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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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inner image 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 (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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Herbert Smith and Freshfields advise as Liberty Global buys stake in ITV

Herbert Smith Freehills and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have advised on US cable giant Liberty Global's £481m purchase of a stake in ITV.

21 Jul 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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Revealed: Ashurst approached Sidley Austin for merger talks amid Blakes tie-up

A small group of Ashurst partners, including former senior partner Charlie Geffen, engaged US firm Sidley Austin in early merger talks last year, Legal Week can reveal.

21 Jul 2014 | 00:00 | 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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King & Wood Mallesons eyes Singapore office by year-end

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) is looking to open an office in Singapore before the end of this year as the firm continues its drive to compete with the top tier international outfits.

18 Jul 2014 | 05:55 | secure

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DLA Piper sees three more partner exits in Asia-Pacific

Three more partners have left DLA Piper in Asia Pacific, with one transitioning to an in-house role and two others to rival firms.

18 Jul 2014 | 05:54 | secure

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Top silks at Gray's Inn Tax chambers form new set at Field Court

A group of four leading tax barristers - including QCs Philip Baker and Patrick Way - are leaving Gray's Inn Tax chambers to form a new set.

17 Jul 2014 | 10:16 | secure

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Bakers and Clifford Chance take lead roles on Hong Kong Airlines IPO

Baker & McKenzie and Clifford Chance are understood to be advising on the IPO of Hong Kong airlines, estimated to worth approximately $500m.

17 Jul 2014 | 09:26 | secure

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Ropes & Gray to double London headcount with City office move

Ropes & Gray is set to double its headcount in London, after the Boston-headquartered firm signed a twenty year lease for a larger 45,000 sq ft office at 1 New Ludgate.

17 Jul 2014 | 07:00 | secure

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