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The challenge of on-going innovation for FinTechs

A roundtable discussion between General Counsel from a range of fintech companies highlighted some common ground when it comes to the challenge of on-going innovation. A virtual roundtable hosted by sector head for financial services at Shoosmiths, Stephen Dawson, and partner Luke Stubbs, in conjunction with The Lawyer, brought together a group of senior lawyers […]


Freshfields’ shrinking ship

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer‘s staff should not get too comfortable, with the firm’s cost-cutting exercises tipped to continue. The magic circle giant has already slimmed down in a Linklaters-esque move, shedding 100 equity partners through an overhaul of the firm’s pension system and equity structure. That’s on top of the support staff losses caused by the […]

Linklaters usurps Freshfields and Slaughters after Linde reshuffle

The battle for a place on gas and engineering group Linde’s slashed legal panel has ended with DLA Piper selected as the firm’s new go-to adviser. DLA Piper was selected as Linde’s main adviser for global support throughout Europe, Asia and the US on all matters, except corporate. Linklaters has won a place to advise […]

Foot Anstey swoops for Bond Pearce FD

South West law firm Foot Anstey has hired the finance director and former business development director of Bristol-based Bond Pearce. Peter Macklin will head the finance and IT teams, and joins the firm after six years at Bond Pearce. Macklin said: “Foot Anstey has a clear vision for future development and I look forward to […]

Charles Russell opens in Cambridge

Charles Russell has today opened its Cambridge office, giving the City firm a dual presence in the both Oxford and Cambridge. Charles Russell’s intentions to launch in Cambridge were revealed in The Lawyer (20 November, 2006) with the triple hire of Hewitsons employment partners Tim Tyndall, Nick Sawyer and Hilary Aldred. The office will be […]

Jenkens closes LA as exodus continues

Texan firm Jenkens & Gilchrist suffered further meltdown as it lost its entire Los Angeles office to Ohio-headquartered Baker Hostetler and most of its Chicago office to newcomer Nixon Peabody. Nineteen lawyers, including LA managing partner John Cermak, will join rival Baker Hostetler’s LA office, closing down Jenkens’ West Coast operations. The exodus follows that […]

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