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Linklaters and Akin Gump replace Moscow chiefs

Linklaters & Alliance and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld are both replacing the managing partners of their Moscow offices. As Linklaters restructures its Central Eastern Europe practice, Philip Hayes will be replaced by Dominic Sanders, the former managing partner of Linklaters’ St Petersburg office, which closed down last month (The Lawyer, 27 November). Hayes […]

Bank Restaurant

Bank Restaurant Group (BRG) floats on AIM for £8.5m while it acquires three restaurants from Bank Group Restaurants for £10.5m. BRG advised by Biddle (Andrew Masraf). Bank Group Restaurants advised by Memery Crystal (Lesley Gregory) and on property by Pinsent Curtis.

DLA dumps directories

Other firms await future DLA rating; The Legal 500 refuses to comment DLA is to become the first major law firm to pull out of both Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500. The firm is refocusing its investment for 2001/2002 into a number of other areas and has decided not to submit an entry […]


Last month, The Lawyer revealed that Slaughter and May was capitalising on the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) boom by establishing its first-ever sector-specific practice. But is it too late? Last week, the new economy was ousted from the FTSE 100. The revised rankings will see TMT darlings Sema, Baltimore Technologies and Bookham Technology all […]

Leading Wilson Sonsini partner leaves to join venture capitalist

Barry Taylor to spearhead Warburg Pincus’drive into Silicon Valley; fourth Wilson Sonsini partner this year to jump ship Silicon Valley giant Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is losing another top partner to the the venture capitalists. Barry Taylor, a member of the firm’s executive committee with responsibility for compensation, is joining long-standing client Warburg Pincus. […]

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