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Clydes takes four-partner DAC Beachcroft team for Madrid launch

Clyde and Co is launching in Madrid with the hire of a four-partner insurance team from DAC Beachcroft's local office, including former Madrid managing partner Ignacio Figuerol. Members of the nine-lawyer team, including partners Figuerol, Ricardo ...

16 Apr 2013 | 13:41 | secure


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Law firms must improve their international focus if they are to earn a position on London market insurers’ panels, as claims bosses plan reviews of their legal partners.

09 Apr 2013 | 11:34 | secure

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Legal Week gives you a round-up of the latest legal developments taking place in the continent, as well as coverage from the 2012 Corporate Counsel Forum Africa

15 Mar 2013 | 00:00 | secure

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Refining the rules – the lucrative East African market for natural oil and gas

East Africa's oil and gas market has transformed over the past year following significant gas finds off the coasts of Tanzania and Mozambique, the discovery of oil in Kenya and the movement of Uganda towards development and production of its petroleum...

15 Mar 2013 | 00:00 | secure

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CC overtakes Links as top law firm in annual ranking of business brands

Clifford Chance (CC) has moved ahead of Linklaters to regain its position as the top-ranked law firm in the annual Superbrands poll of leading UK business brands. CC dropped to second place behind its magic circle rival last year, but retook the to...

05 Mar 2013 | 15:41 | secure

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Beijing-bound firms face culture challenge as global elite flock to Chinese capital

Home to cash-rich state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and a huge urban population, Beijing – like Singapore, Hong Kong and, more latterly, Korea – has long been a focus for international law firms. This year in particular looks set to see a raft of...

01 Mar 2013 | 00:00 | secure

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Retention rates at top 20 decline as economic climate pushes firms to cut back

Trainee retention rates across the bulk of the UK's largest law firms have fallen this year, with research by Legal Week finding the average rate has dropped by almost 10% on last spring's qualifying intake. At the top 20 UK firms with a spring int...

01 Mar 2013 | 00:00 | secure

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Firms tackle debt conundrum as LLP accounts expose borrowing burden

Half of the UK’s 20 largest law firms are carrying some degree of bank borrowing, limited liability partnership (LLP) accounts have revealed, as law firm debt comes increasingly into focus in the wake of the recent collapse of Cobbetts. Accounts ...

15 Feb 2013 | 00:00 | secure

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Clydes set for Indonesia association as global players eye emerging market

Clyde & Co is looking to launch an association with an Indonesian law firm, as opportunities in the Southeast Asian country continue to attract the attention of international players. The UK outfit is currently in the process of finalising an agree...

08 Feb 2013 | 00:00 | secure

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Growing list of top UK law firms move to cut staff in 2013

With three major law firms announcing sizeable job cuts before the end of January, 2013 already looks near certain to be marked by a fresh run of legal redundancies as the UK economy flirts with a triple-dip recession. As Legal Week went to press, ...

01 Feb 2013 | 00:00 | secure

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Clydes to cut jobs as firm reviews back office in wake of BLG merger

Clyde & Co has put a number of support staff positions at risk of redundancy, following a review of its business services departments carried out in the wake of its merger with legacy Barlow Lyde & Gilbert. It is understood that fewer than 10 membe...

30 Jan 2013 | 10:59 | secure

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Clydes names Burns as successor to long-serving senior partner Payton

Clyde & Co has appointed insurance litigation partner James Burns to take over as senior partner when Michael Payton retires this October after 29 years in the role

23 Jan 2013 | 15:22 | secure

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Onshore push and local arbitrator base will seal Dubai’s place as arbitration hub

Dubai has a ‘can do’ approach to doing business. More than 30 years ago, it had the foresight to build the largest ever man-made port and surround it with an industrial free zone, which has helped it become one of the largest entrepots in the worl...

18 Jan 2013 | 00:00 | secure

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Ladbrokes bets on change with major panel review and end to hourly billing

Gaming group Ladbrokes has completed a sweeping overhaul of its external counsel that slashes its adviser roster, marks a major departure from hourly billing and deploys technology to bolster efficiency. Slaughter and May, SJ Berwin, Clyde & Co and...

17 Jan 2013 | 14:28 | secure

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Time after time - veteran law firm leaders reflect on decades at the top

When I call up Nick Thomas, senior partner at Kennedys, he tells me his secretary had left a message that a reporter wanted to speak with "some of the old farts". It's not the exact wording I had used, I explain, but the self-deprecation gives a hi...

11 Jan 2013 | 00:00 | secure




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