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“Bitter disillusionment”: CMS under fire from associates over salary freezes

CMS’s German arm is facing heavy criticism from a cross-section of its associates after new pay structures were announced, freezing salaries at the firm for all but first and second year associates. The associates’ complaints, published in German title Juve, outline deep discontent among the firm’s junior ranks after salary increases were announced for its […]

Roundtable: Navigating the ethical questions of genAI technologies

Generative AI will have transformative implications for the legal sector. As the capability of the technology increases, questions inevitably arise including the impact on the lawyer-client experience, disruption to the law firm business model, and others. What will be the biggest change? Empowering more work to be done by individual lawyers? A shift in the […]

Russia, shares, stocks

$13.8bn Russia dispute to continue after Transneft challenge fails

The English Court has ordered Russian state-controlled pipeline operator Transneft to drop its case in Moscow that sought to prevent jailed businessman Ziyavudin Magomedov from bringing a $13.8bn claim in England against 22 defendants. In December 2022, Magomedov was sentenced to 19 years in jail for embezzlement alongside his brother, having already spent more than four […]

Allen & Overy

Milbank loses five-strong team to A&O

A structured finance team is moving to Allen & Overy, soon to be A&O Shearman, from Milbank’s London office. Partner John Goldfinch is leading the move to the magic circle firm. He focuses on CLOs and related markets, with his arrival expanding A&O’s capabilities in acting for private capital clients. He will be joined by […]

Cleary and Latham advise as Whirlpool gets go-ahead for JV

Latham & Watkins and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton were called on by legacy client Whirlpool Corporation to handle a year-long transaction and CMA investigation on the company’s combination with Turkish appliance business Arçelik. After the deal’s announcement in January 2023, a merger inquiry was launched by the CMA to review potential competition concerns. Following […]

Signal Research Reports

How Europe’s elite firms are using London

This report includes: an analysis of 35 firms that featured in our annual European 100 with a London office the growing optimism and opportunities for these firms in London’s future insight into the secondment strategies of European law firms

The legal markets in Oxford and Cambridge

This report contains:  an exploration of Oxford and Cambridge’s growing prominence as legal centres  Firm profiles encompassing partner details, recent matters, strategy, alongside other key data points.  

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