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Uría Menéndez posts record results with 3.6 per cent revenue increase to €192.1m

Slaughter and May’s Iberian best friend firm Uría Menéndez has posted a 3.6 per cent increase in turnover to €192.1m (£142.4m) in 2014, thanks to an improvement in the Spanish and Portuguese economy. Uría’s activity increased in M&A, capital markets and real estate, which had been relatively dormant during the past few years. This resulted in […]

Compliance challenge for internationally active asset managers is acute, says Eversheds

Commenting on the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) view that many asset managers in Britain must improve how they control the risk of illegally profiting from confidential information Andrew Henderson, partner and regulation expert at Eversheds, says: “The FCA’s findings are not surprising. The handling of information received from external resources, particularly sell-side brokers or consultants, […]

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Fountain Court hires in Singapore ahead of London expansion to 39 Essex Street

Fountain Court has appointed its first permanent member of staff for its Singapore office and unveiled plans to expand its presence in London.  Caroline McConnon has been appointed to the new role of practice manager, Asia – the chamber’s first member of staff in its Singapore office since it opened in September 2014, and “the […]

This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 24 February 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey is out and lawyers are getting in on the action. No, not like that, although what you do in your private lives is none of our concern. But for a little piece of legal-related Fifty Shades gossip, check in with The Lawyer’s legendary diarist, Tulkinghorn, who’s come out of retirement and […]

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Pillsbury year-end results show 3 per cent boost to $560m

US firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has posted a 3 per cent boost in turnover, from $543.5m to $560m (£364.3m), in its 2014 year-end financial results. Profits per partner grew by 6 per cent, up from $1.1m to $1.165m in 2014. Revenue per lawyer also increased from $920,000 to $950,000. Pillsbury’s headcount stayed flat at […]

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