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Clifford Chance re-elects Sweeting as senior partner after uncontested vote

Clifford Chance (CC) senior partner Malcolm Sweeting has been reappointed to the leadership role for a second four-year term.

24 Oct 2014 | 10:42 | secure


inner image Slaughter and May names new leadership as Olney prepares to retire after 30 years at firm

Slaughter and May has elected corporate partner David Wittmann as its new practice partner, replacing Paul Olney, who is retiring at the end of this year after more than 30 years at the firm.

24 Oct 2014 | 10:12 | secure

inner image Long-serving Pinsent Masons managing partner Ryan opts against running for re-election

Pinsent Masons' veteran managing partner David Ryan has decided not to run for re-election when his current term comes to an end in April next year.

24 Oct 2014 | 10:04 | secure

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Clifford Chance hosts 50 recruiters as firm seeks junior talent in key practice areas

Clifford Chance (CC) is looking to bolster its junior associate headcount in four key practices after holding its first recruitment summit since before the financial crisis.

24 Oct 2014 | 00:27 | secure

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London-based Reed Smith partner advises on Ebola vaccine licence

Reed Smith has taken a lead role on the licence and supply agreement for a potential Ebola vaccine developed by Danish company Bavarian Nordic.

24 Oct 2014 | 00:06 | secure

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Dealmaker: Linklaters M&A partner Owen Clay

The Linklaters M&A partner on being stranded in Turkmenistan, odd client requests and his love of Laurel and Hardy

23 Oct 2014 | 16:55 | secure

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BLP's blip – after a few troubled years, the firm needs strong leadership to get back on track

As a general rule of thumb making mergers work and repositioning law firms are not particularly speedy processes.

23 Oct 2014 | 12:11 | secure

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Macfarlanes, Travers Smith and Latham lead sale of Gorkana to US rival

Macfarlanes, Travers Smith and Latham & Watkins have scooped the lead roles on the sale of media intelligence website Gorkana to the owner of rival PR software provider Cision in a deal valued at up to £200m.

23 Oct 2014 | 11:19 | secure

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Simmons appoints Olympus whistleblower Michael Woodford as non-exec board member

Simmons & Simmons has signed up former Olympus chief executive and whistleblower Michael Woodford as a non-executive director to sit on its board..

23 Oct 2014 | 09:30 | secure

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HSF down to six partners in Tokyo with exit of corporate chief

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) is now down to six partners in Tokyo with the departure of its head of corporate for Japan, James Robinson.

23 Oct 2014 | 05:58 | secure

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Clifford Chance and Allen & Overy advise on government's £2.7bn 'bad bank' mortgage sale

Clifford Chance (CC) and Allen & Overy (A&O) have won the leading roles on the UK government’s disposal of £2.7bn of ‘bad bank’ mortgages to a consortium led by JP Morgan.

23 Oct 2014 | 00:23 | secure

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Teenage dreams – why 13 years after its creation Berwin Leighton Paisner needs to re-find its form

Having enjoyed enormous success in the wake of its 2001 merger, over the last few years Berwin Leighton Paisner has been plagued by tumbling profits and a raft of high-profile partner exits. Pui-Guan Man finds out whether the firm's new strategic visi...

23 Oct 2014 | 00:20 | secure

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Irwin Mitchell triumphs in landmark asbestos case

Irwin Mitchell has won a landmark case in the Supreme Court on behalf of a deceased asbestos-related cancer victim, whose family will now receive compensation despite the fact that he was an employee at the factory where he worked with the toxic subst...

22 Oct 2014 | 16:00 | secure

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Linklaters streamlines management as Bennett keeps dual global and London litigation head role

Linklaters has chosen not to appoint a new London disputes head with recently appointed global litigation chief Michael Bennett to continue to fill both roles.

22 Oct 2014 | 12:31 | secure

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Allen & Overy and Clifford Chance help close debut UK renminbi bond issue

Allen & Overy and Clifford Chance have won prized mandates as the UK government completes its debut renmibi denominated bond offering worth RMB3bn (£300m).

22 Oct 2014 | 11:30 | secure