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Pepeliaev Group expands footprint with Siberia launch

Russian firm Pepeliaev Group has launched an office in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, making it the firm’s third office in the region after Moscow and St Petersburg. The new office offers a full range of legal services, including advice on tax, corporate, anti-monopoly, land, employment, customs, commercial and intellectual property issues, administrative, criminal and litigation matters. Tax […]

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DAC Beachcroft, Eversheds and Gateley win spots on Taylor Wimpey panel

UK housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has cut its roster of legal advisers from 13 to just six following a panel review. DAC Beachcroft, Eversheds, Gateley, Osborne Clarke, SNR Denton and Wragge & Co are all understood to have secured a place on the slimmed-down panel, which is contracted to run for three years. Taylor Wimpey last […]

Spanish trio acts as Bertelsmann takes over Random House Mondadori

Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira, d’Urso Gatti e Bianchi, Garrigues and Uría Menéndez have all landed roles as the Bertelsmann Group acquires a 50 per cent stake in Barcelona-based Random House Mondadori, Random House’s trade book publisher in Spain and Latin America, for €54.5m (£43.6m). Cuatrecasas and Uría Menéndez acted for the German multinational media conglomerate. Barcelona-based […]

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39 Essex Street in ‘advanced discussions’ with 30 4-5 Gray’s Inn members

London set 39 Essex Street is laying the foundations for an amalgamation with 4-5 Gray’s Inn in a move that will create London’s largest civil set. It is understood that around 30 4-5 Gray’s Inn members are in advanced talks to join 39 Essex Street with members of the clerking team also expected to join […]

UK top 20 devotes £180m of billing time to pro-bono work

The value of pro-bono work in the UK is almost half a billion pounds a year, with research from legal recruitment company Laurence Simons finding that the top 20 firms carried out £180m of free work – the equivalent of 1.85 per cent of their budgets – in 2011. Laurence Simons private practice director Guy […]

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