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Magic Circle Posts Strongest Year in Continental Europe Since 2012

Law news - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 12:35

Freshfields and A&O dominate as U.S. firms struggle to gain traction across continental Europe

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Signature Litigation Launches Paris Office With Hogan Lovells Hires

Law news - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:48

The litigation specialist is the latest firm to have recently expanded into Paris.

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Gowling WLG Partner Joins National Grid as UK General Counsel

Law news - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:36

Gas and electric giant appoints a permanent GC after a five-month search.

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Linklaters Begins Moving Associates Into Permanent Tech Roles

Law news - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 11:42

The firm is looking for tech savvy associates to leave the partner track and work on its ambitious AI project

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Chief Legal Officer of UK Food Delivery Startup Deliveroo Leaves Company

Law news - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 20:41

Deliveroo's chief legal officer Rob Miller is leaving the London-based food delivery company and Thea Rogers, VP of global communications and policy, will add the role to her responsibilities.

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What Top Law Firms in the UK Are Doing to Prepare for Brexit

Law news - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:47

A firm-by-firm guide to the steps being taken ahead of the UK's departure from the EU.

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Crowell & Moring Taps Ex-Squire Leader to Drive London Growth

Law news - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 21:14

Robert Weekes led Squire Patton Boggs' U.K. expansion before steeping down last year as leader of the firm's London office.

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Dutch Firm Hires Six-Person Team From Rival Firm

Law news - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 16:26

A dispute resolution team joins Loyens & Loeff.

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Government Shutdown Delays CFIUS National Security Reviews

Law news - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 22:57

Law firms and their clients are not only experiencing delays in the reviews currently filed, but they can expect a worsening backlog once the shutdown is over.

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Deloitte Hires Senior A&O Partner to Head U.K. Legal Arm

Law news - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 12:59

Former A&O managing partner contender Michael Castle will become the first permanent U.K. head of the accountancy's legal arm.

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CEO of Allen & Overy's Flexible Lawyer Business Leaves Firm

Law news - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 12:45

Richard Punt had led Peerpoint since joining the magic circle firm from Deloitte in 2014

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Deloitte Hires Senior A&O Finance Partner to Head U.K. Legal Arm

Law news - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 10:20

Former A&O managing partner contender Michael Castle will become the first permanent U.K. head of the accounting firm's legal arm

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China's Investment in US and Europe Hits Six-Year Low

Law news - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 01:01

China's combined investment into North America and Europe dropped 73 percent in 2018.

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'The Modified Lockstep Has Failed'—A Top-Ranked UK Partner Moves to Kirkland

Law news - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 16:00

How much did it cost to capture the private equity star, and why couldn't the Magic Circle firm compete?

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Brexit Prompts Ireland Merger Interest as Global Firms Move In

Law news - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 11:36

New research finds almost half of Ireland's top 20 firms have been approached about a U.K. merger over the past year.

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DLA Piper Nabs 4 Partners From Top Irish Firms for New Dublin Office

Law news - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 13:46

Four partners and three legal directors join DLA's newly launched Dublin base

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Pinsents Masons Expands in Germany, Launching Office in Frankfurt

Law news - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 11:21

The firm adds six new partners, from firms including Dechert and Hogan Lovells.

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Ex-Dechert Int'l Trade Co-Chair Lands at Cohen & Gresser

Law news - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 21:28

Miriam González Durántez left Dechert after her U.K. politico husband took a top job at Facebook last year. The Brexit expert predicts "tremendous regulatory complexity" for European cross-border business going forward.

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US Firms Play Smaller Role in UK M&A Activity in 2018

Law news - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 10:45

Magic Circle dominates 2018 M&A league tables for first time in years.

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Bryan Cave Departures Continue Following Merger

Law news - Mon, 01/07/2019 - 16:22

A slew of partners has left the firm since its merger last year.

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