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Weil European high yield star Gil Strauss to join Simpson Thacher

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has re-hired prominent high yield partner Gil Strauss less than two years after he joined Weil Gotshal & Manges in London, Legal Week can reveal.

20 Aug 2014 | 17:00 | secure

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Mishcons gears up for switch to all-equity LLP model

Mishcon de Reya is set to overhaul its partnership model to an all-equity structure and become a limited liability partnership (LLP...

19 Aug 2014 | 17:05 | secure

Slaughter and May pilots working from home scheme

Slaughter and May is piloting a working from home initiative for associates and partners across its key practice areas.

18 Aug 2014 | 11:15 | secure

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Nabarro's Andrew Inkester: 'We have the platform to deliver growth'

With a firmwide strategy review already under way, Andrew Inkester has plenty on his plate as he begins his second term as Nabarro managing partner

08 Aug 2014 | 10:55 | secure

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Dealmaker: Baker & McKenzie's banking head Bernard Sharp

The Baker & McKenzie banking head on reading 300-page agreements in the early hours, mulling a career in psychotherapy and cheese that's stood the test of time

25 Jul 2014 | 00:08 | secure

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Scales of justice – the growing popularity of law firm choirs

When the boards of legacy firms Lawrence Graham and Wragge & Co sat down to discuss the finances of the merger, few at the meeting expected the first item on the accounts to be a digital piano.

25 Jul 2014 | 00:08 | secure

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Getting your priorities right – why timing is everything when it comes to mergers

Partners can be a fickle bunch. Just look at Ashurst: the firm's desire to secure a US merger dates back so far that it's hard to think of a UK firm - legacy SJ Berwin or Norton Rose aside - more frequently linked with potential partners across the At...

24 Jul 2014 | 10:40 | secure

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Yes, no, maybe – what Scottish independence would mean for law firms

A referendum in Scotland in September could see the country break away from the UK, but would that mean more work for law firms?

24 Jul 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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A call to alms: international firms are uniquely placed to lead major pro bono projects

Earlier this month I returned from Bangladesh, where I visited the UNICEF-funded child justice projects DLA Piper is supporting to help protect some of the country's most vulnerable children.

23 Jul 2014 | 00:15 | secure

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Ashurst's US talks – why Blakes tie-up may have scuppered Sidley merger discussions

As news emerges that Ashurst and Sidley Austin held preliminary merger talks, we look at why the plan didn't move forward

21 Jul 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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LLP accounts reveal 533 partner terminations at UK top 20 law firms in 2013-14

Analysis of partner terminations at the UK’s leading firms reveals the extent to which partnerships are being actively managed. Pui-Guan Man reports

18 Jul 2014 | 00:41 | secure

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Dealmaker: Gibson Dunn's Philip Rocher on winning first Lloyd's names case

The Gibson Dunn & Crutcher litigation partner on winning the first Lloyd's names case, sleeping barristers and an underused Leeds United scarf

17 Jul 2014 | 10:20 | secure

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Working wonders – students rate their experiences of law firm work placements

As thousands of law students don their caps and gowns to receive their diplomas, they face one of the most competitive graduate job markets in history – but also one with more choice than ever before.

16 Jul 2014 | 00:14

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