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Podcast: Lisa Nandy on the US elections and beyond

Richard Hermer QC, Murray Hunt and Helen Mountfield QC speak to Lisa Nandy, Shadow Foreign Secretary and Labour MP for Wigan. Listen as they discuss topics including the results of the US election, the UK’s international reputation and influence, when it is appropriate for the UK to intervene militarily overseas to prevent crimes against humanity […]

Pensions regulator code of practice on scheme funding

The Pensions Regulator has published its interim response to its first consultation on the defined benefit code of practice. The changes require the Pensions Regulator (tPR) to update its Code of Practice on Scheme Funding.



Moves: 21 January 2013

Move of the week Baker & McKenzie’s Tokyo office (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise) has hired partner Kensaku Takase. He has joined the IP/IT/electric commerce group and will mainly be involved in cross-border IP matters. He was previously of counsel with Hogan Lovells’ IP group in Tokyo. UK London Wedlake Bell has added senior banking and finance […]

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Clydes, cases and cat-astrophes

It had to happen eventually. As we reported last year, one of the City’s longest-serving law firm heads, Clyde & Co senior partner Michael Payton, is stepping down in 2013. Today, his replacement has been unveiled. Contentious insurance specialist James Burns, a partner at Clydes since 1998, has been appointed following an uncontested election. Clearly […]

The Geffen game

We all know the platinum rule of merger votes: if you’re not going to get the answer you want, don’t put it to the partners. Just ask Herbert Smith, which got snubbed when its European allies Gleiss Lutz and Stibbe ran a poll on whether to pursue a three-way merger. Enter Ashurst, which has already […]

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CMS Cameron McKenna partners put extra £7.7m into firm in 2011/12

CMS Cameron McKenna partners put an extra £7.7m into the business in 2011/12, the firm’s LLP accounts have revealed. The £7.7m capital introduced by members compares to just £800,000 in 2010/11. However, CMS Cameron McKenna has seen the amount owed to creditors drop in that same period. In particular, the amount of bank overdrafts and […]

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Green shoots

A new survey shows positivity is trickling back in to Ireland’s legal market as a recovering economy draws work their way, even in the notorious property sector Ireland’s efforts at hauling itself out of the pit of financial crisis have been praised by politicians and economists. The measures swiftly taken by the country’s government to […]

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