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Salans has obtained £800,000 in costs from the High Court after its victory in ousting the Saatchi Gallery from London’s County Hall. London senior partner Lionel Rosenblatt was acting for County Hall owners and landlords Shirayama Shok-usan Company and Cadogan Entertainment Investments in the claim against the gallery and owners Danovo. On 21 October Sir Donald Rattee […]

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Cravath, Swaine & Moore has set the tone for year-end bonuses in the US,awarding associates unchanged figures between $30,000 and $60,000. Senior associates at the Wall Street heavyweight will take home $60,000 whenthe bonuses are paid on 16 December, equal to last year’s maximum associate bonus. First-year associates will meanwhile receive $30,000. This is in […]

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At long last, the heavies have finally landed the debt finance partners they’ve been desperate for – and in both instances, they were former lateral movers. In Skadden‘s case, Mark Darley didn’t have too far to go to bag Clive Wells – just upstairs, in fact, to Allen & Overy‘s Canary Wharf office. Skadden is the […]

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