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CC’s US associates get pay rise; Brits will have to wait

Clifford Chance is the first UK-headquartered firm to raise its associate base salaries in America. A spokeswoman for the magic circle firm said there were no plans to match the salary raises for its associates in the UK. An internal memo to US-based associates from US managing partner Craid Medwick and New York-based litigation partner […]

Threadneedle scores Norton Rose partner

Norton Rose dispute resolution partner Philip Reed has left the firm to join Threadneedle Investments, the UK’s fourth-largest retail investment funds manager, as general counsel. The general counsel position is a newly created role for the company that will have board influence and will oversee the combined legal and compliance functions – a total in-house […]

New York’s finest respond to Simpson salary gauntlet

New York firms Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison and Sullivan & Cromwell have moved quickly to match Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in offering pay hikes across all associate levels.Yesterday’s announcement from Simpson …

CC partner blasts Bush govt and rejects boycott threat

Clifford Chance’s US partner in charge of pro bono has slammed the US attorney general Alberto Gonzales, who recently blamed law firms for the delay in bringing Guantanamo inmates to trial. The Clifford Chance partner’s words intensify the battle between firms acting for Guantanamo prisoners and the Bush administration, which has called for corporate clients […]

German CC partner faces shredding charge

Clifford Chance is embroiled in controversy as one of its Frankfurt-basedpartners faces the prospect of criminal charges. Corporate partner Kersten von Schenck is to face the German publicprosecuter later this year. In 2003, Schenck who acted as notary to Deutsche Bank, shredded the firstdraft of the meeting notes, which related to the bank’s Annual GeneralMeeting. […]

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