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O'Melveny's Brad Butwin on Managing in a Post-Pandemic Era

Law news - Mon, 08/28/2023 - 22:55

From taking a stand on a broad range of social issues to implementing new technology, Butwin discusses the ways the role of firm leader has changed.

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Should I Stay or Go? 8 Questions Partners Facing a Merger Need to Answer

Law news - Mon, 08/28/2023 - 07:39

With all the mergers—or potential mergers—taking place this year, what key factors should lawyers consider when deciding whether to remain at their firm or move on?

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As Regulatory Issues Become More Complex, Stephenson Harwood Forms Multidisciplinary Compliance Team in Paris

Law news - Sun, 08/27/2023 - 23:30

The firm said it is seeing an increase in demand for advice on white-collar investigations, competition, litigation, and other compliance-related issues.

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Why Clark Hill and Other Firms Choose to Grow Through Acquisition

Law news - Sun, 08/27/2023 - 21:31

Clark Hill has acquired five smaller firms this year—the most recent in Dublin—instead of concentrating on hiring solo laterals or even small practice groups.

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US Legal Veteran Named Global General Counsel of Berlin-Based BMG

Law news - Fri, 08/25/2023 - 20:34

A year after relocating from Los Angeles to BMG's Berlin headquarters, Tony Abner is taking the legal reins of the world's fourth-largest music company.

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A&O Shearman: The Compelling but Unspoken Rationale

Law news - Fri, 08/25/2023 - 16:30

Industry observer Hugh A. Simons dives into historical data and law firm dynamics to explore the true, though perhaps unspoken, benefits of a merger between Allen & Overy and Shearman & Sterling.

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DWF Profits Slide Ahead of Private Equity Takeover

Law news - Fri, 08/25/2023 - 12:48

Though the UK listed law firm's revenue edged up, the firm's leaders said they did not expect to undertake 'any material M&A in the short term' due to economic pressures.

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Hogan Lovells Partners Are Voting to Re-elect CEO Miguel Zaldivar to a Second Term

Law news - Thu, 08/24/2023 - 21:37

Board members unanimously recommended that Zaldivar, who has led Hogan Lovells since July 2020, should continue serving at the helm for another four-year term.

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Law Firms Expect GenAI to Reduce Reliance on Billable Hour

Law news - Thu, 08/24/2023 - 14:13

The majority of large UK law firms expect GenAI to impact their approach to the billable hour, according to a International survey.

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Canadian IP Firm Smart & Biggar Gets Bigger With Merger

Law news - Wed, 08/23/2023 - 02:13

The IPH Group-affiliated firm will combine with former competitor Ridout & Maybee, cementing its position as the largest IP shop in Canada.

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The Weil Gotshal Duo Fighting to Make Class a Protected Characteristic

Law news - Tue, 08/22/2023 - 14:40

Two figures are quietly leading a nationwide push to reform the U.K.'s Equality Act in a way that could profoundly affect the way social class is perceived.

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Miranda Alliance and Baker McKenzie Advise on 1.29B Project in Angola

Law news - Tue, 08/22/2023 - 14:02

The project is expected to provide sustainable electrical power to approximately one million Angolans.

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Suspended Axiom Ince Partner Appeals 'Draconian' SRA Suspension in High Court

Law news - Tue, 08/22/2023 - 13:07

The partner's lawyer said his client was 'very shocked and distressed' by the SRA's intervention.

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Abramovich Associate Fails in Legal Bid to Overturn Sanctions

Law news - Tue, 08/22/2023 - 13:03

Eugene Shvidler was placed on the U.K. sanctions list in 2022, with the government citing his close links to Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich.

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Morrison Foerster, Davis Polk and Sullivan & Cromwell Land Roles On SoftBank-Owned Arm's Nasdaq IPO

Law news - Tue, 08/22/2023 - 12:26

The proposed offering, reportedly being valued between $60 billion and $70 billion, is expected to be the biggest listing of the year.

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International Heavyweights Line Up on Multibillion-Euro Restructuring Deal in France

Law news - Tue, 08/22/2023 - 00:03

White & Case, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Orrick, and Latham & Watkins have advised on a cross-border deal to restructure Casino, one of France's biggest retail chains.

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Columbia Law School Professor Who Coined 'Brussels Effect': 'Changes in Big Tech's Business Models Are Needed'

Law news - Mon, 08/21/2023 - 23:30

In an interview with International, influential scholar Anu Bradford discusses her new book, the power imbalance between Big Tech and democratic governments, and the EU's recent shift to what she describes as "techno-protectionism."

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Continuing Growth in Existing Markets, Clark Hill Combines With Dublin Commercial Firm

Law news - Mon, 08/21/2023 - 21:59

Clark Hill's acquisition of the 10-solicitor Dublin, Ireland-based firm HBMO Solicitors follows earlier acquisitions in the U.S., in Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia.

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Norton Rose South Africa's Incoming CEO Committed to Full-Time Executive Leadership

Law news - Mon, 08/21/2023 - 16:35

Being chief executive far outweighs the bitter-sweetness of no longer running the disputes practice, says CEO elect Brent Botha in an interview with International.

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Axiom Ince Enlists BDO for Internal Probe as Blighted Firm Aims to Secure Jobs

Law news - Mon, 08/21/2023 - 13:16

The firm has said that both internal and external investigations are underway following the suspension of a trio of firm leaders for alleged financial mismanagement.

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