Publication: Legal Week

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Baker & McKenzie turns to Belfast for second support centre

Baker & McKenzie has become the latest firm to open a legal and business support centre in Belfast, its second global services base.The Belfast operation - which follows the opening of its support centre in Manila in 2000 - will go live next month, and ... [Published Legal Week - 10 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Ropes & Gray captures Travers Smith PE star Phil Sanderson

Travers Smith has lost corporate rainmaker Phil Sanderson to Ropes & Gray, less than two months after he stepped down as head of the firm's private equity practice.Sanderson ( pictured ), who trained at Travers and has been a partner since 2001, had been ... [Published Legal Week - 10 hours ago]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Dewey UK liquidators set to make partial pay-out to unsecured creditors

Liquidators of the UK arm of Dewey & Leboeuf are set to award an interim dividend to unsecured creditors of the London office.The payment of the dividend is part of the long-running wind-down of the collapsed law firm.A progress report filed earlier this ... [Published Legal Week - Aug 26 2014]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Empathy and getting the deal done - why lawyers need a better understanding of sales

It's 12 months since I stopped being a lawyer. Well, I still cling to my practising certificate just in case it's ever needed as a life jacket, so technically still am a lawyer. I guess what I mean is it's that long since I stopped lawyering.And one thing ... [Published Legal Week - 10 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Wachtell, K&E and Paul Weiss help serve up Burger King's $11.4bn coffee deal

US heavyweights Kirkland & Ellis and Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz are among the law firms to have taken roles on Burger King's $11bn (£6.6bn) acquisition of coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons.The deal, announced yesterday (26 August), will create an ... [Published Legal Week - 23 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Debevoise, Latham advise as Amazon buys gaming site for $970m

Debevoise & Plimpton and Latham & Watkins have won the leading roles advising Amazon.com on its agreement to buy online gaming network Twitch Interactive for $970m (£585m).The deal, expected to close in the second half of this year, will see Amazon gain ... [Published Legal Week - 23 hours ago]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Ashurst's James Collis: still work to do after Blakes merger

Nearly a year after Ashurst formalised its long-awaited transcontinental merger with Australian firm Blake Dawson you could be forgiven for thinking James Collis would be looking forward to a slightly more relaxed 12 months, but  the firm's managing partner ... [Published Legal Week - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

Skadden steers Bank of America to record $16.6bn settlement

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has taken the lead role representing Bank of America (BoA) in its $16.6bn (£10bn) settlement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) over claims the bank misled investors over mortgage-backed securities sold in the run-up ... [Published Legal Week - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Addleshaw Goddard to adopt groundbreaking apprenticeship scheme

Addleshaw Goddard is to implement a new apprenticeship scheme allowing participants to qualify as solicitors without a university education.The firm has told Legal Week it would allow its current apprentices on a legal executive apprenticeship scheme ... [Published Legal Week - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Profit dip at Dechert's UK LLP as top earning partner hit

Profits at Dechert's London HQ took a further hit in 2003, according to limited liability partnership (LLP) accounts filed with Companies House, as the US firm's top earner took home 26% less than two years ago.The best remunerated City partner earned ... [Published Legal Week - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Weil European high yield star Gil Strauss to join Simpson Thacher

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has re-hired prominent high yield partner Gil Strauss less than two years after he joined Weil Gotshal & Manges, Legal Week can reveal.Strauss, who is set to make the move on 8 September, was previously an of counsel at Simpson ... [Published Legal Week - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Hogan Lovells relocates support staff positions to South African business centre

Hogan Lovells is set to relocate a number of London IT support roles to its new business service centre in Johannesburg, with up to seven staff at risk of redundancy.The roles affected are the only ones being moved directly to the Johannesburg office ... [Published Legal Week - Aug 21 2014]

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Global chairman Eduardo Leite said: "We have been centralizing a range of front-line and back-office services in Manila over the past 14 years."
"The law firms in the group have been very supportive of this" said Addleshaws' resourcing manager and Trailblazer committee chair, Gun Judge
Chicago-based Skadden litigation and regulatory partner Charles "Chuck Smith is named in SEC documents as the lead adviser to BoA on the historic agreement, described by the DoJ as "the largest ever civil settlement with a single entity in American history"."
"Stephen (Lucas) worked very hard to get Gil to join, and to help build the high yield relationship with Advent," one Weil source told Legal Week . "It doesn't surprise me that Gil will have been looking elsewhere after Stephen left."

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