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Hengeler joins fellow best friends with Chinese office

Slaughter and May’s German best friend Hengeler Mueller is launching an office in Shanghai, relocating four partners to the office when it opens towards the end of next year. The China office will be led by newly-promoted partner Tu Changfeng, who is currently based in Hengeler’s Düsseldorf office. He will be joined in Shanghai by […]

ADR: prevaricate at your peril

The case of PGF II SA v OMFS Company Ltd concerned High Court proceedings in which the claimant had made a serious and carefully formulated written invitation to mediate as an alternative to costly litigation. The invitation, even though it was repeated, was met with complete silence by the defendant. Following a last-minute settlement of the claim except […]

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A&O set to bolster Apax links as partners vote on Stephen Lloyd hire

Former Ashurst global corporate head Stephen Lloyd is one step closer to joining Allen & Overy (A&O) after partners were last week told to prepare for a vote. Sources suggest the executive committee has already endorsed his appointment, with a vote among partners thought to be the final formality. Insiders suggest Lloyd has been offered […]

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Slaters claims the high street crown

Pannone deal should see Aussie upstart become the UK’s top legal consumer brand Due diligence is almost complete and Slater & Gordon has confirmed that a sale agreement has been reached for the £33m takeover of Manchester’s most talked-about firm – Pannone. The high-level talks have been dogged by unrest among Pannone partners and the […]

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