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Scottish Water launches panel review as firms chase five-year contracts

Publicly-owned utilities giant Scottish Water has launched its first panel review process for five years. The new panel will work across three frameworks and will be revealed on 31 March. UK law firms will compete for spots on Scottish Water’s roster of advisers that will support its in-house legal team. The panel is split into […]

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Olswang Paris office founding partner decamps for France’s UGGC

The former managing partner of Olswang’s Paris office has quit the firm with a team of lawyers to become banking head at French firm UGGC. Stéphan Alamowitch joined Olswang in 2011 from Dechert to head up the firm’s foray into France (2 February 2011). He was managing partner of the office until November 2013, when […]

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China’s Dacheng raids Haworth & Lexon for six-partner team

PRC firm Dacheng has made its first significant hire since its tie-up with Dentons became public knowledge, taking on a team of six equity partners from fellow Chinese firm Haworth & Lexon. Dacheng will gain a total of seven partners as part of the move, with six of Haworth & Lexon’s eight equity partners coming […]

In-house storms The Lawyer’s Hot 100

Last year The Lawyer significantly upped its focus on in-house legal teams, shining a light on the symbiosis between law and commercial strategy. As a result, this year’s Hot 100 list includes no less than 45 in-house lawyers, from all walks of business. It includes Cambridge University Press general counsel William Bowes, Pets At Home […]

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