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Osborne Clarke and FFW: it just might work?

There is more to FFW’s corporate practice than prominent client BBC Worldwide to make it an attractive partner for Osborne Clarke. A deal could create a serious mid-market contender It would be going a bit too far to say that Osborne Clarke’s attempts to merge with Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) are all about one client, […]

Mayer Brown takes Ashurst partner to head real estate in Europe

Mayer Brown has hired longstanding Ashurst partner Martin Wright to fill the new position of European real estate head. A spokesperson for the firm said that Wright, who will take up the position in January 2013, is not replacing anyone at Mayer Brown as he has been hired specifically to drive forward the firm’s European […]

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Freshfields loses corporate partner to BP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has seen Düsseldorf corporate partner Hildegard Bison leave to join the European arm of longstanding client BP in a senior in-house role. Bison, who has been at the magic circle firm for 18 years, has joined BP Europa as assistant general counsel and legal manager for FVC Rhine, the oil giant’s fuels […]

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Lewis Silkin to open Cardiff base with Welsh government backing

City firm Lewis Silkin has announced that it is opening an office in Cardiff, making it the firm’s third office in the UK after London and Oxford. The new office, which is set to open on Monday 19 November, will initially focus on employment law issues. London-based employment partner Lucy Lewis is due to relocate […]

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Lord McAlpine pursues legal action against Twitter users

Lord McAlpine’s solicitor Andrew Reid has pledged to sue everyone who tweeted his client’s name in relation to mistaken sexual abuse allegations. The RMPI lawyer has been instructed by former Tory treasurer Lord McAlpine to negotiate a compensation settlement from the BBC for the Newsnight programme that linked him to historic child sex abuse in […]

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