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Partners say smaller offices have been under the microscope, with Rome closure coming after decision to exit Stockholm

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US firm misses out after signing up to panel in 2010 as White & Case and Slaughter and May gain new places

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Forty percent of the firm’s 85 new partners are women

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Last week’s vote to leave the European Union came among one of the busiest lateral hiring sprees by US law firms in London, but that growth may now be put to the test

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Top 50 UK rivals claim investment programmes are paying dividends, although growth rates at both firms have slowed

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The UK votes Leave: what impact will Brexit have on business? + MORE

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Law firms set out the key legal consequences of the UK’s vote to leave the EU

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Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Kennedys and DWF have also made hires

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UK firms have spread to have offices across Europe in recent decades but that could all be set to change

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Chief executive of UK’s biggest firm, Simon Levine, has called for calm in the legal market following the victory for Vote Leave

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The pro-Remain lawyer on the bumpy road ahead for law firms in a nation outside of the EU

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Stephenson Harwood reports 9% revenue rise in another record year + MORE

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MoFo and Fenwick & West also advise as China’s Tencent buys into Finnish game developer Supercell Oy

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Firms have been slashing their fees in order to win the ECM work

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UK firm teams up with technology company Axiom to help financial clients meet changes in regulations

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Second consecutive record-breaking year for the UK firm as PEP increases by 1.5%

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Value of FCA fines imposed on executives doubles + MORE

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The total value of FCA fines against individuals more than doubled in the last year, new figures reveal

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International law firm Ashurst has closed its only Swedish offering, with its entire team transferring to local firm Hamilton

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Magic circle firm joins the ongoing US associate pay war, announcing pay rise for first-year US associates to $180,000

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Reed Smith has hired US securities partner Daniel Winterfeldt from CMS Cameron McKenna.

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Dentons’ plan to launch free online referral network Nextlaw has prompted a war of words between the firm and existing law firm networks

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Freshfields, A&O and Slaughters lawyers register in Ireland as Brexit fears mount + MORE

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UK firm set to run 12 month pilot in bid to increase the number of women in its partnership ranks

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UK-qualified lawyers apply to join Irish roll of solicitors to obtain European rights ahead of Brexit vote

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Firm sees continued growth in PEP and revenue after year of rapid expansion globally

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Freshfields and Slaughters advise as retail giant sells off Dobbies Garden Centres chain for £217m to group of investors

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Two heavyweights set to go head-to-head in the London Court of Arbitration in a dispute over a Malaysian financing deal

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Who won what – and why – at the Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards 2016 + MORE

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Full details of the winning entries at the fifth annual awards – Clifford Chance, Hadef & Partners and Pepsico among the winners.

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KBH Kaanuun’s head of dispute resolution Bushra Ahmed is pictured holding the award alongside host Shereen Mitwalli (left) and awards judge Franklin Breckenridge, SERCO (right)

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Pictured: awards host Shereen Mitwalli; Dentons partner Joby Beretta; Abeer Shubassi, Norwegian Refugee Council; Michael Kerr, Dentons’ Middle East managing partner; and award judge Afshan Akhtar, FVP legal, Arab Banking Corporation

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Pictured (left to right): awards host Shereen Mitwalli; Tarek Saad, counsel, Melissa Forbes, senior associate, Amir Al Khaja, associate, Michael Naroz, counsel, Sabaa Alyanai, trainee associate, Baker & McKenzie; awards judge Harold Koster, director of the University of Dubai’s College of Law

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Pictured: awards host Shereen Mitwalli; Clifford Chance’s Middle East managing partner Robin Abraham; M&A partner Mohammed Al-Shukairy and Fox Rodney Search Middle East director Omar Kabbani

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'Do not think Paul is a pushover' – Bakers partners weigh in as Rawlinson takes on the top job + MORE

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As global juggernaut Baker & McKenzie prepares to be led by a Briton for the first time, former and current partners weigh in on London managing partner Paul Rawlinson’s victory in the global chair elections

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Magic circle firm teams up with Big Four accountant to create MarginMatrix ahead of new regulatory rules

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Russian tennis star seeking to reduce two-year ban for taking a banned substance earlier this year

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Anglo-Australian mining major’s legal head set to review the company’s global legal panel later this year

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US firms take the lead as Microsoft acquires professional networking site LinkedIn

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Partners predict lawyer layoffs will follow support job cuts + MORE

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The accountancy firm has hired from Ashurst and Baker & McKenzie

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Duo win roles to float the UK listings magazine just days before historic EU referendum

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Legal Week research finds more than half of partners predict lawyer cuts, with 83% expecting to see more support staff redundancies

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Junior CC lawyers in the US to get $180,000 as magic circle firm matches Cravath; Latham London associates also get set to benefit from increased rates

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Global firm’s revenue hit €1bn last year as it promoted 32 lawyers to partner and prepared to enter Iran

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Fieldfisher PEP hits £550,000 as it eyes European growth + MORE

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Firm’s profit per equity partner rises 8.7% and turnover increases by 7.5% as firm sets out new three-year strategy

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All the winners at last night’s Transatlantic Legal Awards

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Real estate duo’s exit follows Irwin Mitchell’s first hire of 2016-17 into its real estate practice

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Five director promotions include three in firm’s corporate immigration team

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Olswang fails to provide fee details citing legal privilege as letters to Work and Pensions Committee reveal Eversheds and Linklaters’ fees

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Baker & McKenzie London head elected as firm’s global chair + MORE

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Big four firm picks up Addleshaw Goddard competition head Phil McDonnell

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Firm adds finance partner after raft of hires across the globe this year

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Paul Rawlinson has been selected as the chair of the global firm, which has its biggest office in London, by the partnership

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Call goes out to law firms, individuals and in-house teams to enter tenth annual China Law & Practice Awards in Beijing

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'The best thinkers in the legal IT space are here': the Strategic Technology Forum 2016 + MORE

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Move comes as senior Deutsche Bank lawyer leaves to join asset management fund J O Hambro Capital Management

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The corporate partner on his Plan B (the local bacon factory) and watching Game of Thrones to survive office politics

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Artificial intelligence, networks and cybersecurity are among the key topics on the agenda at this year’s Strategic Technology Forum

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Slaughter and May’s Frances Murphy, one of the most high profile female partners in the City, passed away last week, not long after recording this video interview

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Transatlantic firm hires a 17-strong team of lawyers from its US rival as it opens an office in the Californian city

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MPs demand details of Olswang’s fees on BHS sale + MORE

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Allen & Overy managing partner Andrew Ballheimer and senior partner Wim Dejonghe discuss the magic circle firm’s focus under their watch

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The number of new partners is slightly down on last year’s round

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Many law firms are not making full use of the systems that could help them stay competitive – so how can lawyers get more out of the technology at their fingertips?

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CC is the fourth magic circle firm to unveil its junior lawyer salaries for the 2016-17 year

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Olswang’s GC Stephen Hermer has been contacted by chair of the Work and Pensions Select Committee, Frank Field

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'The message has got through that a little UK merger ain't going to cut it' – reaction to the Addleshaws-Hunton talks + MORE

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Updates from today’s Legal Innovation Awards ceremony, with coverage of the awards announcements as they happen

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Will Addleshaw Goddard succeed where others have failed and pull off a transatlantic merger?

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Head of international financial technology at the firm Angus Mclean is responsible for the new venture

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Outstanding Individual Innovator award handed to Schillings COO Christopher Mills

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The US firm has announced salary increases across its associate scale

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Simmons, Slaughters and Blake Morgan advise on Halfords bike shop deal + MORE

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The UK clothing and lifestyle company expects to raise around £77.5m from the flotation

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Labour MP Frank Field expresses frustration at firms ahead of Olswang partners sitting down to answer MPs’ questions

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Legal advisers’ role referenced as Alibaba’s $171m acquisition of healthcare company is criticised for breaking takeover rules

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Trio win roles as UK automotive and cycle retailer buys up smaller cycling retail rivals

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Magic circle firm sees Stuart Boyd follow in the footsteps of a raft of other City partners to join US rival

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Linklaters and Wachtell advise on $2.2bn PNG oil deal + MORE

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UK firm creates two new roles after a six-month review to free up time for its senior management team

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Oil Search has mandated long standing adviser Allens on the deal

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Legal Social Mobility Partnership will provide opportunities to more than 200 socially disadvantaged young people in 2016

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Courts to decide whether CC will have to reapply for its licence in the Kingdom – a process which could take up to two years

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Rift between rainmakers complicates Dentons' Mexico deal + MORE

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Top 50 firm reports revenue of £71.6m in 2015-16

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Former partner of what is now Dentons’ Mexico arm considering legal action, claiming he is owed $1m

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The international firm has cut its sector groups from 11 to eight as it reviews its global relationship firms

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International firm set to move its Europe, Middle East and Africa business services provision to the Polish capital

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Firm reports revenue of £66m in the last financial year, its first results since flotation in June 2015

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Barclays restructures legal team ahead of ringfencing reforms + MORE

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Survey finds that former students of fee-paying schools make up a disproportionally large section of law firm partnerships

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City firm doubles female partner count in latest promotion round, with women making up a third of new partners

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The bank has restructured its legal team to prepare for split of retail and investment banking operations

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HR heads at the top law firms explain how their function has taken on a new prominence post-crisis

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Former Arcadia Group chair Lord Grabiner also invited to give evidence alongside partners from the three firms about the sale and collapse of BHS

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Top firms increase hires from disadvantaged backgrounds by up to 50% + MORE

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Firm facing damages claim from printer maker over alleged professional negligence from its real estate practice

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Research from Rare shows Clifford Chance, Hogan Lovells and others improve social mobility with contextual recruitment tool

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Clifford Chance, Hadef and PepsiCo among those to triumph at Middle East awards + MORE

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Linklaters and Allen & Overy land roles for the developer and banks behind the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm off the north Norfolk coast

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Dentons, Shearman and Trowers among those to take home team awards

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King & Wood Mallesons has so far paid out around half the profit distributions from 2014-15 that it was due to pay out in 2015-16

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The Australian firm’s Singapore managing partner jumps to Nabarro as the office closes

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International firms made 106 hires in Asia-Pacific in 2015 as recruitment falls flat in turbulent Middle East market

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HSF, KWM and Davis Polk advise on $2.65bn mining deal + MORE

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Global firm looks to slash up to 18% of its support staff in the UK following a review of its business support functions

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International firm’s Yorkshire heartland to be hardest hit in redundancy process that could see 200 support jobs axed

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International giant set to open its third German office with hires from Norton Rose Fulbright

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Clifford Chance, Linklaters, Allen & Overy and White & Case among firms pledging to tackle corruption ahead of David Cameron’s summit

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Canadian firm Osler Hoskin & Harcourt and US firm Covington & Burling have also secured roles on the deal for African copper mine

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LOD launches online marketplace for flexible lawyers + MORE

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Osborne Clarke has promoted six to the partnership in 2016

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Flexible lawyer business creates online portal to connect clients and lawyers

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Almost 75% of senior in-house lawyers expect their business’s compliance spend to rise over the next five years, according to new research

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Hogan Lovells, DLA and HSF land roles on £600m pension restructuring case + MORE

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Hogan Lovells takes lead for engineering company Halcrow as it tries to restructure its UK pension deficit to avoid administration

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US firm recruits Linklaters private equity and tax partners, following a string of hires from the magic circle firm in 2015.

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Croke joins former Travers private equity head Sanderson at Ropes.

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Rise in pay for all junior lawyers follows a freeze of the firm’s pay bands last year

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Firm looks to expand US revenue and incentivise referrals between its UK and Canadian arms.

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Clyde & Co advises Liberty House on Tata Steel UK bid + MORE

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Tata Steel is in the process of selling all of its UK operations, it recently turned to Slaughter and May on another sale

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UK firm adds new practice area to its Paris office, which is currently being run out of London by managing partner Sharon White

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Listed firm adds four new partners in 2016 promotions round, up from two last year prior to its flotation

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The international firm follows HSF and Fieldfisher in introducing the scheme this year

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Magic circle firm confirms associate pay rates for 2015-16 with increases of between 2% and 4.6% for qualified lawyers.

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DLA Piper promotes 48 in increased global round + MORE

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DLA Piper has promoted 48 lawyers to partner across its global network of offices, up from 44 last year

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Eversheds has promoted 26 new partners, up 18% on last year’s 22-strong round

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Over a third of all the lawyers CMS has promoted to partnership are women

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Head of non-contentious financial services regulation Bob Penn will join the US firm after 17 years at Allen & Overy

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Faz Peermohamed left Ince & Co late last year to join the Norwegian Hull Club as CEO

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What caused ‘abrupt’ end to Reed Smith and Pepper Hamilton merger talks? + MORE

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Stephenson Harwood has made its largest ever promotions round with nine new partners being made up

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Despite one of their most challenging years since the early 1990s, the leading US law firms continue to dwarf their UK counterparts

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Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Davis Polk & Wardwell are advising on JD.com’s $1bn notes offering

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US firms win mandates to advise on German carmaker’s offering of loan notes to the market

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Pair found they had multiple differences including client base and revenue rates before talks broke down last week

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Government to push advisers for capped legal fees following Freshfields' Eurostar controversy + MORE

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UK government to seek capped fee agreements with its external law firms in wake of protests at Freshfields’ £2.8m legal fees

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Pinsents strengthens corporate practice with corporate TMT specialist

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Is the end still nigh? Why the legal profession is still waiting for big change + MORE

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The round, which includes two women, is the second since the merger between legacy Charles Russell and Speechly Bircham went live

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How should firms and junior lawyers deal with aggressive – or even abusive – senior partners?

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Given the slow pace of change in the legal market, speakers on a panel at Legal Week’s recent Independent Law Firm Forum ruminated on whether longstanding predictions about major change in the profession will ever come true

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Raft of firms acting in battle for French electrical retailer Darty, which is being pursued by South Africa’s Steinhoff and French company Fnac

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Deutsche Post DHL Group regional legal head Keith Austin and Total GC Gaston Bilder have joined the board

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Irwin Mitchell to scrap Thomas Eggar name as it merges private wealth teams + MORE

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UK firm’s new initiative adds multiple clients in just over five months with some won by staff and junior lawyers

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Magic circle firm sets sights on more cross border work as it seeks to enhance its Germany offering

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International firm has hired two KWM partners for its London office as KWM sees the latest in a string of exits in recent months

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Financial regulatory partner James Perry is the latest in a string of partners to make the move from Ashurst to Gibson Dunn

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New Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth brand will include teams from Berkeley Law, Berkeley Hurrel and Thomas Eggar

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Pinsent Masons appoints its first chief operating officer + MORE

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DAC Beachcroft has applied to the ministry of Justice in Malaysia to establish a presence in the country with its associated firm

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Chief operating officer joins from Holman Fenwick as the firm also reports its first external board member

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Pinsent Masons unveils ‘disappointing’ 50% spring trainee retention rate + MORE

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A month after merger talks with Greenberg came to an end, managing partner Lisa Mayhew remains upbeat about BLP’s prospects

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Magic circle firm engages Cushman & Wakefield as it mulls options for its London HQ before its lease expires in 2021

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Only five qualifiers out of ten in the spring cohort are staying with the firm as Baker & McKenzie keeps 94% of its trainees

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Management attempts to push through changes to partnership deed that would limit partner exits meet with opposition

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Bristol insurance litigation boutique Fox Hartley set to merge with DWF

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Macfarlanes makes up six new partners in all male promotion round + MORE

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HSF has hired a team of seven lawyers including two partners from German boutique AGS Legal. The firm has also hired partner Patricia Nacimiento from Norton Rose Fulbright

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City firm promotes six new partners, with no women in the mix

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Firm to allow all UK lawyers to work from home for up to one day per week as Shearman and Mayer Brown make similar plans

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London head Paul Rawlinson is standing against Gary Senior, Claudia Prado and Eric Lasry to replace Eduardo Leite

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Four partners in the magic circle firm’s Paris arm have received offers from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

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'It rips the heart out of the practice' – partners react to KWM’s private equity loss + MORE

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Intellectual property head David Rose leaves for Mishcon De Reya as two further partners exit for Dentons and Goodwin Procter

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Partners weigh in on what the departure of the firm’s eminent Paris PE team means

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Eight BLM partners resign including the firm's Southampton and Bristol head + MORE

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Firm hit by wave of resignations in its Southampton office following its decision to put jobs at risk in Manchester

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Outgoing senior partner set to open mediation boutique and join the Takeover Panel’s hearings committee when he steps down

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Intellectual property head David Rose leaves for Mishcon De Reya as two further partners exit for Dentons and Goodwin Procter

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The US firm has been investing into its London partnership

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SRA demands law firms carry out review of their links to Mossack Fonseca in light of the biggest ever data breach

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Freshfields poised to launch second legal services hub in Vancouver + MORE

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Magic circle firm continues legal services push with plans to open a centre in Canada by the end of the year

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CC wins role as Serco’s lead corporate adviser as Ashurst and Linklaters come off the outsourcer’s list of advisers

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Former Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray has lodged a claim in Dubai against the firm for unfair dismissal relating to his treatment in the Djibouti case

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has lost its top spot for M&A deal value in Q1 2016 after holding the position in Asia for all of 2015

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Eversheds retains 100% of spring trainees + MORE

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US firm also set to pay out hundreds of thousands of pounds in one-off payments to secure team of lawyers from Kirkland

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Eversheds retains all eight of its spring trainee intake, repeating its 100% retention rate from spring 2015

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Security company reports that 48 top law firms were targeted by Russian cyber criminal looking to gain M&A information

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Venezuelan firm InterJuris leaves the DLA Piper Group leaving the international giant with three bases in the region

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Baker & Mckenzie’s London revenue has risen by 9% to £145m for the financial year ending 30 June 2015

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Ashurst hires HSF’s global co-head of TMT in double partner swipe + MORE

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Nick Elverston and Amanda Hale join Ashurst after 12 and five years at HSF respectively

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A tumultuous insurance market has caused trouble for many law firms working in the sector, but can expansive Clydes buck the trend?

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Forterra flotation hands lead roles to Gibson Dunn and Linklaters

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The legacy SJ Berwin arm of the firm has been dogged by delays in distributing partner profits in recent months

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Strong financial year for Kirkland sees revenue and partner profits rise once again, despite recent fluctuation among partner ranks

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Allen & Overy elects new global banking heads + MORE

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The magic circle firm has hired Norton Rose Fulbright project finance partners Gervais Green and Kate Sherrard

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Asia corporate head Stephen Mok tells Legal Week the firm has a “blank sheet” in Asia as it targets growth across multiple practices

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Slaughter and May has advised Premier Foods on its co-operation agreement with Nissin and rejection of two offers from McCormick

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Philip Bowden and Andrew Thomas take the helm of the practice as current incumbents step down after two terms in the role

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Around 15% of the legacy SJ Berwin arm of the firm will be cut as it fights for global elite status

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Eversheds wins sole adviser mandate for technology company Eaton + MORE

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Magic circle firm wins role on broadcaster’s panel as existing line-up see terms renewed

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Eaton appoints Eversheds as its sole adviser across 33 countries over the next three years following tender race

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The US firm launches in the Japanese capital with a three-lawyer mergers and acquisitions team relocating from New York

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Ashurst launches R&D arm

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The R&D capability will form one part of the firm’s new global innovation initiative, Ashurst Advance

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Partners set to go head-to-head for the job at the magic circle firm’s partner conference in April

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Freshfields posts 82% spring trainee retention rate + MORE

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Michael Siebold, chair of global law firm network Interlaw, on how multinational clients can benefit from using a network of independent firms

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Daren Allen’s move follows the breakdown in merger talks between BLP and Greenberg Traurig

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Addleshaw Goddard elects Charles Penney as new senior partner replacing Monica Burch

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The team’s departure follows close on the heels of the departure of BLP corporate crime co-head Daren Allen in London

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Magic circle firm sees retention rate dip slightly as Reed Smith reports retention rate of 58%

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