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K&L Gates Brings On Finance Quintet From DLA Piper in Milan

Law news - Fri, 04/05/2024 - 13:02

The Pittsburgh-based law firm's hires bring the total number of professionals in its Milan finance practice to 11.

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Freshfields Bags Another European IPO Mandate

Law news - Fri, 04/05/2024 - 13:00

The firm's mandate for Swiss pharma Galderma comes quick on the heels of its work on CVC's proposed Amsterdam listing.

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Paris Heads Selected at A&O Shearman and Latham

Law news - Fri, 04/05/2024 - 12:48

Meanwhile, a Shearman partner for close to 12 years has joined Ashurst in Paris, the latest prominent attorney to leave merger-bound firm.

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KKR to Paul Hastings: Will Needham on Why he Moved, and Being a Swiftie

Law news - Fri, 04/05/2024 - 12:17

The restructuring specialist discusses his move from one of the world's biggest investment companies and his plans at Paul Hastings' London office.

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Linklaters Turns to Accenture for Tech Advice

Law news - Thu, 04/04/2024 - 23:44

Linklaters is following in A&O and Shearman's footsteps; the firms retained McKinsey and KPMG last month for advice on their merger.

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Slaughters Bounces Back in Q1 Rankings as European M&A Shows Hints of Recovery

Law news - Thu, 04/04/2024 - 18:12

Linklaters and Skadden also boasted strong first quarter performances.

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DLA Piper to Open Office in Du sseldorf

Law news - Thu, 04/04/2024 - 17:31

The opening increases the firm's German presence to five offices.

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Fieldfisher Hires Pension Team After 'Strategic Review' at PwC

Law news - Thu, 04/04/2024 - 16:38

The move comes in light of a review by PwC, with the team continuing to work closely with the Big Four accountants, according to a statement.

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How I Deal With Stress: A Travers Smith Partner on Childhood Trauma and Reaching 'Breaking Point'

Law news - Thu, 04/04/2024 - 14:05

In the second in a series of Q&As with partners about how they cope with life in law, funds partner Will Normand of Travers Smith opens up about subjects too often ignored in corporate law.

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Wachtell, Goodwin Top Q1 League Tables as Global M&A Value Jumps 38%

Law news - Wed, 04/03/2024 - 23:31

While the value of global M&A announced during Q1 was up significantly, the number of deals declined by 31% when compared with the same period a year ago.

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Revenue, Profits Slip at Baker Botts as Firm Invests in Hiring, Singapore Office

Law news - Wed, 04/03/2024 - 22:53

Managing partner Danny David, who took on the managing partner role on Aug. 1, said the London, Singapore and Middle East offices had a "truly stellar" 2023 in terms of engagements and achievements.

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Paul Weiss Plans Brussels Launch with Simpson Antitrust Partner

Law news - Wed, 04/03/2024 - 22:34

Brad Karp confirmed that having a "strong presence in Brussels" was a "strategic imperative" as the firm works on cross-border M&A work and consequential client matters.

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It Takes All of Us: Participate in This Year's Mental Health Survey

Law news - Wed, 04/03/2024 - 18:00

Our Survey on Mental Health in the Legal Industry is open, and we need to hear from you—lawyers and all professionals in the legal world.

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Alston & Bird Hires Brussels Antitrust Partner to Advise on Cross-Border Transactions

Law news - Wed, 04/03/2024 - 15:00

Jens-Olrik Murach, who joins from Willkie, says competition regulators increasingly cooperate across the Atlantic.

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Ex-Bird & Bird Partner to Face Tribunal Over Inappropriate Conduct Allegations

Law news - Wed, 04/03/2024 - 14:50

The lawyer was a partner in Bird &amp Bird's Brussels office at the time the alleged conduct took place.

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Noerr to Part Company with Four European Offices

Law news - Wed, 04/03/2024 - 13:16

An arrangement with CEE law firm Kinstellar could see the major German law firm part with scores of lawyers, after Noerr's CEE revenues tumbled.

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Freshfields Lands Another Latham Private Capital Partner

Law news - Wed, 04/03/2024 - 12:07

Milan-based Giancarlo D'Ambrosio is the third Latham & Watkins partner to join Freshfields' global private capital practice in the space of a month.

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Litigation Funders Have Won the Battle—But Will They Win the War?

Law news - Wed, 04/03/2024 - 11:42

Debate has intensified about the societal value of litigation funders as the UK government prepares a change to the rules that would help them, with some saying a review is needed first.

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Latham and O'Melveny in Driving Seat for 4.2 Billion MotoGP Deal

Law news - Tue, 04/02/2024 - 13:01

Dorna Sports holds the global rights to organise the MotoGP and WSBK Championships—the two most significant motorcycle racing series.

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General Counsel Commit to 50% Pro Bono Target to Increase In-House Involvement

Law news - Tue, 04/02/2024 - 11:56

GCs at FTSE 100 companies including GSK, Coca Cola, ITV, Taylor Wimpey and Goldman Sachs have signed the pledge.

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