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Dubai telecoms company du to expand legal panel

UAE telecoms provider Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du) is planning to expand its legal panel line-up this year in a bid to increase its flexibility.

13 Aug 2014 | 00:26 | secure


inner image GCs of newly merged Dixons Carphone to share top legal role

The general counsels of Dixons and Carphone Warehouse have agreed to jointly head the newly merged company's legal team.

11 Aug 2014 | 00:10 | secure

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The size of the average in-house legal team across EMEA countries has increased by a third over the past year, according to research from legal recruiter Laurence Simons.

31 Jul 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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JPMorgan GC has sold $5m in stock since $13bn SEC settlement

A recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing shows JPMorgan Chase general counsel Stephen Cutler has sold $5m in company stock so far this year, and added a further 80,000 worth of shares.

24 Jul 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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Linkedin hires ex-Skadden lawyer and Yahoo! legal head as GC

LinkedIn has appointed former Yahoo! legal chief and one-time Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom lawyer Michael Callahan as its new general counsel.

22 Jul 2014 | 11:30 | secure

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BT Global legal chief David Eveleigh to join Serco as general counsel

David Eveleigh, the general counsel of BT Global Services and former Ashurst lawyer, is to join private security giant Serco as group general counsel and company secretary.

18 Jul 2014 | 11:34 | secure

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Barclays slashes legal panel by 30% as bank bolsters ties with US law firms

Barclays has cut its extended roster of legal firms by 30%, following a major review of its external legal counsel, which has seen five of eight new core advisory spots awarded to US firms.

01 Jul 2014 | 16:59 | secure

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Law Society calls for criminal probe into Wonga following £2.6m FCA fine

The Law Society has asked the Metropolitan Police to launch a criminal investigation into Wonga, after the payday loans company was fined £2.6m for sending letters from fictional law firms, threatening legal action.

27 Jun 2014 | 12:39 | secure

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Gibson Dunn defends GFH role after jailed ex-GC claims conflict

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has defended its representation of Dubai-based private equity firm GFH Capital, after the client's former general counsel accused the firm of having a conflict of interest.

26 Jun 2014 | 14:39 | secure

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American Express finds permanent GC with hire from US pharma giant

American Express' six-month search for a permanent general counsel GC has ended with the appointment of former executive vice president, GC and chief compliance officer of healthcare giant McKesson Laureen E. Seeger.

24 Jun 2014 | 12:37 | secure

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Who won what – and why – at the Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards 2014

Clifford Chance (CC), Eversheds and Allen & Overy (A&O) were the main law firm winners at the third annual Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards, which saw CC named International Law Firm of the Year, while the trio of UK firms grabbed the lion's share...

20 Jun 2014 | 00:00

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Bank of England's legal spend balloons to highest level since 2009

The Bank of England more than doubled its external legal spend in 2013-14 to £5m, the first increase since 2008-09 and the peak of the banking fallout from the financial crisis.

17 Jun 2014 | 16:19 | secure

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GFH Capital claims ex-Leeds director Haigh made £1.3m false invoice to Fountain Court

Former Leeds United managing director and one-time GFH Capital general counsel David Haigh falsely invoiced a barrister at Fountain Court for £1.3m, court documents filed against the incarcerated lawyer allege.

09 Jun 2014 | 01:00 | secure

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African legal awards launch with call for entries from continent’s leading law firms and legal departments

The second annual African Legal Awards launch today (5 June) with a call for the continent’s top law firms and legal departments to submit entries.

05 Jun 2014 | 13:31 | secure

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British Legal Awards 2014 launches with call for entries and two new categories

Entries are now open for the British Legal Awards 2014, which feature new categories to recognise the growing importance of regulatory work for the UK’s leading law firms and encourage more niche firms to enter.

04 Jun 2014 | 11:59 | secure