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Eight make the cut in London as Kirkland & Ellis promotes 82 to partner

Kirkland & Ellis has added 82 of its lawyers to partner in its annual promotion round, including eight associates in London.

30 Sep 2014 | 17:22 | secure


inner image RSA legal advisers sit tight as insurer delays global panel review to 2015

UK insurer RSA has extended existing panel terms for firms on its global legal roster, with a review expected to kick off in 2015.

30 Sep 2014 | 12:17 | secure

inner image Norton Rose Fulbright to close Canberra office by year-end

Norton Rose Fulbright is to close its office in Australian capital Canberra by the end of the year.

30 Sep 2014 | 08:20 | secure

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Debevoise to offer local law advice in Hong Kong

Debevoise & Plimpton is to offer local law advice in Hong Kong from next month, after two decades of operating as an international legal practice.

30 Sep 2014 | 04:21 | secure

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Skadden, A&O, Sidley and Hengeler grab roles on $17bn Merck acquisition

Skadden, Allen & Overy and Sidley Austin are among the firms acting on German pharmaceutical company Merck's $17bn (£10.5bn) acquisition of US laboratory supplies business Sigma-Aldrich.

29 Sep 2014 | 13:15 | secure

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Two more pre-merger Bingham exits take Akin Gump partner haul to 28

Akin Gump has added a further two partners from Bingham McCutchen, taking its total haul from the Boston-based firm to 28 partners.

29 Sep 2014 | 11:08 | secure

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Hong Kong firms, banks face disruption amid pro-democracy protests in CBD

Hong Kong's business community is facing potential disruption this week due to mass pro-democracy protests taking place in the city's central business district and surrounding areas.

29 Sep 2014 | 04:18 | secure

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Linklaters and Freshfields advise as GIC takes co-ownership of RAC with Carlyle

Linklaters and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have taken on key roles as Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC prepares to become co-owner of roadside assistance provider RAC.

29 Sep 2014 | 00:17 | secure

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Former KWM corporate chief joins ex-merger candidate Proskauer Rose's London team

King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin's former corporate head Steven Davis has quit to join the London office of Proskauer Rose, four years after he was an instrumental figure in merger discussions between the two firms.

26 Sep 2014 | 10:57 | secure

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Herbies' former Asia head Ashley Alder re-appointed as SFC chief

Herbert Smith's former Asia practice head Ashley Alder has been re-appointed as chief executive officer of Hong Kong's securities regulator, the Securities & Futures Commission (SFC), for another three-year term.

26 Sep 2014 | 04:35 | secure

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Vinson & Elkins joins DWF in the Walkie Talkie

The London office of Vinson & Elkins (V&E) has signed a lease to take a floor of the Walkie Talkie building at 20 Fenchurch Street, joining DWF as the building's second law firm tenant.

26 Sep 2014 | 00:24 | secure

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Kirkland adds two new partners to Asia funds team

Kirkland & Ellis has boosted its Asia funds team with the addition of two new partners in Hong Kong.

25 Sep 2014 | 06:57 | secure

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Addleshaw Goddard loses fourth practice head in 2014 as KWM swoops for corporate crime chief

Addleshaw Goddard's fraud, regulatory and corporate crime team head Ian Hargreaves is set to join King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin (KWMSJB), making him the fourth sector head to depart the firm in the space of seven months.

24 Sep 2014 | 00:18 | secure

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CMS unveils plans for new landline-free City office ahead of 2015 move

CMS has for the first time unveiled details of its new City offices, which will operate with no landline telephones, as the firm prepares to move early next year.

24 Sep 2014 | 00:09 | secure

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Linklaters, Allen & Overy and CMS advise as Vodafone purchases 140 stores from Phones4u

Linklaters, Allen & Overy and CMS Cameron McKenna have taken the advisory roles on Vodafone's purchase of 140 Phones4u stores from administrator PwC in a deal expected to save 900 jobs at the mobile phone retailer.

23 Sep 2014 | 09:34 | secure