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Playing the penalty

On Rugby World Cup final day, Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) invited all its international and UK panel firms to a day of boozing and rugby. SCB’s panel firms battled it out on the rugby pitch, with Slaughter and May putting in the winning performance, beating Lovells in the final. A penalty shoot-out competition was put […]

A CC world of difference

Why hire an expensive creative agency to botch it up when you can get your own lawyers to do the job for virtually nothing? In a global internal competition Clifford Chance staff have renamed their internal magazine, from C to CC World. While Tulkinghorn has a certain fondness for the new title’s ring of global […]

Loble closes boutique for Collyer Bristow move

Litigation boutique Loble Solicitors has closed after its founder, Steven Loble, quit the firm to join Collyer Bristow. Loble said the decision to close the firm came as regulation and administration became increasingly burdensome, diverting his attention from legal work. Loble joins Collyer Bristow’s dispute resolution team which he aims to grow in the international […]

Chadbourne-Watson Farley merger talks collapse

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) and US energy powerhouse, Chadbourne & Parke have abandoned merger talks. In a joint statement released by the firms, they said that the firms were unable to reach an agreement on several aspects of the proposed merger. Michael Greville, managing partner of Watson Farley & Williams, and Chadbourne managing partner […]

Cads: hiring, not firing

Any Cadwalader associates out there can, it seems, rest easy. The US firm known for having one of the largest structured finance practices in the country is not looking to lay off anybody. Not now, not later. That, at least, is the story from management committee member and litigation chairman Greg Markel. Last Friday (9 […]

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