Europe/UK

Gateley affiliate Austen Hays launches class action against Grindr, advised by Cooley

High Court Claim alleges misuse of highly sensitive information including about HIV status

Stewarts’ partner count nears treble figures as firm promotes six

Disputes firm caps year of growth with women-majority promotions round

UK Supreme Court refuses Marks & Clerk permission to appeal in secret commissions case

Trial expected next January as judges say appeal bid ‘does not raise an arguable question of law’ over group claims

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News | UK

Ashurst unveils another record promotions round as 30 make partner

Women make up half of internal partner promotions at Anglo Australian firm over five-year rolling average

Women make up 60% of newly promoted Eversheds Sutherland international partners

Forty-strong round marks third consecutive year women have outnumbered men across UK, EMEA and Asia promotions

Addleshaw Goddard makes up 26 in record partner promotion round

Women make up majority of round for firm in strong growth mode

‘One of a kind’ – distinguished shipping lawyer Julian Clark has died, aged 60

Tributes paid to former Ince & Co senior partner and global head of shipping at Hill Dickinson

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News | UK

Energy transition tech specialist ENODA hires first general counsel

Former Siemens GC Aniela Foster-Turner joins at ‘pivotal moment’ for Edinburgh company

Dentons rehires partner from Faegre Drinker to lead UKIME restructuring team

Sue Moore returns to global giant having earlier led Stephenson Harwood’s global finance practice

Reed Smith, Shoosmiths lead on Concord’s £1.1bn Hipgnosis takeover

DLA Piper and Latham also called in for deal to save embattled song fund

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Deals | UK

Norton Rose Fulbright grows revenue 8.3% to $2.26bn

PEP soars by 32.7% as equity partner ranks shrink by more than 100 lawyers

UK sets high standards on financial regulation but better global benchmarks needed, study finds

UK business secretary Kemi Badenoch also says regulatory burden is too high during TheCityUK conference speech

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News | UK

BT Group offers automatic panel spot to firm that makes best use of AI

Latest roster reduced from 15 to 11 firms; carrot of free place for most tech-savvy firm offered for next review

The Global Legal Post launches international comparative guide to cryptoassets

Edited by Brown Rudnick partners Jane Colston and Jessica Lee, online resource outlines emerging legal frameworks for cryptoassets

Paul Hastings, Weil called in for sale of majority stake in Edinburgh Airport

Paul Hastings acts for buyer Vinci in £1.27bn deal as Weil counsels seller Global Infrastructure Partners

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Deals | UK

Clyde & Co elevates 19 to partner in latest promotions round

Women account for 47% of cohort, the highest in four years, though overall promotions fall by more than a quarter

The end of an era as HSF’s arbitration head Paula Hodges bows out

After 16 years at the helm, Hodges will hand reins to new practice co-heads, reports Ben Rigby

Freshfields beats gender target for fourth year in a row in latest partner promotion round

Magic Circle firm elevates 23 to partner, with women accounting for more than half of promotions

Skadden, Slaughter and May lead on International Paper’s £5.8bn DS Smith acquisition

Deal sees Skadden-repped International Paper beat earlier offer from British rival Mondi

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Deals | UK
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