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Freshfields plans Asian expansion but will not follow rivals into Australia

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has said it currently has no plans to follow its competitors by opening in either Australia or Korea

21 Apr 2014 | 00:53 | secure


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Travers Smith has named Paris-based M&A partner David Patient as its new managing partner, succeeding Andrew Lilley, who will stand down at the end of the year.

17 Apr 2014 | 15:56 | secure

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Baker & McKenzie is advising Starbucks on the relocation of its EMEA headquarters from Amsterdam to London.

17 Apr 2014 | 12:52 | secure

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Hogan Lovells, DLA, Shoosmiths act on £2.7bn East Coast Mainline deal

Hogan Lovells, DLA Piper, Shoosmiths and Ashurst have taken the top advisory roles on the funding of the £2.7bn East Coast phase of the UK's Intercity Express Programme.

17 Apr 2014 | 10:46 | secure

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Slaughters drinks to Diageo’s £1.1bn stake in United Spirits

Slaughter and May has landed the advisory mandate as British drinks giant Diageo prepares to up its stake in India's United Spirits by a further 26%, in a deal worth £1.13bn.

17 Apr 2014 | 00:46 | secure

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KWM litigation partner set to defect to Reed Smith

King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin litigator Nick Brocklesby has joined Reed Smith in a boost for its City office.

17 Apr 2014 | 00:25 | secure

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DWF cuts 19 business services jobs after concluding consultation

DWF has cut 19 business services roles following its redundancy consultation.

17 Apr 2014 | 00:12 | secure

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BLP banking and finance litigation head Hughes to join King & Spalding

Berwin Leighton Paisner's banking and finance litigation head David Hughes is set to join King & Spalding.

16 Apr 2014 | 16:59 | secure

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Addleshaws' Collins and Joyce only candidates in managing partner elections

Addleshaw Goddard has confirmed Adrian Collins and John Joyce are the sole candidates to stand for the firm's managing partner election next month.

16 Apr 2014 | 14:26 | secure

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Irwin Mitchell continues UK expansion drive with Cambridge office launch

Irwin Mitchell is to open its second new UK office of 2014 when it launches in Cambridge in June.

16 Apr 2014 | 12:02 | secure

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Pinsents financial institutions chief leaves for DWF commercial CEO role

Pinsent Masons head of financial institutions and human capital Stephen Miles has departed to take up the role of heading up DWF’s commercial services business.

16 Apr 2014 | 11:52 | secure

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DAC Beachcroft names new finance director and non exec roles

DAC Beachcroft has appointed a new non-executive director and group finance director to its board, taking the total number of members to 12.

16 Apr 2014 | 10:58 | secure

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Kirkland, Wachtell called up as Zebra buys Motorola’s enterprise arm for $3.45bn

Kirkland & Ellis is among a trio of law firms advising on barcode printer maker Zebra Technologies’ $3.45bn (£2.06bn) purchase of Motorola Solutions’ enterprise unit.

16 Apr 2014 | 09:55 | secure

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Younger partners at King & Wood Mallesons set to lose out as firm winds down early retirement scheme

Younger equity partners at King & Wood Mallesons in Australia could miss out on retirement payments as the firm's decision to phase out its early retirement scheme starts to take effect

16 Apr 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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HSF names Ferraro as sole corporate head in wider practice reshuffle

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has appointed Mike Ferraro as its sole global head of corporate as part of a wider practice group reshuffle.

15 Apr 2014 | 16:23 | secure




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