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Wragges acts for LaSalle in exchange of contracts with Derwent London

Derwent London plc has exchanged contracts with LaSalle Investment Management, the global real estate investment manager, to acquire a minimum 175-year long leasehold of 20 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell EC1 in London’s Tech Belt. LaSalle will retain the building’s virtual freehold with the right to receive 10 per cent of all rents. In return, Derwent London […]

Citi data shows return to form for larger US firms

Research from Citi Private Bank, which reveals solid increases in revenue at some of the world’s largest US firms, has underlined that the place to be is global, transactional and cost conscious. Rocket science it is not, but the Citi data does at least highlight the improving financial position for many US firms. Its survey […]

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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 […]

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Phone hacking lawyer Mark Lewis leaves Taylor Hampton for Seddons

Taylor Hampton partner and phone hacking victims’ lawyer Mark Lewis has joined Seddons as a partner. Lewis represented a number of claimants in the case against News International following the News of the World phone hacking scandal in 2012, including the Dowler family and a number of American citizens against News Corporation in the US […]

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Marginalised as a woman in the UAE? Emphatically, ‘no’

Western misconceptions about opportunities for female professionals in the UAE persist.   Berwin Leighton Paisner’s appointment earlier this month of its first female managing partner (3 February 2015) has turned the spotlight up even brighter on the issue of the progression of women in the profession.   But it is not just a UK spotlight. The legal community is a global […]

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