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Eversheds, Webber Wentzel and GE secure top prizes at African Legal Awards

Eversheds, Linklaters' alliance firm, Webber Wentzel, and GE were among the big winners at the African Legal Awards at a packed ceremony in Johannesburg last night.

01 Nov 2014 | 07:42 | secure


inner image RBS sets aside an extra £780m in legal and conduct costs as banks put away reserves for forex probe

Royal Bank of Scotland set aside a total of £780m to cover legal and conduct costs last quarter, the latest bank to take pre-emptive action over ongoing investigations into market manipulation.

31 Oct 2014 | 16:08 | secure

inner image Dame Elizabeth Gloster to deliver keynote address at Legal Week's litigation and arbitration forum

The role of litigators and arbitrators in global dispute resolution will be addressed by the Rt Hon Lady Justice Gloster at Legal Week's annual Litigation and Arbitration forum.

31 Oct 2014 | 11:11

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Pinsent Masons and Nabarro voted top 10 undergraduate employers as study shows shorter placements on rise

Pinsent Masons and Nabarro have been voted among the top 10 undergraduate employers in the UK as new research shows that law firms offer some of the best experiences for students on internships or placements.

31 Oct 2014 | 09:36 | secure

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Herbert Smith Freehills gunning for inbound work in Asia as firm secures double partner hire from Ashurst

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has said it wants to boost the profitability of its Asia corporate practice by targeting more inbound work from its European clients.

31 Oct 2014 | 09:10 | secure

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Freshfields secures role as SFO launches criminal investigation into Tesco accounts

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has been drafted in by Tesco to advise on a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation into accounting irregularities at the supermarket giant.

30 Oct 2014 | 16:37 | secure

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Herbert Smith Freehills partner to spearhead City Disabilities charity

A Herbert Smith Freehills litigation partner has launched a charity for City professionals with disabilities.

30 Oct 2014 | 10:35 | secure

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Legal heads need more influence in the boardroom, says Singapore Press Holdings GC

Legal heads in Asia need more say in boardroom discussions, the general counsel for Singapore Press Holdings said today.

30 Oct 2014 | 05:06 | secure

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Clifford Chance tax partner opts for Bar career with fast-track pupillage

Clifford Chance's (CC) former head of VAT Etienne Wong has taken up a fast-track pupillage at Tax Chambers, 15 Old Square, in an unusual career move for a City law firm partner.

30 Oct 2014 | 00:22 | secure

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Former Halliwells partners win High Court case blocking liquidators from claiming drawings

Nine former Halliwells partners have won a High Court battle to prevent the failed firm's liquidators from claiming alleged overpaid drawings or tax from them.

29 Oct 2014 | 17:38 | secure

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Norton Rose Fulbright reappoints Peter Martyr for fifth term as CEO, names corporate head new UK chief

Norton Rose Fulbright has reappointed Peter Martyr as its global CEO for another three-year term, while global head of corporate Martin Scott has been named as the UK LLP’s new managing partner.

29 Oct 2014 | 16:35 | secure

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Baker & Mckenzie and Norton Rose Fulbright act on £1.35bn Battersea Power Station financing

Baker & Mckenzie and Norton Rose Fulbright scored the advisory mandates on a £1.35bn financing deal for London's iconic Battersea Power Station.

29 Oct 2014 | 12:07 | secure

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Edwards Wildman London office left leaderless as Locke Lord merger looms

Edwards Wildman Palmer’s City base has been left with no management figures on the ground, with office managing partner Nick Bolter understood to have been relieved of his leadership role.

29 Oct 2014 | 11:20 | secure

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Taylor Wessing reappoints Adam Marks as senior partner in uncontested election

Taylor Wessing's senior partner Adam Marks has been re-elected for a second three year term in an uncontested election.

29 Oct 2014 | 10:32 | secure

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Barclays shelves minimum spend plans for firms as other banks consider work guarantees

Barclays trialled the use of guaranteed minimum spend levels for a selection of its preferred legal suppliers ahead of its latest panel review in July, Legal Week has learned.

29 Oct 2014 | 09:30 | secure