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Top 10 stories: 28 November – 5 December 2014

This week strategy and management were the hot topics. Linklaters’ managing partner Simon Davies caused a stir with his thoughts on the waning power of the magic circle brand and analysis of Addleshaw Goddard’s need for a reboot racked up hits. Linklaters’ Davies joined rival managing partners in distancing himself from the magic circle brand […]

No5 Chambers’ Edhem invited to attend B20 Turkey inaugural meeting

Emma Edhem CC, barrister at No5 Chambers, has been invited to attend the B20 Turkey inaugural meeting by the chairman M Rifat Hisarciklioglu. The meeting, on 15 December in Istanbul, will bring together more than 250 international business leaders and global policy makers. Every year B20 brings together chief executive officers of leading companies in order […]

No5 barrister to speak at British Institute of International and Comparative Law event

No5 Chambers barrister Gordon Wignall will be speaking at an event that the British Institute of International and Comparative Law is holding on 8 December 2014, which is being chaired by Mr Justice Dove. The event will examine the phenomenon of collective redress and mass claims in the environmental sphere, from English, comparative and international law perspectives.

Eversheds welcomes five new members to Eversheds Africa Law Institute

Eversheds has welcomed five new members to the Eversheds Africa Law Institute (EALI), which the firm describes as an innovative platform designed to share best practices and promote the highest standards of legal service across Africa. The new EALI joiners are based in Uganda, Gabon, Algeria, Burkina Faso and Madagascar. Each firm will bring strong […]

ASA ruling could make vlogger outreach less attractive to brands, says Eversheds

Andrew Terry, partner and media expert at Eversheds, has commented following a ruling from the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) that UK vloggers will have to make absolutely clear when they are paid to promote products or services. Terry said: ‘On the face of it, this decision simply reflects the position in all formats, including social […]

This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 30 November 2014

New parenthood – it’s such a magical time, isn’t it? The Lawyer’s Asia editor brought her sprog into the office last week and hardened journalists who have been known to harangue managing partners at great length could be spotted grinning like hyenas and saying things like ‘coochy-coo’. The world is modernising when it comes to […]


McGuireWoods and Stephenson Harwood file £2.2bn Tchenguiz claim against Grant Thornton and Kaupthing

McGuireWoods and Stephenson Harwood are advising businessman Vincent Tchenguiz and his family trusts in a £2.2bn lawsuit against Grant Thornton and Kaupthing Bank over their roles in a failed criminal investigation by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). Tchenguiz’s lawsuit, which was filed yesterday, is the latest in a long line of litigation battles following his […]


Colbeh, W2 and Kateh, W9: A journey to Persia without leaving West London

Persian cookery. I’ve always been a little bit captivated by it, since I was first introduced to it at boarding school, where there were a number of Persian pupils, their parents having been persecuted during the Iranian revolution and whose children had been packed off to England, for safety. It must have been a bit […]

Linklaters’ Simon Davies on why the magic circle may have lost its power

In this week’s leadership interview, Linklaters managing partner Simon Davies talks about a magic circle branding crisis, saying that the name no longer holds a spell over the US market – or in fact any market at all. Davies argues that this identity crisis has not affected Linklaters, as the firm sees itself as “one […]


China-based IP boutique Schmitt & Orlov expands ASEAN footprint

Beijing-headquartered IP firm Schmitt & Orlov is extending its reach in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region with the launch of an office in Laotian capital Vientiane. The firm will open its Laos base in March 2015 and also has plans to expand into Myanmar by the end of 2015. As the firm […]

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