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Former Hammonds chairman to head Barclays remuneration committee

Crawford Gillies, the former chairman of legacy Hammonds, has been appointed as a non-executive director of Barclays to oversee the bank's remuneration.

15 Apr 2014 | 12:09 | secure

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inner image Visa appoints PepsiCo lawyer as part of general counsel succession plan

Visa has revealed succession plans for its top legal role with the hire of PepsiCo senior vice president and deputy general counsel Kelly Tullier.

15 Apr 2014 | 00:44 | secure

inner image JPMorgan scoops hire of Nomura EMEA GC

JPMorgan Chase has hired Nomura’s Piers le Marchant as its new EMEA general counsel.

09 Apr 2014 | 14:30 | secure

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LinkedIn GC Erika Rottenberg to step down in August

LinkedIn GC Erika Rottenberg (pictured), who oversaw the company's initial public offering (IPO) in 2011, is stepping down in August after six years in the role.

07 Apr 2014 | 10:58 | secure

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Saudi Aramco, Dubai Group and Mastercard lead in-house shortlists for Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards

Saudi Aramco, Dubai Group and Mastercard are among the in-house nominees set to go head-to-head at the third annual Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards this May...

02 Apr 2014 | 10:56 | secure

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Co-op Group general counsel conflicted out of Bank director role

The Co-operative Group has withdrawn general counsel Alistair Asher as its sole nominee director to the board of the Co-op Bank after a conflict of interest was identified.

26 Mar 2014 | 11:56 | secure

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Exclusive: former Shell legal boss Peter Rees joins 39 Essex Street

Peter Rees QC, the former legal chief of Shell, has joined Thirty Nine Essex Street as a counsel and commercial arbitrator.

25 Mar 2014 | 07:55 | secure

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Barclays to partner with panel firms for university work experience scheme

Barclays' in-house team is to offer work experience places to undergraduates, amid plans to launch legal apprenticeships from 2015.

24 Mar 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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BP kicks off first UK panel review in three years

BP has launched a review of its UK legal panel with advisers currently re-tendering for a position on the oil giant's roster.

20 Mar 2014 | 11:21 | secure

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Barclays GC Bob Hoyt nets £700k share bonus after four months in post

Barclays' newly-installed general counsel Bob Hoyt has been awarded £703,808 in shares after just four months in the role. The award was part of £32m worth of shares distributed to top executives at the bank yesterday (18 March), which include elem...

19 Mar 2014 | 00:52 | secure

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Virgin Media appoints new GC a year after Liberty takeover

Virgin Media has formally appointed its first full-time general counsel since Liberty Global's $23.3bn (£14bn) takeover of the broadband and entertainment provider last year. Mine Hifzi, formerly international GC at US media company Scripps Networks ...

17 Mar 2014 | 13:08 | secure

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Co-op GC salary was already above FTSE 30 levels before pay scandal

Alistair Asher, the general counsel of the Co-operative Group, was already on a higher basic salary than the average FTSE 30 legal chief, according to the mutual's own estimates. Leaked details of the Co-op's executive remuneration review - first disc...

14 Mar 2014 | 00:58 | secure

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Linklaters takes share of £5m investigation fees as G4S settles with MoJ

Linklaters and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) have taken combined total fees of £5m for their investigation into allegations G4S engaged in false billing practices between 2005 and 2013. G4S and the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) yesterday confirmed they h...

13 Mar 2014 | 13:18 | secure

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BBC kicks off legal services apprenticeship scheme

The BBC is set to hire three legal services apprentices, who will join the broadcaster’s in-house team in London. The apprenticeship aims to cover employment and commercial aspects of the BBC’s work, with the broadcaster considering any school le...

05 Mar 2014 | 17:49 | secure

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Revealed: Clifford Chance investigation into RBS hits obstacles as report delayed

Clifford Chance's (CC) independent review into the lending practices at the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has been delayed by difficulties in evidence collection, Legal Week has learned.

03 Mar 2014 | 00:09 | secure

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