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Norton Rose Fulbright CEO Retires Early, Leaving US and EMEA Managing Partners to Chair Executive Committee

Law news - Tue, 09/05/2023 - 21:49

The law firm did not state the reason for global CEO Gerry Pecht's early departure.

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Harneys' William Peake on Justice, Equality, and Managing an Offshore Firm Across Multiple Time Zones

Law news - Tue, 09/05/2023 - 15:01

The leader of nearly 200 commonwealth-qualified lawyers is working hard to establish a consistent and inclusive culture across offices, while sometimes still having to sell the credibility of offshore jurisdictions.

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Axiom Ince Secures £57M Freezing Order Against Managing Partner

Law news - Tue, 09/05/2023 - 13:53

The firm brought the action after claiming client funds have been paid away, but Pragnesh Modhwadia's lawyer has dismissed fears about his client's whereabouts.

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Reelected Hogan Lovells CEO Says Merger Still a Possibility, Highlights Other Paths to Growth

Law news - Tue, 09/05/2023 - 07:01

"I don't want to talk to firms that have huge pension commitments or revenue drops because of partner departures or that are suffering in branding recognition. We would like to be opportunistic and associate ourselves with winners," said Miguel Zaldivar.

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Let's Do Lunch: How French Lawyers Like to Entertain Their Clients

Law news - Tue, 09/05/2023 - 00:00

France is the land of midday hospitality but these client meetings are not as lengthy and luxurious as you might expect.

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Allen & Overy Finance Partner Flies to Bird & Bird in Warsaw

Law news - Mon, 09/04/2023 - 13:23

Bird & Bird has also hired a Dentons partner in Madrid.

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GCs Collaborate with Skadden and Others to Ramp Up Corporate LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

Law news - Mon, 09/04/2023 - 11:36

The campaign, which involves top lawyers from Rolls Royce, BP and others, comes just months after revealed stagnant LGBT representation in the legal industry.

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Summer's Over. You're a Regulatory Lawyer Now

Law news - Mon, 09/04/2023 - 00:00

August underlined the speed of change to trade, tech, data and climate rules—and if you had a leisurely summer, priority one is getting up to speed, writes the Global Lawyer.

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French Firm Moncey Hires Veteran Linklaters Partner

Law news - Fri, 09/01/2023 - 11:31

Fabrice de La Morandière had been a partner at Linklaters for 22 years and headed the firm's private equity practice and corporate department.

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Four Firms Line Up For Barcelona FC Media Deal

Law news - Thu, 08/31/2023 - 22:59

Firms from Spain and the US have advised on the deal to centralize the football club's digital and audiovisual content units under one brand and take it public.

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King & Spalding, Fieldfisher Add Partners in Paris

Law news - Thu, 08/31/2023 - 13:08

Fieldfisher has hired a biotech partner along with two associates while King & Spalding is building in arbitration.

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Addleshaw Goddard, DWF Scale Up in Dubai with Partner Hires

Law news - Thu, 08/31/2023 - 13:03

Several law firms are scaling up in the Middle East amid liberalizing markets.

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CMS Gets Race Claim Thrown Out, Awaits Decision on Victimisation Allegation

Law news - Thu, 08/31/2023 - 12:49

The ex-employee making the claims has faced assertions that she herself had made derogatory comments about ex-colleagues.

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Tech Giants Face Huge Fines Under New EU Rulebook

Law news - Wed, 08/30/2023 - 23:52

Tech companies that fail to put appropriate measures in place to combat hate speech and curb online disinformation could soon be hit with fines going up to 6% of their revenue.

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Private Equity Strategies Come to the Fore in France as Second Big Restructuring Deal Is Struck

Law news - Wed, 08/30/2023 - 22:02

A lineup of international and elite French firms has concluded the multibillion-euro restructuring of a five-star hospitality company in France—part of an upswing in private equity-linked restructuring work as companies regroup for the post-pandemic era.

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Is London on the Cusp of a White Collar Boom?

Law news - Wed, 08/30/2023 - 11:51

With a SFO soon to welcome a new director and a UK recession looking more likely, some partners are expecting an uptick in investigations, while others offer more sober takes.

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Big Law's Use of 'Visiting Attorneys' in Spotlight After Lawyer's Arrest

Law news - Tue, 08/29/2023 - 23:00

Visiting attorneys may go through a different vetting system than U.S.-educated associates, as some law firms recruit visiting lawyers from international law firms that they have existing relationships with.

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Iconic Crystal Maker Swarovski Taps Former Nestle, Wrigley and Coca-Cola Attorney as Legal Chief

Law news - Tue, 08/29/2023 - 23:00

Stephan Mechnig's appointment as chief legal and compliance officer comes a year after the nearly 130-year-old company installed someone outside the family as CEO for the first time.

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Latham & Watkins Loses Veteran PE Partner in Hamburg to German Rival Gleiss Lutz

Law news - Tue, 08/29/2023 - 16:52

Stefan Widder, a 21-year veteran of Latham, will bring the number of partners at Gleiss Lutz Hamburg to seven and the total number of lawyers at the Hamburg office to 33.

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Weil Gotshal Implements Four-Day Office Mandate in London

Law news - Tue, 08/29/2023 - 13:26

A number of other US firms have introduced a mandatory four-day in-office week in recent months, including Ropes & Gray and Vinson & Elkins.

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