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Battle looms for Dewey & LeBoeuf London top job

The London heads of New York firms Dewey Ballantine and LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae are to fight it out for the top position when the firms merge in October. As reported on www.thelawyer.com (28 August) the firms will merge in the autumn, subject to a partnership vote, creating a 1,300-lawyer outfit. LeBoeuf’s chairman Steven […]

TfL unveils legal panel

Transport for London (TfL) has awarded panel positions to a dozen law firms, with Eversheds retained to work specifically on the company’s mainstream work. The firms, which will remain on the panel for four years, are Ashurst, Berwin Leighton Paisner, Bird & Bird, Clifford Chance, Eversheds, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith, K&L Gates, Manches, Simmons […]

Links China partner to co-head Tokyo

Linklaters China partner Paul McNicholl has been appointed as the new joint managing partner in Tokyo. McNicholl, who transferred from London to Shanghai in 2005, begins his new role this week alongside Akihiro Wani. He will also take up Casper Lawson’s role as head of Tokyo corporate and M&A when Lawson leaves the office in […]

Beachcroft to reduce carbon footprint by 5 per cent

Beachcroft has joined the carbon footprint bandwagon, pledging to reduce its carbon emissions by 5 per cent. The firm already has one of the lowest footprints in the legal market, producing 4,526 tonnes of carbon dioxide in the last financial year. That is the equivalent of 7.9 tonnes per lawyer. Beachcroft’s footprint is only beaten […]

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