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The challenge of on-going innovation for FinTechs

A roundtable discussion between General Counsel from a range of fintech companies highlighted some common ground when it comes to the challenge of on-going innovation. A virtual roundtable hosted by sector head for financial services at Shoosmiths, Stephen Dawson, and partner Luke Stubbs, in conjunction with The Lawyer, brought together a group of senior lawyers […]



Dundas & Wilson to cut 50 jobs

Dundas & Wilson to cut 50 jobs” />Edinburgh-headquartered firm Dundas & Wilson has announced a redundancy consultation with up to 50 people across its three offices at risk of losing their jobs. The firm, which has offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh and London, currently employs 669 people. London managing partner Donald Shaw said, “We’ve not taken […]


Polish govt hands Linklaters Euro 2012 stadium construction gig

Linklaters has scored the lead role advising the Polish government on the construction of a new national football stadium as the venue for the opening match of the Uefa European 2012 Football Championship, which is beingco-hosted by Poland and Ukraine. The government started the tender process to find a construction company to build the stadium […]

NYC elite secure mandates on AIG restructuring

Davis Polk & Wardwell, Sullivan & Cromwell and Weil Gotshal & Manges have secured lead roles on the restructuring of US insurance giant AIG. Davis Polk & Wardwell, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Sullivan & Cromwell and Weil Gotshal & Manges have secured lead roles on the restructuring of US insurance giant AIG. Davis Polk corporate […]


Bakers snaps at the heels of Skadden in US top 30 rankings

Only $10m separates top two firms as The Lawyer reveals full impact of global recession on US firms’ turnovers. Skadden in US top 30 rankings” />Baker & McKenzie is only $10m away from becoming the largest US law firm by revenue and snatching the title long held by elite firm Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom. […]


Orrick to cut another 300 jobs

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has announced a second round of layoffs, with plans to axe a total of 300 staff. The US firm is looking to cut up to 100 associates and 200 support staff across its offices in Asia, Europe and the US. A spokesperson for Orrick said: “These actions are made necessary by […]

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