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Robert Tchenguiz settles long-running battle with SFO for £1.5m

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has settled civil damages claims brought by property tycoon Robert Tchenguiz and his businesses for £1.5m, days after settling with brother Vincent Tchenguiz for £3m

31 Jul 2014 | 12:42 | secure


inner image DAC Beachcroft, Parabis among firms unveiling 2013-14 revenue hikes

DAC Beachcroft and Parabis Law are among a clutch of firms to report growth in firmwide revenue for the 2013-14 financial year.

31 Jul 2014 | 11:19 | secure

inner image Baker & McKenzie instructed on landmark Gherkin sale

Baker & Mckenzie is advising on the sale of London's landmark Gherkin building, which is expected to attract bids of around £650m after falling into receivership in April.

30 Jul 2014 | 11:27 | secure

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Ashurst, Clifford Chance, Linklaters and Freshfields advise big four on banking inquiry

Ashurst has joined magic circle trio Clifford Chance (CC), Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters in advising the UK's four largest banks on an inquiry into competition in the sector.

30 Jul 2014 | 08:03 | secure

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What next for DLA Piper's Asia practice as partner exits mount up?

Last week's departure of a further three partners from DLA Piper's Asia Pacific office sums up what has been a difficult 18 months for the firm.

30 Jul 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks halve combined national legal panel

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks have cut their national legal panel by more than half, with Norton Rose Fulbright, Eversheds and Brodies all losing spots on the roster.

29 Jul 2014 | 15:51 | secure

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Fieldfisher appoints new head of privacy to replace Ustaran

Fieldfisher has recruited a new head of privacy to replace former postholder Eduardo Ustaran.

29 Jul 2014 | 12:41 | secure

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Reed Smith MP Thomas shakes up senior management following June election

Reed Smith global managing partner Sandy Thomas has shaken up the firm's senior management team, his first major move since being re-appointed to the chief role last month.

29 Jul 2014 | 09:49 | secure

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Ashurst to run Adelaide office with no partners

Ashurst is to run its Adelaide office without any partners in response to ailing market conditions in South Australia.

29 Jul 2014 | 08:25 | secure

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Ex-Travers partner signs first deals for clients since Reed Smith move

Reed Smith's London office has completed its first deals for new clients BlueBay Asset Management and Intermediate Capital Group (ICG), following the hire of leveraged finance partner Ben Davis from Travers Smith.

29 Jul 2014 | 00:51 | secure

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DWF to take account of non-billable work in new appraisal model

DWF is rolling out a new framework for appraisals to allow fee earners to log non-billable hours in a bid to improve consistency of performance among its lawyers.

29 Jul 2014 | 00:11 | secure

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'We'll never act for Gazprom now' - Yukos lawyer Emmanuel Gaillard on taking on and defeating Russia

On the face of it, when Shearman & Sterling's Emmanuel Gaillard was approached by the majority shareholders of the Yukos oil company in 2004, he faced a tough decision.

29 Jul 2014 | 00:05

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CMS spring retention rate drops to 67% following influx of trainees after Dundas tie-up

CMS Cameron McKenna has nearly doubled the size of its August qualifying trainee intake following its merger with Dundas & Wilson earlier this year, but has seen a significant drop in retention rates for newly qualified (NQ) lawyers.

28 Jul 2014 | 15:11 | secure

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Shearman defeats Cleary and Baker Botts in $50bn Yukos arbitration

Shearman & Sterling has successfully acted for former shareholders of the Yukos oil company in the largest arbitration award in history.

28 Jul 2014 | 11:53 | secure

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Collegiate culture: Shoosmiths CEO on how to keep staff happy and turn a profit

Shoosmiths came out top in Legal Week's employee satisfaction survey, but it's the turnaround in its financial performance that may be even more significant

28 Jul 2014 | 00:32 | secure




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