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Clinical negligence specialist Rosamund Rhodes-Kemp is to head up the firm’s London office after being approached by managing director Neil Hudgell.
B P Collins has refreshed its website and online resource centre, which the firm says is to ensure it stays ahead in today’s fast-changing mobile era.
Conyers Dill & Pearman has advised Panda Re Ltd. on the issuance of $50m series 2015-1 class A principal at-risk variable rate notes due 9 July 2018 pursuant to its note program.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine among top-listed law firms in best lawyers of Ukraine research
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine has made its strongest showing to date in the recently published ‘Client Choice: The Top 100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine’ research by Yurydychna Gazeta.
Christodoulos is co-organising the 3rd July 2015 event.
Tark Grunte Sutkiene has appointed Hannes Vallikivi as managing partner in Estonia, effective from 1 June 2015. The present managing partner Aare Tark has been elected senior partner.
Firm expands Cayman office after merger with CARD.
Arendt & Medernach has appointed 10 new counsels and 13 new seniors, with effect from 1st July 2015.
On Thursday 25 June, Naomi Owen of No5 Chambers attended an NDPB Lawyers’ Group training day, hosted by Hill Dickinson’s Manchester office.
KPMG has announced the integration of a leading technological firm in the cyber intelligence and digital surveillance market, ZINK Security.
Hudgell Solicitors says it has been delighted to support Hull boxer Tommy Coyle in opening a second boxing academy in the city.
Ogier has been crowned Offshore Law Firm of the Year by The Lawyer.
On 19 June there was the Republican Forum ‘On Training of Legal Specialists in the Republic of Kazakhstan’ held in the Kazakh Humanitarian and Law University.
GRATA Law Firm and Global University Systems (GUS) signed a co-operation agreement.
Ogier has announced a firm-wide brand refresh.
Parmjit Singh, head of diversified industrials at law firm Eversheds, has commented on the latest UK factory orders statistics.
Ince & Co has announced the promotion of three lawyers to its partnership with effect from 1 May 2015. These promotions are supplemented by the lateral hire of a new partner who joined the firm’s London office in March.
The Sarajevo office of Karanovic & Nikolic has hosted a group of American law students from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Eversheds has announced the opening of a new office in Belfast to service business and public sector clients in Northern Ireland.
Eversheds has announced the launch of Eversheds Consulting in Asia with the expansion of Eversheds Agile.
Ian Bridge successfully defended lorry driver Anthony Howsego in Trial following the death of a cyclist on the A11 Mile End Road in East London on 5 November 2013.
For the second year in a row, Tark Grunte Sutkiene has experienced success at the European Women in Business Law Awards and won the Baltic Law Firm of the Year award.
The Walker Morris Food & Drink Group will be welcoming Christine Tacon, the UK’s Groceries Code Adjudicator as a special guest speaker at the Group’s sector-focussed lunch in Leeds on 23 September.
Sue Harris, a director in the Walker Morris Construction & Engineering Group, has been elected as Deputy President of the Leeds Law Society
On 11 June 2015, the Seminar-Presentation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) was held at King & Wood Mallesons’.
Walker Morris has appointed Paul Barnard, former global group president of ITW Inc Fluids Products division, to help it develop a best in class client relationship programme.
Following the recent merger between Collas Crill and Charles Adams Ritchie & Duckworth (CARD), Collas Crill is launching its 2015 client survey in order to obtain thoughts and feedback.
Shepherd and Wedderburn clocked up a year of stellar financial growth as it announced year-end results.
Advised Emami in relation to acquisition of the hair and scalp care business ‘Kesh King’ from Sanjeev Juneja for around $258.6m.
Guernsey yacht Kaya was victorious over nearly 80 boats in the 2015 Carey Olsen Inter-Island Yacht Race on 6 June.
Chairman of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners awarded the Distinguished Service in Defence of Human Rights and Freedoms Medal.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners defends interests of client in International Commercial Arbitration Court
The litigation team of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has successfully defended the interests of its client in Russian and Belorussian courts in the International Commercial Arbitration Court.
Law firm takes step closer to plans for growth after raising £30m on a 95p per share placing price
Call them sheriffs, bailiffs or enforcers – High Court enforcement makes for great TV!
We are delighted to announce a number of significant developments.
Maravela & Co managing partner Gelu Maravela co-managing partner Alina Popescu were invited by the reputed legal platform BizLawyer to share their opinions on continuous education in the legal profession.
The International Exhibition of Mining, Metallurgy and Coal – ‘MinTech’ – and the International Exhibition of Energy and Electrical Engineering Equipment and Technologies – ‘KazInterPower’ – were recently held in Pavlodar.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine has secured a series of top rankings in the newly released 2015 edition of the national legal directory.
No5 Chambers has been chosen as joint winners of the Spinal Injuries Association Torch Award for the support the chambers has given to the SIA over the last few years.
Baker & McKenzie has appointed Mark Ford as global chief knowledge officer.
Walker Morris has announced the promotion of four directors and seven associates across the firm.
Tark Grunte Sutkiene has appointed Hannes Vallikivi as new managing partner in Estonia. The present managing partner Aare Tark has been elected senior partner.
Elvira Maratova of GRATA Law Firm has attended a Kyrgyz-German business forum called ‘Day of the German Economy in Kyrgyzstan’. It was held on 20 May.
Collas Crill senior associate Susan O’Leary has been appointed as eCommerce director at the Alderney Gambling Control Commission.
Grate Law Firm has taken part in the Astana Economic Forum, the main topic of which was ‘Infrastructure: The Driver for Stable Economic Growth’.
Following a nomination from the Prisoners’ Advice Service, No5 Chambers’ Ian Brownhill has been shortlisted in the Legal Aid Barrister category at this year’s Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards.
Conyers Dill & Pearman has been named Best Overall Offshore Law Firm by the China Business Law Journal for the firm’s continued excellence in the Asian legal market.
Dr Constanze Ulmer-Eilfort has been re-elected managing partner for Baker & McKenzie Germany and Austria
Eversheds has won the award for Solar Project Finance Advisor of the Year at the seventh Middle East & North Africa Solar Conference & Expo in Dubai.
Baker & McKenzie is ranked among “Best Foreign Law Firm India Practices” by new report on the Indian legal market.
Schilling has won the Marketing & Business Development award at this year’s Legal Innovation Awards.
A Guangzhou-based team comprising capital markets attorneys Zhang Zhike, Wang Hongsheng, Xu Lili advised GRGT on the listing.
The company was advised by a Dacheng team comprising senior partner Guo Qing, partner Zhao Weichang, and associates Wang Chunyang and Sun Qiming.
Collyer Bristow has been busy advising universities in relation to their establishment of university campuses overseas – from the Middle East to South Asia.
Totum is delighted to have made it into the top 10 of firms whose writings in The Lawyer’s popular Briefing section have been most read.
Ogier has launched a cross-jurisdictional tax team in response to requirements from corporate clients, their advisers and trustees.
Along with the Queen, Amal Clooney and Kate Winslet, B P Collins’ Sue Andrews has been features in a list of 100 Inspirational Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Women
Mark Vinall, partner in Winckworth Sherwood’s lease extension and enfranchisement team, has been nominated for ‘Solicitor of the Year’ at News on the Block’s Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards 2015.
Many banks went recently through a series of scandals. What should they have done to prepare their clients for the bad news?
On Friday 15 May 2015, The Sheriffs Office evicted the occupants from a farm in South Derbyshire under a writ of possession.
Contentious insolvency litigation has been a cornerstone of TheJudge’s work since the launch of the company over 13 years ago.
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Commercial disputes represent the core of TheJudge’s business. Clients from around the world engage TheJudge to source commercial litigation funding and legal cost insurance on their behalf.
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The largest global gathering of water industry specialists will take place in Edinburgh this month.
Karanovic & Nikolic’s Patricia Gannon, Andrea Wilson and Stevan Dimitrijevic attended the recent Sarajevo Business Forum.
Bär & Karrer was named Law Firm of the Year EMEA at the 2015 Citywealth Magic Circle Awards in London. The judges chose Bär & Karrer from a shortlist of international law firms that provide outstanding cross-border services to private clients in the EMEA region.
Automatic moratorium protection is a cornerstone of the administration regime.
We are delighted to have been shortlisted as Chambers of the Year, with both Bridget Dolan and Gerry Boyle shortlisted for Barrister of the Year.
Tark Grunte Sutkiene has earned the highest ranking in the Baltics in the recent independent Law Firm Review conducted by international market research company TNS SIFO Prospera.
Stewarts Law has been shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year at The Lawyer Awards 2015.
Carey Olsen is the only offshore law firm to be ranked in the top 10 for AIM clients, according to the latest AIM Advisers Rankings Guide.
Baker & McKenzie has hired Nicolai Borge and U Than Maung.
Stewarts Law has announced several partner and staff promotions, which have been made with effect from 1 May 2015.
David Fennell, CEO of Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, has been ranked number 72 in Business Insider’s annual ‘Power People’ list.
Eversheds has announce that it has been awarded Law Firm of the Year 2015 at the annual Irish Law Awards.
To ensure readers don’t miss key information, we are printing excerpts of the most-read briefings and writers by sector. This week it’s the stars in litigation
The workshop discussed the results of a survey about the readiness of Ukraine to implement the provisions of the WTO Agreement on the simplification of trade procedures.
Matthew Stockwell of Outer Temple Chambers has been presented with an honorary life membership for an ‘Outstanding Contribution’ to the work of APIL.
Neil Hudgell Solicitors has won high recognition for its dedication and commitment to helping local community groups, projects and individuals in Hull.
Isle of Man-based law firm DQ is the principal sponsor of one of the world’s most exciting electric superbike brands, Saroléa, as it ’chases the dream’ in its mission to smash the TT Zero record.
Dejan Nikolic has joined the Turnaround Management Association: a global non-profit organisation serving as a forum for corporate renewal professionals
In March the China-Malawi Business Forum was held at King & Capital
In Almaty recently there was a workshop entitled: ‘Kazakhstan/Russia: legal aspects of doing business’, held by GRATA Law Firm.
Shoosmiths has been named ‘Legal Provider of the Year’ at the European Motor Finance Awards last night, complementing its award of the same name at the European Leasing Life Awards.
On 27 April 2015 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners was named the winner in the category Outstanding Firm Russia at the Who’s Who Legal Awards.
Chambers has published latest edition of Chambers Europe guide. Wierzbowski Eversheds, as well as its individual practitioners, has once again been recommended in numerous fields of law.
Baker & McKenzie has appointed Karen Brown as global chief diversity & inclusion officer.
Chambers Europe 2015 recommends Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners for all key practices in each jurisdiction of its presence in the CIS
Eversheds has launched Eversheds Aspire – an apprentice scheme for talented individuals wishing to develop a professional legal or business services career.
Schoenherr has been named as as the South East Europe Law Firm of the Year 2015 by legal publisher Chambers and Partners. S
Schillings and Schillings Family have been shortlisted four times in this year’s Citywealth Magic Circle Awards.
Ince & Co has announced the promotion of three lawyers to its partnership with effect from 1 May 2015. These promotions are supplemented by the lateral hire of a new partner who joined in March.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners remains absolute leader in Russia by the total number of references, according to the annual Best Lawyers 2015 ranking.
Bär & Karrer has won the title of Swiss Law Firm of the Year at the IFLR European Awards on 16 April 2015 in London.
Eversheds, in conjunction with Attorneys JB Eversheds, has announced the opening of a new office in Pori, in the west coast of Finland.
Latin America’s largest law firm Baker & McKenzie is celebrating its 60th anniversary in the region.
Addleshaw Goddard has signed a 17½-year lease for new office premises in Leeds.
Legal 500 has ranked HFN as tier 1 in nine categories and tier 2 in four categories, the highest overall rankings of any law firm in Israel.
Clients of both firms gain an unprecedented platform to serve their international and PRC legal needs.
HFN recognised as the number one firm in Israel.
Eighty-nine per cent of students said they were prepared to move countries regularly for the right job.
Hashi Mohamed is to be debate chairman at Law Society Africa event
Student teams from 28 countries will travel to Dubai for the experience of a lifetime and the opportunity to be crowned the global champions.
On 2 April around 30 anarchist protesters and squatters gained entry to the historic London landmark Admiralty Arch.
Eleanor Davison of Outer Temple Chambers is listed in the first Global Investigations Review Women in Investigations special
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners heads Top-50 Russia’s Largest Law Firms and named Best Litigation and Arbitration Advisor.
Conyers Dill & Pearman has announced the promotion of five lawyers to the role of partners and counsel, effective 1 April 2015.
Nabila Mallick has been nominated for Barrister of the Year at Leicestershire Law Society Awards 2015.
Ogier global managing partner Nick Kershaw has been named as a finalist in the annual IoD Jersey awards.
Law Society seminar endorses gender targets in the legal profession as a starting point.
Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla has hosted a Business for the Rule of Law workshop in the UAE.
The China-Russia Oil & Gas Forum gathered recently to discuss infrastructure projects and investment opportunities in the production and transportation of oil and gas in Russia, China and Central Asia.
Totum conducted research into COO roles and structures among 30 law firms.
You may have received an unsolicited email from a foreign company seeking a lawyer in your jurisdiction. Chances are it’s a fake.
Workplace mobbing and whistleblowers protection briefing to be addressed by Jankovic Popovic Mitic lawyers
Lidija Pejcinovic and Jelena Aleksic of JPM will speak at a briefing session entitled Mobbing Prevention and Whistleblowers Protection in Belgrade on 26 March.
JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic has again been recognised as one of Serbia’s leading law firms by Chambers and Partners in the recently published Chambers Global 2015.
The Wildgen 4 Innovation project guides start-ups through complex areas of business law.
Ilyashev & Partners sponsored a round table on relations between Ukraine and the Russian Federation at the European Legal Networks Summit.
Eversheds has appointed Ian Gray as its first international managing partner.
For the fifth time since 2010, Bär & Karrer has been awarded ‘Swiss Law Firm of the Year’ at The Lawyer’s annual European Awards ceremony in London.
Banking and finance partner Maja Jovancevic-Šetka and associate Miloš Kuzman presented the amendments to the Law on Banks to a senior group of bankers at the Association of Serbian Banks.
Karanovic & Nikolic has been shortlisted for the Chambers Europe Awards 2015.
JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic has expanded its German and French desks with new lawyers Oleg Simanic and Goran Stojanovic.
Shoosmiths real estate partners Kathryn Jump and Lisa Tye are celebrating after being shortlisted for the Women In Business Awards (WIBA) 2015 – North West and Isle of Man.
The Sunday Times annual list of The 100 Best Companies to Work For contains 10 law firms this year, and several common themes are evident among them.
Addleshaw Goddard has opened its 2015 legal apprenticeship scheme through its transaction services team.
Around 100 present and aspiring women board members will gather in London on 4-5 March for the second European Institute meeting of Women Corporate Directors.
Mark Anderson QC, David Mitchell, Richard Hignett and Helen Barney, all members of No5 Chambers, have been named in Who’s Who Legal.
In Italy, for the first time in Europe Google is to be subject to regular checks to monitor its progress on bringing its platform into line with domestic legislation.
KPMG International has announced that William O’Mara has been appointed as global head of audit, effective 1 March. He succeeds Larry Bradley who led the practice since 2013.
KPMG named a leader in consulting services for worldwide, Americas and Asiapacific by IDC marketscapes
KPMG has been named a leader by the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide 2015 Business Consulting Services Vendor Analysis Worldwide (#254320), in the Americas (#254318) and in AsiaPacific (#254319).
GRATA Law Firm representatives of Almaty, Baku, London offices have taken part in the Global Law Summit, which was held on 23-25 February in London.
Rashid Gaissin, a managing partner of GRATA Law firm, has taken part in the events under the visit of prime minister of Kazakhstan Karim Massimov
Law firm Eversheds has entered into a formal co-operation agreement in Cape Town with Walkers, one of the oldest law firms in South Africa’s legislative capital.
KPMG has announced three new centres of excellence in the customer, enterprise performance management and supply chain areas.
Hurrion & Associates Ltd has been granted a certificate of recognition by the Bermuda Bar Association.
Inspired by the likes of Bradley Wiggins, Sir Chris Hoy and Mark Cavendish, two well-known characters from the Midlands legal fraternity are climbing into the saddle for a fundraising challenge.
Nageena Khalique was appointed Queen’s Counsel at a ceremony in Westminster on 16 February.
The Budapest office of law firm Eversheds has appointed Richárd Eördögh as a partner and head of strategy.
It was so cold when I got up yesterday, but there was at least one thing I didn’t need anyone to tell me to cover up. That’s because the Rules of Professional Conduct oblige me to do so.
No5 Chambers barristers Abid Mahmood, Vinesh Mandalia and Ravinder Bagral have been appointed Deputy Upper Tribunal Judges of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber.
The ABA recognises Outer Temple Chambers’ Gerard McDermott QC with citation.
On Friday 6 February 2015, staff at B P Collins LLP swapped their normal office attire for an array of red clothing in support of the British Heart Foundation’s ‘Wear it. Beat it.’ fundraising event.
The Eversheds Saladžius School of Legal Excellence has welcomed its first trainee, Justinas Kukulskis.
General practitioners are now a rare sight. In a world where law firms offer a range of services most lawyers nourish specialties. These specialists often have no experience of any other areas of law – sometimes not even ones that reflect directly on their chosen area.
Shepherd and Wedderburn will be speaking at this month’s Global Law Summit in London, dubbed by former Attorney General Dominic Grieve ‘the Davos of where law meets business’.
Ogier has appointed three partners and five managing associates.
All the latest partner hires and other appointments in the firm’s continental offices.
Bryon Rees and Christopher Jones, managing associates of Ogier, were called to the Guernsey Bar on Monday 2 February 2015.
Partners and staff at Shepherd and Wedderburn have raised over £18,000 for The Yard, the purpose-built indoor and outdoor adventure playground in Edinburgh for children and young people with disabilities.
Mourant Ozannes has recruited Helen Seery as global head of HR.
From 24–27 January 2015, Dacheng senior partner Wang Wei was invited to attend the opening ceremony of Italy Legal Year 2015 in Milan, Italy.
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Serbian lawyers have ended their strike. The adoption of the Law on Notary Public on 1 September 2014, introduced the notarial system to the Serbian judiciary.
On 17 November significant modifications were introduced to Kazakhstan’s Code of Civil Procedure. Some of the innovations came as a surprise to practitioners.
On 27 January Dacheng, the largest law firm in Asia, and Dentons, a top 10 global law firm, announced a combination that would bring into being an international law firm with a global presence
More than 200 law students, academics, lawyers and business people from 17 countries worldwide gathered in UCD’s Sutherland School of Law for the 2015 LawWithoutWalls ‘KickOff’.
Ince & Co’s Monaco office is moving to larger premises.
On 9 February 2015, Bates Wells Braithwaite will move offices to 10 Queen Street Place, London EC4, on the north side of Southwark Bridge, overlooking the river Thames.
The public notary system has been introduced into Serbia by the Law on Public Notaries.
Three Raymond Buildings lawyer James Hines has been appointed Queen’s Counsel.
Maravela & Asocia?ii has been shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year: Romania at The Lawyer European Awards.
DLA Piper has expanded the firm’s trade and government relations practice in London with the appointments of John Forrest and Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean.
Collyer Bristow Gallery to exhibit Anne Howeson’s Present in the Past: Renovation and Revival in King’s Cross Central
Jerwood Drawing Prize winner Anne Howeson to exhibit 30 drawings that turn King’s Cross into a palimpsest.
DLA Piper has advised the Hahn Group on Erding sale.
DLA Piper has agreed a 15-year lease for new office premises in Manchester. The firm will relocate to One St Peter’s Square as of September 2016.
Move of the week
Squire Patton Boggs has chosen legacy Patton Boggs’ Saudi associate firm Khalid Al-Thebity as its local representative, leaving legacy Squire Sanders’ affiliate to pursue independence.
HFN has advised Cadence Design Systems, Inc, which deals in global electronic design innovation, in its acquisition of the high-speed interface IP assets of TranSwitch Corporation.
The No5 Chambers international group advises and acts in a wide variety of international matters, including high-value and high-profile international litigation and arbitration disputes.
The implementing decree regulating the online sale of medicines was published on 23 June 2013 and enters into force on 12 July 2013.
Olswang has acted for leading TV drama producers Greg Brenman and Roanna Benn on the foundation of Drama Republic Ltd, the pair’s new London-based production company.
As part of its global reorganisation, Clifford Chance has begun using the banking industry model to market the firm to clients, creating 13 industry-focused groups that sit across practice areas.
As the usual investors in public companies dry up along with the market, now’s the time for Pipes to come into their own.
Can we expect a rash of major directors’ and officers’ claims to hit the UK? asks John Turnbull
The cessation of war and abundance of rich natural resources have oiled the wheels of recovery in Angola and Mozambique and are making them attractive to Portuguese law firms.
Identifying the right expert witness and drilling them as to what will be expected are crucial precursors to having them take the stand and satisfy a judge, argues Gerard Khoshnaw