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Bech-Bruun loses three partners to Nordic rivals

Bech-Bruun has lost a handful partners to rival firms, with Norwegian-headquartered firm Schjødt and big five rival Gorrissen Federspiel both profiting from the exits. Litigation partners Søren Lundsgaard and Arianne Svardal-Stelmer will join Schjødt in the firm’s most substantial disputes expansion of its 18-month old Copenhagen office. The pair joined Bech-Bruun in a merger between […]

Warsaw Poland

Clifford Chance launches third operations hub

Clifford Chance has launched its third global operations division- this time in Poland. The hub in Warsaw comes after similar launches in India and Newcastle, which already support teams across the world on innovation and improving client service delivery. There are two sites in India – in Gurugram and Hyderabad – meaning this is the […]

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Simmons takes on salmon producers in £382m class action

Some of the world’s largest salmon producers are being hit with a new class action, alleging unlawful collusion to increase salmon prices for consumers. Simmons & Simmons is representing class representative Waterside, a special purpose vehicle represented by Anne Heal, former OpenReach managing director of strategy and regulatory affairs group director at BT. The claim […]

HS2 route

Judge slams Environment Agency and HS2 over litigation

Mrs Justice Joanna Smith has rebuked the Environment Agency (EA) and High Speed Two (HS2) for their taxpayer-funded litigation in judgment handed down today (21 June) at the Technology and Construction Court. In the conclusion to her judgment, she said: “By way of postscript, I observe that it is extremely unfortunate that these two bodies, […]

Sainsbury's Bank

Linklaters and A&O Shearman lead on Sainsbury’s Bank sale

Linklaters and A&O Shearman have capitalised on longstanding client relationships, acting on a deal in which Sainsbury’s banking business is sold to NatWest Group. Linklaters is acting for Sainsbury’s Bank with the team led by corporate partner Charles Turner, TMT partner Richard Cumbley and corporate managing associate Matthew Halliday. A&O Shearman is acting for NatWest, […]

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