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UK firms are “shying away” from BD, says NatWest

A minority of UK law firms see business development (BD) activities as a priority despite dwindling work levels, according to research from NatWest (part of the RBS group) and BD specialist Huthwaite Legal. Delegates at NatWest’s 2012 series of legal conferences, held in association with Huthwaite, were surveyed for their views of the industry 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 […]

Wragges benefits from helping ex-FoxMandal partner launch Delhi boutique

Wragge & Co has gained a new relationship in India through an alliance with a Delhi boutique launched by the former London head of FoxMandal. Ajit Mishra left FoxMandal in September and is planning to establish City Law Practice in the New Year. Wragges has provided non-financial support with technology and infrastructure and will also […]

Charlotte Taggart

Lockton International general counsel exits for RPC

Lockton International general counsel Charlotte Taggart has left the broker for private practice, becoming a corporate insurance partner at RPC. Taggart will join the firm’s corporate insurance practice on 1 January following four years in-house with Lockton, which she joined from RSA in January 2009. In 2010 she oversaw the company’s conversion to an LLP […]

Magnitsky Act overcomes further hurdle in US Congress

The US House of Representatives has voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Magnitsky Act, with 365 to 43 in favour of passing the bill The vote went in favour of passing the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 and a law to grant Russian Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR), a hangover from […]

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