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Wednesday, December 2, 2020
 
Vol. 20, No. 239
 
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 PUBLICATIONS
The Lawyer
Legal Week
Times Online
Legal Week Blog
Law Soc Gazette
 LAW FIRM NEWS
Magic Circle
Large Firms
US Firms
 LAW FIRM PRESS RELEASES
Magic Circle PR
Large Firm PR
 ALSO OF NOTE
Legal Vendors
GC Moves
 

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PUBLICATIONS

The Lawyer News

  1. You have just one month to sort out your European LLP, December 2, 2020
  2. Freshfields former innovation head lands new exec role, December 2, 2020
  3. BPP’s PR team blocked from Wikipedia for promotional edits, December 2, 2020
  4. Luxembourg’s Arendt wins top prize at The Lawyer European Awards 2020, December 2, 2020
  5. ASOS announces permanent GC appointment, December 1, 2020
  6. Burges Salmon to repay furlough money, December 1, 2020
  7. Cooley promotes City lawyer in annual promotions, December 1, 2020
  8. Womble Bond bypasses London in delayed UK promotions round, December 1, 2020
  9. Ince extends salary reductions to end of financial year, December 1, 2020
  10. BT joins nearshoring throng with £2.7m Belfast legal hub, December 1, 2020
  11. City trio at the helm as Debenhams’ rescue effort fails, December 1, 2020
  12. Electronic presentation of courtroom evidence addresses accessibility issues and provides case clarity in Singapore, December 1, 2020
  13. The art of apology; what we can learn from KFC about correcting mistakes, December 1, 2020
  14. News on the rent front, December 1, 2020
  15. Using content to make the most from digital events, December 1, 2020
  16. Coronavirus Portugal – Impact on regulatory and criminal liability, December 1, 2020
  17. What do the new insolvency guidelines mean for construction contractors?, December 1, 2020
  18. The dawn of a green industrial revolution?, December 1, 2020
  19. Bitesize Brexit 2.0. Tips on what to do now: providing services, December 1, 2020
  20. Supreme Court delivers landmark judgment in Halliburton v Chubb, December 1, 2020
  21. The countdown to Brexit and beyond US/UK trade what next? A view from both sides of the US divide, December 1, 2020
  22. Bermuda Offers One Year Residency Permit for Remote Workers in Response to Covid-19, December 1, 2020
  23. The anatomy of the disciplinary process, December 1, 2020
Legal Week

  1. Charles Russell Speechlys Relaunches In Hong Kong As Registered Local Law Firm, December 2, 2020
  2. HSF Commits to Net Carbon Zero by 2030, December 2, 2020
  3. Goodwin, Latham Among Firms Advising on $27.7B Slack Sale, December 2, 2020
  4. EU Commission Takes on Big Tech With New Competition Rules, December 2, 2020
  5. Kobre & Kim Hires Regional Managing Director for Latin America, December 2, 2020
  6. Allen & Overy Picks Up Baton For Harry Dunn's Parents Following High Court Ruling, December 2, 2020
  7. Former US Ambassador to Head Mastercard's Global Litigation, Public Policy, December 2, 2020
  8. Italian Heavyweight Rebrands Following Name Partner Exit, December 2, 2020
  9. Cooley Promotes 16 to Partner, December 2, 2020
  10. SRA Bans Former Eversheds and Kingsley Napley Employees, December 2, 2020
  11. Latest UK Firm Repays Government Furlough Money, December 2, 2020
  12. Ince Buoyed By Overseas Offices as UK Revenue Slumps, December 2, 2020
  13. Stephenson Harwood Makes Hong Kong Lateral After Departures, December 2, 2020
  14. Linklaters Ditches Quarterly Distributions in Favour of More Frequent Pay-Outs, December 2, 2020
  15. BT Launches Belfast Legal Services Hub, December 2, 2020
  16. How To Help Your Junior Lawyers Thrive During Remote Working, December 2, 2020

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LAW FIRM NEWS

Magic Circle Firms

  1. China Power International Holding Limited's Acquisition Of Zuma Energia - Global Legal Chronicle, (Herbert Smith), December 2, 2020
  2. Squire Patton Boggs makes double partner hire in Sydney to bolster energy practice - The Global Legal Post, (Herbert Smith), December 2, 2020
  3. Mayer Brown hires five-strong German competition team from Baker McKenzie - The Global Legal Post, (Freshfields), December 1, 2020
  4. Linklaters Ditches Quarterly Distributions in Favour of More Frequent Pay-Outs - Law.com, (Linklaters), December 1, 2020
  5. Ropes & Gray hires second Kirkland & Ellis partner in London this year - The Global Legal Post, (Linklaters), December 1, 2020
Other Large UK Firms

  1. Formentor Capital's €12 Million Acquisition of Excom – Global Legal Chronicle - Global Legal Chronicle, (DLA Piper), December 2, 2020
  2. CTS' Acquisition Of Sprout IT – Global Legal Chronicle - Global Legal Chronicle, (Osborne Clarke), December 2, 2020
  3. Squire Patton Boggs makes double partner hire in Sydney to bolster energy practice - The Global Legal Post, (Norton Rose; Simmons & Simmons), December 2, 2020
  4. Corporate, M&A and securities partner joins Norton Rose Fulbright in Houston - GlobeNewswire, (Norton Rose), December 1, 2020
  5. Alston & Bird taps Cadwalader for trio of structured finance lawyers - The Global Legal Post, (Norton Rose), December 1, 2020
  6. Linklaters Ditches Quarterly Distributions in Favour of More Frequent Pay-Outs - Law.com, (Pinsent Masons), December 1, 2020
US Firms in London

  1. Intel Corporation's Acquisition of SigOpt - Global Legal Chronicle, (O'Melveny & Myers), December 2, 2020
  2. Sysnet Global Solutions Acquires the Managed Compliance Solutions (MCS) Division of ControlScan, Inc. to Boost SMB Security Worldwide - Business Wire, (Sidley Austin), December 2, 2020
  3. Mayer Brown hires five-strong German competition team from Baker McKenzie - The Global Legal Post, (Mayer Brown), December 2, 2020
  4. Enviva Partners' Acquisition of Georgia Biomass – Global Legal Chronicle - Global Legal Chronicle, (K & L Gates), December 2, 2020
  5. IN BRIEF: Latham leads law firm trio advising Facebook's Kustomer buy - Reuters, (Weil Gotshal; Latham & Watkins), December 2, 2020
  6. Squire Patton Boggs makes double partner hire in Sydney to bolster energy practice - The Global Legal Post, (Weil Gotshal; Shearman & Sterling), December 2, 2020
  7. Latham & Watkins Continues Bay Area M&A and Private Equity Practice Expansion - PRNewswire, (Kirkland & Ellis; Latham & Watkins), December 1, 2020
  8. Ropes & Gray hires second Kirkland & Ellis partner in London this year - The Global Legal Post, (Weil Gotshal), December 1, 2020

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LAW FIRM PRESS RELEASES

Magic Circle - Press Releases

  1. Freshfields advises on IPO of Evergrande Property Services in Hong Kong, Freshfields, December 2, 2020
  2. Linklaters advises lenders on the financing of the Protos Energy Recovery Facility in Cheshire, England, Linklaters, December 2, 2020
  3. Linklaters advises Citigroup on the Province of Neuquén’s $317 million bond and $366 million bond consent solicitations, Linklaters, December 1, 2020
  4. Clifford Chance has advised BNP Paribas and the Dealer Managers on the successful purchase by Abertis Infraestructuras S.A. of EUR 920,400,000 of its outstanding debt securities and a new issue by Abertis Infraestructuras Finance B.V. of EUR 1,250,000,000 hybrid securities guaranteed by Abertis Infraestructuras, S.A., Clifford Chance, December 1, 2020
Large Law Firm - Press Releases

  1. Pinsent Masons advises Unbound on financing in fitness start-up VAHA, Pinsents, December 2, 2020
  2. Ashurst advises sponsors on Protos Energy from Waste facility, Ashurst, December 1, 2020
  3. There’s no (work)place like home: HR and legal challenges of flexible and home working, Bird & Bird, December 1, 2020
  4. Bird & Bird & New EDPB Guidelines, New SCCs ... Too much on my plate! 60 minutes to digest it all, Bird & Bird, December 1, 2020
  5. Bird & Bird's webinar: Managing insolvency risks in the automotive supply chain across Europe, Bird & Bird, December 1, 2020
  6. UK appointed person invalidates AFFINITY marks as descriptive but not customary, Burges Salmon, December 1, 2020
  7. Force Majeure: What the Court has said since the start of COVID-19, Burges Salmon, December 1, 2020
  8. A comprehensive reform of German restructuring and insolvency law is imminent, Watson Farley, December 1, 2020
  9. WFW advises EWE AG on sale of offshore subsidiary to VINCI, Watson Farley, December 1, 2020
  10. Commercial Disputes Weekly – Issue 54, Watson Farley, December 1, 2020
  11. Sanctions again – and also penalties, Watson Farley, December 1, 2020
  12. WFW advises lenders on US$155m Tangguh LNG carrier refinancing, Watson Farley, December 1, 2020
  13. Bird & Bird boosts disputes team in The Hague with appointment of Johan Polet as partner, Bird & Bird, December 1, 2020
  14. EU aims to be a global norm-setter regarding IP, Bird & Bird, December 1, 2020
  15. Poland raises arguments on copyright versus freedom of expression, Bird & Bird, December 1, 2020
  16. Bird & Bird & Influencer Marketing Q&A, Bird & Bird, December 1, 2020
  17. Pinsent Masons advises Simpson Malt Limited on £90m refinancing deal, Pinsents, December 1, 2020
  18. Ashurst advises Tritax Big Box REIT on first sterling green bond issuance by UK REIT, Ashurst, December 1, 2020

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ALSO OF NOTE

Legal Vendors

  1. A Measured Response: Revising Lawyer Compensation Models in a Distressed Economy, Legal Executive Institute: Blog, December 1, 2020
  2. 10 Must-Haves for Great Legal Operations, Mitratech: Press Releases, December 1, 2020
  3. ContactEase Recommended Reading: When COVID Came, Law Firms Delivered Important Messages in Perilous Times, Cole Valley Software: ContactEase, December 1, 2020
  4. The Thomson Reuters Institute: Insights, Thought Leadership & Engagement, Legal Executive Institute: Blog, December 1, 2020
Local General Counsel Moves

  1. Noom CFO: Company needs 'greater predictability' before going public - CFO Dive, December 2, 2020
  2. PPL Corporation General Counsel Set to Retire in 2021 | Corporate Counsel - Law.com, December 1, 2020
  3. Harris Associates' and Oakmark Funds' Leadership Transition - PRNewswire, December 1, 2020
  4. Ex-BCLP Insurance Head Joins Stephenson Harwood As GC - Law360, December 1, 2020
  5. Boyd Johnson, Top Lawyer at Soros Investment Firm, Returns to Wilmer | National Law Journal - Law.com, December 1, 2020
  6. Former Coons chief of staff jumps firms - Politico, December 1, 2020
  7. PPL General Counsel to Retire June 1, 2021 - PRNewswire, December 1, 2020
  8. BayBoston Announces Hiring of Andres Saldaña as General Counsel and the Retirement of Richard Toomey - PRNewswire, December 1, 2020
  9. Will Congress come up with the cash to cut out Huawei, ZTE? - Politico, December 1, 2020
  10. Libra No More: Digital Currency Initiative Libra Association Changes Name to Diem - Crowdfund Insider, December 1, 2020
  11. People in Aviation: December - Aviation International News, December 1, 2020
  12. ASOS announces permanent general counsel appointment - The Lawyer, December 1, 2020

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