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Cooley Revenue, Profits Soar as Tech Business Stayed Busy in 2020

Law news - Tue, 02/16/2021 - 13:57

The firm said that despite COVID-19, engagement in its Asia offices grew steadily. But in London, revenue dipped and the firm saw depressed deal activity.

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'Quite An Upscaling of Penalties': New Criminal Liability for Pension Schemes Could Catch UK Lawyers

Law news - Tue, 02/16/2021 - 13:39

Corporate, restructuring and pension lawyers are concerned about the new rules which can impose an unlimited fine and seven years' imprisonment.

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Former UK Clifford Chance Lawyer Charged With Insider Trading

Law news - Tue, 02/16/2021 - 13:01

The FCA found that the former CC lawyer and his brother, a former Goldman Sachs employee, committed alleged insider dealing worth around £142,000.

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DWF Launches Dubai Insurance Practice After Cutting Office Headcount

Law news - Tue, 02/16/2021 - 11:41

The partner had been with his former firm for over two decades.

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'It Became a Necessity': How Brexit Fuelled Simpson Thacher's Brussels Launch

Law news - Tue, 02/16/2021 - 06:01

Charged by a competition boom, Brussels was "the obvious choice" for the firm's first continental European office, the firm's executive chairman said.

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Addleshaw Goddard Eyes Frankfurt Launch With Local Partner Hire

Law news - Mon, 02/15/2021 - 16:49

This follows the firm's Paris opening in January.

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Slaughter and May's Financial Institutions, Belgian Heads To Retire

Law news - Mon, 02/15/2021 - 16:18

The partners are due to retire at the end of the firm's calendar year in April.

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Deloitte Network Firm Nabs Hogan Lovells Paris Real Estate Head

Law news - Mon, 02/15/2021 - 12:48

The partner had been at Hogan Lovells for over 30 years including two decades in the firm's partnership.

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One Year Since Novartis Required Diverse Legal Teams, Did it Work?

Law news - Mon, 02/15/2021 - 12:33

The pharma giant acted as a frontrunner in saying firms must use diverse teams or risk having fees withheld.

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Diversity Data Is More Than Just Numbers on a Spreadsheet

Law news - Fri, 02/12/2021 - 17:59

Each week, the Barometer newsletter, powered by the ALM Global Newsroom and Legalweek(year) 2021, brings you the trends, disruptions and shifts

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EY Law Appoints First Ever UK Legal 'Transformation' Head

Law news - Fri, 02/12/2021 - 12:56

The firm has also made a trio of additions to its legal function consulting arm from NewLaw rivals.

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Slaughter and May Increases Newly Qualified and Trainee Salaries

Law news - Fri, 02/12/2021 - 12:52

The new NQ pay remains below what the firm had implemented last year prior to the coronavirus pandemic.

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What do Slaughter and May Partners Really Earn?

Law news - Fri, 02/12/2021 - 12:05

The firm may not be as profitable as its reputation has always suggested, a collegiate culture is its main form of defence.

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Brexit's Unwelcome Effect on Commercial Litigation and Arbitration

Law news - Fri, 02/12/2021 - 10:49

As the UK attempts to join the Lugano Convention, questions are being asked about London's position as a litigation and arbitration centre.

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O'Melveny Expands Leadership Ranks, Naming Another Vice-Chair and Group Co-Chairs

Law news - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 17:33

Dan Petrocelli, the chair of the firm's trial practice, is now also the firm's second vice-chair.

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O'Melveny Shakes Up Leadership Ranks, Naming Another Vice-Chair and Group Co-Chairs

Law news - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 17:33

Dan Petrocelli, the chair of the firm's trial practice, is now also the firm's second vice-chair.

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ESG Practice Groups Proliferate in Big Law, Driven by New Priorities

Law news - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 16:53

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Hunton Andrews Kurth and Seyfarth Shaw have all opened their own ESG practices in February.

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Osborne Clarke, Sidley Austin Advise on Latest Equity Investment Into Online Shopping

Law news - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 12:27

The deal comes as e-commerce businesses boom during the pandemic.

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What Slaughters' Latest Departure Means For its Future

Law news - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 11:27

The exit to Weil Gotshal is viewed as a blow to the firm's attempts to build a bigger private equity practice and could even call its lockstep into question.

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Freshfields Signs For New Silicon Valley Office, Plots Continued Growth

Law news - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 10:19

Freshfields launched on the West Coast in July 2020.

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