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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


inner image Lloyds Banking Group appoints ten-strong core legal panel

Lloyds Banking Group has appointed ten firms, including Linklaters, Allen & Overy, Ashurst and Addleshaw Goddard to its core UK legal panel, two years after the bank last reviewed the roster.

13 Oct 2014 | 09:43 | secure

inner image Baker & McKenzie, Hogan Lovells, Macfarlanes and Mishcon in the running for top prizes as British Legal Awards shortlist is unveiled

Baker & McKenzie, Hogan Lovells and Macfarlanes are among the firms competing to be named Law Firm of the Year at this year's British Legal Awards.

09 Oct 2014 | 15:28

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Jailed ex-Leeds United MD accuses GFH Capital and Gibson Dunn partner of deceit

David Haigh, the former general counsel of private equity group GFH Capital, has filed a High Court claim alleging his former employer and a Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner engaged in deceit.

08 Oct 2014 | 15:59 | secure

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Allen & Overy, Baker & McKenzie, Eversheds, Norton Rose and White & Case line up for top prize in African Legal Awards

A string of heavyweight international and African law firms and legal departments are set to do battle at the African Legal Awards later this month.

08 Oct 2014 | 10:54

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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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Twitter GC is awarded $7.3m worth of shares one year post-IPO

Twitter has awarded its general counsel, Vijaya Gadde, $7.3m (£4.5m) worth of shares in the company, a year after she took the role.

22 Sep 2014 | 00:19 | secure

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The AA appoints former A&O lawyer as first GC following public listing

The AA has appointed former Allen & Overy lawyer Mark Millar as its general counsel and company secretary, three months after being floated on the London Stock Exchange.

18 Sep 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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Local culture still a block to good whistleblowing practice, Legal Week survey finds

Despite the high-profile Edward Snowden case, many global companies are still not doing enough to support whistleblowers in their organisations.

16 Sep 2014 | 10:16 | secure

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Kirkland & Ellis re-hires DMC Partners general counsel to London office

Kirkland & Ellis has re-hired former partner Matthew Gerber to the firm's London private equity group following a stint at defunct private equity house DMC Partners.

08 Sep 2014 | 10:11 | secure

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Co-op Legal Services posts 70% increase in half year losses following restructuring

Co-operative Legal Services (CLS) has posted Co-operative Legal Services (CLS) has posted an operating loss of £5.1m in the six months to July, following the restructuring of its personal injury and clinical negligence arms.

04 Sep 2014 | 13:00 | secure

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Jones Day adds transatlantic M&A trio from GE and Shearman & Sterling

Jones Day has made a trio of heavyweight corporate partner hires for its New York and London offices, including senior lawyers from client General Electric.

04 Sep 2014 | 10:21 | 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