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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.
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
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.
Serbian lawyers end strike download
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