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Reed Smith Boosts UK Pro Bono Hours By a Third

Law news - Mon, 02/22/2021 - 16:37

The increase is likely to put the firm ahead of several other large firms for hours worked in the UK.

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HSF Becomes Latest Firm to Appoint Global ESG Leadership

Law news - Mon, 02/22/2021 - 15:45

The firm is the fifth top firm to make a similar change in February.

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Is Clifford Chance Set to Leave Canary Wharf?

Law news - Mon, 02/22/2021 - 12:19

The firm is weighing up its options for a potential office move, but what would that entail and could it really say goodbye to its Canary Wharf skyscraper?

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DWF Looks to Financial Industry to Replace General Counsel

Law news - Mon, 02/22/2021 - 11:32

He replaces Mollie Stoker, who is joining Ocado Group as deputy general counsel.

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Pinsent Masons Launches Training Platform For Its Flexi-Lawyering Service

Law news - Mon, 02/22/2021 - 10:00

All professionals who have done assignments for the firm's flexi-lawyering service in the past 12 months will be granted access to the new platform.

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More Senior, More Female, More International: Study Reveals Evolution of GC Role in Europe

Law news - Mon, 02/22/2021 - 07:00

A new study by the executive search firm Spencer Stuart examined trends in new hiring and the state of the GC position and responsibilities at major European companies.

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UK SPACS: Time to Adopt the US Model?

Law news - Mon, 02/22/2021 - 06:30

London could grab some of the U.S.'s share of the booming SPAC market if it makes some structural changes and adopts the U.S. SPAC model, says Winston & Strawn partner Paul Amiss.

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Australian Law Firms Remain Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks, Experts Say

Law news - Sat, 02/20/2021 - 02:08

They are being targeted for the sensitive client data they hold.

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Kennedys Strengthens Financial, Cyber Team With Key Hire for Latin America and Caribbean

Law news - Fri, 02/19/2021 - 19:17

Susana Marti nez will be part of the firm's Miami hub supporting the region, but she will be based in Madrid.

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Latest UK Partner Struck Off For Misleading Clients

Law news - Fri, 02/19/2021 - 17:26

In one case, the partner had misappropriated funds from a client account, and misled another over payments.

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Ryanair Launches Legal Assault On EU State Aid to Major Airlines

Law news - Fri, 02/19/2021 - 16:44

In a litigation plan that could take years to resolve, the budget airline has filed 16 lawsuits against the European Commission alleging that EU rules under COVID-19 unfairly favor national airlines.

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A Sector in Denial? It's Time Lawyers Came Out From Behind the Numbers

Law news - Fri, 02/19/2021 - 12:38

How are firms really positioned for whatever transition into the 'next normal' demands?

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Morrison & Foerster Wraps UK Redundancy Consultation With Handful Cut

Law news - Fri, 02/19/2021 - 12:24

The news comes after 4% of its U.S. staff were axed at the start of February.

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40% of UK Top 50 Firms Lack Top UK Cybersecurity Certification, Research Shows

Law news - Fri, 02/19/2021 - 12:07

Amid a rise in cybersecurity attacks, a review of the top 50 law firms shows eight have a lesser form of accreditation, while 12 do not use the recommended scheme at all.

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UK Supreme Court Rules Uber Drivers are 'Workers', Handing Company Major Defeat

Law news - Fri, 02/19/2021 - 11:24

The landmark ruling, which effectively entitles Uber drivers to minimum wage, paid holidays and other legal protections, marks a defeat for DLA Piper and a victory for Bates Wells and Braithwaite and Leigh Day.

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Hogan Lovells, With Right Practice Mix and a Change in Partner Pay, Sees Profit Hike

Law news - Fri, 02/19/2021 - 06:01

A new compensation floor for many partners, along with streamlined business procedures and some cost cuts, led to a 30.8% rise in profits per equity partner.

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Squire Patton Boggs Hires 3-Lawyer Employment Team in Sydney

Law news - Thu, 02/18/2021 - 20:23

Over the past 20 months, the firm has added 11 new partners to its Australian roster and has hired partners in London, Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt, Singapore, Milan, New York, Riyadh and Dubai.

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Paralegal Faces Life Imprisonment for Violating Hong Kong's National Security Law

Law news - Thu, 02/18/2021 - 17:12

Chan Tze-wah, a dual citizen of Hong Kong and the U.K., is being charged with violating the city's new national security law.

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Crowell Rides Contingency Fee Wins to 47% Spike in Profits, Double-Digit Revenue Growth

Law news - Thu, 02/18/2021 - 17:00

The firm launched offices in Singapore and Doha, Qatar last year and said it did well in London as well as in Brussels, where it expects Brexit will fuel more work in the future.

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Hogan Lovells Cuts 32 UK Business Services Roles

Law news - Thu, 02/18/2021 - 15:45

The firm's latest cuts follow a spate of lay-offs in the US and Mexico.

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