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Council wins appeal on sale of former school site

Last month the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in Rittson-Thomas v Oxfordshire County Council, concerning ‘section 2 reverter’ under the School Sites Act 1841. The judges unanimously allowed the appeal, finding in favour of the Council.

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2Birds set for Danish merger as management plans aggressive overseas strategy

Bird & Bird will cement its presence in Denmark in the new year by merging with its best friend in the country, Bender von Haller Dragsted (BvHD). The Danish boutique IT/IP firm, which has 15 lawyers, will be acquired by Bird & Bird in January 2013 in the same way the firm merged with Finnish […]

Mishcon to beat three-year growth target after strong first half

Mishcon de Reya has said that it is on track to smash its three-year revenue target of £80m after seeing positive growth in the first half of 2012/13. The firm does not publish half-year financials, but managing partner Kevin Gold said it was exceeding its turnover budget for 2012/13 at the six-month stage. In recognition […]

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Outside interest

Beyond Beijing and Shanghai, other Chinese cities are powerful too – and growing faster than the international star venues In brief China is not just about Beijing and Shanghai. The country has a number of other cities of significant size and these are growing more quickly than the capital and the financial centre. International and […]

An Englishman in Red Square

Despite the best efforts of many in Russia, English law continues to be the law of choice for most transactions in the country. That fact has helped many Anglo-Saxon firms succeed in Moscow over the two decades since the fall of Communism. It’s also why Russian powerhouse Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners (EPA&P) announced last […]

South Korea’s Kim & Chang prepares for Hong Kong launch

One of South Korea’s ‘big four’ law firms, Kim & Chang, is set to launch in Hong Kong after receiving a licence from local authorities. Seoul-headquartered Kim & Chang will launch an office in Hong Kong in the near future after receiving a licence to practise as a registered foreign law office. The office will […]

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