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Fieldfisher appoints new head of privacy to replace Ustaran

Fieldfisher has recruited a new head of privacy to replace former postholder Eduardo Ustaran.

29 Jul 2014 | 12:41 | secure


inner image Ashurst to run Adelaide office with no partners

Ashurst is to run its Adelaide office without any partners in response to ailing market conditions in South Australia.

29 Jul 2014 | 08:25 | secure

inner image Ex-Travers partner signs first deals for clients since Reed Smith move

Reed Smith's London office has completed its first deals for new clients BlueBay Asset Management and Intermediate Capital Group (ICG), following the hire of leveraged finance partner Ben Davis from Travers Smith.

29 Jul 2014 | 00:51 | secure

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Shearman defeats Cleary and Baker Botts in $50bn Yukos arbitration

Shearman & Sterling has successfully acted for former shareholders of the Yukos oil company in the largest arbitration award in history.

28 Jul 2014 | 11:53 | secure

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Raft of firms tune in for BSkyB's acquisition of Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland

Allen & Overy (A&O), Herbert Smith Freehills, Linklaters and Clifford Chance (CC) are among the firms taking roles on BSkyB's acquisition of Sky Italia and a 57% stake in Sky Deutschland from 21st Century Fox.

28 Jul 2014 | 00:24 | secure

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Pre-merger PEP at Lawrence Graham grew 64% in 2013-14

Profit per equity partner (PEP) rose by 63.8% at legacy Lawrence Graham in the firm's 2013-14 financial results, prior to the merger with Wragges & Co which went live on 1 May this year.

25 Jul 2014 | 11:44 | secure

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Three Crowns wins spot as sole arbitrator on BP niche panel

BP has appointed Three Crowns, the boutique firm launched earlier this year by six prominent arbitrators, as the sole provider of arbitration services on its niche legal panel of UK advisors.

25 Jul 2014 | 11:14 | secure

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Linklaters to face legal action from former real estate client

Linklaters is being sued in the French courts by former client Europrop - a Berlin-headquartered real estate investment and development group - for an alleged breach of duty.

24 Jul 2014 | 12:59 | secure

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Mayer Brown launches consulting arm in Asia with Bryan Cave team

Mayer Brown has launched a consulting arm in Asia-Pacific with the hire of a five-strong international trade advisory team from Bryan Cave.

24 Jul 2014 | 08:40 | secure

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Slaughter and May appoints fourth new Hong Kong partner in 2014

Slaughter and May has made its fourth partner appointment in Hong Kong this year, as the firm continues to invest in its Greater China business.

23 Jul 2014 | 09:56 | secure

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Clifford Chance launches Middle East graduate training schemes

Clifford Chance (CC) has become the first magic circle firm to launch graduate training schemes in the Middle East.

23 Jul 2014 | 00:17 | 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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Pinsent Masons looks to double revenue target for flexi lawyer service

Pinsent Masons will double its fee income target from its freelance lawyer service Vario after client demand vastly outstripped original expectations in the first 18 months of the scheme.

22 Jul 2014 | 11:17 | secure

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Olswang pulls plug on Middle East plans as UAE opening shelved

Olswang has shelved plans to open in the United Arab Emirates, having last year eyed what would have been its first venture into the Middle East.

22 Jul 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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Squire Patton Boggs to consolidate duplicate offices in NY, Washington, Riyadh

Squire Patton Boggs is planning to consolidate its offices in New York, Washington and Riyadh by the end of the year as integration of the two legacy firms gathers pace.

21 Jul 2014 | 03:47 | secure




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