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Cleary and Slaughters advise GSK on £574m stake sale in South African drug-maker Aspen

Slaughter and May and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton have advised GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) on the sale of a £574m stake in South African drug manufacturer Aspen. Slaughters corporate and commercial partner David Johnson advised GSK’s in-house team, which was led by legal counsel Nicola Fell. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton partner Sebastian Sperber advised GSK […]

Midlands care home poisoning case: No5 Chambers lawyers help ensure prosecution

Adrian Keeling QC and Matthew Brook prosecuted the care home poisoning case Melissa Swift of West Bromwich admitted three charges of attempted murder and two counts of making threats to kill. Birmingham Crown Court heard that Swift added bleach to drinks bottles in a communal fridge at Goldfield Court, a care home in West Bromwich. […]

Clifford Chance sees five partners quit Germany in a month

Germany has been a large part of Clifford Chance’s European operations for years, ever since 2000 when it merged with Pünder Volhard Weber & Axster. Some 15 years on from that merger, change is afoot. Last year new German managing partner Peter Dieners began a review of the firm’s German operations with a view to slimming down its 83-strong […]

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Sidley Austin partner brings StreetMap antitrust case against Google to Preiskel & Co

Sidley Austin partner Tim Cowen has joined technology, media and telecoms (TMT) boutique Preiskel & Co as an equity partner. Cowen has brought with him to the firm a multi-million pound antitrust litigation against Google brought by mapping site StreetMap. StreetMap is bringing damages claims against Google alleging abuse of dominance in the way in […]

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Nabarro delays annual pay review to 2014/15 financial year-end

Nabarro will delay its annual pay review for trainees, associates and business support staff until June, in an effort to more accurately assess its 2014/15 financial results. The annual review usually takes place every May but this year the firm has decided to postpone it until June and then backdate any pay increase. Nabarro took […]

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