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  • Challenger sparks battle for senior partner at Addleshaws
    2019-02-21 09:18 UTC by Legal WeekKrishnan Nairhttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2018/07/Addleshaws-Article-201807120845.jpgNews/International - United Kingdom/Law Firm Management/Law Firm Partners/Partner Promotions
  • Who has taken the driving seat of the legal team at Tesla?
    2019-02-20 19:41 UTC by Legal WeekCaroline Spieziohttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2019/02/Tesla-steering-wheel-Article-201902211001.jpgNews/General Counsel and In House Counsel
  • Freshfields targets gender balance on major disputes teams
    2019-02-20 14:21 UTC by Legal WeekKrishnan Nairhttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2016/12/gender-balance-Article-201612200457.jpgNews/Dispute Resolution/Diversity/Litigation/Women in Law
  • More tech, more problems: the downsides to millennials working remotely
    2019-02-20 14:00 UTC by Legal WeekVictoria Hudginshttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2019/02/Lawyer-Working-Remote-Article-201902192013.jpgNews/Career Development/Innovation/Law Firm Associates/Lawyer Work-Life Balance
  • Akin Gump London revenue leaps by nearly a third as Reed Smith also posts increase
    2019-02-20 13:00 UTC by Legal WeekLizzy McLellan and Rowan Bennetthttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2019/02/private-equity-investment-graph-up-growth-businessman_iStock-884650780.jpgNews/International - Europe/International - United Kingdom/Law Firm Management/Law Firm Profitability
  • 'The bills are huge' law firms rake in £6.5m in fees on retail administrations
    2019-02-20 11:59 UTC by Legal WeekHannah Robertshttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2018/01/high-street-Article-201801181549.jpgNews/Bankruptcy/International - United Kingdom/Pricing/Billing Rates
  • CMS partner departs for senior post at energy giant
    2019-02-20 11:44 UTC by Legal WeekKrishnan Nairhttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2019/02/SSE-Article-201902201141.jpgNews/Commercial Litigation/International - United Kingdom/Law Firm Partners
  • Three-way merger creates new Spanish law firm
    2019-02-20 11:28 UTC by Legal WeekRowan Bennetthttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2019/02/Spain-Article-201902201020.jpgNews/International - Europe/Law Firm Hiring/Law Firm Management/Law Firm Mergers/Law Firm Partners/Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Industry heavyweights lined up to judge Legal Week's Innovation Awards
    2019-02-20 09:48 UTC by Legal WeekLegal Weekhttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2018/05/rsz_innovation_awards_18.jpgNews/Awards/Career Development/Diversity/Innovation/International - United Kingdom/Legal Technology
  • Association of Corporate Counsel opens in Brussels to attract European members
    2019-02-20 05:50 UTC by Legal WeekPhillip Bantzhttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2019/02/Association-of-Corporate-Counsel-Sign-Article-201902192144.jpgNews/General Counsel and In House Counsel/International - Europe
  • Cadwalader blames restructuring exits as London revenue drops 13%
    2019-02-19 19:53 UTC by Legal WeekChristine Simmonshttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2018/01/Cadwalader-Office-Sign-Article-201801171457.jpgNews/Career Development/Law Firm Management/Law Firm Profitability
  • HSF targets New York expansion with hire of Hogan Lovells' employment head
    2019-02-19 15:00 UTC by Legal WeekRoy Stromhttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2019/02/Barbara-Roth-Article-201902152152.jpgNews/Career Development/Employment Law/International - North America/Law Department Management/Law Firm Hiring/Women in Law
  • “I'm a huge proponent of having a larger US practice A&O's litigation chief on growth and diversity
    2019-02-19 11:10 UTC by Legal WeekRose Walkerhttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2018/03/karen-seward-Article-201803151050.jpgNews/Career Development/Dispute Resolution/Diversity/Law Department Management/Law Firm Mergers/Women in Law
  • The Transfer Window: hires for Freshfields, Linklaters and Allen & Overy
    2019-02-19 10:29 UTC by Legal WeekLegal Weekhttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2019/02/Deepak-Sitlani-Article-201902181431.jpgNews/Banking and Finance/Career Development/Diversity/International - Europe/International - United Kingdom/Law Firm Hiring/Law Firm Partners/Legal Operations/Mergers and Acquisitions/Women in Law
  • Legal tech patent filings rocket fourfold since 2013
    2019-02-19 09:47 UTC by Legal WeekRowan Bennetthttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2017/11/law-technology-Article-201711141237.jpgNews/International - Asia and Australasia/International - Europe/International - North America/International - United Kingdom/Legal Technology
  • Freshfields names new private equity leaders
    2019-02-19 09:14 UTC by Legal WeekHannah Robertshttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2018/01/Hayes_Charles_62050-Article-201801081702.jpgNews/International - United Kingdom/Law Firm Management/Law Firm Partners/Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • MoFo hit with Texas lawsuit alleging 'egregious overbilling'
    2019-02-19 05:06 UTC by Legal WeekBrenda Sapino Jeffreyshttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2019/02/Morrison-Foerster-Sign-NY-Article-201902150105.jpgNews/Dispute Resolution/International - North America
  • Alternative legal services provider Axiom applies for IPO
    2019-02-19 05:00 UTC by Legal WeekHannah Robertshttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2016/07/technology-legal-user-network_616x372.jpgNews/Alternative Service Providers/Initial Public Offerings/International - North America/Legal Technology
  • Taylor Wessing and Wilson Sonsini to join forces on tech work
    2019-02-18 15:57 UTC by Legal WeekAndrew Messioshttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2017/10/AgreementDeal-Article-201710250948.jpgNews/Career Development/Law Firm Management
  • AI Platform Luminance Teams with EY Law in Global Deal
    2019-02-18 15:06 UTC by Legal WeekAndrew Messioshttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2019/02/Emily-Foges-Article-201902071344-1.jpgNews/International - Africa and Middle East/International - Asia and Australasia/International - Europe/International - Latin America/International - North America/International - United Kingdom/Legal Technology
  • King & Spalding hits $48.3m City revenue amid global growth
    2019-02-18 12:24 UTC by Legal WeekMeredith Hobbshttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2018/10/Robert-Hays-2018-Article-201810261027.jpgNews/International - North America/International - United Kingdom/Law Firm Management/Lawyer Compensation - General
  • Linklaters settles 'ongoing struggle with women' claim
    2019-02-18 11:45 UTC by Legal WeekHannah Robertshttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2018/03/High-Court-Art.jpgNews/Career Development/Diversity/International - United Kingdom/Litigation/Women in Law
  • Irwin Mitchell doubles size of board, mostly with non-legal execs
    2019-02-18 10:02 UTC by Legal WeekAndrew Messioshttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2019/02/Andrew-Tucker-Irwin-Mitchell-CEO-Article-201902151220.jpgNews/International - United Kingdom/Law Firm Hiring/Law Firm Management/LLP Accounts
  • Clifford Chance Seoul managing partner leaves firm
    2019-02-18 08:14 UTC by Legal WeekJohn Kanghttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2019/02/South-Korea.jpg-image620x372.jpgNews/International - Asia and Australasia
  • As chosen by GCs: the best law firms for diversity
    2019-02-18 07:05 UTC by Legal WeekRowan Bennetthttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2017/08/Gender-diversity.jpgFeatures/Poll/Ranking/Career Development/Diversity/Flexible Working/General Counsel and In House Counsel/International - United Kingdom/Lawyer Work-Life Balance/Legal Education/Women in Law
  • DWF swoops in as Brexit throws airline into administration
    2019-02-18 05:13 UTC by Legal WeekRowan Bennetthttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2019/02/Aircraft-Article-201902181446.jpgNews/Law Firm Partners
  • Dechert associate dies, no indication of foul play found
    2019-02-15 22:38 UTC by Legal WeekGina Passarella Ciprianihttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2019/02/Dechert-Sign.jpgNews/Law Firm Associates
  • A&O expands consulting arm and launches client news service
    2019-02-15 10:53 UTC by Legal WeekAndrew Messioshttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2017/05/Allen-Overy-Sign-Article-201705211627.jpgNews/Career Development/International - United Kingdom/Legal Technology
  • In defence of the NDA
    2019-02-15 09:56 UTC by Legal WeekPersephone Bridgman Bakerhttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2019/02/Harvey-Weinstein-Article-201902150954.jpgCommentary/Alternative Dispute Resolution/Commercial Litigation/Communications and Media
  • Pinsents and Addleshaws switch on to Utilitywise collapse
    2019-02-15 09:23 UTC by Legal WeekHannah Robertshttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2019/02/Gas-hob-Article-201902141145.jpgNews/Energy and Natural Resources/International - United Kingdom
  • Why there isn't going to be an elite transatlantic law firm merger
    2019-02-15 08:03 UTC by Legal WeekHugh A. Simonshttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2019/02/transatlantic-merger-Article-201902140103.jpg
  • Goodwin London revenue soars 58% to $66.8m
    2019-02-14 15:18 UTC by Legal WeekRowan Bennett and Meghan Tribehttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2017/06/Goodwin_100-Cheapside-2-Article-201706200449.jpgNews/International - Europe/Law Firm Hiring/Law Firm Management/Law Firm Marketing and Business Development/Law Firm Profitability/Lawyer Compensation - General
  • Baker Botts new managing partner eyes further City growth and bigger global footprint
    2019-02-14 14:48 UTC by Legal WeekBrenda Sapino Jeffreyshttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2019/02/John-Martin-Article-201902141443.jpgNews/International - Europe/International - North America/International - United Kingdom/Law Firm Management
  • The Millionaires Club: Ince Gordon Dadds CEO joins exclusive circle of listed firm wealthy
    2019-02-14 14:07 UTC by Legal WeekKrishnan Nairhttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2016/06/london-city-web_616x372.jpgNews/Initial Public Offerings/International - United Kingdom/Law Firm Management/Law Firm Mergers/Law Firm Partners
  • Ropes boosts UK associate pay to £120,000
    2019-02-14 12:17 UTC by Legal WeekHannah Robertshttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2018/09/Ropes-office-London-Article-201809121523.jpgNews/Career Development/International - United Kingdom/Law Firm Associates/Lawyer Compensation - General
  • Elevate reverses the gender pay gap
    2019-02-14 09:54 UTC by Legal WeekRose Walkerhttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2017/03/126467060-Article-201703100907.jpgNews/Lawyer Compensation - General/Legal Operations/Legal Project Management/Women in Law
  • The case against KPMG: When does a team hire become a crime?
    2019-02-14 08:36 UTC by Legal WeekRowan Bennetthttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2019/02/KPMG-website-screen-URL_shutterstock_753002566.jpgAnalysis/News/Alternative Service Providers/International - Europe/Law Firm Associates/Law Firm Hiring/Law Firm Partners/Litigation
  • Brexit sparks visa concern among EU trainees
    2019-02-14 08:30 UTC by Legal WeekHannah Robertshttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2017/09/Brexit.jpgNews/Career Development/International - Europe/International - United Kingdom/Law Firm Hiring
  • Ashurst expands Asia-Pacific corporate practice with Sidley hire
    2019-02-14 08:00 UTC by Legal WeekJohn Kanghttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2019/02/ashurst-logo-Article-201902121653.jpgNews/Career Development/Deals and Transactions/International - Asia and Australasia/Law Firm Hiring/Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Withers expands in Los Angeles with three hires
    2019-02-14 05:50 UTC by Legal WeekXiumei Donghttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2019/02/Withers-Los-Angeles-Article-201902141708.jpgNews/International - North America/International - United Kingdom/Law Firm Hiring/Law Firm Partners
  • Proskauer nears $1bn revenue mark as it posts new profit highs
    2019-02-13 23:52 UTC by Legal WeekMeghan Tribehttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2019/02/Proskauer-Rose-Sign-Article-201902132223.jpgNews/Law Firm Management/Law Firm Profitability
  • Third-party financers are fueling investor-state arbitration battles
    2019-02-13 20:42 UTC by Legal WeekDan Packelhttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2019/02/Stock-Market-Article-201902131947.jpgNews/Alternative Dispute Resolution/Litigation Funding
  • Morgan McKinley hires new UK head of legal as Brexit demand grows
    2019-02-13 15:54 UTC by Legal WeekHannah Robertshttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2016/06/city-of-london-stuart-monk-shutterstock_616x372.jpgNews/International - United Kingdom/Law Firm Hiring
  • Key reasons emerge for Ince collapse as debate rages on
    2019-02-13 12:31 UTC by Legal WeekAndrew Messioshttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2019/01/Ince-and-co-sign-cracked_616x372.jpgNews/News/Banking and Finance/Bankruptcy/International - United Kingdom/Law Firm Bankruptcy and Dissolution/Law Firm Management/Law Firm Marketing and Business Development/Law Firm Profitability
  • Across the generations: The critical need for de-stressing the office
    2019-02-13 09:14 UTC by Legal WeekMatthew Kayhttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2016/09/failure-depression-Article-201609200900.jpgCommentary/Flexible Working/International - United Kingdom/Law Department Management/Law Firm Management/Law Firm Marketing and Business Development/Lawyer Work-Life Balance
  • EY makes key financial services hire from Big Four rival
    2019-02-13 08:20 UTC by Legal WeekRowan Bennetthttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2019/02/EY-San-Jose-California-US_shutterstock_1241657707.jpgNews/Alternative Service Providers/Banking and Finance/International - United Kingdom/Law Firm Hiring/Regulations
  • Clifford Chance bags £1m government contract amid public sector push
    2019-02-13 05:00 UTC by Legal WeekKrishnan Nairhttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2019/02/Parliament-Article-201902121642.jpgNews/Deals and Transactions/Government/International - United Kingdom/Law Firm Profitability/Pricing/Billing Rates
  • Cooley posts double-digit revenue and profit growth in 2018
    2019-02-12 23:04 UTC by Legal WeekXiumei Donghttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2019/02/Cooley-Office.jpgNews/International - North America/Law Firm Partners/Law Firm Profitability/Lawyer Compensation - General/Lawyer Rates and Arrangements
  • 'Scared. Ashamed. Crippled.' How one lawyer overcame living with depression
    2019-02-12 19:15 UTC by Legal WeekMark S. Goldsteinhttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2019/02/YL-Board-Mental-Health-Article-201902121831.jpgCommentary/Career Development/Law Firm Associates
  • Slaughters shares in £800k fee for ferry probe debacle
    2019-02-12 15:53 UTC by Legal WeekKrishnan Nairhttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2019/02/Ferry-Article-201902121558.jpgNews/Deals and Transactions/Government/International - United Kingdom/Law Firm Profitability
  • Listed firm takes on £400m shareholder claim against Petrofac
    2019-02-12 12:34 UTC by Legal WeekHannah Robertshttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2016/08/oil-pumps-Article-201608010648.jpgNews/Dispute Resolution/International - United Kingdom/Law Firm Partners/Litigation/Litigation Funding
  • Jones Day private equity stalwart resigns for Latham
    2019-02-12 11:47 UTC by Legal WeekRose Walkerhttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2018/01/Jones-Day-Article-201801221445-1.jpgNews/Law Firm Hiring/Law Firm Partners/Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Ex-Dechert London chair faces tall order in Lebanon cabinet
    2019-02-11 19:20 UTC by Legal WeekDan Packelhttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2019/02/Camille-Abousleiman-Dechert-London-Article-201902111620-1.jpgNews/Banking and Finance/Career Development/Government/International - Africa and Middle East/Law Firm Management
  • Morgan Lewis opens Abu Dhabi office amid 15-lawyer raid on US rival
    2019-02-11 14:53 UTC by Legal WeekRose Walker and Rowan Bennetthttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2019/02/Abu-Dhabi-Article-201902111708.jpgNews/International - Africa and Middle East/International - Europe/International - North America/Law Firm Hiring/Law Firm Office Launches and Closures
  • White & Case breaks $2bn in revenue as profit growth continues
    2019-02-11 13:01 UTC by Legal WeekMeghan Tribehttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2018/02/White-Case-sign-Article-201802121259-1.jpgNews/Law Firm Management/Law Firm Profitability
  • Linklaters former CMO will not oppose injunction
    2019-02-11 10:49 UTC by Legal WeekAndrew Messioshttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2018/03/High-Court-Art.jpgNews/Free w/Reg/International - United Kingdom/Litigation
  • Linklaters appoints first non-London partner as global banking head
    2019-02-11 10:04 UTC by Legal WeekRowan Bennetthttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2016/09/Linklaters-Article-201609080951.jpgNews/Banking and Finance/Capital Markets/Deals and Transactions/International - Asia and Australasia/International - United Kingdom/Law Department Management/Law Firm Partners/Private Equity and Venture Capital/Project Finance
  • Milbank London revenue leaps 25%
    2019-02-11 09:41 UTC by Legal WeekRose Walkerhttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2019/02/private-equity-investment-growth-seed-plant_iStock-929940974.jpgNews/International - United Kingdom/Law Firm Hiring/Law Firm Management
  • Fieldfisher rules out IPO in short term
    2019-02-11 08:20 UTC by Legal WeekPaul Hodkinsonhttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2016/11/162763810-Article-201611080955.jpgNews/International - United Kingdom/Law Firm Management/Law Firm Marketing and Business Development
  • RPC and Taylor Wessing join the double-digit growth club
    2019-02-11 07:58 UTC by Legal WeekRose Walkerhttps://images.law.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/378/2018/01/Business-Money-Scales-Article-201801291637.jpgNews/International - United Kingdom/Law Firm Management/Law Firm Partners/Law Firm Profitability/Lawyer Compensation - General/LLP Accounts
 

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