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HSF and DLA have the lowest proportion of partners over 50, research finds

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), DLA Piper and Allen & Overy (A&O) have the lowest proportion of partners over the age of 50, according to a Legal Week research project into the ages of partners at the UK's ten largest firms by revenue.

02 Oct 2014 | 00:13 | secure


inner image Wachtell advises eBay as e-commerce giant spins off PayPal business

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is advising eBay on plans to spin off its payments system PayPal into its own independent, publicly traded company.

02 Oct 2014 | 00:03 | secure

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Shoosmiths has named commercial practice group head Peter Duff as its new chairman, succeeding incumbent Andrew Tubbs, who will step down after completing four terms and 12 years in the role.

01 Oct 2014 | 14:51 | secure

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Ex-Ashurst chief Charlie Geffen to join Gibson Dunn with Mark Sperotto

Charlie Geffen, the former senior partner of Ashurst and one of the pre-eminent private equity lawyers in London, is to join Gibson Dunn & Crutcher's London office along with fellow Ashurst corporate partner Mark Sperotto.

01 Oct 2014 | 12:51 | secure

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Parabis closes Bristol and Colchester outposts as firm looks to consolidate

Parabis has closed its Bristol and Colchester branches with up to 41 jobs at risk across the two offices.

01 Oct 2014 | 12:16 | secure

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Legal Week to identify clients' most trusted law firm partners

Legal Week has embarked on a search to find the world's most trusted legal advisers by asking more than 1,000 GCs to name their go-to partners.

01 Oct 2014 | 11:36

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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

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DLA Piper chief Sir Nigel Knowles takes on non-exec role at private equity firm

DLA Piper chief executive Sir Nigel Knowles is to take a non-executive chairman role at private equity boutique Zeus Capital.

30 Sep 2014 | 12:53 | secure

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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

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Withers scores KWM financial markets chief Luciano as Italian push continues

Withers has signed its fourth new Italian practice group head in the space of five months, taking King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin's (KWM) Andrea Luciano on to lead the financial services and investment funds team in its Milan office.

30 Sep 2014 | 00:07 | 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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White & Case opens Florida legal support centre

White & Case has launched a legal support centre in Tampa, Florida to provide centralised support across its network of global offices.

29 Sep 2014 | 01:16 | 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