4 January 2010

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Eastern block

Against a backdrop of financial and political upheaval, the established local firms in Romania are proving formidable opponents to the international players in the battle for the choicest mandates.

Tulkinghorn: Spiffy upper lips

Cast your mind back to November last year and the serried ranks of Movember pics that did the rounds. Here’s one that slipped through the net.

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Focus: Hogan Lovells, The big match

In his first interview post-green light, Lovells senior partner John Young makes his case for why the merger with Hogan not only looks good on paper, but will also work in practice

People moves

Weil Gotshal & Manges has elected Barry Wolf (left) to the position of executive partner. Wolf began his career at Weil Gotshal in 1984, when he joined as an associate in the firm’s tax department.

Needham & James

Needham & James is on the hunt for extra revenue. Nothing unusual there, except that in the Stratford-upon-Avon headquartered firm’s case the search is likely to end in a merger.

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Ten ways to reveal your lover: coming out the easy way

Homosexuals are the hidden minority. Don’t look round but the person sitting at the desk next to you may be one. Unlike other minorities we’re not immediately obvious (apart from a few flamboyant individuals I could mention). This means you won’t know unless you’re told.

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