Linklaters lockstep under pressure as Latham poaches PE star

Linklaters could be forced to take another look at its global lockstep structure following Latham & Watkins poaching private equity star Rainer Traugott in Germany, sources have revealed.

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DLA Piper elects new managing partner

Corporate partner Charles Severs has been elected DLA Piper’s next managing partner. Severs joined the firm in 2003 from Herbert Smith Freehills and has since taken on positions including head of corporate and managing director for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. His appointment will be effective on 1 January 2025. Severs will take over […]

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PCB Byrne to pay for judge’s Dubai flight in Guriev case

Litigation boutique PCB Byrne will pay for Mr Justice Pelling KC’s flights to Dubai and his accommodation for a week to hear witness statements in the £1bn battle brought by Russian political exile Alexander Gorbachev against former Russian senator Andrey Guriev. According to the latest judgment in the case, a joint application was made by […]

EY energy duo set to join Hunton Andrews Kurth

Two energy partners from EY Law are set to join a US firm’s London office. The Lawyer understands that Charles Morrison and Dimitri Papaefstatiou are leaving for Hunton Andrews Kurth after three years at the Big Four firm. Morrison was a solicitor for 15 years at DLA Piper before joining EY Law as partner in […]

Hiring surge ahead as Euro firms double down in London

A raft of Europe’s elite law firms are set to increase their lawyer headcount and office space in London as they sense greater opportunity in the capital than ever before. Research undertaken by The Lawyer for an upcoming report on the International Signal channel found that around one-third (11) of European 100 law firms with […]

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“A deterrent for the profession”: Judgment reveals reasons behind Clydes’ £500,000 fine

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) today published its judgment on Clyde & Co’s anti-money laundering (AML) hearing today, revealing how the tribunal reached its decision to fine the firm £500,000. A three-day hearing, which concluded on 11 January, revolved around Clydes and former partner Ed Mills-Webb, and specifically the latter’s dealings with an unnamed client […]

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How Europe’s elite firms are using London

This report includes: an analysis of 35 firms that featured in our annual European 100 with a London office the growing optimism and opportunities for these firms in London’s future insight into the secondment strategies of European law firms

The legal markets in Oxford and Cambridge

This report contains:  an exploration of Oxford and Cambridge’s growing prominence as legal centres  Firm profiles encompassing partner details, recent matters, strategy, alongside other key data points.  

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