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Revealed: the lawyers who helped Obama win second term in White House

The legal industry backed the winner in yesterday’s US presidential election, with lawyers and law firms donating twice as much to Democrat Barack Obama’s successful campaign than to Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s unsuccessful one. Incumbent Obama was declared the victor in the early hours of the morning UK time, winning a second term as US […]

SJ Berwin bolsters corporate team with Field Fisher CIS expert

SJ Berwin has added to its City corporate practice with the hire of Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) CIS specialist Alex Woodfield. Woodfield founded and headed FFW’s CIS focus group covering Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan and specialises in transactions for clients in the region encompassing sovereign funds, major oil companies and high-profile businessmen, with a focus […]

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Islam Channel GC: Faith value

Determination and religious inspiration are central to the remarkable story of Tinu Adeshile, Muslim convert and GC at the Islam Channel Tinu Adeshile Islam Channel Title: General counsel Industry: Media Reporting to: CEO Mohamed Ali Harrath T urnover: £4m Employees: 80 Legal capability: One Estimated legal spend: £100,000 Main external law firms: Peninsula Employment Legal […]

Couchmans scores former Fifa lawyer

Sports-law boutique Couchmans has hired the former head of disciplinary and governance at football’s world governing body, Fifa, as a consultant. Paolo Lombardi, who is qualified in Italy, first joined Fifa in 2002 from Deloitte. At that time he was a legal counsel and rose to become head of its disciplinary and governance department in […]

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Offshore deals and cases Q3 2012

The past quarter has been busy for the offshore sector as firms have looked to capitalise on globalisation, while workflow has remained high Since the summer, offshore law firms have been kept busy with plenty of instructions from clients and also plenty of strategic moves. A number of firms have opened new offices, seeking to […]

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