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Freshfields and Clifford Chance act as Westfield shopping centre refinances with CMBS

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Clifford Chance have advised on a £750m commercial mortgage-backed security refinancing package for Westfield's iconic Stratford City Shopping Centre.

22 Oct 2014 | 00:43 | secure


inner image Parabis winds up Croydon claimant offering with 24 fee earner redundancies

Parabis Group claimant arm Cogent Law is set to make 24 fee earners redundant at its Croydon office in a phased programme spanning five months.

22 Oct 2014 | 00:43 | secure

inner image Land Securities GC Adrian de Souza to leave next year

Adrian De Souza, the general counsel of Land Securities, is to leave the company after four years at the helm.

21 Oct 2014 | 17:04 | secure

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Ofgem renews 11 firm roster as regulator extends legal framework for two years

Electricity and gas regulator Ofgem has reappointed all 11 firms on its E-Serve panel after exercising an option to extend its legal services framework for a further two years.

21 Oct 2014 | 16:24 | secure

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Weil loses PE rainmaker to Kirkland & Ellis, hires high yield lawyer from GTM

Weil Gotshal & Manges private equity partner Douglas Ryder has left to join Kirkland & Ellis in New York, Legal Week has learned.

21 Oct 2014 | 15:03 | secure

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DLA Piper accuses Facebook of intimidation as firm responds to fraud allegations

DLA Piper has accused Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg of trying to "intimidate lawyers from bringing litigation against Facebook," in response to a suit filed against the firm in the US.

21 Oct 2014 | 11:19 | secure

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HK's Justice Secretary among those to hold talks with city's students as protests enter third week

Hong Kong's Justice Secretary Rimsky Yuen is among those to meet with the city's students in today in the hopes of resolving the pro-democracy protests that have rocked the city for the last three weeks.

21 Oct 2014 | 09:41 | secure

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Orrick opens affiliated office in Africa's Ivory Coast

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has launched an affiliate office on Africa's Ivory Coast as it looks to increase dealflow coming in and out of the continent.

21 Oct 2014 | 08:03 | secure

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Pinsent Masons and Kennedys scrum down on Wasps' Coventry stadium deal

Pinsent Masons and Kennedys have advised on the sale of Coventry's Ricoh Arena to Wasps in a deal that will see the Premiership rugby club play their home matches 80 miles north of their current ground as of December.

21 Oct 2014 | 00:06 | secure

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Akin Gump lands 21 more Bingham lawyers in London as Morgan Lewis holds partner talks

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has finalised a deal to take on the bulk of the remaining junior lawyers in Bingham McCutchen's London office this week, as a vote on Bingham's potential merger with Morgan Lewis & Bockius draws nearer.

20 Oct 2014 | 10:36 | secure

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National Grid UK general counsel Clayton exits amid ongoing panel review

Karen Clayton, the UK general counsel and company secretary of National Grid has left the company halfway through an ongoing review of the energy giant's external legal advisers.

20 Oct 2014 | 07:05 | secure

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Fee income grew at 80% of firms last year, PwC research finds

80% of law firms have increased fee income over the last year with 70% achieving rises above inflation, according to PwC's annual law firm survey.

20 Oct 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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Exclusive: Bird & Bird seals merger deal with Australian ally

Bird & Bird has confirmed a merger with Australian outfit Truman Hoyle; some 18 months after the two firms announced their alliance in the country.

20 Oct 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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Banking giants' legal expenses soar in face of investigations

JPMorgan Chase & Co set aside $1.1bn (£684.4m) in the third quarter of the year to cover potential legal costs, including those relating to the ongoing foreign exchange investigation.

17 Oct 2014 | 11:05 | secure

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Allen & Overy ups salaries for junior ranks after 'positive start to year'

Allen & Overy has upped salaries across its junior ranks, with fee earners from first seat trainees through to those with three years' post qualification experience all receiving a pay rise of at least 2.5%.

17 Oct 2014 | 09:13 | secure