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The Lawyer News

  1. Download: How GCs are using legal tech, April 30, 2021
  2. Mishcon’s fate lies in the hands of its junior partners, April 30, 2021
  3. The time for digital conveyancing is now, April 30, 2021
  4. Complex investigations: Are you prepared to meet the rising bar?, April 30, 2021
  5. Challenges and limitations of eDiscovery technology, April 30, 2021
  6. The Angolan factor, April 30, 2021
  7. Role of energy storage systems in Africa’s green energy boom, April 30, 2021
  8. Investment funds Ireland quarterly legal and regulatory developments, April 30, 2021
  9. Webinar recording: Avoiding/Managing disputes in tech contracts, April 30, 2021
  10. The clock is ticking on EU Settlement Scheme – missing the deadline, April 30, 2021
  11. Risk and compliance – festival planning in 2021, April 30, 2021
  12. Trans-Atlantic travel to Europe permitted for all vaccinated Americans opens up investment opportunities in Spain, April 30, 2021
  13. Regulation of pre-pack administrations – the new rules, April 30, 2021
  14. Demonstrating value: Legal technology and your in-house legal department, April 30, 2021
Legal Week

  1. Two More Partners Leave Stephenson Harwood in Hong Kong, May 3, 2021
  2. Clifford Chance Expands Australian Corporate Practice With Partner Hires, Promotions, May 3, 2021
  3. Law Firms Face a Fight to Retain Talent From Legal Consultancy Businesses, May 3, 2021
  4. The Global Lawyer: A New Generation of Female General Counsel, May 3, 2021
  5. Dentons London Partner Dies Unexpectedly, April 30, 2021
  6. Business Travel Will Be Back Soon, but It Will Be Permanently Changed, April 30, 2021
  7. The London Lawyer Briefing: Three Industry Battles Emerge, April 30, 2021
  8. After China Sanctions and Exits, What Next for Essex Court Chambers?, April 30, 2021
  9. Baker McKenzie Launches Social Mobility Mentoring Programme for Lawyers and Staff, April 30, 2021
  10. A&O Managing Partner Named On UK Government Socio-Economic Advisory Board, April 30, 2021
  11. US Biotech Giant Enlists Slaughter and May, Covington In Dispute With EU, April 30, 2021
  12. Amazon Brings in International Firm For Africa Headquarters Launch, April 30, 2021
UK Law Society Gazette

  1. Firms not required to reveal funding source for client, High Court rules, April 30, 2021



Magic Circle Firms

  1. ACCUMULATA and JV partners acquire Motorama Ladenstadt in Munich - Property Funds World, (Clifford Chance), May 1, 2021
  2. Hexion Inc. Completes Sale of Phenolic Specialty Resins, Hexamine and European-based Forest Products Resins Businesses to Black Diamond and Investindustrial -, (Freshfields), April 30, 2021
  3. Former Shearman & Sterling partner joins London's Quadrant Chambers - The Global Legal Post, (Freshfields), April 30, 2021
  4. Herbert Smith Freehills' Australia arbitration head selects Singapore for solo practice - The Global Legal Post, (Herbert Smith), April 30, 2021
Other Large UK Firms

  1. Ashurst bolsters real estate team - The Australian Financial Review, (Norton Rose), May 3, 2021
  2. Dentons advises Pygmalion Capital on the acquisition of two hotels in Florence – Legal Desire - Legal Desire News Network, (Dentons), April 30, 2021
  3. Willkie Farr raids Mayer Brown for quartet of insurance partners in California and New York - The Global Legal Post, (Dentons; Clyde & Co), April 30, 2021
US Firms in London

  1. Francisco Partners and TPG to Acquire Boomi from Dell Technologies - PRNewswire - PRNewswire, (Kirkland & Ellis; Skadden Arps; Paul Hastings), May 3, 2021
  2. EW Healthcare Partners Announces the Acquisition of a Majority Stake in Laboratoires Majorelle - PRNewswire, (Reed Smith), April 30, 2021
  3. Willkie Farr raids Mayer Brown for quartet of insurance partners in California and New York - The Global Legal Post, (Mayer Brown), April 30, 2021
  4. Former Shearman & Sterling partner joins London's Quadrant Chambers - The Global Legal Post, (Debevoise & Plimpton; Shearman & Sterling), April 30, 2021



Magic Circle - Press Releases

  1. Allen & Overy announces new managing partners for Singapore, Allen & Overy, May 3, 2021
  2. Clifford Chance strengthens Australian Financial Investor and M&A practice with four new partners, Clifford Chance, May 3, 2021
  3. Linklaters represents banks on reopening of international debt markets for Argentine issuer, Linklaters, April 30, 2021
  4. Appointment of a new Head at Allen & Overy Hungary, Allen & Overy, April 30, 2021
  5. Clifford Chance advised Cersanit Group on up to PLN 1.5 billion financing, Clifford Chance, April 30, 2021
  6. Clifford Chance advises PolyPeptide on its successful IPO on the SIX Swiss Exchange, Clifford Chance, April 30, 2021
Large Law Firm - Press Releases

  1. Ashurst boosts Projects and Real Estate team with key partner hire in Melbourne, Ashurst, May 3, 2021
  2. Ashurst advises Credit Suisse and Patrimonium on financing the acquisition of Gesellschaft für Organisation und Datenverarbeitung by Waterland Private Equity, Ashurst, May 3, 2021
  3. UK lays draft Carbon Budget Order 2021 before parliament incorporating UK’s share of international aviation emissions in the new ambitious target, Bird & Bird, April 30, 2021
  4. Quantum Computing in the Automotive Industry, Bird & Bird, April 30, 2021
  5. Hungary: guidance on processing coronavirus immunity status of employees, Bird & Bird, April 30, 2021
  6. Pension schemes should beware the 'risk of inaction' around member advice, warn Eversheds Sutherland and LCP, Eversheds Sutherland (United Kingdom), April 30, 2021
  7. Ashurst appoints 14 new partners, Ashurst, April 30, 2021



Local General Counsel Moves

  1. The Global Lawyer: A New Generation of Female General Counsel -, May 3, 2021
  2. NLRB Declines to Address Validity of Acting GC’s Appointment - The National Law Review, May 2, 2021
  3. Delaware Funds® by Macquarie Municipal Income Funds Appoint H. Jeffrey Dobbs, Joseph Harroz, Jr. and Sandra A. Lawrence as Trustees - Business Wire, May 1, 2021
  4. Can Ex-Coca-Cola GC Bradley Gayton Still Save His Diversity Initiative? -, April 30, 2021
  5. Meet the JNC: To Rise to Bench, Most Lawyers Must First Pass Powerful Gatekeepers | Daily Report -, April 30, 2021
  6. Meet the Latest Candidates for a Seat on New York's Top Court | New York Law Journal -, April 30, 2021
  7. Delaware Investments® Dividend and Income Fund, Inc. Appoints H. Jeffrey Dobbs, Joseph Harroz, Jr. and Sandra A. Lawrence as Trustees - Business Wire, April 30, 2021
  8. Adtalem Global Education : Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangement of Certain Officers -, April 30, 2021
  9. Around the House: New GCs for Luminar and UBS - The Global Legal Post, April 30, 2021
  10. Legal Tech Awareness Is Nascent in Legal Departments. But That Might Soon Change | Legaltech News -, April 30, 2021
  11. Movers & Shakers, April 30 | BioSpace - BioSpace, April 30, 2021
  12. People in the News—April 30, 2021—Gross McGinley, Klehr Harrison | The Legal Intelligencer -, April 30, 2021
  13. The London Lawyer Briefing: Three Industry Battles Emerge -, April 30, 2021
  14. Avianca Holdings S.A. Announces Adrian Neuhauser as President and CEO -, April 30, 2021
  15. Peraton names leaders for after Perspecta deal closes - Washington Technology, April 30, 2021
  16. Form 8-K KushCo Holdings, Inc. For: Apr 30 -, April 30, 2021
  17. Movers & shakers: ACCC commissioner joins ASIC - The Mandarin, April 30, 2021
  18. The Vaccine Issues: Here's What Lawyers Are Saying About Corporate Vaccine Policies | National Law Journal -, April 30, 2021


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