10-Jul-2014 2:34 pm | By Kate Beioley

Shearman & Sterling has lost one of the biggest litigation mandates of the year after business tycoon Robert Tchenguiz swapped the US firm for Stephenson Harwood in his £300m case against the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

High Court

DWF in High Court battle with Government over Insolvency Service tender

10-Jul-2014 0:05 am | By Katy Dowell, Kate Beioley

DWF is gearing up for a High Court showdown with the Government over its decision to choose Shepherd and Wedderburn over the firm as an adviser to the Insolvency Service.

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MoFo commits to Europe with regional managing partner role

10-Jul-2014 0:02 am | By Joanne Harris

Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has named investigations and antitrust partner Paul Friedman as its first managing partner for Europe, some nine months after launching its third office in the region.

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The Big Four have revealed their results in the space of a week, and it’s good reading for partners at those mega-firms. Freshfields still maintains top spot in PEP, but more pleasing for the big firms is top-line growth. Check out our analysis of the magic circle’s performance over ten years.

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All rise, as PEP growth outstrips revenue

7-Jul-2014 | By Katy Dowell

OC leads the pack with a stonking 47% PEP boost, as early results show most top firms returning to growth

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Asia Pacific 150 2014: Year of the indie

30-Jun-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

After the first flush of enthusiasm, international firms are reassessing their position in Asia Pacific, while the locals go for growth 

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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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Whatever happened to M&A fees?

7-Jul-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

UK public M&A work is down, as are fees. But as the deals markets shows signs of life, it’s not just the M&A titans that are winning

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Peer panel: M&A – Behind the new deal

7-Jul-2014

Will the volume of deals soon return to the market and has the UK Takeover Code’s aim of introducing fee transparency hit its target? Our experts discuss

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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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In-house interview: Yoo group GC, Geraldine Mirabile

30-Jun-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

When creative maestro Philippe Starck’s interior design vehicle Yoo invited Geraldine Mirabile to be group GC, she wondered whether she would be cool enough. No problem, as it turned out

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In-house: Amcor GC Damien Clayton

23-Jun-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

In the regulators’ sights and with plants on the Russia-Ukraine border, Amcor’s tobacco packaging division needs all the help it can get from GC Damien Clayton 

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Paris

Fieldfisher hires three to grow its Paris partner tally to 16

Fieldfisher has added a trio of partners to its Parisian office, bulking up its competition, corporate and tax practices.

Alistair Cook

Slater & Gordon lines up England cricket captain Alastair Cook as its brand ambassador

Slater & Gordon is set to sponsor England cricket captain Alastair Cook, in a move that will see him act as brand ambassador for the firm.

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High Court

Robert Tchenguiz switches Shearman & Sterling for Stephenson Harwood in £300m SFO trial

Shearman & Sterling has lost one of the biggest litigation mandates of the year after business tycoon Robert Tchenguiz swapped the US firm for Stephenson Harwood in his £300m case against the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

europe

MoFo commits to Europe with regional managing partner role

Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has named investigations and antitrust partner Paul Friedman as its first managing partner for Europe, some nine months after launching its third office in the region.