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Sidley Austin posts double-digit City growth

Sidley Austin has joined the growing number of US firms to report double-digit growth for their City operations in 2020, hiking London revenue 10 per cent to £108m. This represents a 10 per cent rise for the Chicago firm’s City base, from £98.1m over the previous year.  Sidley’s global top line meanwhile rose by 5 […]

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General Electric to kick off panel review

Energy behemoth General Electric (GE) is set to review its panel of European external legal advisers this year, The Lawyer has learned. Sources said lawyers on the existing roster have been notified a review will be made soon, but no details around the timings and the criteria adopted by the utilities giant have yet been […]

Freshfields to phase in 50% work-from-home policy

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is to phase in a new agile policy that will allow its UK workers to work from home up to 50 per cent of the time, joining a raft of law firms that are revolutionising how they operate in light of the pandemic. Once lockdown restrictions lift, professionals in the magic circle […]

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Senior Revolut lawyer jumps to taxi app Bolt

Revolut senior counsel Alex Wong has moved to Bolt as its new head of legal, as the ride-hailing app looks to grow in London. Wong joined Revolut in September 2019 from Amazon, where he was corporate counsel. Having trained at Shoosmiths in 2006, he also spent time in-house at Wiltshire Council and Capita, where he […]

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