‘A Chinese firm for Chinese clients’: Michelmores supports first UK launch by Chinese-owned law firm

‘A Chinese firm for Chinese clients’: Michelmores supports first UK launch by Chinese-owned law firm

YangTze Law has become the first wholly Chinese-owned law firm to launch in London, targeting Chinese corporates investing in Europe as China’s outbound direct investment overtook investment into the country for the first time earlier this year.

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News in brief – May 2015

News in brief – May 2015

WHITTAKER STEPS DOWN AS LLOYDS GC

Group general counsel (GC) Andrew Whittaker is stepping down from his role at Lloyds Banking Group with deputy GC Kate Cheetham set to replace him. Whittaker joined the bank in May 2013 after having served as the legal head of the Financial Services Authority. The bank also saw the departure of disputes chief Philippa Simmons last month and began a redundancy consultation looking at cutting up to 25 mid-level positions.

 

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‘A natural complement’: Cahill launches City litigation practice with Shearman hire and ABS licence

‘A natural complement’: Cahill launches City litigation practice with Shearman hire and ABS licence

Cahill Gordon & Reindel has launched an English-law City-based litigation practice after hiring litigator Richard Kelly from US rival Shearman & Sterling and gaining an alternative business structure (ABS) licence.

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A ‘challenging period’: ABS Quindell brings in PwC for internal review as share price slides

A ‘challenging period’: ABS Quindell brings in PwC for internal review as share price slides

Alternative business structure (ABS) Quindell, which posted a substantial increase in revenues in its legal services division this summer, has brought in PwC to carry out an independent review on the company’s accounting policies.

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Leadership and innovation – Profession, disrupt thyself?

Leadership and innovation – Profession, disrupt thyself?

The Innovator’s Dilemma has become arguably the most influential business book of the last 20 years and is often cited as a key text for a profession facing unprecedented challenges. Legal Business assesses its relevance to global law.

‘The picture… is truly that of an innovator’s dilemma: the logical competent decisions of management that are critical to the success of their companies are also the reasons why they lose their positions of leadership.’
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News in brief – October 2014

LORD CHANCELLOR ACTED ‘UNLAWFULLY’ IN LEGAL AID CONSULTATION

Kingsley Napley and 11 KBW last month acted for the London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association and the Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association in their successful challenge against the Lord Chancellor’s failure to disclose the contents of two reports during the legal aid reforms consultation process. The Treasury Solicitor instructed Blackstone Chambers’ James Eadie QC and Fraser Campbell, and 4 New Square’s Richard O’Brien on the case.

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