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Ashurst's Judith Kim to return to Allen and Overy as energy partner in Dubai

Allen & Overy has secured the hire of Ashurst partner Judith Kim to join the firm's energy team in Dubai.

02 Sep 2014 | 00:35 | secure


inner image DLA Piper finds new Czech mate as firm seals merger with Prague ally

DLA Piper has completed a merger with Czech firm Haskovcova & Co, doubling its local partner headcount in Prague as two partners and seven associates join the firm.

01 Sep 2014 | 16:43 | secure

inner image Weil Gotshal's ten year capital repayment plan for departing partners

Weil Gotshal & Manges has started holding selected departing equity partners to ten year capital repayment plans, Legal Week has learned.

01 Sep 2014 | 12:45 | secure

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A&O closes in on Johannesburg launch as Bowmans banking chief quits

Allen & Overy has moved closer to opening its first South African office with a team from Bowman Gilfillan, as banking partner Lionel Shawe has confirmed his exit at the Johannesburg based firm.

01 Sep 2014 | 11:40 | secure

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Jones Day swoops for Ropes' high yield City partner Jonathan Bloom

Jones Day has made a major push into the London high yield debt market with the capture of Ropes & Gray finance partner Jonathan Bloom.

01 Sep 2014 | 10:27 | secure

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Debevoise takes on Lindsay Lohan in Grand Theft Auto court battle

Debevoise & Plimpton has scored the lead role defending a video game developer against a law suit filed by actress Lindsay Lohan.

01 Sep 2014 | 09:59 | secure

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Legal Week goes digital first for UK Top 50 coverage

For the first time ever, Legal Week will be publishing its UK Top 50 coverage online first as we reveal the full details of the leading firms' 2013-14 financial performance.

01 Sep 2014 | 00:19 | secure

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Law firm invoices take twice as long to be paid than UK average, research shows

Law firms are having to wait over three months on average to be paid for their services - more than twice as long as most other businesses - new research has shown.

01 Sep 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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Withers goes up against RBS as defunct property company claims bank mis-sold hedging products

Withers is preparing to take on Royal Bank of Scotland in a mis-selling court battle on behalf of bankrupt student housing company Opal Property as the fallout from the Libor fixing scandal continues

29 Aug 2014 | 09:56 | secure

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Shearman & Sterling develops software to help banks through regulatory minefield

Shearman & Sterling will look to bolster its ties with financial institutions by offering a software programmes to help its banking clients better navigate regulatory and compliance issues.

29 Aug 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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Allen & Overy boosts autumn trainee retention rate to 82%

Allen & Overy has become the final magic circle firm to announce retention figures for its September 2014 qualifying trainees, keeping on 82% of its cohort, up from 2013's figure of 72%.

29 Aug 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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Mills & Reeve, Laffer Abogados and Brabners advise as Man United complete £60m Di Maria signing

Mills & Reeve, Spanish firm Laffer Abogados and Liverpool outfit Brabners Chaffe Street have taken the advisory roles on Argentinian footballer Angel Di Maria's transfer to Manchester United from Real Madrid for a British record fee of £59.7m.

28 Aug 2014 | 15:59 | secure

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BLP revamps core departments in practice group reshuffle

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has shaken up how it organises a number of its departments, including the finance and litigation groups, in an effort to better align the firm's structure with clients' needs.

28 Aug 2014 | 00:15 | secure

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Lagarde turns to former Skadden Paris chief for French court investigation

Christopher Baker, the former head of the Paris office of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, has been appointed to advise International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde as part of a negligence investigation by French authorities.

28 Aug 2014 | 00:09 | secure

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Baker & McKenzie turns to Belfast for second support centre

Baker & McKenzie has become the latest firm to open a legal and business support office in Belfast, its second global services base.

27 Aug 2014 | 12:29 | secure