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Making history: Irwin Mitchell appoints brokers as it eyes 2015 float

Having gained multiple ABS licences in 2012, Irwin Mitchell has also toyed with the idea of a stock market flotation for the best part of three years. Now it looks like the firm could be about to follow through with its plan. As we report today, Irwin Mitchell appointed brokers last year with the specific […]


The top 20 cases of 2015: global disputes in the English courts

This year’s case line-up has an international theme running through it, underlining the English High Court’s reputation as a global litigation centre. If there was any doubt remaining that the English High Court has become a global litigation centre, this year’s round-up of the 20 cases to watch will surely eliminate it. Because while 2015 may […]


Greenberg Traurig snatches Sidley Austin partner for London corporate practice

Greenberg Traurig Maher has hired Sidley Austin corporate partner Dorothee Fischer-Appelt to join its London office, following the growing trend of US to US partner laterals in the City. Fischer-Appelt had been at Sidley Austin since 2011, where her main practice was in capital markets. She has worked on a range of European and international […]

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Norton Rose Fulbright continues to shuffle global energy team with Singapore relocation

Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has sent the head of its Asia-Pacific energy team from Sydney to Singapore just as global practice head Simon Currie arrives in Sydney from London. Vincent Dwyer, who joined NRF from Australian firm Gilbert & Tobin in 2010, spent four years in Singapore as an Allens Arthur Robinson (now Allens) associate […]

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Gunnercooke invites two-man boutique to share office in bid to bring in tech clients

Manchester firm Gunnercooke has signed a deal to provide office space, regulatory, insurance and back office support services to two-man start-up firm Ignition Law. Ignition, which provides corporate, commercial and employment advice to SMEs, start-up businesses and entrepreneurs, mainly in the field of tech, media and energy, will use the firm’s London and Manchester offices […]

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