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Sidley Austin London Office Revenue Breaks $200M in 'Choppy' Market

Law news - Thu, 04/11/2024 - 12:34

The firm's London head Tom Thesing talks about being buoyed by regulatory and litigation, and reaching for the heights of Simpson Thacher and Kirkland & Ellis.

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Hogan Lovells Hires 6-Lawyer Team, Including Former French Energy Regulator, in Paris

Law news - Thu, 04/11/2024 - 02:04

In other Paris moves, Herbert Smith Freehills got back a veteran banking and finance partner from a French firm, and a veteran Big Law arbitration partner started his own firm.

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Another Linklaters London Partner Exits, This Time to Skadden

Law news - Wed, 04/10/2024 - 12:09

The departure follows notable exits to US firm Paul Weiss.

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Ropes & Gray Names Next London Managing Partner

Law news - Wed, 04/10/2024 - 11:48

The new appointment takes over from Jane Rogers who steps down after three years in the role.

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European Commission's Illumina Antitrust Enforcement 'Misinterpreted' Regulation, Adviser to EU Top Court Says

Law news - Wed, 04/10/2024 - 00:43

An ECJ decision to follow its Advocate General's advice could doom the EU antitrust watchdog's other cases targeting mergers that don't meet revenue thresholds.

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Addleshaws Swoops for KWM's Spanish Arm as it Launches in Madrid

Law news - Tue, 04/09/2024 - 17:57

The news comes following KWM's tie-up with Eversheds left some lawyers looking for new homes.

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Kirkland White Collar Heavyweight Resurfaces at Litigation Boutique

Law news - Tue, 04/09/2024 - 14:03

The move comes amid an uptick in white collar work under the new SFO regime.

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Letters to Sunak: Lawyers Lock Horns Over UK Arms Sales to Israel

Law news - Tue, 04/09/2024 - 13:37

The latest letter, published by UK Lawyers for Israel, has been signed by top industry figures including Slaughter and May's Deborah Finkler, Latham's Ed Barnett, and former Fieldfisher managing partner Michael Chissick.

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Gender Pay Gap: Elite UK Firms Show Little to No Improvement

Law news - Tue, 04/09/2024 - 12:08

Freshfields, Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy, Linklaters and Slaughter and May have all published gender pay gap data for 2023.

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European Court Delivers Landmark Climate Ruling

Law news - Tue, 04/09/2024 - 07:40

For the first time, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled on the issue of state action on climate change.

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Cuatrecasas 2023 Revenue Grows More Than 10% to 388.7M

Law news - Tue, 04/09/2024 - 04:16

Over the past decade, the Spanish law firm has increased its revenue by 52.2%, according to its latest financials.

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GC Who's Helped Guide Garmin for Quarter-Century Hands Role to Deputy

Law news - Mon, 04/08/2024 - 21:28

"Andrew Etkind has been at the forefront of the most consequential business and legal matters that shaped Garmin into the company it is today," Garmin CEO Cliff Pemble said.

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Paul Weiss Eyes Brussels Expansion With Second Partner Hire in a Week

Law news - Mon, 04/08/2024 - 17:28

The latest hires in Brussels comes amid the firm's rapid expansion drive in London.

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A&O Shearman Announces First Partner Promotions Round Ahead of May Merger

Law news - Mon, 04/08/2024 - 17:16

Of the 40 newly-promoted partners, A&O has elected 32 lawyers, while Shearman has elevated eight.

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Four Firms Lead on Gucci Owner's 1.3B Property Deal in Milan

Law news - Mon, 04/08/2024 - 13:52

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Gide Loyrette Nouel, PedersoliGattai and Chiomenti are behind the deal in Milan's iconic fashion district.

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How I Deal With Stress: A Clifford Chance Partner on Feeling Overwhelmed and Accepting Help

Law news - Mon, 04/08/2024 - 13:40

In the third in a series on how senior lawyers are confronting their mental health challenges, CC's UK head of global financial markets Matt Fairclough talks about vocalising his problems and weekly psychotherapist sessions.

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Eversheds Taps DLA Veteran as McDermott Brings in Sidley Partner

Law news - Mon, 04/08/2024 - 13:34

UK partner hiring has entered a busy period.

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Jones Day in Paris Grabs Partner-Led Government Regulation Team From White & Case

Law news - Sun, 04/07/2024 - 23:38

Partner Franc ois-Guilhem Vaissier has advised on high-speed rail projects in France, conventional and renewable energy projects in Africa, and a desalination plant in Morocco, among other projects.

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Latham, Linklaters Lead 1Q Cross-Border M&A in Latin America

Law news - Fri, 04/05/2024 - 21:28

Deal-making across emerging markets slowed to a 15-year low in the period, with a dramatic annual plunge across Latin America.

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Kirkland Hits A&O For High Profile UK Leveraged Finance Partner

Law news - Fri, 04/05/2024 - 20:55

The hire follows a number of high-profile exits to Paul Weiss, as well as some high profile hires from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

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