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British American Tobacco general counsel Withington to retire

British American Tobacco (BAT) group legal director and general counsel Neil Withington is to retire after more than two decades at the company.

20 Nov 2014 | 17:22 | secure


inner image Invensys senior in-house lawyers exit following Schneider takeover

The bulk of senior in-house lawyers in Invensys' UK corporate group have left or are leaving the engineering and IT firm, following the UK company's £3.4bn takeover, Legal Week has learned.

19 Nov 2014 | 01:00 | secure

inner image The African Legal Awards 2014

The cream of Africa's legal community came out in force to celebrate the African Legal Awards on a night that saw Eversheds, Linklaters alliance firm Webber Wentzel and GE secure major prizes.

18 Nov 2014 | 15:36

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Santander general counsel steps down following UK panel review

Santander's general counsel and company secretary Karen Fortunato has left the bank, following a review of the lender's UK legal panel.

10 Nov 2014 | 13:44 | secure

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RBS finalises timeline and criteria for 'less onerous' UK panel review

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is poised to invite law firms to pitch for its UK panel review, which is likely to see cuts to law firms with a limited City presence.

10 Nov 2014 | 00:08 | secure

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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

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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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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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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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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

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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