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Wednesday, September 19, 2018
 
Vol. 18, No. 187
 
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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. Mothercare scraps GC role as fifth in four years departs, September 19, 2018
  2. The 60 second interview: Pinsents’ Richard Foley: Law firms will need to think more about the reason they exist, September 19, 2018
  3. Shoosmiths represents Orbis Protect on its MBO, September 19, 2018
  4. Sberbank swaps South Square silk for “£300,000” Brick Court QC, September 19, 2018
  5. Partners Group hands panel places to cohort of PE firms, September 19, 2018
  6. The City 50: Did you make the cut?, September 18, 2018
  7. Hogan Lovells appoints new German head as part of management reshuffle, September 18, 2018
  8. Rosenblatt builds on IPO with new litigation funding arm, September 18, 2018
Legal Week

  1. Simpson Thacher to close Seoul office, September 19, 2018
  2. Trio of law firms buck trend of Big Four threat with EY hires, September 18, 2018
  3. Magic circle duo take key roles on Marsh & McLennan's $5.6bn takeover of UK insurance firm JLT, September 18, 2018
  4. 'It’s a question of when, not if' – Baker McKenzie sets sights on US merger, September 18, 2018
UK Law Society Gazette

  1. Open court statement may not be anonymous - Warby, September 18, 2018

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LAW FIRM NEWS

Magic Circle Firms

  1. Alstom's $15.3 Billion Merger with Siemens' mobility business - Global Legal Chronicle (press release), (Freshfields), September 19, 2018
  2. RNHB BV's acquisition of a €1.3bn loan portfolio from FGH Bank NV - Global Legal Chronicle (press release), (Freshfields), September 18, 2018
  3. M&A wrap: Most Influential Women, Lucid Motors, Tesla, Investcorp, Gerber Life - Mergers & Acquisitions, (Clifford Chance), September 18, 2018
  4. Historic law firm hires first female CEO - Insider Media, (Linklaters; Freshfields), September 18, 2018
  5. White & Case adds another partner in Sydney from HSF - Australasian Lawyer, (Herbert Smith), September 18, 2018
  6. Goodwin Procter lands PE partner from Kirkland in HK - Legal Business Online, (Clifford Chance), September 18, 2018
  7. Last days to save on registrations to Legal Tech Summit - Australasian Lawyer, (Allen & Overy), September 18, 2018
Other Large UK Firms

  1. Dentons completes Malaysian combination - Australasian Lawyer, (Dentons), September 18, 2018
  2. Arlington Advisors appoints Neil Buchanan as General Counsel and Company Secretary - Property Magazine International, (Osborne Clarke), September 18, 2018
  3. Sydney boutiques work with global giant on $313m cybersecurity buy - Australasian Lawyer, (Norton Rose), September 18, 2018
  4. POSCO's $280 Million Acquisition of mining right from Galaxy Resources Limited - Global Legal Chronicle (press release), (Norton Rose), September 18, 2018
  5. Dentons adds Malaysia's Zain to its global network - Legal Business Online, (Dentons), September 18, 2018
US Firms in London

  1. Emergent BioSolutions' $270 Million Acquisition of PaxVax - Global Legal Chronicle (press release), (Covington & Burling; Dechert), September 19, 2018
  2. EIG Manabi Holdings Sàrl's Acquisition of an interest in MLog SA - Global Legal Chronicle (press release), (Baker & McKenzie), September 19, 2018
  3. Alstom's $15.3 Billion Merger with Siemens' mobility business - Global Legal Chronicle (press release), (Latham & Watkins; Cleary Gottlieb), September 19, 2018
  4. Trio of Law Firms in UK Buck Trend of Big Four Threat With EY Hires, law.com: Newswire, September 18, 2018
  5. 'It's a Question of When, Not If'—Baker McKenzie Sets Sights on US Merger, law.com: Newswire, September 18, 2018
  6. Musk Hit With Defamation Suit by British Caver He Called 'Pedo Guy' on Twitter, law.com: Newswire, September 18, 2018
  7. Amid Sanctions, Global Law Firms Face Russian Reckoning, law.com: Newswire, September 18, 2018
  8. Dechert Adds Eversheds Sutherland Partner in Latest DC Hire, Law.com: American Lawyer, September 18, 2018
  9. Possible Kavanaugh Witness Won't Testify, His Cozen O'Connor Lawyer Says, Law.com: American Lawyer, September 18, 2018
  10. Brett Kavanaugh Was a Bad Teenager, Law.com: American Lawyer, September 18, 2018
  11. New York's Lippes Mathias Lands in DC With Akin Gump Pair, Law.com: American Lawyer, September 18, 2018
  12. Mintz Adds Ex-Prosecutors in Boston, New York, Law.com: American Lawyer, September 18, 2018
  13. What's in a Name? Mintz Becomes Latest Big Firm to Rebrand, Law.com: American Lawyer, September 18, 2018
  14. Hughes Hubbard’s Long Lehman Brokerage Wind-Down Could End in 2019, Law.com: American Lawyer, September 18, 2018
  15. Is Kirkland Raiding the Big Four?, Law.com: American Lawyer, September 18, 2018
  16. Can a Big Law Private Equity Practice Play Matchmaker?, Law.com: American Lawyer, September 18, 2018
  17. Best Law Firm of the Year and Attorney of the Year Award Finalists, Law.com: American Lawyer, September 18, 2018
  18. OMERS' $1.438 Billion Acquisition of 50% interest in BridgeTex - Global Legal Chronicle (press release), (Sidley Austin), September 18, 2018
  19. HarbourVest's Proposed £1.2 Billion Take-Private Acquisition of esure - Global Legal Chronicle (press release), (Debevoise & Plimpton), September 18, 2018
  20. 'It’s a Question of When, Not If'—Baker McKenzie Sets Sights on US Merger, Law.com: American Lawyer, September 18, 2018
  21. O’Melveny Helps Electric Car Startup Secure $1B Saudi Investment, Law.com: American Lawyer, September 18, 2018
  22. The Moinian Group's $233 Million Acquisition of an Interest in 3 Columbus Circle - Global Legal Chronicle (press release), (Fried Frank), September 18, 2018

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LAW FIRM PRESS RELEASES

Magic Circle - Press Releases

  1. Initial Coin Offerings: A comparative overview of securities regulatory environments in the US, UK and Asia Pacific, Allen & Overy, September 18, 2018
  2. Hope and Homes for Children wins A&O Global Charity Partnership vote, Allen & Overy, September 18, 2018
  3. British Airways Airways Pension Scheme agrees 4.4bn pensioner buy-in with Legal and General the largest bulk annuity, Allen & Overy, September 18, 2018
  4. Clifford Chance continues to lead in Mexico's energy market, advising on Laguna Solar project financing, Clifford Chance, September 18, 2018
  5. Freshfields advises KLX Inc. and KLX Energy Services Holdings, Inc. in connection with KLX’s Spin-Off of KLX Energy Services Holdings, Inc., Freshfields, September 18, 2018
Large Law Firm - Press Releases

  1. Pinsent Masons wins 'Construction Law Firm of the Year' at the Asian Legal Business Hong Kong Law Awards, Pinsents, September 19, 2018
  2. Bird & Bird participates in EU Cybersecurity project THREAT-ARREST, Bird & Bird, September 19, 2018
  3. Bermuda showed its mettle, Appleby, September 18, 2018
  4. Campos Mello Advogados advises Starboard in investment in Maquina de Vendas, DLA Piper, September 18, 2018
  5. Pension scams: Pensions Ombudsman decision serves as a reminder to trustees, Burges Salmon, September 18, 2018
  6. Asian Financing for Global Shipping – ECA Finance, Chinese and Japanese Leasing, Watson Farley, September 18, 2018
  7. Stacy Paz and Louis Lehot named co-managing partners of DLA Piper's Silicon Valley office, DLA Piper, September 18, 2018
  8. Holly Lake has joined DLA Piper's Employment practice in Los Angeles, DLA Piper, September 18, 2018
  9. New Spanish Regulation on Cybersecurity, Bird & Bird, September 18, 2018
  10. UK Court Extends the International Scope of the SFO's Investigatory Powers, Bird & Bird, September 18, 2018
  11. Collaborative Offsite PPA Structures for Renewable Energy Buyers, Bird & Bird, September 18, 2018
  12. Brexit: potential implications for the automotive sector, Bird & Bird, September 18, 2018
  13. Bird & Bird participates in EU GDPR project DEFeND, Bird & Bird, September 18, 2018

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ALSO OF NOTE

Legal Vendors

  1. Hispanic National Bar Association Honors Sonya Olds Som, Partner at MLA, as Ally of the Year, MLA Global in the News, September 18, 2018
  2. Risk Management in the Cryptosphere: A Talk with Gibson Dunn’s Judith Alison Lee, Legal Executive Institute: Blog, September 18, 2018
  3. 3 Key Takeaways from CLOC Institute Australia, Mitratech: Press Releases, September 18, 2018
  4. Berkeley College Implements Legal Files Software for General Counsel’s Office, Legal Files Software: Press Releases, September 18, 2018
Local General Counsel Moves

  1. Aireon Names Denise Olmsted as General Counsel - PR Newswire (press release), September 18, 2018
  2. WWE Names Brian Nurse SVP, General Counsel & Secretary - Multichannel News, September 18, 2018
  3. Arlington Advisors appoints Neil Buchanan as General Counsel and Company Secretary - Property Magazine International, September 18, 2018

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