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BonelliErede Bolsters English Law Offering in London with Veteran Barrister Hire

Law news - Mon, 09/18/2023 - 13:08

The hire comes after the firm indicated its intention to augment its London office before the end of the year.

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Nature Calls: The Legal Imperative For Biodiversity in the Boardroom

Law news - Mon, 09/18/2023 - 11:35

Businesses across industries are ramping up their processes to support compliance with new regulatory requirements.

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The Most Competitive Legal Market in the World

Law news - Sun, 09/17/2023 - 22:00

One marketplace has a heady mix of an established legal market, plenty of talent, a weak currency, enough deals and comparatively unprofitable local firms.

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Everton FC Finds US Buyer: Which Law Firms are Advising?

Law news - Fri, 09/15/2023 - 16:37

The potential sale could mark the end of Farhad Moshiri's tenure as Everton owner.

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TikTok Hit with 345M Fine by Irish Privacy Regulator

Law news - Fri, 09/15/2023 - 15:02

The popular social media platform has three months to bring its handling of teenagers and children's data into compliance with EU privacy rules.

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Law Firms' Herd Mentality is (Sometimes) a Force for Good

Law news - Fri, 09/15/2023 - 12:23

Law firms have the habit of following one another, which has sometimes resulted in inertia on the most serious social issues—but this week has shown that it could have positive effects, writes The London Lawyer.

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UK Leaving European Convention on Human Rights 'Will Hit Clients'

Law news - Fri, 09/15/2023 - 11:57

Robert Spano, a former judge and President of the European Court of Human Rights and current Gibson Dunn partner, has argued that clients would not want to politically align themselves with such a move.

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Allen & Overy Hits White & Case For Second Lateral Hire of the Week

Law news - Fri, 09/15/2023 - 11:53

On Tuesday the firm hired a corporate partner from Akin in London.

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13th Kirkland Partner Quits for Paul Weiss

Law news - Fri, 09/15/2023 - 11:04

The dramatic team departure started in mid-August when Neel Sachdev quit the world's largest law firm alongside several others.

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'We Can't Do Our Job': The Fight for Legal Privilege for In-House Counsel in Europe

Law news - Fri, 09/15/2023 - 01:14

In-house lawyers across the continent have been fighting for years for the right to legal professional privilege. Increasingly, they are winning.

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UK Top 50 Results: Are Cuts Looming? The Devil is in the Detail

Law news - Thu, 09/14/2023 - 15:05

This year's ranking contains several warnings—chief among them being the need for further corrective measures to address the shrinking profit margins.

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The UK Top 50 Ranked By Revenue: Turnover Rise Not Enough to Maintain Profit Levels

Law news - Thu, 09/14/2023 - 14:18

Overall fee income growth at the UK's top firms outstripped the AmLaw 100 in 2023, but average partner profits fell at the worst rate since the financial crisis.

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Many European Legal Departments Still Lack Clear Digitalization Strategy—or Budget

Law news - Thu, 09/14/2023 - 14:01

The Legisway Benchmark for Legal Departments report from Wolters Kluwer and the European Legal Tech Association (ELTA) showed that many corporate legal teams in Europe are still at the early stages of their digital transformation.

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ECIJA and Andersen Make New Partner Hires in Spain

Law news - Thu, 09/14/2023 - 12:38

ECIJA adds to its urban planning and public law areas, whilst Andersen brings on a former CMS banking and finance partner.

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After Nearly 2 Decades, Winston & Strawn Will Have a New Chair

Law news - Wed, 09/13/2023 - 22:34

Steve D'Amore, currently global co-leader of Winston & Strawn's litigation department, has spent his entire career at the firm, starting more than 30 years ago. Outside of the U.S., Winston & Strawn has offices in Brussels, Paris, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Sa o Paulo.

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Irwin Mitchell Names Group CEO Following Predecessor's Passing

Law news - Wed, 09/13/2023 - 14:37

In August, Irwin Mitchell said that Andrew Tucker had passed away after an 'unexpected illness'.

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Wachtell, Freshfields Among 9 Elite Firms Leading on $20B Packaging Deal

Law news - Wed, 09/13/2023 - 13:54

A range of firms converged on one of the biggest combinations so far in 2023.

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Hogan Lovells Hires Energy M&A Team From Dentons in Germany

Law news - Wed, 09/13/2023 - 13:28

The team, led by two partners, will be based in Berlin and bring Hogan Lovells' broader infrastructure and energy team to more than 40 lawyers, the firm said.

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'Ridiculously Unsustainable': How the Law Firm Beekeeping Craze Could Be Environmentally Harmful

Law news - Tue, 09/12/2023 - 12:31

'If what law firms want is green credentials, keeping bee hives is a very bad idea and likely to backfire,' one expert tells International.

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Osborne Clarke Opens Third US Office in Miami

Law news - Tue, 09/12/2023 - 02:00

The firm also has offices in New York and San Francisco, but does not practise US law.

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