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Six take flight from Bird & Bird’s China offices in defection to IP consultancy

IP consultancy Awapatent has picked up Bird & Bird Hong Kong IP rainmaker Ai-Leen Lim and a team of five for its Beijing and Hong Kong branch AWA Asia. Lim has left Bird & Bird, where she was international partner and head of trademark portfolio management in Greater China, to head the consultancy’s practice as […]

No5 Chambers’ Richard Kimblin acts in planning dispute

No5 Chambers’ Richard Kimblin has acted for the secretary of state in Oxfordshire CC v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, in which the council challenged an inspector’s finding that a monitoring fee was not compliant with regulations.   In a detailed consideration of the origin and operation of Regulation 122 Mrs Justice Lang dismissed the […]

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Pied à Terre, Fitzrovia

Nicky Richmond is surprised and delighted by the Michelin-starred treats on offer at Pied à Terre. We’d booked to go to Atelier de Joel Robuchon as a birthday treat for J, son of C. I ask whether J, whose taste in food tends towards the adventurous might not prefer something a little more down with […]

Shepherd & Wedderburn CEO on coming back from the brink

It’s been a tough few years for Shepherd & Wedderburn’s CEO Stephen Gibb. The firm’s turnover stagnated in and around the £30m markand the ‘Scottish big four’ group dissolved when Dundas & Wilson and McGrigors merged. But while market commentators were predicting doom and gloom, Gibb had no doubt that the firm was in good […]

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Ashurst puts Asia focus on Japan with relocation of regional head

Ashurst has bolstered its Tokyo practice by moving two partners including its Asia head from Singapore to the Japanese capital. Asia managing partner Matthew Bubb and partner Dominic Gregory have both relocated in a move designed to strengthen the firm’s energy, infrastructure and finance practices in Japan. Energy and infrastructure finance specialist Bubb began his […]

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