VW and Freshfields mount defence as British car owners demand £3k each over emissions scandal

Harcus Sinclair and Slater & Gordon are set to bring the first major UK High Court action against Volkswagen on behalf of British customers.

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A&O Shearman: New leaders announced

Allen & Overy and Shearman & Sterling have elected new leadership for the firm, ahead of the merger’s completion in May. A&O’s Khalid Garousha, who has been serving as managing partner since Gareth Price’s exit last summer, has been voted in as senior partner. He was formerly its regional head of the Middle East and […]

Dentons triumphs as M&S wins Oxford Street store dispute

Dentons has secured a triumph for Marks & Spencer, safeguarding the retailer’s plans for its flagship store on Oxford Street. In a judgment handed down this morning, Mrs Justice Lieven ruled in favour of the supermarket on five of the six grounds it had brought against the Secretary of State (SoS) for Levelling Up, Housing […]

Sam McGonigle, Paul Hastings

Paul Hastings partner exits for Hg Capital

Hg Capital has hired its new general counsel from Paul Hastings, ahead of the departure of longstanding legal chief Andrew Jessop. Samantha McGonigle is to take on the top legal job at Hg, having joined Paul Hastings less than a year ago. A member of its private equity group, McGonigle started her career at Lovells, […]

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Akin’s London revenue jumps 25 per cent

Akin’s London revenue rose by 25 per cent over 2023, representing a bounce-back for the firm after turnover dropped the previous year. Over 2022, Akin reported a 6 per cent drop in its topline over what chairman Kim Koopersmith then described as a “year of investment”. The firm’s revenue had piqued in 2021 at $150m, […]

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Victory for Mozambique president in tuna bonds spin-off litigation

The president of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi, has today succeeded in the “tuna bonds” satellite litigation that sought to join the president as a defendant in the main case. The main trial in the mammoth Tuna Bonds litigation wrapped up in December. The case revolves around allegations that, in order to be awarded lucrative contracts in […]

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Under the hood: Quinn Emanuel’s London Office

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Linklaters and the race for the global elite

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