Publication: Legal Week

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Local culture still a block to good whistleblowing practice, Legal Week survey finds

More than one in three companies have no formal whistleblowing hotlines in their overseas offices, with local culture providing the biggest roadblock to establishing a successful whistleblowing programme.This was one of the findings from a survey of 72 ... [Published Legal Week - 4 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Stephenson Harwood closes office in Guangzhou, China

Stephenson Harwood has closed its office in Guangzhou as the UK firm reviews its strategy in the world's soon-to-be largest economy.The London-headquartered outfit, which has made clear its intentions to grow in Asia with bases in Hong Kong, Beijing, ... [Published Legal Week - 9 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Mills & Reeve signs alliance with French powerhouse Fidal

Mills & Reeve has entered into a formal strategic alliance with Paris headquartered firm Fidal, building on a growing referrals between the two outfits over the last two years.The firms have been teaming up since June 2012 for clients requiring advise ... [Published Legal Week - 4 hours ago]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Linklaters appoints new dispute resolution head in latest management reshuffle

Linklaters has announced the latest in a string of recent management changes, appointing Michael Bennett as new global head of dispute resolution.Bennett, who will also sit on the firm's management committee, begins his four-year term with immediate effect, ... [Published Legal Week - Sep 15 2014]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Websites registered as Morgan Lewis-Bingham firm merger talks continue

A company instructed by members of Morgan Lewis & Bockius and Bingham McCutchen has registered a series of websites in their name, in a further sign that merger talks between the two US firms are progressing.According to the names registered by Corporation ... [Published Legal Week - 14 hours ago]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Ex-Goldman Sachs director joins Jones Day as City hiring push continues

Jones Day has hired ex-Goldman Sachs director Justin Conway as a partner in its City banking and finance practice as the firm continues its London hiring spree.Conway is the second partner to join the firm in as many weeks, with the capital markets practice ... [Published Legal Week - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

DLA's Darwin returning to London, ex-Minters CEP to be Aus chief

DLA Piper's former UK managing partner Andrew Darwin is to return to the firm's offices in London after a two-year stint overseeing its operations in Australia.Darwin, who relocated to Sydney in January 2013 on what was understood at the time to be a ... [Published Legal Week - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Navigating through instability - the International Private Client Forum 2014

In this video, Julian Washington, private client director at RBC Wealth Management, talks to Sullivan & Cromwell international private client head Basil Zirinis and Berwin Leighton Paisner private client partner Rupert Ticehurst about the theme of this ... [Published Legal Week - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Baker & McKenzie and Yahoo face corruption claims over over $2.7bn Mexican settlement

Baker & McKenzie, alongside its client Yahoo, has been accused of "perverting the course of the Mexican justice system" in relation a local appeals court decision which overruled a $2.7bn (£1.6bn) damages award, handed down in 2012.It has been alleged ... [Published Legal Week - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Leading US and UK firms review Russia strategy in response to crisis

Leading international law firms including Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Linklaters and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom are re-shaping or re-positioning their Russian practices in the wake of the Ukraine crisis.Firms are re-pivoting transactional ... [Published Legal Week - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

What do you want from your career and life?

In this, the first of a three-part series, consultant outlines conversations she has had with trainees and lawyers in the early years of their careers, some of whom were unhappy with their work, their firm and their career. The underlying issue appeared ... [Published Legal Week - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

HK new Law Society President says common law exam, ABS model still on agenda

The new president of the Hong Kong Law Society Stephen Hung has said that a common entry exam (CEE) for lawyers in Hong Kong and a new 'Tesco law' allowing alternative business structures (ABS') are still high on the agenda for the coming year.Hung, who ... [Published Legal Week - Sep 15 2014]

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Zoe Newman, a managing director at Kroll said: "When I worked in China, there were often whistleblowing posters everywhere, but they were in English with a London phone number."
Mark Jeffries, Mills & Reeve senior partner, said: "The similarities between our firms mean that we are able to work seamlessly and provide clients with advice that serves their interests both in the UK and France."
"Notwithstanding the cessation of our practice in Guangzhou, we will continue to maintain strong ties with the city. Our former colleagues are in the process of setting up an independent PRC law firm. We expect to maintain close working relationship with this firm, when established."
"We're seeing an increasing demand from funds and other clients for advice on debt transactions" said partner-in-charge of Jones Day's London Office, John Phillips

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Stephenson Harwood closes office in Guangzhou, ... [Published Legal Week - 9 hours ago]
Websites registered as Morgan Lewis-Bingham fir... [Published Legal Week - 14 hours ago]
Ex-Goldman Sachs director joins Jones Day as Ci... [Published Legal Week - Sep 15 2014]
Linklaters appoints new dispute resolution head... [Published Legal Week - Sep 15 2014]
Navigating through instability - the Internatio... [Published Legal Week - Sep 15 2014]
DLA's Darwin returning to London, ex-Minters CE... [Published Legal Week - Sep 15 2014]
Baker & McKenzie and Yahoo face corruption clai... [Published Legal Week - Sep 15 2014]
Leading US and UK firms review Russia strategy ... [Published Legal Week - Sep 15 2014]
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