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HSF and DLA have the lowest proportion of partners over 50, research finds

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), DLA Piper and Allen & Overy (A&O) have the lowest proportion of partners over the age of 50, according to a Legal Week research project into the ages of partners at the UK's ten largest firms by revenue.

02 Oct 2014 | 00:13 | secure


inner image Wachtell advises eBay as e-commerce giant spins off PayPal business

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is advising eBay on plans to spin off its payments system PayPal into its own independent, publicly traded company.

02 Oct 2014 | 00:03 | secure

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Shoosmiths has named commercial practice group head Peter Duff as its new chairman, succeeding incumbent Andrew Tubbs, who will step down after completing four terms and 12 years in the role.

01 Oct 2014 | 14:51 | secure

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Ex-Ashurst chief Charlie Geffen to join Gibson Dunn with Mark Sperotto

Charlie Geffen, the former senior partner of Ashurst and one of the pre-eminent private equity lawyers in London, is to join Gibson Dunn & Crutcher's London office along with fellow Ashurst corporate partner Mark Sperotto.

01 Oct 2014 | 12:51 | secure

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Parabis closes Bristol and Colchester outposts as firm looks to consolidate

Parabis has closed its Bristol and Colchester branches with up to 41 jobs at risk across the two offices.

01 Oct 2014 | 12:16 | secure

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Legal Week to identify clients' most trusted law firm partners

Legal Week has embarked on a search to find the world's most trusted legal advisers by asking more than 1,000 GCs to name their go-to partners.

01 Oct 2014 | 11:36

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KPMG gains ABS licence as accountancy sector continues legal push

KPMG has been awarded an alternative business structure (ABS) licence by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority (SRA), as the big four accounting firms continue their push for expansion in the legal market.

01 Oct 2014 | 10:34 | secure

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Near-shoring: one in four GCs would question value of work from firms without low-cost option

More than a quarter of general counsel would be unlikely to appoint a law firm to a panel or for a major piece of work if it did not have a form of low-cost support centre.

01 Oct 2014 | 10:07 | secure

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Eight make the cut in London as Kirkland & Ellis promotes 82 to partner

Kirkland & Ellis has added 82 of its lawyers to partner in its annual promotion round, including eight associates in London.

30 Sep 2014 | 17:22 | secure

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DLA Piper chief Sir Nigel Knowles takes on non-exec role at private equity firm

DLA Piper chief executive Sir Nigel Knowles is to take a non-executive chairman role at private equity boutique Zeus Capital.

30 Sep 2014 | 12:53 | secure

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RSA legal advisers sit tight as insurer delays global panel review to 2015

UK insurer RSA has extended existing panel terms for firms on its global legal roster, with a review expected to kick off in 2015.

30 Sep 2014 | 12:17 | secure

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Norton Rose Fulbright to close Canberra office by year-end

Norton Rose Fulbright is to close its office in Australian capital Canberra by the end of the year.

30 Sep 2014 | 08:20 | secure

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Debevoise to offer local law advice in Hong Kong

Debevoise & Plimpton is to offer local law advice in Hong Kong from next month, after two decades of operating as an international legal practice.

30 Sep 2014 | 04:21 | secure

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Withers scores KWM financial markets chief Luciano as Italian push continues

Withers has signed its fourth new Italian practice group head in the space of five months, taking King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin's (KWM) Andrea Luciano on to lead the financial services and investment funds team in its Milan office.

30 Sep 2014 | 00:07 | secure

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Skadden, A&O, Sidley and Hengeler grab roles on $17bn Merck acquisition

Skadden, Allen & Overy and Sidley Austin are among the firms acting on German pharmaceutical company Merck's $17bn (£10.5bn) acquisition of US laboratory supplies business Sigma-Aldrich.

29 Sep 2014 | 13:15 | secure