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US public broadcasting company CPB names first new GC in nearly 20 years

Evan Slavitt will take over from Westwood Smithers, who is retiring this month

Leadership announced for A&O Shearman

Allen & Overy interim managing partner Khalid Garousha named senior partner of soon-to-be firm

US private security contractor Constellis fills vacant CLO seat

Olivia Fines takes over CLO role from Melissa Taylormoore, who left for White & Case last year

Global dealmakers expect M&A disputes to increase on economic, geopolitical woes

Berkeley Research Group survey shows that digital assets, energy and ESG will be key disputes areas in 2024

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Deals | US

DLA Piper signs up Pinsent Masons’ London office head

Andrew Sackey joins DLA Piper’s corporate crime and investigations team

Landmark EU corporate sustainability legislation on hold after U-turn by Germany

European Council fails to approve Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive over bureaucracy fears

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Norton Rose Fulbright adds Orrick public finance duo in New York

Alison Radecki joins as UK firm’s third NY partner lateral this year alongside senior counsel Helen Pennock

DLA Piper adds trio of energy partners in London

Trio from Paul Hastings and Brown Rudnick bring M&A, finance and private equity transactions expertise

European Parliament votes through controversial patent reforms

Despite sustained criticism from many quarters, SEP regulation passes key hurdle

Pinsent Masons launches emissions advice programme for SME suppliers

Scheme run in association with social enterprise Heart of the City intended to help suppliers achieve net-zero targets

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ESG | UK

Fox Rothschild adds transactions team to open third Florida office in Sarasota

Partner Robert Stroud joins from Florida firm Blalock Walters alongside counsel and an associate

Pharmacy giant Walgreens Boots appoints CLO from Ecolab

Lanesha Minnix replaces former White House lawyer Danielle Gray, who departed in January

M&S successfully defends appeal in gin-soaked IP battle with Aldi

Court of Appeal ruling offers ‘encouragement’ for design holders faced with lookalike products

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News | UK

Blank Rome adds four-lawyer white collar team from Akerman

Bradley Henry joins in DC as practice vice chair as another partner, a counsel and foreign associate come aboard in New York

Group including Nokia and InterDigital urges MEPs to vote against EU SEP reforms

Proposals come under renewed attack as ‘urgent’ email is sent to politicians from a coalition of tech heavy hitters

Winston names new leadership for litigation and transactions

Co-chairs to take up roles alongside incoming chair Steve D’Amore and other new leaders in June

DLA Piper names new international managing partner

Charles Severs to succeed veteran managing partner Simon Levine at the start of next year

‘Courageous story sharing’ over sexual harassment during legaltech conferences sparks ‘inspiring response’

Social media post lamenting high prevalence of harassment at industry events prompts flurry of initiatives

Norton Rose Fulbright ups London NQ salary to £120k

NRF’s UK arm ups pay for all associates, with NQs able to earn up to £168k including bonuses

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News | UK

Wachtell, Vinson & Elkins and Latham lead on Chord’s $11bn Enerplus merger

Canadian firms Goodmans and Blake Cassels & Graydon also advise as consolidation in US gas and oil industry continues apace

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