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Cheyne: There’s no room for complacency at Linklaters

Linklaters senior partner-elect David Cheyne has pledged to drive forward the firm’s current strategy in the wake of his high-profile election. Although the former corporate head is widely viewed as leading the most hawkish constituency in the firm, he insisted he was fully behind the route espoused by managing partner Tony Angel of targeting top-end […]

Hextalls aids British Waterways in rates relief fight with ODPM

City commercial and insurance specialist Hextalls has won a unique High Court victory against the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM), saving up to £2.9m in tax bills for client British Waterways. British Waterways, the body responsible for maintaining Britain’s 2,000km network of rivers and canals, had been ordered to pay new business rates […]

Diversity venture rocked as Slaughters wields axe

The future of Global Graduates is hanging in the balance with a number of its law firm sponsors indicating that they are exploring options to work with alternative diversity organisations. Global Graduates, which was launched by diversity crusader Yolande Beckles to mentor aspiring lawyers from non-traditional backgrounds, has been battling for survival after tabloid revelations […]

CMS Germany swoops for Haarmann’s Moscow office

Germany’s CMS Hasche Sigle has bolstered its Russian operation by taking the entire Moscow team of Haarmann Hemmelrath. The move was agreed between Hasche Sigle and the liquidators of Haarmann Hemmelrath on Monday. Around 28 lawyers will join forces with Hasche Sigle making it the largest Russian office of any German law firm. Gerd Lenga, […]

Cheyne wins senior partner race at Linklaters

Veteran corporate partner David Cheyne has won Linklaters’ three-way senior partner race. The magic circle firm confirmed Cheyne’s victory at noon today (19 June). He fought off fierce competition from finance head Giles White and banking partner Robert Elliott. Cheyne who has been a partner since 1980 will succeed outgoing senior partner Anthony Cann on […]

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