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Taylor Wessing’s UK managing partner elected for third term

Shane Gleghorn has overseen revenue growth of nearly £140m since taking the helm in 2018

A&O Shearman follows Magic Circle rivals in raising NQ pay to £150k

Transatlantic firm equals Clifford Chance, Linklaters and Freshfields but still lags US firms at the top of the market

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News | UK

UPC one year on: a review of the court’s first 12 months in action

Herbert Smith Freehills lawyers Sebastian Moore, Frederic Chevallier and Rachel Montagnon look back on the Unified Patent Court’s maiden year

Axiom Ince collapse fuels threefold hike in compensation fund levy

Regulator says proposed payment increases down to sharp rise in interventions

Tributes pour in for former leader of the Law Society of Scotland’s in-house lawyers group

Janet Hood, a Scottish licensing specialist, died suddenly last week

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Pinsent Masons joins junior salary war, ups NQ pay to £97k

Five percent increase puts UK firm ahead of rivals including Addleshaw Goddard, Eversheds Sutherland and Bird & Bird

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News | UK

Seladore Legal taps BonelliErede for international arbitration partner

Laurence Shore will join the London disputes specialist in September

Xiaomi hit by FRAND lawsuits in France and India

Patent holding company Sun Patent Trust is asking the Paris Judicial Court to determine a global FRAND rate, while India will examine infringement

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Clifford Chance joins London salary war as it ups NQ pay to £150k

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

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News | UK

Bayer loses appeal at UK court over its blockbuster blood thinner drug

Decision upholds earlier ruling revoking patent covering the drug Xarelto, further clearing way for generic manufacturers to enter the lucrative market

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Making pro bono a core value pays rich dividends

Nura Maznavi outlines Jenner & Block’s ‘all in’ approach to pro bono and advises how firms can increase their commitment

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Arbitration and litigation funding legislation falls 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

Navigating public access to UPC court documents

Balancing confidentiality and transparency is an evolving landscape for UPC proceedings, writes Mewburn Ellis partner Matthew Naylor

Travers Smith spins out AI technology products into new software business

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

Eversheds Sutherland to close Berlin office

Transatlantic firm asserts ambition for Germany where it will have four offices following closure

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