TL 16 March 2015

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Cross-border referrals don’t come easy

It isn’t that long since London was the base for a host of solid, medium-sized independent firms, all forging a profitable existence through advising primarily UK-based clients on their work at home and abroad. But as Travers Smith managing partner David Patient pointed out at The Lawyer’s inaugural European Legal Networks Summit last week, those […]

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No exemption: DAC Beachcroft and the strain of the insurance market

Merger was all the rage in the perilous insurance sector back in 2011. Has a united DAC Beachcroft worked for the better, and what will be on the new management team’s agenda? Let’s pull no punches: debt is an issue at many firms and has clearly been one at DAC Beachcroft. But then, it’s far […]

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US firms in London: the states of things to come

Strong financial performances in London, stellar mergers and an army of major hires – the market looks good for US firms. So what do their leaders say? Rarely has there been a time of more activity when it comes to US firms, and much of it is centred on the vibrant London market. As The […]

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Byte by byte, our rights of privilege are being eroded

The Government has admitted unlawful monitoring practices by our intelligence services and new technology will augment their power – unless we act now Sir Tim Berners-Lee recently said that, “we need a Magna Carta for the communications age”. We certainly do, if the recent revelations about our security services snooping on privileged conversations are anything […]

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Moves: 16 March 2015

Move of the week K&L Gates has hired Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Arthur Artinian to join its London IP practice as a partner. Artinian, who is dual-qualified in the UK and Australia, is expected to play a key role in London, advising on UK, European and multi-jurisdictional matters. His practice encompasses contentious and non-contentious trademark, design, copyright, […]

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Poland – Warsaw packed

An influx of global firms and a rush of indie spin-offs has created an overcrowded legal market in Poland – and fees are suffering. A logjam of associates frustrated by a lack of partnership prospects at global and leading local law firms in Warsaw has created a rash of spin-off boutiques – and triggered a […]

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GCs in banking – The big bank load

The pressure on in-house lawyers in the financial services sector is growing as banks face up to new challenges such as greater regulatory scrutiny. Increased competition, a new regulatory landscape, and multi-billion dollar fines – in-house lawyers in the financial services sector have had plenty of challenges to keep them on their toes over the […]

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The in-house interview: EnergySolutions senior vice-president and legal counsel Simon Stuttaford

Think you have regulatory and insurance headaches? Imagine what it’s like working in the global nuclear waste industry like Simon Stuttaford, GC of EnergySolutions As EnergySolutions’ only general counsel outside the US “anything and everything” comes across Simon Stuttaford’s desk. “The breadth of the type of work I do can be challenging,” he says of […]

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