09 November 2009

Geneva invention

Switzerland is riding out the recession in style. Marcus Staff reports on the country’s innovative blend of the old and the new

Tulkinghorn: Horns of plenty

Meanwhile – and staying with the charity theme – a quintet of brass ­enthusiasts from the legal world will tonight ­(Monday 9 November) join forces with five ­professional musicians for a special charity concert in the Great Hall of ­Lincoln’s Inn to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

People moves

Edinburgh-headquartered firm Shepherd and Wedderburn has appointed Neil Maclean as a partner and head of its UK employment team.

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Fountain Ct faces One Essex Ct in Russian showdown

Fountain Court Chambers’ Michael Brindle QC went to the High Court last week (2 November) in a bid to strike out a $5bn (£3.05bn) claim against his client, Russian billionaire and Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich.

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Cravath bonuses plummet as US season kicks off

The US bonus season began last week when elite New York firm Cravath Swaine & Moore revealed the level of additional pay it would be offering its junior lawyers on top of their annual salaries this year.

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