Europe/UK

Arbitration and litigation funding bills fall as UK heads to the polls

Laws clamping down on power of Big Tech and exonerating victims of Post Office Horizon scandal rushed through

Complex global M&A deals face increased merger clearance challenges, study finds

Some 43% of cross-border transactions over the past four years failed to close due to regulatory scrutiny

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Deals | UK

White & Case builds in Germany with hire of capital markets partner duo from Latham

Oliver Seiler and David Rath join US firm in Frankfurt amid reports Latham restructuring partner duo are moving to Willkie Farr & Gallagher

London’s Commercial Court sees rise in international litigants despite sharp fall in number of Russians

Study finds decline in Russian litigants is offset by record numbers of Swiss and UAE users

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News | UK

Travers Smith spins out AI technology products into new software business

Jylo to sell AI platform to wider legal market as independent entity

Scotch-maker William Grant hires Kingfisher deputy GC to head legal team

Isabelle Meyer will replace Catriona Macritchie, who is retiring after her second spell with the company

Mishcon de Reya’s international arbitration head to join Littleton Chambers in London

Arbitration solicitor-silk Louis Flannery KC to move across in August and be called to the Bar

Kirsty Brimelow KC elected to join first all-women Bar Council leadership team

Doughty Street silk will serve as 2025 vice chair alongside the next chair, Barbara Mills KC, and treasurer Lucinda Orr

‘Lies and forged documents’ – UK judge skewers computer scientist’s claim he invented bitcoin system

Mr Justice Mellor ‘entirely satisfied’ Craig Wright ‘lied to the court extensively and repeatedly’

Memorial service announced for international ‘legal ambassador’ Stephen Denyer

Ceremony at London’s Temple Church to be held in honour of former director of strategic relationships at Law Society of England and Wales

Linklaters ups London NQ pay to £150k

Firm matches Magic Circle rival Freshfields but still lags market topping £180k at Gibson Dunn and Quinn Emanuel

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News | UK

A problem shared is a problem halved: is that the case for lawyers?

Creating a safe space for lawyers to share their feelings can improve mental health and wellbeing, write Nikki Edwards and Avneet Baryan

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Belmond, De Beers, Loewe and Tapestry among brands represented at Luxury Law Summit London

June summit will also host the Luxury Law Awards and a fashion show from British designer Lucy Tammam

Blow to brand owners as UK’s Supreme Court finds directors not strictly liable for company’s IP infringement

Directors of defunct fashion business win appeal over lack of evidence they knew about – or turned a blind eye to – trademark infringements

Brick Court Chambers investigating ‘potential cyber incident’

Top commercial set said to have been targeted by Medusa cyber gang

Hausfeld doubles down on antitrust with hires in London, Germany

Joanna Christoforou joins from Morgan Lewis & Bockius’s London office as René Galle moves over in Hamburg from A&O Shearman

McDermott swoops for MoFo leveraged finance duo in London

Partners Chris Kandel and John Burge join as US firm continues London hiring spree

Perkins Coie debuts in London with former White & Case PE leader

Ian Bagshaw joins alongside five more lawyers to bring US firm’s tech-focused practice to European market

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