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Transfer Window Asia: recent moves including Ropes & Gray, Ashurst and 2Birds

Ropes & Gray has hired capital markets lawyer Hyo Young Kang in Seoul from Linklaters.

21 Nov 2014 | 04:49 | secure


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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

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Legal Week is unveiling its shortlist of top client partners after polling in-housers at major corporates to find out their favourite legal advisors.

20 Nov 2014 | 12:07 | secure

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Simpson promotes two in Hong Kong in six-strong promotions round

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has made up two corporate lawyers in Hong Kong in its latest six-strong promotions round.

19 Nov 2014 | 08:07 | secure

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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

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Slaughters, Freshfields and US duo lead on Reckitt Benckiser spin-off

Slaughter and May and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are among four firms to have taken roles on the demerger of Reckitt Benckiser's pharmaceutical business.

19 Nov 2014 | 00:08 | secure

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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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Skadden takes Dechert's London arbitration head in rare hire for City office

Dechert partner Daniel Gal is to join Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom's international arbitration practice in London, in a rare hire for the New York firm.

18 Nov 2014 | 11:00 | secure

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Partner trio exit Clayton Utz in Australia

Three senior partners are exiting Australian big six firm Clayton Utz in the coming months, with two set to join rival firms in the country.

18 Nov 2014 | 09:20 | secure

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Baker & McKenzie in the spotlight as CNOOC sanctions in-house lawyer

Global law firm Baker & McKenzie is in the spotlight this week following a report by the Wall Street Journal that it won work from China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) following inappropriate conduct by one of the company's in-house lawyers...

18 Nov 2014 | 08:11 | secure

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Norton Rose Fulbright sets global 30% female partner target for 2020

Norton Rose Fulbright has set a target percentage for female partners globally, aiming for 30% representation within six years.

18 Nov 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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Travers makes first lateral partner hire in three years with addition of Kirkland & Ellis lawyer

Travers Smith has made a rare lateral partner hire, snaring Kirkland & Ellis City private equity partner Stephanie Biggs.

17 Nov 2014 | 12:00 | secure

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King & Spalding adds two partners to City base, including Linklaters' O'Neill

King & Spalding's London office has hired Linklaters partner Tom O'Neill and Latham & Watkins counsel Markus Bauman to its European capital markets practice.

17 Nov 2014 | 10:09 | secure

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Shroff brothers in dispute over ownership of India's top law firm

India's largest law firm Amarchand Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co could soon be facing a crisis after brothers and joint managing partners Shardul and Cyril Shroff have entered into a battle over ownership of the firm, local media have reported.

17 Nov 2014 | 08:08 | secure

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Cleary, Paul Hastings advise on Samsung SDS $1.1bn IPO

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has acted opposite Paul Hastings on the IPO of Samsung's technology services subsidiary company Samsung SDS, for $1.1bn.

17 Nov 2014 | 07:00 | secure