Seladore Legal taps BonelliErede for international arbitration partner

Laurence Shore will join the London disputes specialist in September

Cleary, DLA Piper and Sidley lead on T-Mobile’s $4.4bn buy of US Cellular’s wireless operations

Clifford Chance, Cravath and Washington DC boutique Wilkinson Barker Knauer also act in deal that will bring T-Mobile four million new customers

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Deals | US

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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Paul Weiss adds former General Electric legal chief

Michael Holston joins having worked with Paul Weiss on breakup of GE into separate companies

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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News | UK

Litigation funding is vital but niche provider of legal services, major study finds

Report commissioned by Legal Services Board reveals that funders back 3-5% of potential cases

US real estate company Prologis lines up CLO successor

Deputy GC Deborah Briones will replace three-decade veteran Ed Nektriz

Baker McKenzie hires O’Melveny’s US M&A leader in New York

Tobias Knapp joins as co-head of global firm’s New York transactional group

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

Paul Hastings, Freshfields and Addleshaws lead on Coventry Building Society’s £780m Co-op Bank acquisition

Deal to create lender with £89bn balance sheet and nearly five million customers

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Deals | US

Boies Schiller Flexner adds IP litigation trio from Shook Hardy in DC

Three-partner hire bolsters disputes firm’s patent litigation practice in tech sector

US appeals court makes design patents easier to challenge, upending decades-old test

Closely watched decision on assessing obviousness in dispute featuring General Motors dubbed blow to design owners

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News | US

US optical networking business Infinera names CLO replacement

Regan MacPherson succeeds veteran in-house counsel David Teichmann, who is moving to an advisory role

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

US superyacht services business MarineMax appoints general counsel

Manny Alvare is promoted to GC, having previously run the legal department as VP of legal affairs

Goodwin, Covington shepherd Biogen’s $1.8bn acquisition of rare disease drugmaker

Covington counsels Biogen as Goodwin reps acquisition target Human Immunobiology Biosciences

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Deals | US

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

Eversheds Sutherland to close Berlin office

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