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BLP revamps core departments in practice group reshuffle

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has shaken up how it organises a number of its departments, including the finance and litigation groups, in an effort to better align the firm's structure with clients' needs.

28 Aug 2014 | 00:15 | secure


inner image Lagarde turns to former Skadden Paris chief for French court investigation

Christopher Baker, the former head of the Paris office of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, has been appointed to advise International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde as part of a negligence investigation by French authorities.

28 Aug 2014 | 00:09 | secure

inner image Baker & McKenzie turns to Belfast for second support centre

Baker & McKenzie has become the latest firm to open a legal and business support office in Belfast, its second global services base.

27 Aug 2014 | 12:29 | secure

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Ropes & Gray captures Travers Smith PE star Phil Sanderson

Travers Smith has lost corporate rainmaker Phil Sanderson to Ropes & Gray, less than two months after he stepped down as head of the firm's private equity practice.

27 Aug 2014 | 12:00 | secure

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Debevoise, Latham advise as Amazon buys gaming site for $970m

Debevoise & Plimpton and Latham & Watkins have won the leading roles advising Amazon.com on its agreement to buy online gaming network Twitch Interactive for $970m (£585m).

27 Aug 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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Wachtell, K&E and Paul Weiss help serve up Burger King's $11.4bn coffee deal

US heavyweights Kirkland & Ellis and Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz are among the law firms to have taken roles on Burger King's $11bn acquisition of coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons.

27 Aug 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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Dewey UK liquidators set to make partial pay-out to unsecured creditors

Liquidators of the UK arm of Dewey & Leboeuf are set to award an interim dividend to unsecured creditors of the London office.

26 Aug 2014 | 12:12 | secure

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Ashurst's James Collis: still work to do after Blakes merger

Nearly a year after Ashurst formalised its long-awaited transcontinental merger with Australian firm Blake Dawson you could be forgiven for thinking James Collis would be looking forward to a slightly more relaxed 12 months, but the firm's managing pa...

26 Aug 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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Addleshaw Goddard to adopt groundbreaking apprenticeship scheme

Addleshaw Goddard is to implement a new apprenticeship scheme allowing participants to qualify as solicitors without a university education.

22 Aug 2014 | 13:09 | secure

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Skadden steers Bank of America to record $16.6bn settlement

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has taken the lead role representing Bank of America (BoA) in its historic $16.6bn (£10bn) settlement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ).

22 Aug 2014 | 12:23 | secure

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Legal apprenticeship scheme will allow participants to qualify as solicitors

A raft of leading law firms and in-house teams have helped the UK government develop new apprenticeship standards for the legal profession, helping to create a potential new route to qualification.

21 Aug 2014 | 13:46 | secure

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Profit dip at Dechert's UK LLP as top earning partner hit

Profits at Dechert's London HQ took a further hit in 2003, according to limited liability partnership (LLP) accounts filed with Companies House, as the US firm's top earner took home 26% less than two years ago.

21 Aug 2014 | 11:06 | secure

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Hogan Lovells relocates support staff positions to South African business centre

Hogan Lovells is set to relocate a number of London IT support roles to its new business service centre in Johannesburg, with up to seven staff at risk of redundancy.

21 Aug 2014 | 00:16 | secure

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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) by the end of autumn next year.

19 Aug 2014 | 17:05 | secure




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