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UK Law Firm News
   
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
 
Vol. 18, No. 504
 
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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. The 60 second interview: “Don’t force yourself into product development, dangle the carrot of opportunity”, December 10, 2019
  2. Global Corporate 50: just two UK firms make it into the top ten by M&A revenues, December 10, 2019
  3. Four firms join offshore renewable energy panel, December 10, 2019
  4. Election 2019: how the main parties’ housing policies stack up, December 10, 2019
  5. Eversheds targets “under pressure” in-housers with first product since NewLaw debut, December 10, 2019
  6. Linklaters boosts parental leave by 10 weeks, December 9, 2019
  7. The lawyer of the future is O Shaped, December 9, 2019
  8. Clifford Chance aids key client EasyJet in carbon offsetting bid, December 9, 2019
  9. No5 counsel leads prosecution in child sex abuse case, December 9, 2019
  10. The in-house legal teams with the best (and worst) gender balance, December 9, 2019
Legal Week

  1. UK Firm Served Mandate as Chilango Bids to Avoid Collapse, December 10, 2019
  2. French Broadcaster Scores New Head of Legal, December 10, 2019
  3. Is Law Firm Tech Talk Just a Lot of Hot Air?, December 10, 2019
  4. InterDigital Names New Chief Legal Officer Days After Filing Huawei Lawsuit in the UK, December 10, 2019
  5. Dentons Adds Compliance Partner in Germany, December 10, 2019
  6. Pinsent Masons Launches Flexi-Lawyer Business Vario In Germany, December 10, 2019
  7. Bank of America Senior In-House Lawyer Charged With Assault in Hong Kong, December 10, 2019
  8. Linklaters Latest Firm To Update Parental Leave Policy, December 10, 2019
UK Law Society Gazette

  1. Misconduct accusation rejected despite claim value rising by £20k, December 10, 2019
  2. ‘Dear Party Leaders’: last ditch call on Human Rights Act, December 10, 2019
  3. Elon Musk defamation jury ‘wrong in law’, December 9, 2019

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LAW FIRM NEWS

Magic Circle Firms

  1. Ted Baker issues profit warning as CEO and exec chairman both leave - Yahoo Entertainment, (Freshfields), December 10, 2019
  2. MGM China names Shanghai lawyer as non-exec director - GGRAsia, (Linklaters), December 10, 2019
  3. Allen & Overy invests in African alternative legal services | ALB Article - African Law & Business (ALB), (Allen & Overy; Herbert Smith; Linklaters), December 9, 2019
  4. Pinsents' legal resourcing arm expands into Germany - The Global Legal Post, (Allen & Overy; Linklaters), December 9, 2019
  5. Artificial intelligence could wipe out 13,000 legal sector jobs - City A.M., (Freshfields), December 9, 2019
  6. Linklaters boosts parental leave by 10 weeks – The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs - The Lawyer, (Linklaters), December 9, 2019
Other Large UK Firms

  1. Clyde & Co to offer six month data science seats to trainee lawyers - Legal Cheek, (Clyde & Co), December 10, 2019
  2. INSIGHT: Exponential Threats Push Law Firms to Tipping Point - Bloomberg Law, (Norton Rose), December 10, 2019
  3. Addleshaw Goddard appoints real estate investment expert Neil Hogg - Scottish Construction Now, (Addleshaw Goddard; Pinsent Masons), December 9, 2019
  4. WHP Telecoms acquires Sitec Infrastructure Services - Business Weekly, (Addleshaw Goddard), December 9, 2019
  5. NorthEdge sells Direct Healthcare Group to ArchiMed - PE Hub, (Addleshaw Goddard), December 9, 2019
  6. Amazon faces U.K. antitrust decision to allow stake in Deliveroo - San Francisco Chronicle, (Pinsent Masons), December 9, 2019
  7. Pinsents' legal resourcing arm expands into Germany - The Global Legal Post, (Berwin Leighton; Pinsent Masons), December 9, 2019
  8. Ashurst appoints global sustainability partner - The Global Legal Post, (Ashurst), December 9, 2019
  9. Artificial intelligence could wipe out 13,000 legal sector jobs - City A.M., (Ashurst), December 9, 2019
  10. Wake Up Call: PG&E Reaches $13.5 Billion Settlement With Fire Victims - Bloomberg Big Law Business, (DLA Piper), December 9, 2019
  11. Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc. and Goldman Sachs Middle Market Lending Corp. Announce Merger Agreement - Associated Press, (Eversheds), December 9, 2019
  12. Deep water rig leaves Brazil for Mexico following Dutch acquisition - Latin Lawyer, (Norton Rose), December 9, 2019
  13. Canadian firms try to thwart China's IP squatters - Vancouver Courier, (Norton Rose), December 9, 2019
US Firms in London

  1. Wake Up Call: PG&E Reaches $13.5 Billion Settlement With Fire Victims - Bloomberg Big Law Business, (Jones Day; Weil Gotshal; Shearman & Sterling), December 9, 2019
  2. Mayer Brown's Leading Pro-Arbitration Team Heads to California to Fight New Law - Law.com, (Mayer Brown), December 9, 2019

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LAW FIRM PRESS RELEASES

Magic Circle - Press Releases

  1. Freshfields advises on listing of China Merchants Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust, Freshfields, December 10, 2019
  2. Clifford Chance appeals High Court's refusal to find UK passport gender policy unlawful, Clifford Chance, December 10, 2019
  3. Allen & Overy advises Veganz on corporate realignment as stock corporation, Allen & Overy, December 9, 2019
  4. Clifford Chance advises the underwriters on €245 million intermediated tender offer and €750 million high yield bond issuance by the Dufry Group, Clifford Chance, December 9, 2019
  5. Clifford Chance advises Pacific AMC and Savills IM on the EUR 140 million acquisition of two Amazon logistic properties in Dortmund, Clifford Chance, December 9, 2019
  6. Clifford Chance advises easyJet on its plans to offset its carbon emissions from fuel for every flight, Clifford Chance, December 9, 2019
  7. Linklaters announces extended parental leave policy, Linklaters, December 9, 2019
Large Law Firm - Press Releases

  1. Fourth Update on Myanmar New Trade Mark Laws – Soft Opening of Online Filing System to commence in December 2019 January 2020, Bird & Bird, December 10, 2019
  2. Konexo launches its transformative Konexo Hub, Eversheds Sutherland (United Kingdom), December 10, 2019
  3. Ashurst advises financiers on the acquisition of DELABO Group, Ashurst, December 10, 2019
  4. Burges Salmon partner named in eprivateclient’s 50 Most Influential 2020, Burges Salmon, December 9, 2019
  5. WFW advises Coro Energy on Italian oil & gas portfolio sale, Watson Farley, December 9, 2019
  6. Information Commissioner consults on subject access guidance, Bird & Bird, December 9, 2019
  7. What is New Mobility? Emerging sector brings about tremendous possibilities and is about to change our ways of moving for good, Bird & Bird, December 9, 2019
  8. Bird & Bird boosts its Private Equity and VC practices with the arrival of partner Kaichen Xu in Beijing, Bird & Bird, December 9, 2019
  9. Dutch regulators consult in parallel about the online decision-making processes, Bird & Bird, December 9, 2019
  10. Sledgehammer or scalpel? EU policy makers and industry debate digital regulation, Bird & Bird, December 9, 2019
  11. Danish Competition and Consumer Authority publishes first decision and injunction on discriminatory access to accounts maintained by a credit institution, Bird & Bird, December 9, 2019
  12. Ashurst appoints Global Sustainability Partner, Ashurst, December 9, 2019
  13. Macfarlanes advises Exponent Private Equity on acquisition of KPMG’s pensions advisory practice, Macfarlanes, December 9, 2019

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ALSO OF NOTE

Legal Vendors

  1. Legal Ops 20/20 Vision – Bold Predictions for the New Year, Mitratech: Press Releases, December 9, 2019
  2. How to select the best API integration platform in 2020, Open Text: Press Releases, December 9, 2019
  3. FTI Consulting Partners with Brainspace to Enhance E-Discovery Managed Services, FTI Consulting, December 9, 2019
Local General Counsel Moves

  1. Principal hires next general counsel - Corporate Secretary, December 10, 2019
  2. Disruption turns in-house lawyers into strategic enablers - Financial Times, December 10, 2019
  3. Vontobel makes leadership changes, says 11-month result higher than last year - Nasdaq, December 10, 2019
  4. FBI lawyer under criminal investigation altered document to say Carter Page 'was not a source' for another agency - Washington Examiner, December 10, 2019
  5. Latest Industry Gigs: CAA, Position Music, UK Music, ByteDance - Digital Music News, December 10, 2019
  6. House Passes Bill to Boost Civil Rights at Homeland Security - GovExec.com, December 10, 2019
  7. The Reiss Center at NYU's Law School: A think tank for the national security establishment and the Democratic Party - World Socialist Web Site, December 10, 2019
  8. LedgerX Announces Change to Executive Leadership - PRNewswire, December 9, 2019
  9. Des Moines-based EMC Insurance Companies' CEO announces retirement - Des Moines Register, December 9, 2019
  10. POLITICO Playbook PM: What the DOJ IG report says - Politico, December 9, 2019
  11. NJ State Commission of Investigation Gets New Executive Director | New Jersey Law Journal - Law.com, December 9, 2019
  12. 2 Democratic lobbying firms merge - Politico, December 9, 2019
  13. New York Life picks new CCO - Corporate Secretary, December 9, 2019
  14. MSU president appoints associate vice president of the Office for Civil Rights - Lansing State Journal, December 9, 2019
  15. Origin Bank adds CenturyLink's Stacey Goff to its board of directors - The News Star, December 9, 2019
  16. Personnel File - Banker & Tradesman, December 9, 2019
  17. California campaign watchdog suspends donation rules - CT Post, December 9, 2019
  18. GM's lawsuit against FCA driven by a $1 billion grudge - Automotive News Europe, December 9, 2019
  19. Women leaders in Northeast Ohio to share their secrets to success: Mentoring Monday - cleveland.com, December 9, 2019

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