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China’s Dacheng raids Haworth & Lexon for six-partner team

30-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

PRC firm Dacheng has made its first significant hire since its tie-up with Dentons became public knowledge, taking on a team of six equity partners from fellow Chinese firm Haworth & Lexon.

Hoyland

Simmons' managing partner Jeremy Hoyland on Bristol, Luxembourg and defying gravity

30-Jan-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

With a new three-year strategy in the offing and several recently launched projects still bedding in, 2015 has the potential to set a new benchmark at Simmons & Simmons.

City Gherkin

BBVA UK legal head takes up new role at derivatives platform NetOTC

30-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

BBVA’s former UK head of legal Joanne Theodoulou has taken up the role of general counsel at NetOTC, an independent platform that deals with over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives transactions.

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Squire Patton Boggs advises on Sheffield Wednesday sale to Thai seafood businessman

29-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Squire Patton Boggs has advised on the deal to sell Sheffield Wednesday Football Club to Thai businessman Dejphon Chansiri, representing owner Milan Mandaric.

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.

Delaware corporate law and litigation: what happened in 2014 and what it means for you in 2015 download subscription

DLA Piper 13-Jan-2015

Delaware is the state of incorporation for more than 66 percent of the Fortune 500 and more than half of all companies whose securities trade on the NYSE, NASDAQ and other exchanges.

Register of proprietary rights to real estate becomes publicly opened download subscription

DLA Piper 13-Jan-2015

Starting from 1 January, all individuals and legal entities were granted an access to the information about the rights to real estate registered in the State Register of Proprietary Rights to Real Estate.

Shanghai skyline

China’s Dacheng raids Haworth & Lexon for six-partner team

30-Jan-2015 0:03 am | By Margaret Taylor

PRC firm Dacheng has made its first significant hire since its tie-up with Dentons became public knowledge, taking on a team of six equity partners from fellow Chinese firm Haworth & Lexon.

Hoyland

Simmons' managing partner Jeremy Hoyland on Bristol, Luxembourg and defying gravity

30-Jan-2015 0:03 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

With a new three-year strategy in the offing and several recently launched projects still bedding in, 2015 has the potential to set a new benchmark at Simmons & Simmons.

City Gherkin

BBVA UK legal head takes up new role at derivatives platform NetOTC

30-Jan-2015 0:02 am | By Natasha Bernal

BBVA’s former UK head of legal Joanne Theodoulou has taken up the role of general counsel at NetOTC, an independent platform that deals with over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives transactions.

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And then there were two: Collins and Mayhew to contest BLP managing partner election

29-Jan-2015 0:03 am | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) head of corporate David Collins and head of employment Lisa Mayhew will go head-to-head on Tuesday (3 February), when partners vote in the firm’s first contested managing partner election for 16 years.

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Chadbourne becomes latest entrant into Jo'burg with Bowman Gilfillan hire

29-Jan-2015 3:29 pm | By Joanne Harris

US firm Chadbourne & Parke has become the latest international player to launch in South Africa, opening a Johannesburg office with the hire of Bowman Gilfillan partner Lido Fontana.

football

Squire Patton Boggs advises on Sheffield Wednesday sale to Thai seafood businessman

29-Jan-2015 3:52 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Squire Patton Boggs has advised on the deal to sell Sheffield Wednesday Football Club to Thai businessman Dejphon Chansiri, representing owner Milan Mandaric.

Freshfields

Freshfields first of magic circle to report to report spring trainee retention, keeping 85%

29-Jan-2015 1:38 pm | By Becky Waller-Davies

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has released its retention rate for its spring 2015 qualifiers, keeping 85 per cent of trainees on in newly-qualified (NQ) positions.

Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank legal costs fall by 80 per cent in Q4 2014 as cases linger

29-Jan-2015 11:43 am | By Tabby Kinder

Deutsche Bank’s litigation costs fell by over 80 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, from €1.1bn to €207m (£155m), helping the bank to a surprise pretax profit.

Manchester

Browne Jacobson managing partner pledges further growth for third term

29-Jan-2015 0:02 am | By Tabby Kinder

Browne Jacobson’s managing partner Iain Blatherwick has been unanimously re-appointed to the role in a vote by the firm’s 96 partners.

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East meeting West, again

The combination of US-European Dentons with China’s Dacheng will create the world’s biggest law firm. On paper, that’s a lot of global reach – as long as integration issues are tackled. For more on Dacheng and a close analysis of Chinese firms, check out our China Elite.

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Firms on course for a strong 2014/15

8-Dec-2014 | By Joanne Harris

With six months of the present financial year down, the signs are that the legal sector is in line for a solid 2014/15.

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The Hot 100 2015: The bar

26-Jan-2015

Laying the groundwork for an Ebola vaccine, throwing a lifeline to British manufacturing and holding Government to account for exceeded pollution limits – some of the inspirational stunts pulled off by this year’s A-listers. 

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The Hot 100 2015: In-house

26-Jan-2015

In association with Fox Rodney, Saunderson House and Thomson Reuters

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The Hot 100 2015: Family and private client

26-Jan-2015

Julian Ribet, Levison Meltzer Pigott

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The Hot 100 2015: Leaders

26-Jan-2015

In association with Fox Rodney, Saunderson House and Thomson Reuters

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The in-house interview: Pets at Home legal chief Louise Stonier

26-Jan-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

From management buy-out to becoming a listed company: legal head Louise Stonier has seen Pets at Home through some big changes.

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The in-house interview: Hovis GC Helen Selby

19-Jan-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Bread might sound a little humdrum for an ex-Royal Air Force officer but Helen Selby has been able to spread her wings at freshly-sold Hovis.

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In-house Interview: Cancer Research Technology’s Andrew Waldron

12-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

As legal boss at Cancer Research Technology, Andrew Waldron is blazing a pioneering trail to get life-changing drugs to market

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Shanghai skyline

China’s Dacheng raids Haworth & Lexon for six-partner team

PRC firm Dacheng has made its first significant hire since its tie-up with Dentons became public knowledge, taking on a team of six equity partners from fellow Chinese firm Haworth & Lexon.

Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank legal costs fall by 80 per cent in Q4 2014 as cases linger

Deutsche Bank’s litigation costs fell by over 80 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, from €1.1bn to €207m (£155m), helping the bank to a surprise pretax profit.

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Freshfields and HSF among raft of firms advising on Hutchison Whampoa’s £10.25bn O2 buy

Baker & McKenzie, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith Freehills and Linklaters are among the firms to win roles on Hong Kong giant Hutchison Whampoa’s proposed acquisition of O2.

London

A&O and Ashurst win key roles on £680m Jurys Inn hotel chain sale

Allen & Overy (A&O), Ashurst, Dillon Eustace and William Fry have won key mandates advising on the £680m acquisition of the Jurys Inn hotel chain by US private equity group Lone Star.