Herbies new senior partner: a two-man race between Sydney and London

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Morgan Lewis is understood to have negotiated agreements with a number of key Bingham McCutchen partners to ensure they are part of the mooted merger between the two US firms, which is set to conclude today (7 November). The negotiations are understood to have been key to the success of the possible tie-up. Sources close […]

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It’s getting tougher for legal departments to keep on top of risks such as data protection, technology and the ever-rising tide of regulation Q: What are the biggest issues facing in-house legal departments when it comes to risk management? Michael Ellis, group general counsel, Abercrombie & Kent: Volume and size. The length and breadth of the […]

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