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TAGLaw expands network into Indonesia via Budidjaja & Associates

28-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

International network TAGLaw has expanded its Asia footprint with the addition of Indonesian firm Budidjaja & Associates.

Magic numbers

28-Jul-2014

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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Layton's first hundred days

28-Jul-2014

Within just a few months of taking the helm at Clifford Chance, managing partner Matthew Layton is making his presence felt. His radical slim-down of the management layer will be watched closely by other magic circle firms.

Vodafone

Eversheds wins first-time place on Vodafone's revamped UK panel

28-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Eversheds has joined the Vodafone panel for the first time following a review of the telecoms giant’s roster of legal advisers.

Corporate liability: the Italian Supreme Court extends the scope of application of Legislative Decree No. 231/2001 download subscription

DLA Piper 25-Jul-2014

The Italian Supreme Court has reconsidered the possibility of applying Legislative Decree No. 231/2001 to the so-called target offences of a criminal organisation.

Follow-the-settlements clauses revisited download subscription

DLA Piper 25-Jul-2014

In autumn 2011, Thailand suffered severe floods. Among the properties damaged were shops and distribution centres owed by a subsidiary of Tesco.

Community right to buy to be extended to urban areas download subscription

DLA Piper 25-Jul-2014

This briefing looks at the provisions of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill, which was introduced in the Scottish Parliament on 11 June 2014. 

Philippines lifts foreign equity ownership restrictions in its banking industry download subscription

DLA Piper 24-Jul-2014

Philippines president Benigno Aquino III has signed into law Republic Act 10641, ‘An Act Allowing the Full Entry of Foreign Banks in the Philippines’. 

Make your developer note more marketable — eight tips download subscription

DLA Piper 24-Jul-2014

As you structure the features of developer notes, the following principles may help you maximise their marketability. 

Vodafone

Eversheds wins first-time place on Vodafone's revamped UK panel

28-Jul-2014 0:05 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Eversheds has joined the Vodafone panel for the first time following a review of the telecoms giant’s roster of legal advisers.

Catalunya Banc

Bakers and Garrigues advise on Catalunya Banc’s €1.2bn sale to BBVA

28-Jul-2014 0:01 am | By Natalie Stanton

Baker & McKenzie has advised state-owned Spanish lender Catalunya Banc on its sale to Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) for €1.2bn.

riyadh saudi arabia

Simmons’ alliance partner expands in Saudi

28-Jul-2014 0:04 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Simmons & Simmons’ alliance firm in Saudi Arabia, Hammad & Al-Mehda, is extending its reach with a new office in the country’s capital Riyadh.

Herbert Smith

HSF and A&O among firms involved in BSkyB’s £4.9bn Sky Europe deal

28-Jul-2014 0:01 am | By Natalie Stanton

Herbert Smith Freehills and Allen & Overy are among the firms to advise on BSkyB’s £4.9bn takeover of Rupert Murdoch’s pay TV companies in Germany and Italy.

Cocktails

From Cobbetts to Cosmopolitans: law firms are 'like cocktails', claims brand research

25-Jul-2014 1:39 pm | By Kate Beioley

What do Slater & Gordon and Tom Cruise have in common? Both make people think of Long Island Ice Teas, according to brand consultancy Intangible Business. 

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bp fuel

Bakers, Fieldfisher and Three Crowns among firms to win spots on BP’s niche panel

25-Jul-2014 10:50 am | By Natalie Stanton

BP has appointed nine firms to its specialist legal panel, including Baker & McKenzie and Hill Dickinson.

London

Mayer Brown cuts trainee intake from 2016 as it retains 55 per cent of autumn qualifiers

25-Jul-2014 10:34 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

The London office of Mayer Brown will cut its autumn trainee intake by half from September 2016.

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Clifford Chance scraps leadership elections in radical partnership overhaul

25-Jul-2014 0:05 am | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance has overhauled its constitution in order to scrap leadership elections and replace them with appointment by managing partner Matthew Layton.

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money

Industrial disease firm Roberts Jackson receives £15m private equity injection

25-Jul-2014 0:03 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Cheshire-based industrial disease specialists Roberts Jackson has received a £15m cash injection from private equity firm NorthEdge Capital.

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Catrin 2012 150

Layton's first hundred days

Within just a few months of taking the helm at Clifford Chance, managing partner Matthew Layton is making his presence felt. His radical slim-down of the management layer will be watched closely by other magic circle firms.

Landmark

Which London sets rein on fees?

28-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

London’s top chambers reveal a stellar year so far with reports of increases in barrister revenues

Rahman

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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Retention rates: Winning the war of attrition

28-Jul-2014 | By Richard Simmons, Becky Waller-Davies

With high training costs, retaining the best newly qualifieds makes good business sense. But why are some firms considerably better at it than others?

Plebgate

Special report: E-disclosure – Trials and tribulations

28-Jul-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Jackson reforms have left litigators negotiating the line between over and under-disclosure, while some are using the confusion as a strategic device

UAE

Special report: UAE – Hotspots

28-Jul-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

A maturing economy, political stability and innovations such as industry hubs make Dubai and Abu Dhabi inviting – if you can get your feet under the table

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In-house Karen Kerrigan, Seedrs

28-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

When she found herself off work with back problems Simmons & Simmons associate Karen Kerrigan hatched a plan: she would leave the law and set up a community forum for people experiencing the same kind of pain as her.

Webb

In-house interview: Steven Webb, head of legal, Premier Farnell

21-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Service is the name of the game for Steven Webb, GC at IT distributor Premier Farnell

Michael Ellis

Michael Ellis, group GC, Abercrombie & Kent

14-Jul-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

He has a dream job at a luxury travel brand but prefers to work from his London desk – meet Michael Ellis, group general counsel at Abercrombie & Kent

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Indonesia

TAGLaw expands network into Indonesia via Budidjaja & Associates

International network TAGLaw has expanded its Asia footprint with the addition of Indonesian firm Budidjaja & Associates.

Catalunya Banc

Bakers and Garrigues advise on Catalunya Banc’s €1.2bn sale to BBVA

Baker & McKenzie has advised state-owned Spanish lender Catalunya Banc on its sale to Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) for €1.2bn.

Simon Beswick

Osborne Clarke's Simon Beswick: Cue the next phase

Osborne Clarke’s Simon Beswick, now in his final stint as managing partner, is hunting further international growth. Asia beckons.

Singapore

Mayer Brown taps Bryan Cave for five-strong Asia consulting team

Mayer Brown has poached a five-person team from Bryan Cave in Singapore to set up an Asia-focused consulting arm in the city-state.