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Chadbourne loses more IP lawyers as Cooley poaches NY team

The New York office of Cooley has hired a group of IP lawyers from Chadbourne & Parke, including IP chief Walter Hanchuk and head of mobile technology John Kheit. Hanchuk, the former chair of Chadbourne’s IP department, will head Cooley’s New York IP practice while Kheit will join as a partner with immediate effect. The […]

Laurie McFadden

Clifford Chance and Freshfields land roles as China buys into Heathrow

Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Simmons & Simmons took roles advising on the acquisition of a 10 per cent stake in Heathrow Airport by a subsidiary of China Investment Corporation (CIC). The deal sees Spanish infrastructure group Ferrovial sell a 5.7 per cent stake in Heathrow Ltd for £257.4 to CIC International, an arm […]

LPO provider NewGalexy opens Scotland base with government grant

Outsourcing business NewGalexy is launching Scotland’s first ever Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) centre today (5 November), just months after the Scottish government’s economic wing pushed ahead with plans seeking to entice firms to open low costs bases in the country. NewGalexy is launching its LPO centre, which will focus on commercial contracts and the TMT […]


Field Fisher suffers another exit as A&O hires Germany head

Field Fisher Waterhouse’s (FFW) has seen another partner exit its European practice with German managing partner Joachim Feldges moving to Allen & Overy (A&O) as the magic circle firm bids to strengthen its German IP team. Feldges joins A&O as a partner in Munich, less than two years after moving to FFW with three other […]

Derek Baird

A&O loses private equity co-head to Simpson Thacher

US firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has hired private equity expert Derek Baird from Allen & Overy (A&O) in London. Baird will join Simpson Thacher as a partner in its London corporate practice. He joins from A&O, where he was a partner and global co-head of its private equity group. Before joining A&O in 2006, […]

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