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Rising Stars: Europe's Best Up-and-Coming Female Lawyers, 2024

Law news - Tue, 05/14/2024 - 12:08

More than 100 submissions from across more than 40 firms and 16 countries have been whittled down to find the best up-and-coming women practicing in Continental Europe.

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British Legal Awards 2024 Nominations Open For Entry

Law news - Mon, 05/13/2024 - 12:41

The awards celebrate the outstanding contributions of legal professionals, firms, and teams shaping the landscape of of the UK legal industry.

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Osborne Clarke Partner Referred to Tribunal Over Zahawi Letters

Law news - Mon, 05/13/2024 - 11:48

The partner in question has not been identified, but Osborne Clarke said that it intends to 'fully support and stand behind' them.

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Shearman-Associated Firm in Italy Is Being 'Dissolved' Following A&O Merger

Law news - Mon, 05/13/2024 - 07:20

The Italian firm, created in 2021 by a spinoff of Shearman's Rome and Milan offices, has seen most of its lawyers move to other firms in the run-up to the merger, according to insiders.

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What's Going On at Paul Weiss?

Law news - Mon, 05/13/2024 - 04:47

The U.S. firm has good reasons for rapidly expanding with top-tier lawyers in London, writes The Global Lawyer. But now it has also set down roots in Brussels and has even launched a Latin America practice. Is the New York firm going global?

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Companies Face New Regulations From the US, UK and EU, Creating Increased Compliance Challenges

Law news - Fri, 05/10/2024 - 22:25

In the United States, regulators are increasingly holding companies accountable for the compliance problems of their third-party vendors. A new law in the United Kingdom will help prosecutors pursue corporate fraud, and a new EU regulation takes aim at subsidies granted by nonmember states that give companies an undue economic advantage.

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Government Should Reconsider Law Firm Obligations on Russia Sanctions, Says Law Society

Law news - Fri, 05/10/2024 - 13:32

Law firms have been grappling with the regime of sanctions introduced in the U.K. following Russia's invasion of Ukraine in 2022.

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Africa Deal Roundup: Major Firms Lead on $1.25B Petrochemical Financing in Nigeria

Law news - Fri, 05/10/2024 - 13:06

White & Case, Norton Rose Fulbright, Hogan Lovells, Sidley Austin and Baker McKenzie have been active in the region lately on deals ranging from oil and gas to tech to banking.

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Mega-Deals and AML, How To Stay Compliant

Law news - Fri, 05/10/2024 - 12:41

In light of the SRA's AML 'crackdown', Shieldpay's CEO Andrew Hawkins talks about the challenge posed by compliance for law firms and the risk breaches can bring in terms of financial sanctions and reputational damage.

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Intimidation and Greed: Experts Speak Out on Big Law's Role in Perpetuating Child Labour

Law news - Thu, 05/09/2024 - 13:46

Those involved in high-profile cases believe that, despite waving the ESG flag, the world's top law firms play a critical role in exacerbating one of global society's greatest ills.

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Eversheds Hires Partner-Led Banking Team in Milan, in New Shearman-Related Exit After A&O Tie-Up

Law news - Wed, 05/08/2024 - 23:48

The hire of a partner from a Sherman & Sterling-affiliated firm comes as Eversheds aims to expand in the Italian market in "strategic" sectors.

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Italian Practices Hire Up Amid A&O Shearman Launch

Law news - Wed, 05/08/2024 - 23:26

White & Case, Orrick, and A&O Shearman have brought on lawyers from the firm formerly associated with Shearman & Sterling in Italy, while Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Ludovici brought on a seven-lawyer team from White & Case.

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Paul Weiss Expansion Drive Continues With Further Additions in Brussels and London

Law news - Wed, 05/08/2024 - 17:35

In Brussels, the firm has added a director general from the European Commission who is leaving after 33-years, which comes days after its Latin America practice launch.

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Another Exit For Travers As Corporate Partner Walks To Linklaters

Law news - Wed, 05/08/2024 - 12:47

The hire comes as Linklaters recovers from some major exits, including its leveraged finance co-head in London David Irvine's move to Gibson Dunn.

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UK Firm Opens 11-Strong Office in Peru Led by Three Partners

Law news - Wed, 05/08/2024 - 07:39

The Andean outpost is the London-based firm's fifth within Latin America as it expands its global marine and shipping capabilities.

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My Experience of Working as a Mother in Big Law

Law news - Wed, 05/08/2024 - 00:04

'I was constantly asked when I was leaving the firm. I wasn't. I was often asked if I was leaving early to see my infant. I wasn't. I was asked where my infant was. My dedication was questioned.'

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'The Biggest Fallacy of the Industry': How Flexible Working Policies are Failing Both Men and Women

Law news - Tue, 05/07/2024 - 13:56

Top lawyers and commentators spotlight how policies are failing women, and also how, due to social pressure, men often avoid the topic altogether.

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A&O Partner Joins Clifford Chance Days After Shearman Merger

Law news - Tue, 05/07/2024 - 12:18

The unusual move between Clifford Chance and Allen & Overy comes only days after A&O Shearman's historic merger went live.

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Spanish Law Firm Uri a Menéndez to Shutter Office in New York

Law news - Mon, 05/06/2024 - 23:31

At the end of June, the Spanish law firm will close its Park Avenue office after 34 years in New York City.

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When Global Visions Go Awry

Law news - Mon, 05/06/2024 - 00:31

A series of closures in Greater China is calling into question the already shaky notion that law firms need to be everything everywhere, writes the Global Lawyer.

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