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Linklaters starts Spanish partners poaching spree

Linklaters & Alliance has bolstered its Spanish operation by poaching two senior lawyers from domestic firms. Antonio Sanchez-Pedreno joins Linklaters from the Madrid office of Cuatrecasas where he was head of corporate. He joined the Spanish practice in 1990 and made partner in 1993. Sanchez-Pedreno, who specialises in cross-border and domestic Spanish M&A work, is […]

…as it raids rivals for Australian offices

BAKER & McKenzie has poached four partners from rival firms in an attempt to bolster its Sydney and Melbourne offices. Leading construction partner Robert Leacock is joining with his team from US firm Coudert Brothers’ Sydney office. Baker & McKenzie has also poached litigation partner Andrew Christopher and an associate from Australian top-10 practice Corrs […]

Wragges beats City to BA deal

Wragge & Co has triumphed over four City firms to win work advising British Airways (BA) on a major outsourcing contract. It is understood that the Birmingham-based firm secured the work after undergoing a beauty parade against Slaughter and May, Linklaters & Alliance, Simmons & Simmons and Garretts. The work involves putting together a proposal […]

Architects' fees go to appeal

A battle over architects’ fees for one of the most ambitious private developments in London is heading for the Court of Appeal. Leave has been granted to Christopher Moran to challenge an order by the Technology and Construction Court that he must pay architects Carden & Godfrey £82,500, which they claimed is owing. The money […]

Whitbread rejects CC for Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance has been snubbed by Whitbread after the brewing and leisure group turned to Allen & Overy for advice over its bid for Swallow Group. Whitbread, which owns the Marriott hotel chain in the UK, last week revealed that it is attempting to take over Swallow for £578m. It is the first time that […]

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