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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

Nelson Mullins adds litigation team from London Fischer for new LA office

Product liability group including three partners join across national firm’s second LA office and in New York

US coal mining business Alpha rehires former CLO to head legal team

Mark Manno rejoins as general counsel, replacing Roger Nicholson who is exiting the company at the end of this month

Womble Bond Dickinson names successor to US chair and CEO Temple

Finance partner Merrick Benn to take over from veteran leader Betty Temple at the start of next year

Cahill adds lawyer trio from crypto boutique, launches Delaware office

Wall Street firm hires team including prominent crypto partner Lewis Rinaudo Cohen in move intended to create one-stop shop for crypto advice

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

US pizza chain Marco’s Pizza promotes former Subway lawyer to legal chief

Kristin Corcoran, who has been with the company since 2022, will replace CLO Todd Watson

Venable debuts in Colorado with eight-lawyer team from Sherman & Howard

Trial lawyer James Sawtelle joins to lead new office in Denver alongside seven commercial and employment litigators and counsellors

Bird & Bird adds Ashurst corporate partner for Tokyo launch

Office to handle outbound work for Japanese clients as UK firm aims to reach €1bn revenue in five years

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

Latham, Skadden and Paul Weiss among firms advising on $6.9bn Squarespace take private

Private equity firm Permira is leading the deal, with support from General Atlantic and Accel

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Deals | US

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

US Supreme Court says no time limit on damages in copyright dispute involving Warner Music

Uncertainty regarding impact of ruling over work sampled in artist Flo Rida’s music as it relies on a “discovery rule” that could be invalidated in future cases

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News | US

Lument promotes deputy to GC as legal head steps aside

Stephanie Culpepper replaces Jim Henson, who will focus on his role as president of Lument Finance Trust

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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News | UK

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

Sullivan & Cromwell eyes artificial intelligence growth with new practice launch

New AI practice will be co-led by partners Nader Mousavi, Mehdi Ansari and Presley Warner