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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
 
Vol. 20, No. 183
 
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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. CMS has fended off the critics, but growth is elusive, September 15, 2020
  2. Attorney General accused of “cronyism” over off-panel Brexit advice, September 15, 2020
  3. Freshfields former innovation chief lands new gig, September 15, 2020
  4. BCLP bumps trainee salaries as more firms reveal retention, September 15, 2020
  5. FTSE 100 tech group hires new legal chief, September 15, 2020
  6. Hong Kong and China: a perspective, September 14, 2020
  7. Injunctions to enforce restrictive covenants – some pitfalls, September 14, 2020
  8. Reflections on Loss, September 14, 2020
  9. Shearman hires Freshfields veteran for strategic help, September 14, 2020
  10. Keystone to resume dividends despite profits slowdown, September 14, 2020
  11. Pensions Ombudsman update – September 2020, September 14, 2020
  12. The best app integrations for Microsoft Teams to supercharge collaboration & performance, September 14, 2020
  13. Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Guernsey, September 14, 2020
UK Law Society Gazette

  1. Trade deal will boost Japan access moves, says Society, September 14, 2020
  2. Buckland: I'll quit if rule of law broken in 'unacceptable way', September 14, 2020

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LAW FIRM NEWS

Magic Circle Firms

  1. Freshfields, Sidley advise on Yum China's $2.2 bln HK secondary listing - Legal Business Online, (Freshfields), September 15, 2020
  2. Linklaters and Freshfields Join Calls To UK PM To Support Trans Rights - Law.com, (Linklaters; Freshfields), September 15, 2020
  3. Slaughter and May Wins £3M Department of Transport Contract - Law.com, (Slaughter and May), September 14, 2020
  4. Freshfields leads Yum China's HKSE listing raising USD 2.2 billion - ICLG.com, (Slaughter and May; Freshfields), September 14, 2020
  5. Republic of Argentina's debt restructuring involves Clifford Chance - ICLG.com, (Clifford Chance; Allen & Overy), September 14, 2020
  6. Latham hires from Linklaters to secure London capital markets partner - The Global Legal Post, (Linklaters; Freshfields), September 14, 2020
  7. Simon Marchant, Ex-Freshfields Heavyweight, Joins Shearman & Sterling - Law.com, (Freshfields), September 14, 2020
  8. DLA Piper scores Linklaters and Weil Gotshal partners in Germany - ICLG.com, (Linklaters), September 14, 2020
  9. US and Magic Circle Firms Advising On G4S Takeover Bid - Law.com, (Linklaters; Freshfields), September 14, 2020
  10. High Court welcomes three new solicitor-judges - Law Gazette, (Herbert Smith), September 14, 2020
Other Large UK Firms

  1. Linklaters and Freshfields Join Calls To UK PM To Support Trans Rights - Law.com, (Osborne Clarke), September 15, 2020
  2. PwC Legal Plots Post-Brexit Environment Focus With Pinsents Hire - Law.com, (Pinsent Masons), September 15, 2020
  3. Rosenblatt Makes Rare London Partner Hires From BCLP, Taylor Wessing - Law.com, (Taylor Wessing), September 14, 2020
  4. KPMG UK Law Chief: COVID-19 'Absolutely Will Change' Legal Industry | Legaltech News - Law.com, (Addleshaw Goddard), September 14, 2020
  5. DLA Piper scores Linklaters and Weil Gotshal partners in Germany - ICLG.com, (DLA Piper), September 14, 2020
  6. Wake Up Call: Big Firms Advise in $60 Billion Deals Over Weekend - Bloomberg Law, (Dentons), September 14, 2020
US Firms in London

  1. NVIDIA's $40 Billion Acquisition Of Arm from SoftBank – Global Legal Chronicle - Global Legal Chronicle, (Cleary Gottlieb), September 15, 2020
  2. Kirkland Capital Markets Vet Jumps to Hogan Lovells | The American Lawyer - The American Lawyer, (Kirkland & Ellis; Skadden Arps), September 15, 2020
  3. Dynamo's Acquisition of Imagineer Technology Group – Global Legal Chronicle - Global Legal Chronicle, (Kirkland & Ellis), September 15, 2020
  4. 'This Advice Was Wrong,' Ex-Client of Mayer Brown Alleges in $1M Suit | Texas Lawyer - Law.com, (Mayer Brown), September 14, 2020
  5. Latham hires from Linklaters to secure London capital markets partner - The Global Legal Post, (Latham & Watkins; Mayer Brown), September 14, 2020
  6. Week kicks off with $60B Sunday, keeping deal teams busy at Latham, Davis Polk and more - Reuters, (Latham & Watkins), September 14, 2020
  7. Winston & Strawn Trial Lawyer Jumps to Kirkland's Dallas Office | Texas Lawyer - Law.com, (Kirkland & Ellis; Weil Gotshal; Jones Day), September 14, 2020
  8. Cleary M&A Veteran Heads to Milbank | The American Lawyer - The American Lawyer, (Cleary Gottlieb), September 14, 2020
  9. DLA Piper scores Linklaters and Weil Gotshal partners in Germany - ICLG.com, (Weil Gotshal; K & L Gates), September 14, 2020
  10. Deal Watch Sunday Funday: Latham, Davis Polk, MoFo, Watchtell Primaries on $60B in Sunday Deals | The American Lawyer - Law.com, (Weil Gotshal; Latham & Watkins; Morrison & Foerster), September 14, 2020
  11. Simon Marchant, Ex-Freshfields Heavyweight, Joins Shearman & Sterling - Law.com, (Weil Gotshal; Latham & Watkins; Shearman & Sterling), September 14, 2020

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LAW FIRM PRESS RELEASES

Magic Circle - Press Releases

  1. Clifford Chance advises on Hang Seng TECH Index ETF tracking new flagship TECH Index, Clifford Chance, September 15, 2020
  2. A&O advises on sale of stake in The Saudi British Bank in rare accelerated bookbuild, Allen & Overy, September 14, 2020
Large Law Firm - Press Releases

  1. Commercial Disputes Weekly – Issue 43, Watson Farley, September 15, 2020
  2. Australians don't play (Base)ball: How the ACCC is taking on Digital Platforms with lessons from the US' oldest pastime, Bird & Bird, September 15, 2020
  3. Merger control: first-ever FCA’s decision to block a transaction, Bird & Bird, September 15, 2020
  4. FCO clears acquisition of dating platform Lovoo, Bird & Bird, September 15, 2020
  5. Consumers subjected to unfair B2C commercial practices due to COVID-19, Bird & Bird, September 15, 2020
  6. ACCC partners with international counterparts to coordinate on cross-border investigations, Bird & Bird, September 15, 2020
  7. The DCCA accepts commitments from a digital platform to remove a mandatory minimum hourly fee for regular cleaning services from providers on the platform, Bird & Bird, September 15, 2020
  8. CNMC proposes a total fine of €47 million for Deloitte, PWC and KPMG among other consulting companies for participating in a bid rigging cartel, Bird & Bird, September 15, 2020
  9. Perspectives on Infrastructure: Investment opportunities in the UK, Burges Salmon, September 14, 2020
  10. Burges Salmon advises international startup on venture debt financing, Burges Salmon, September 14, 2020
  11. Over a barrel: What is reasonable in the exercise of contractual consent provisions?, Watson Farley, September 14, 2020
  12. Energy Insights Webinar Series – Dame Fiona Woolf, Watson Farley, September 14, 2020
  13. Energy Insights Webinar Series – Lord Deben, Watson Farley, September 14, 2020
  14. Energy Insights Webinar Series – Professor Dieter Helm, Watson Farley, September 14, 2020
  15. WFW named Asia Legal Awards’ ‘Shipping Firm of the Year’, Watson Farley, September 14, 2020
  16. New CMS report aims to empower GCs with practical insights and tools, CMS, September 14, 2020
  17. Bird & Bird's Legal update: aircraft repossession and redeployment in a post-COVID world, Bird & Bird, September 14, 2020
  18. Paul Klimos appointed chairperson of UN75 by the Council of Governors of Lions Clubs International MD-4, DLA Piper, September 14, 2020
  19. Tom Rice joins DLA Piper's Corporate practice in New York, DLA Piper, September 14, 2020

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ALSO OF NOTE

Legal Vendors

  1. LexisNexis Introduces Lexis+ Premium Legal Solution, LexisNexis: Press Releases, September 14, 2020
  2. Lawyer productivity under attack: How to fight back, Legal Executive Institute: Blog, September 14, 2020
  3. The post pandemic legal landscape, Open Text: Press Releases, September 14, 2020
Local General Counsel Moves

  1. POLITICO Playbook PM: Dems to the White House: Oh, my! - Politico, September 15, 2020
  2. COVID-19 Has Made Succession Planning, Boardroom Training More Important Than Ever Before | Corporate Counsel - Law.com, September 14, 2020
  3. Daniel E. McIntyre III, retired bank managing partner and lawyer, dies - Baltimore Sun, September 14, 2020
  4. How Will Widespread Remote Working Affect Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Efforts? | Corporate Counsel - Law.com, September 14, 2020
  5. Firearm Industry Commends US Senator Lindsey Graham's Commitment to True Gun Safety - PRNewswire, September 14, 2020
  6. Who's on First at the Department of Homeland Security? - Lawfare, September 14, 2020
  7. VelosBio appoints general counsel - Corporate Secretary, September 14, 2020
  8. Encora Appoints Asaf Kharal as Executive Vice President and General Counsel - PRNewswire, September 14, 2020
  9. Around the house: Google, Unilever, Zurich and Allstate in the news - The Global Legal Post, September 14, 2020
  10. CSU's Cleveland-Marshall College of Law inducts 2020 class - Cleveland Jewish News, September 14, 2020
  11. NPR Board Welcomes Newly Elected Directors - NPR, September 14, 2020
  12. Four Montgomery board members have resigned recently. They blame it on 'frustration.' - Times Herald-Record, September 14, 2020
  13. Nanospectra Bio nets Sirtex backing for gold nanoparticle prostate cancer therapy - FierceBiotech, September 14, 2020
  14. King & Wood Mallesons crowned Asia Pacific's top law firm brand - The Global Legal Post, September 14, 2020

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