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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

Matrix boosts antitrust practice with competition law specialist from St. John’s Chambers

Ex-Burges Salmon partner Matthew O’Regan is the latest former solicitor to join Matrix’s competition team

Judicial Appointments Commission names trio of new commissioners

Old Bailey judge Angela Rafferty KC appointed alongside in-house solicitor Nicolina Andall and leading public junior Tom Cross to select future judges

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Cleary Gottlieb adds private equity lawyers from Kirkland, Travers Smith in London recruitment drive

Debt finance partner Alexander van der Gaag joins from Kirkland as counsel Joanna Roberts moves over from Travers Smith

Quinn Emanuel ups London NQ pay to £180k

Litigation heavyweight matches Gibson Dunn’s market-topping NQ rate as it ups associate salaries across the board

Squire Patton Boggs adds partners across UK from four firms

Transatlantic firm boosts finance, litigation, environmental and tax bench with hires from rivals including Eversheds Sutherland and PwC

McDermott Will & Emery refreshes London leadership team

Aymen Mahmoud to replace Hamid Yunis as London managing partner, with Graham White named senior partner

Willkie Farr launches in Dallas with Haynes and Boone private equity team

Partners Tom Tippetts, Brandon McCoy and Chase Proctor join from Texan firm as four Willkie private equity partners relocate

‘London a priority’ – Davis Polk secures Paul Hastings finance co-head

Luke McDougall joins as Wall Street firm moves to build out UK leveraged finance bench

The Post Office scandal’s far-reaching impact on litigation funding

Third-party funding’s role helping to expose a widespread miscarriage of justice has put it under unprecedented political scrutiny, report Ben Rigby and John Malpas

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Gillard and Goldsmith join speaker line-up for London International Disputes Week

Former Australian prime minister and UK secretary general will discuss state-related dispute resolution at June event

Herbert Smith Freehills launches global digital legal delivery practice

Four hundred-strong practice brings together alternative legal services and tech teams

‘A platform like no other’ – A&O Shearman goes live

Transatlantic merger creates global giant with nearly 4,000 lawyers and $3.5bn revenue

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GSK sues Pfizer and BioNTech over Covid-19 vaccine technology

UK pharmaceutical firm enters the fray in the battle over mRNA technology used to develop blockbuster vaccines

Kennedys promotes more women than men to partnership for third year

Number of promotions dips to 17 from 20 last year as partnership grows to 349

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Quinn Emanuel and Clifford Chance advise as IBM’s high-stakes court battle with Swiss software company begins

Nine week trial in London’s Technology and Construction Court could impact EU’s Software Directive

Clifford Chance elects 29 new partners in latest promotions round

Eleven women included in round that sees firm exceed ethnicity targets for third year running

Best practices for AI change management in legal technology

Integrating AI into everyday working life for lawyers means firms and in-house teams need to adopt a comprehensive change management programme, writes Litera’s Adam Ryan