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Quinn Emanuel Opens New US Office

Law news - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 16:39

Firm founder John Quinn described Austin as a "boom town" where his firm will initially focus on IP matters.

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Milbank Halves Global Promotions in Latest Round

Law news - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 13:25

The U.S. firm has promoted three lawyers in New York and two in London.

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WFW Expands in Hong Kong, London with Six Lawyers

Law news - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 12:46

The additions include a five-lawyer BCLP team, led by two partners.

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Why Are Women Still Failing to Reach Top Jobs at Law Firms; What Will and Won't Help?

Law news - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 12:27

Firms won't improve diversity through initiatives designed just to tick the diversity box.

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Kirkland London Corporate Partner To Join Milbank

Law news - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 12:25

The move follows the exit of Milbank's London corporate co-head to Alston & Bird.

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UK Firm Takes William Fry Tax Head In Further Dublin Expansion

Law news - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 11:40

U.K. law firms continue to build out their post-Brexit offerings in Ireland.

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What Will 2021 Bring? UK Law Firm Leaders Cast Their Predictions

Law news - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 11:07

Leaders at Ashurst, Simmons, Paul Hastings, Eversheds, McDermott and more talk through what they are expecting this year.

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Slaughter and May Appoints New General Counsel

Law news - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 10:53

Sarah de Gay has stepped down from her GC role after five years.

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Legal Community Shines in 2021 New Year Honours List

Law news - Thu, 12/31/2020 - 12:56

Several top private practice lawyers, law department heads, academics and judges have been recognised this year.

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In Pictures: December's Key Partner Moves

Law news - Thu, 12/31/2020 - 10:56

Who moved where in the last month of 2020?

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In Pictures: December's In-House Moves

Law news - Thu, 12/31/2020 - 10:48

2020's final in-house legal moves saw changes at ASOS, GE Power and more.

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UK Government Launches Tender For £25M Aerospace Legal Panel

Law news - Wed, 12/30/2020 - 12:29

Successful firms will provide advice in relation to the financial support that UKEF provides to the aerospace and defence sector.

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Clifford Chance, Freshfields Click Into Sale

Law news - Wed, 12/30/2020 - 10:30

Admiral Group has exited the price comparison market through the sale of and its other European insurance-focused comparison platforms.

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Trade Deal Is 'Effectively a Hard Brexit' For Lawyers, UK Partners Say

Law news - Tue, 12/29/2020 - 13:56

Although relieved by its trade implications, some lawyers are still concerned that the deal reached on Christmas Eve provides little to no security for legal services.

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Cuatrecasas Affirms LatAm Ambitions With Nine-Lawyer Hiring Spree

Law news - Tue, 12/29/2020 - 11:41

The new partners hail from Baker McKenzie and EY, among others.

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In Pictures: Europe's Biggest Hires of 2020

Law news - Tue, 12/29/2020 - 11:16

A testing year did little to slow the recruiting ambitions of Europe's legal elite.

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London's Status as Disputes Hub in 'Serious Jeopardy' Despite Impending Brexit Deal

Law news - Thu, 12/24/2020 - 13:08

While the UK and the EU may be on the verge of reaching a deal on Christmas Eve, London's role as a preferred legal disputes hub is still at risk.

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French Court Ruling Means Bigger (and More Distanced) Religious Services During COVID-19

Law news - Thu, 12/24/2020 - 11:54

The ruling came just days after the US Supreme Court upheld a similar challenge to New York State's restrictions on religious gatherings. But the French ruling contains important, and revealing, differences.

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A&O Hits Back at London Olympic Stadium Owners in Legal Wrangle

Law news - Thu, 12/24/2020 - 10:37

A&O has previously denied that it acted negligently, and has said any potential liability would be capped at £3 million.

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Clyde & Co Senior Partner Steps Down After a Year in the Role

Law news - Wed, 12/23/2020 - 15:06

Peter Hirst's early departure comes just 13 months after he took over from Simon Konsta, who himself stepped down from the top role unexpectedly.

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