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The Hot 100 Career Quiz: Justine Campbell

Name: Justine Campbell Organisation: Centrica Position: Deputy Group General Counsel Trained at: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer In Hot 100 for: Transforming Centrica’s legal function. Read her full Hot 100 entry. What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee? Almost losing a EU Merger notification document – Form CO – in Heathrow airport. In 1993 we had […]

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Career in law sector focus: litigation

What’s the litigation sector all about? The litigation department at Mayer Brown now covers a huge variety of practices and industries.  We act for employers, contractors, consultants and insurers in complex construction disputes on a range of projects from hospitals to defence facilities. These matters often have an international element, for example, I’ve had the opportunity to work on […]

Football, England

Lo♥︎ing Legal Life: lessons from the Three Lions

It’s not just the time on the training field that meant the England football team has performed so well – they have also displayed strong mental, team and leadership skills.  Systemic Coach Zita Tulyahikayo and barrister and NLP Master Practitioner James Pereira QC explain.

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Hot 100 career quiz: Roger Barron

Name: Roger Barron Position: Partner Firm: Paul Hastings In Hot 100 for: More mega-deals for long-standing client National Grid. Read his full Hot 100 profile. What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee/pupil? I was a trainee in the early 1990s and the main memories are of being allowed great responsibility on deals – sometimes […]

Presentation skills

ego

The Elevenerife problem: one rule for the ego in the room

Time and time again this comes up, whether in a pitching scenario, a client meeting or a conversation at a networking event – overactive egos need to be subdued. Effective communication requires the following:  a transmitter, a message and a receiver.  For the receiver to successfully hear and understand the message delivered by the transmitter, […]

Frankfurt

Latham partner moves to DLA’s Frankfurt office

DLA Piper has snared a corporate partner from Latham & Watkins‘ Frankfurt office, as the firm continues to bolster its capital market divisions in Germany. Roland Maass will be joining the firm from Latham, where he has been a partner since 2006. His practice mainly focuses on capital markets transactions, advising domestic and international companies […]

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Hogan Lovells joins war for data privacy talent with new hire

Hogan Lovells has made a bid to remain at the top of the data protection boom, with a new hire in its privacy and cybersecurity practice. Privacy partner Nicola Fulford has been brought in to join the firm’s 12-strong team from Kemp Little, four years after the launch of Hogan Lovells’ privacy and cybersecurity practice. […]

Ashurst

Ashurst in disputes push with Mayer Brown construction hire

Mayer Brown construction and arbitration partner Tom Duncan has left the firm after six years for Ashurst‘s London disputes group. Duncan joined Mayer Brown in 2001 and made partner at the firm 10 years later. He will join Ashurst’s disputes team as the seventh new hire to the group globally this year. Other new joiners in […]

Stephen Besen

A&O snares Shearman & Sterling M&A veteran

Allen & Overy has strengthened its M&A practice in New York with the hire of a partner from Shearman & Sterling’s corporate practice. Stephen Besen joins the magic circle firm after 17 years at Shearman & Sterling, further bolstering its US M&A practice. Besen began his legal career in 1983 at Weil Gotshal & Manges. At […]

moves, lateral hires and exits

Macfarlanes loses PE partner to White & Case

White & Case has hired its second lawyer from Macfarlanes in just over a year, adding private equity partner Emmie Jones to its team in London. Jones was a partner at Macfarlanes for five years after her promotion in 2013. She had spent her entire legal career at the City firm, having started as a […]

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