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Kirkland adds senior tax partner in London from Macfarlanes

Ceinwen Rees second tax lawyer to join Chicago giant in London this month as it restocks after raid by Paul Weiss

Around the house: Airbnb names ex-President Biden chief of staff as CLO, Reader’s Digest-owner replaces long-time GC

This week’s roundup of top in-house moves also includes appointments at Edward Jones, Pipedrive, ESM and UPMC

BCLP appoints corporate specialist as next UK managing partner

Jinal Shah will take over from senior partner-elect Segun Osuntokun in January

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News | UK

Freshfields and Skadden shepherd eBay-backed Adevinta’s €14bn take private

Wachtell, Clifford Chance and Cleary also among firms called in for one of Europe’s biggest buyouts this year

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‘Aspiring for an inclusive culture is a permanent campaign’

IBA’s diversity and inclusion toolkit welcomed as ‘terrific resource’ for committed law firm leaders

‘Flexibility, adaptability and the ability to drive incremental change’ – IBA launches D&I toolkit

Free resource aims to help firms develop and implement diversity and inclusion plans

EUIPO mediation centre launched

Service aims to settle IP disputes in a single process avoiding the expense and complexity of litigation

Linklaters adds Norton Rose Fulbright partner to launch global risk advisory practice

Jane Caskey joins in London just days after cybersecurity partner duo left NRF for Allen & Overy

US creates design patent practitioner bar as applications rise

USPTO seeks to encourage “broader participation” in bar

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News | US

David Boies to stand down as chair of Boies Schiller Flexner

Partners to vote on succession next month; renowned litigator to stay on as a partner

Winston & Strawn appoints four partners to new senior leadership roles

London and US partners to work with chair elect Steve D’Amore in areas including talent retention and international expansion

HFW adds 20-strong team in Australia and China from MinterEllison

Five partners join with core team to bolster HFW’s corporate, projects and regulatory offering in the region

Slaughter and May ups NQ pay to £125k

Nine percent pay bump sees Slaughters match Magic Circle rivals

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News | UK

Mayer Brown makes up 42 to partnership in banking and finance-focused round

Proportion of women falls from more than half in 2022 to 47% this time

Around the house: Fox Corp names replacement for outgoing legal chief, Campbell’s elevates deputy to GC role

This week’s roundup of top in-house moves also includes appointments at Tegna, Vox Media, Divert and Hipgnosis Song Management

White & Case announces 42-lawyer partner promotion class

Cohort edges down from 46 last year with proportion of women slipping from 52% to 36%

Freshfields, Herbert Smith Freehills steer Mars’ £534m Hotel Chocolat acquisition

Freshfields acts for longtime client Mars as HSF counsels AIM-listed Hotel Chocolat

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Deals | UK

McDermott snaps up White & Case’s former Brussels head

Axel Schulz adds depth to competition team following retirement of heavyweight Philip Bentley KC

UK Supreme Court rules Rwanda asylum policy unlawful

Baker McKenzie, Freshfields and Allen & Overy among firms helping to challenge controversial policy

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News | UK

Womble Bond Dickinson hires trademark duo from Cozen O’Connor in New York

Transatlantic firm ‘rounds out’ IP capability at recently launched office