Top tier

  • IP

    A step in the right direction

    21 June 2017

    The recent reform of the UK Unjustified Threats Regime brings clarity to the law but is it enough, ask Peter Damerell and Rajvinder Jagdev of Powell Gilbert.

  • DATA

    The sovereignty of data

    16 June 2017

    The lack of a unified global approach to data and regulation is a serious impediment to global business, says Dean Armstrong QC, Dan Hyde & Sam Thomas of Cyber Counsel.

  • PEOPLE

    KAA appoints eight partners to become East Africa's top firm

    12 April 2017

    Eight new partners have been admitted at Kampala Associated Advocates (KAA) in efforts to to inject 'renewed energy' into the 17-year-old company and make it the number one legal firm in the East Africa region.

  • PEOPLE

    Clifford Chance appoints new Australian leadership

    10 April 2017

    Clifford Chance has appointed new leadership in Australia and created a new country managing partner position overseeing the firm's 70 lawyers based in Sydney and Perth, effective from 1 May.

  • PEOPLE

    Shoosmiths boosts national venture capital practice

    06 April 2017

    National law firm Shoosmiths has expanded its Venture Capital (VC) offering with the appointment of corporate partner Steven Barnett to its London office, from international law firm Orrick.

  • PEOPLE

    Another Kirkland partner defects to rival

    30 March 2017

    Dechert has hired banking and finance partner Rob Bradshaw from Kirkland & Ellis in London as part of its strategic plan to grow its private equity practice in what is the latest blow for Kirklands.

  • PEOPLE

    FundRock hires new legal and compliance head

    29 March 2017

    UCITS and AIF investment management company FundRock has appointed Irish funds lawyer Louise Harris to head up the legal and compliance function at its Irish branch.

  • PEOPLE

    Ashurst makes high yield investment in London with partner hire

    29 March 2017

    International law firm Ashurst has made two new senior hires attracting talent from Allen & Overy and Linklaters.

  • PEOPLE

    Cali-headquartered Knobbe Martens expands to NYC

    28 March 2017

    Leading US intellectual property law firms Knobbe Martens is to open an office in New York City as a result of a growing demand for IP expertise in the Big Apple and in efforts to recruit qualified staff.

  • PEOPLE

    Serle Court hires 'outstanding junior' James Brightwell

    28 March 2017

    Leading commercial and chancery set Serle Court has snapped up young gun James Brightwell, who is renowned as having an 'encyclopaedic knowledge' of trusts law, from New Square Chambers.

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