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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.


International firms reassess position in Asia Pacific

Bird & Bird has just become the latest firm to expand its footprint in the Asia Pacific after signing alliance agreements with two Indonesian firms last week. Yet the appetite for growth across the region slowed in 2013. According to one partner at a firm in the region, it’s a sign of a maturing market. […]

Bakers and Clifford Chance help to mop up Spanish banking sector

The UK banking sector has generated rich pickings for corporate lawyers over the past few years, with deals including the Co-op Group’s split and Lloyds’ reprivatisation. Over in Spain, the banking sector is also in the midst of a wave of transactions that are helping it to get back on track. The latest of these […]

Is your firm responding to client demands?

Disaggregation and collaboration – two different models that have the same target of improving cost efficiencies. In-house lawyers across the board are taking a closer look at legal spend to see how to get the best from their panel lawyers. Several firms have responded by investing in disaggregated services, which for some (Hogan Lovells, Simmons […]


Orrick continues London growth spurt with Proskauer finance hire

Orrick’s London office has announced its second major partner hire in the space of a week, with confirmation that the former head of Proskauer’s English law finance practice Michael Crosby is joining the firm. Crosby will join Orrick as a partner after a period of gardening in leave and will head the firm’s English Law […]

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Bird & Bird allies with Turkish firm BTS

Bird & Bird has further expanded its horizons with the announcement of a cooperation agreement with Turkish firm BTS & Partners. The three-partner Istanbul firm focuses on technology and media, and has already worked with Bird & Bird on “a surprisingly large number of things”, according to CEO David Kerr. The agreement is the latest […]

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