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LinkedIn GC Erika Rottenberg to step down in August

LinkedIn GC Erika Rottenberg (pictured), who oversaw the company's initial public offering (IPO) in 2011, is stepping down in August after six years in the role.

07 Apr 2014 | 10:58 | secure

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inner image KWM names Pollack as new disputes chief as management line-up takes shape

King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin has named Craig Pollack as its new global litigation and disputes resolution chief. Pollack, who takes up the role with immediate effect, will lead the disputes group for Europe and the Middle East, while partner Alex ...

07 Jan 2014 | 10:44 | secure

inner image Field Fisher launches strategy review with focus on sectors and international expansion

Field Fisher Waterhouse has started a strategic review, as the firm's incoming management team sets about trying to refocus the business to ensure it is the right shape for the future. Managing partner Michael Chissick (pictured) and senior partne...

01 Mar 2013 | 00:00 | secure

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Bakers appoints Rawlinson to succeed Senior in London MP role

Baker & McKenzie has appointed intellectual property partner Paul Rawlinson to succeed outgoing London managing partner Gary Senior from 1 July 2013.

22 Jan 2013 | 10:27 | secure

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K&L Gates chairman Kalis appointed for fifth consecutive term

Peter Kalis has been appointed for a fifth term as chairman and global managing partner of K&L Gates after a unanimous vote by the US firm's management committee. K&L Gates' management committee, comprising sixty voting members representing the firm's...

25 Sep 2012 | 14:52 | secure

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Ties that bind - the unsung success of restrictive covenants

"You know there’s a change in the mood when a firm as conservative as Freshfields gets around to shifting its policy. So recent news that the firm has doubled its partner notice period reflects a growing unease among City firms..."

15 Jun 2012 | 00:00 | secure

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Pinsents revamps sector focus as McGrigors merger goes live

Pinsent Masons has overhauled its practice and industry sector group focus to tie in with its merger with Scots firm McGrigors, which went live earlier this week (1 May).

04 May 2012 | 00:00 | secure

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Linklaters leaders apologetic over controversial restructuring

Linklaters’ senior leadership team used the firm’s annual partnership meeting last weekend (20-21 April) to apologise for the way its controversial partner restructuring was handled and to confirm final details of the numbers affected.

27 Apr 2012 | 00:00 | secure

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Ex-senior partner trio team up for new venture to help partners land board roles

A trio of high-profile former law firm senior partners have teamed up to launch a new service intended to help partners find non-executive positions with charities. Former Simmons & Simmons senior partner Bill Knight has joined forces with ex-Allen & ...

27 Apr 2012 | 00:00 | secure

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Slaughters drops twice-yearly associate pay review system

Slaughter and May is abandoning its longstanding biannual pay review system, with the firm’s associates now set to receive one pay rise a year instead of two. The move, which comes as Allen & Overy (A&O) this week kicked off the 2012 associate sa...

20 Apr 2012 | 00:00 | secure

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Linklaters shakes up international board with eight members to be replaced

Linklaters is overhauling its international board, with eight of the 14 elected members on the oversight body set to be replaced. These include London partners David Ereira and Charlie Jacobs, who won seats to represent the finance and corporate de...

30 Mar 2012 | 00:00 | secure

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Olswang ends US alliance as partner Cooley plans to ramp up UK presence

Olswang and US tech leader Cooley have ended their alliance as the US practice weighs up options to launch its own presence in the City. Management at both firms decided to call time on their 18-month non-exclusive alliance at the close of last yea...

23 Mar 2012 | 00:00 | secure

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Going global and a ‘one-firm approach’ – SJ Berwin's new head sets out his agenda

"Clearly the most essential part of the job is to listen to the partners. I will form a leadership team with Rob but we do not pretend to have a monopoly on wisdom" - Sofia Lind talks to new SJ Berwin senior partner Stephen Kon...

23 Mar 2012 | 00:00 | secure

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Power divide - why the role of GC in the UK still doesn’t carry the weight 
of its US counterpart

"In the US no Fortune 500 company CEO would dream of embarking on major negotiation without the GC there every step of the way: we’re not quite there yet"

09 Mar 2012 | 00:00 | secure

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White & Case partner billings under scrutiny in performance crackdown

White & Case is to crack down on partner performance, with the firm planning to enforce average billable hours targets globally. Partners were alerted about the move at a meeting in Washington DC last month, at which they were notified of a drop in...

02 Mar 2012 | 00:00 | secure

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