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Travers Smith Latest to Introduce Domestic Violence Policy

Law news - Thu, 02/18/2021 - 12:48

The firm is offering paid leave arrangements to those living with domestic abuse and has launched an anonymous communication platform.

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BT's Group GC on Managing External Law Firm Relationships in Lockdown

Law news - Thu, 02/18/2021 - 12:34

'A crisis can be a time when a GC can really showcase his or her value', says Sabine Chalmers.

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Slaughter and May Introduces New Assistant Role Following Review

Law news - Thu, 02/18/2021 - 12:22

The update comes as several U.K. firms have parted ways with legal PAs, following redundancy rounds amid COVID-19 pressures.

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Credit Suisse Adds Major Law Firm To Global Panel in First Review of Roster

Law news - Thu, 02/18/2021 - 10:51

The bank created a global roster in 2018 to replace previous panels.

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More Women of Color Take On Big Law Leadership Roles

Law news - Thu, 02/18/2021 - 01:22

Covington & Burling, Squire Patton Boggs and Perkins Coie appointed new leaders recently.

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Google to Pay Australian Media Companies For Content But Facebook Blocks All Australian News

Law news - Thu, 02/18/2021 - 00:58

The two markedly different responses to Australia's new law requiring the tech giants to pay for news content and links are being closely watched around the world as regulators seek to address the power imbalance between the platforms and traditional media.

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Google to Pay Australian Media Companies to Blunt Impact of Tough News Law

Law news - Thu, 02/18/2021 - 00:58

Facebook, in contrast, has responded to the new law by blocking news from Australian publishers from appearing on its site everywhere, and by preventing people in Australia from accessing any news stories on its platform.

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'Surprising And Fascinating': Debevoise Saw Partner Profits Jump 23% in 2020

Law news - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 22:55

The firm's overall performance also touched Debevoise's London office, which saw a 12% revenue increase year-over-year.

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Linklaters' Charlie Jacobs To Join JP Morgan In Leadership Role

Law news - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 19:12

The Linklaters senior partner is set to join the global investment bank after 30 years at the law firm.

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Deloitte Legal Hires Longtime Baker McKenzie Amsterdam Partner

Law news - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 16:50

The hire strengthens Deloitte Legal's dealmaking team in an emerging hub of stock trading in Europe.

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A Q&A With Georgia Dawson: 'I Am Looking Forward To Calling London Home Again'

Law news - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 12:53

Freshfields' senior partner discusses the firm's progress in the U.S., the conduct committees and what aspects of the firm's culture could change.

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Travers Smith Rolls Out Legal Tech Training to Staff and Lawyers

Law news - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 12:02

"It is becoming increasingly important for lawyers to have an understanding of the nuts and bolts of technology," the firm's legal technology head said.

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Willkie Farr Taps Gibson Dunn for Brussels Competition Partner Hire

Law news - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 11:44

The hire follows a flurry of moves and office launches in Brussels on the back of a competition boom.

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Jones Day 2nd Big Law Victim of Accellion Breach

Law news - Tue, 02/16/2021 - 22:22

Two weeks after Goodwin Procter came forward with news that a vendor it used had been compromised, information surfaced that Jones Day was also affected.

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Profits Took a Big Leap in 2020 at Locke Lord, Even as Revenue Slipped

Law news - Tue, 02/16/2021 - 20:11

The firm closed its Hong Kong office in 2020, but revenue from its U.K. office totaled $15.5 million—up from $15 million in 2019.

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Herbert Smith Freehills Kicks Off Senior Partner Election Process

Law news - Tue, 02/16/2021 - 17:19

Incumbent London-based James Palmer will shortly step down from the role.

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White & Case Grows London Revenue By 18%

Law news - Tue, 02/16/2021 - 16:58

The firm's London office turnover is nearing the $400 million mark after the firm measured a dip in London revenues in 2019.

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Eversheds to Reward Staff Who Signed Up to Reduced Hours

Law news - Tue, 02/16/2021 - 16:08

The firm will make payments to people who signed up to the scheme but were too busy to have their hours cut.

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Allen & Overy Taps White & Case For US Leveraged Finance Head

Law news - Tue, 02/16/2021 - 15:04

The partner had been at White & Case for two decades and is the latest exit from its global ranks.

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Kier Group General Counsel Steps Down

Law news - Tue, 02/16/2021 - 14:10

He leaves the role after over eleven years.

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