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Simmons & Simmons’ Hoyland sets out plans for 2015

Simmons & Simmons managing partner Jeremy Hoyland has started the year by setting about drawing up a new three-year strategy and reflecting an economy that has been “defying gravity”. The firm has numerous new initiatives taking hold, such as a newly opened funds practice in Luxembourg, its new contract lawyer offering Adaptive, and the IP […]

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Dentons’ UKMEA profits soar 33 per cent in first year of merger

Net profit for Dentons’ UK, Middle East and Africa (UKMEA) operations rose by 33 per cent in the first full year since the firm’s tripartite merger, from £27.7m to £37m in 2013/14. The firm’s LLP accounts report that profitability rose on the back of a 3.4 per cent increase in turnover, from £142.8m in 2012/13 […]

Latham shifts focus of private equity hiring spree to the continent

The European legal market has been shaken by a flurry of lateral hires over the past week, with firms including Baker & McKenzie , Fieldfisher and Morrison & Foerster reaping the rewards. But it is Latham & Watkins that raised the most eyebrows, pulling off the significant hire of Clifford Chance’s global private equity co-head […]

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co advises Argos on launch of digital stores

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has advised high-street retailer and long-standing client Argos on its arrangement with Sainsbury’s to launch a series of new Argos digital stores within a number of its UK supermarkets. The arrangement sees Argos and Sainsbury’s join forces to introduce distinct ‘store-within-a-store’ concessions, offering customers increased choice and convenience as part […]

Gateley appoints new partners Rattray and Raize to London team

Gateley has expanded its London team with the appointment of two new partners. Craig Rattray joins the firm’s commercial, technology and media team and Steven Raize has been appointed to the firm’s corporate team. New Zealand-born Rattray is a technology, commercial and payment services specialist and joins the firm from Olswang, where he was a partner […]

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