16 October 2006

Pinsents picks up third partner from Eversheds Manchester

Pinsent Masons has raided rival Eversheds in Manchester for the third time in a year, scooping commercial partner Scot Morrison. He will be reunited with former Eversheds partners Helen Ridge and Howard Gill, who joined Pinsents in November 2005. Morrison’s practice focuses on commercial contracts and real estate joint ventures, particularly in relation to regeneration […]

The CBI and Liberty go Dirty Dancing

You don’t often see human rights lawyer Gareth Peirce hanging out with the CBI. But the controversy surrounding extradition has made some strange bedfellows. Liberty, Justice, the CBI and the Institute of Directors, plus leading civil liberties lawyers have written to MPs in advance of a Parliamentary vote on the issue next week. See story […]

Business teams up with civil rights groups to fight extradition

A consortium of top business and civil rights groups has called upon MPs to ensure better safeguards against extradition. The Confederation for British Industry (CBI) and Institute of Directors, together with Liberty, Justice and the Bar Human Rights Council, have written to MPs to protest at extradition laws that allow people resident in Britain to […]

Business teams up with civil rights groups to fight extradition

A consortium of top business and civil rights groups has called upon MPs to ensure better safeguards against extradition. The Confederation for British Industry (CBI) and Institute of Directors, together with Liberty, Justice and the Bar Human Rights Council, have written to MPs to protest at extradition laws that allow people resident in Britain to […]

Linklaters raids White & Case for 16-lawyer litigation team

Linklaters’ has found itself a new head of litigation in New York, poaching him, three more litigation partners and 12 associates from the Manhattan office of White & Case in an audacious raid that bolsters the magic circle’s litigation capability in New York. Larry Byrne will take over as regional head of litigation in a […]

Linklaters raids White & Case for 16-lawyer litigation team

Linklaters’ has found itself a new head of litigation in New York, poaching him, three more litigation partners and 12 associates from the Manhattan office of White & Case in an audacious raid that bolsters the magic circle’s litigation capability in New York. Larry Byrne will take over as regional head of litigation in a […]

Herbies and Slaughters break new ground on £5bn Tata deal

Slaughter & May and Herbert Smith have bagged the lead roles on Tata Steel UK’s £5.1bn takeover of Anglo-Dutch steelmaker Corus Group, in the biggest takeover by an Indian business of a foreign company. Slaughter & May is acting for Corus Group, Europe’s second largest steel producer, on the recommended offer by Tata Steel UK […]

Herbies and Slaughters break new ground on £5bn Tata deal

Slaughter & May and Herbert Smith have bagged the lead roles on Tata Steel UK’s £5.1bn takeover of Anglo-Dutch steelmaker Corus Group, in the biggest takeover by an Indian business of a foreign company. Slaughter & May is acting for Corus Group, Europe’s second largest steel producer, on the recommended offer by Tata Steel UK […]

Harbottles has the time of its life with Dirty Dancing

Media firm Harbottle & Lewis has advised the producers of West End musical Dirty Dancing on all rights matters, waltzing through a competitive tender for the work. Neil Adleman, head of the firm’s theatre practice said: “Jacobsen Entertainment asked a couple of firms to pitch for the work, which we won off the back of […]

Harbottles has the time of its life with Dirty Dancing

Media firm Harbottle & Lewis has advised the producers of West End musical Dirty Dancing on all rights matters, waltzing through a competitive tender for the work. Neil Adleman, head of the firm’s theatre practice said: “Jacobsen Entertainment asked a couple of firms to pitch for the work, which we won off the back of […]

Freshfields set to cull support teams

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has launched a sweeping review affecting over 100 staff in its support services teams. The move is expected to result in a number of redundancies. The magic circle firm announced the review to London-based staff on Wednesday (18 October) and is now going through a consultation process with affected staff. Those areas […]

Freshfields set to cull support teams

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has launched a sweeping review affecting over 100 staff in its support services teams. The move is expected to result in a number of redundancies. The magic circle firm announced the review to London-based staff on Wednesday (18 October) and is now going through a consultation process with affected staff. Those areas […]

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