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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Vol. 18, No. 37
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The Lawyer News

  1. Over 100 jobs at risk as Simpson Millar prolongs redundancy review, February 21, 2018
  2. Lloyds bulks up legal advisers for clash against Premier Motorauctions, February 21, 2018
  3. Live blog: Charles Randell quizzed ahead of FCA chair appointment, February 21, 2018
  4. Skadden lawyer charged with lying in FBI Russia probe, February 20, 2018
  5. Exclusive: Fried Frank names first City female PE head to replace Mifsud, February 20, 2018
  6. Gender pay gap: Irwin Mitchell gives women 20% less in bonuses, February 20, 2018
  7. Pinsent Masons bulks up TMT practice with Bird & Bird hire, February 20, 2018
  8. Exclusive: Ex-KWM tax team quits Reed Smith for DLA, February 20, 2018
  9. Switzerland: FINMA guidelines on cryptocurrencies, February 20, 2018
  10. Switzerland: Cybersecurity 2018, February 20, 2018
  11. EC: Guidance on the direct application of GDPR, February 20, 2018
  12. Asbestos risks in commercial property, February 20, 2018
  13. Holding a standard misconduct hearing after a quashed fast-track decision, February 20, 2018
  14. Serbia strengthens film production incentives, February 20, 2018
Legal Week

  1. HSBC profits boosted by $362m release in legal provisions, annual report reveals, February 20, 2018
  2. Orrick makes City corporate hire as firm eyes 50% headcount increase for London practice, February 20, 2018
  3. DWF splits from family law practice as whole team heads to Manchester's JMW, February 20, 2018
  4. Reed Smith tax team quits for DLA Piper a year after joining from KWM, February 20, 2018
  5. Ashurst takes Clyde & Co UK intellectual property head in boost for City practice, February 20, 2018
  6. Pinsents leads on Manchester City investigation into links to child sex offender Barry Bennell, February 20, 2018
  7. London partner promotions at US leaders rise almost 30% as firms shrug off Brexit jitters, February 20, 2018
  8. Quinn chief hits out at departing partner over 'stealthy' exit and 'saccharine' farewell email, February 20, 2018
  9. Paul Weiss and Milbank post rising revenue and PEP as US results continue to roll in, February 20, 2018
  10. Jones Day antitrust chief set for Skadden move as partner exits continue, February 20, 2018
  11. BLP to launch in Southampton with double partner hire from Womble Bond Dickinson, February 20, 2018
  12. Clyde & Co launches base in Oman through associated office tie-up, February 20, 2018
  13. The Transfer Window: hires for Linklaters, Dentons and Norton Rose Fulbright, February 20, 2018
  14. Former Linklaters partner sentenced to three years in prison for sexual assault, February 20, 2018
  15. Slaughter and May's Carillion advice and fees under scrutiny in government inquiry into collapse, February 20, 2018
  16. Hogan Lovells strikes deal with Elevate to launch flexible lawyering programme, February 20, 2018
  17. BLP corporate crime and investigations head leaves as firm nears decision on US merger, February 20, 2018
  18. John Lewis recruits Smiths Group GC as new head of legal, February 20, 2018
  19. DWF to launch in Qatar with construction and infrastructure focused office, February 20, 2018
  20. Gibson Dunn posts record revenues as international expansion halts PEP growth, February 20, 2018
  21. Clifford Chance buys Carillion's Newcastle-based legal services arm, February 20, 2018
  22. Simmons hires two more partners for Dublin launch as it targets 40-strong office by 2021, February 20, 2018
  23. Freshfields boosts Washington with ex-US Department of Justice antitrust heavyweight, February 20, 2018
  24. Women make up a third of all partners as SRA stats show more than half went to state school, February 20, 2018
  25. Former Skadden associate charged with lying to FBI in Mueller probe, February 20, 2018
UK Law Society Gazette

  1. Supreme Court told of 'material error' in Pimlico Plumbers ruling, February 20, 2018



Magic Circle Firms

  1. Egyptian Refining Company's signing a joint-venture with GS Engineering & Construction Corporation and Mitsui & Co ... - Global Legal Chronicle (press release), (Freshfields), February 21, 2018
  2. Woodside Petroleum Ltd.'s A$2.5 billion equity raising – Global ... - Global Legal Chronicle (press release), (Herbert Smith), February 21, 2018
  3. Legal leaders direct $2.5bn entitlement offer - Australasian Lawyer - Australasian Lawyer, (Herbert Smith), February 21, 2018
  4. Leading US Antitrust Litigator Joins Freshfields from the Department of Justice - Business Wire (press release), (Freshfields), February 20, 2018
Other Large UK Firms

  1. Addleshaw Goddard appoints new financial regulation partner - Scottish Business News (press release), (Addleshaw Goddard), February 21, 2018
  2. Equinix's $800 Million Acquisition of Infomart Data Centers' Dallas ... - Global Legal Chronicle (press release), (DLA Piper), February 21, 2018
  3. Norton Rose Fulbright advises on first UK Islamic RMBS transaction - CPI Financial, (Norton Rose), February 21, 2018
  4. Asian consortium buys major Australian fertility services provider with firms' advice - Australasian Lawyer, (Ashurst), February 20, 2018
  5. Clyde & Co expands in Oman with former Dentons Asia head - The Global Legal Post, (Clyde & Co), February 20, 2018
US Firms in London

  1. EG Group's $2.15 Billion Acquisition of Kroger convenience stores - Global Legal Chronicle (press release), (Weil Gotshal; Paul Hastings), February 20, 2018
  2. Proskauer Expands Private Equity and Real Estate Industry Offering - Business Wire (press release), (O'Melveny & Myers), February 20, 2018
  3. Rhône Capital to acquire Fogo de Chão for $560M - Nation's Restaurant News, (Weil Gotshal), February 20, 2018



Magic Circle - Press Releases

  1. Clifford Chance advises Frasers Hospitality on SG$250 million investment in Tokyo's Ginza district, Clifford Chance, February 21, 2018
  2. Clifford Chance advises BNP Paribas on acquisition of ABN AMRO's Luxembourg Wealth Management business, Clifford Chance, February 20, 2018
  3. Clifford Chance berät Frasers bei Übernahme von 600 Millionen Euro-Logistikportfolio von Alpha Industrial, Clifford Chance, February 20, 2018
  4. Freshfields advises RELX Group as it simplifies its corporate structure into a single parent company, Freshfields, February 20, 2018
Large Law Firm - Press Releases

  1. Interchange Fee Regulation (IFR) and PSD2 - Two important judgments from the European Court of Justice (ECJ), Bird & Bird, February 20, 2018
  2. The Introduction of Singapore Carbon Tax, Bird & Bird, February 20, 2018
  3. Chambers Global 2018 results, Bird & Bird, February 20, 2018
  4. DLA Piper files amicus brief with US Supreme Court in capital case, DLA Piper, February 20, 2018
  5. King & Wood Mallesons advises on Macpac acquisition, King & Wood Mallesons (SJ Berwin), February 20, 2018
  6. KWM advises APA to launch $500 million entitlement offer, King & Wood Mallesons (SJ Berwin), February 20, 2018
  7. Burges Salmon advises shareholders of True Clarity on acquisition by Valtech, Burges Salmon, February 20, 2018
  8. Burges Salmon runs Law Information Days, Burges Salmon, February 20, 2018
  9. 17th Annual Marine Money German Ship Finance Forum, Watson Farley, February 20, 2018
  10. La eólica y el mercado 2018, Watson Farley, February 20, 2018
  11. Dispute Resolution, Watson Farley, February 20, 2018
  12. Charlotte Bijlani, Watson Farley, February 20, 2018
  13. Pinsent Masons announces fourth Artist in Residence: Sculptor Nick Hornby, Pinsents, February 20, 2018
  14. Ashurst advises Invesco Real Estate on the acquisition and forward funding of a build-to-rent development in Hounslow, West London, Ashurst, February 20, 2018
  15. Ashurst joins R3's Legal Centre of Excellence, Ashurst, February 20, 2018
  16. Appleby contributes offshore chapters to Global Legal Insights' Funds Finance Guide, Appleby, February 20, 2018
  17. Travers Smith advises on acquisition of Portsmouth Water, Travers Smith, February 20, 2018



Legal Vendors

  1. Introducing Legal Project Management Without Hiring: An Interview with Katherine D’Urso, Legal Executive Institute: Blog, February 20, 2018
  2. County Corporation Counsel Becomes Legal Files Customer, Legal Files Software: Press Releases, February 20, 2018
  3. New Podcast: The Technology of Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies with Judith Alison Lee of Gibson Dunn (Part 2), Legal Executive Institute: Blog, February 20, 2018
  4. Law Firms Need to Leverage Data Science & Analytics to Solve Internal and Client-Facing Problems, Panel Says, Legal Executive Institute: Blog, February 20, 2018
  5. Independent London law firm Wedlake Bell to Transition from Envision to 3E as Part of Multi-product Deal, Thomson Elite: Press Releases, February 20, 2018
Local General Counsel Moves

  1. Under SEC Cloud, Banc of California Names Angelee Harris as General Counsel -, February 21, 2018
  2. Banc of California Announces Retirement of General Counsel, John Grosvenor - PR Newswire (press release), February 20, 2018


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