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Mueller Might Be Wrapping Up Soon… How Does President Donald Trump Feel? | Deadline | MSNBC

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Date: 22 February 2019

Shamima Begum's family hope to bring her baby to UK

Family of 19-year-old write to Sajid Javid asking for help in bringing newborn son to BritainThe family of Shamima Begum are exploring legal and practical options to bring her baby son to the UK without her while she embarks on the potentially lengthy appeal against the removal of...

Date: 21 February 2019

The Biglaw Firm That Bucked The Trend Of The Great Depression

Humble beginning for an elite firm.

Date: 21 February 2019


Milbank, 'Not a Wall Street Firm Anymore,' Takes New Name

The renaming to simply "Milbank" coincides with a move from downtown to new offices at 55 Hudson Yards.       

Date: 21 February 2019

When Getting Bonus News Isn’t A Good Thing — See Also

Cooley Revamps Their Bonus Policy: Attorneys taking parental leave wind up on the bottom. We're All About To Get Learned On The National Emergencies Act: A primer. The Jussie Smollet Debacle Doesn't Change Some Things: What the case really means for the Chicago Police Department. All...

Date: 21 February 2019

A New Proposal To Ensure That Going To Law School Actually Helps You Get A Job

That's one way to crack down on accreditation standards.

Date: 21 February 2019


Strong LatAm, Private Equity Performances Push Up Profits for Greenberg Traurig

The firm's Mexico City office had its best year to date.       

Date: 21 February 2019

Join Us For ‘Women In Legal Innovation’

Wednesday, February 27th in Chicago!

Date: 21 February 2019

RBG’s Words Are A Literal Work Of Art

A true legal fan is going to snap this up.

Date: 21 February 2019


Gibson Dunn Posts Double-Digit Revenue Gain in 23rd Straight Year of Growth

"We look for sustained performance, not just wonderful years," said chairman Ken Doran.       

Date: 21 February 2019

For ALT, Its Second Conference Was A Reckoning

The viability of the organization is now in question.

Date: 21 February 2019

Beyond a Payout: What to Make of Axiom's Plans to Go Public

The company's investors aren't the only ones waiting to find out what an IPO will mean for the legal services market.       

Date: 21 February 2019


Sync: Finding Industry Partners

Tips to consider when considering vendor partnerships.

Date: 21 February 2019

Law School Without The LSAT? Another Law School Tests The GRE Waters

The LSAT's death grip on law school admissions is slipping.

Date: 21 February 2019

Jussie Smollett’s Lies Will Not Make Me Trust Law Enforcement

If cops want me to withhold judgement until all the facts are out, they have to police their own house first.

Date: 21 February 2019


From Lawyer To Legal Tech

An interview with Tom Livne, CEO Of Verbit, AI-driven Transcription

Date: 21 February 2019

Shearman & Sterling Reports Increase in Revenue, Profits

Profits per equity partner also increased, but the firm's equity partnership declined 2.8 percent from a year earlier.       

Date: 21 February 2019

Private markets AUM and deal value reached record highs in 2018

Global private markets AUM and total deal value both reached record highs in 2018 while fundraising eased slightly from prior records, according to McKinsey & Company 2019 annual review report: ‘Private markets come of age’.

Date: 21 February 2019


Duff & Phelps appoints MD

Duff & Phelps has appointed Ben Collett as a Managing Director in its Restructuring Advisory practice.

Date: 21 February 2019

TA Associates adds to Menlo Park team

Amit Jain has rejoined Growth equity private equity firm TA Associates as a Vice President and member of the North America Technology Group in the firm’s Menlo Park office.

Date: 21 February 2019

Clearbell signs two new new leisure leases at The Riverwalk in Durham

Log Fire Pizza Co, a popular Italian street food brand, and Delaney’s Donkey, a new Irish Bar and Restaurant concept, are both set to open at The Riverwalk, the GBP30 million redevelopment on the banks of the River Wear in Durham.

Date: 21 February 2019


Apex Partners’ Authority Brands acquires Clockwork

Authority Brands, a home services franchising platform backed by funds advised by Apax Partners, has acquired Clockwork, and certain of its affiliates from Direct Energy Group, a subsidiary of Centrica plc.

Date: 21 February 2019

Ynsect raises USD125m in series C funding round

Ÿnsect, an ag-tech innovator that specialises in breeding insects and transforming them into premium ingredients for fish feed, pet food and organic plant fertilisers, has raised USD125 million (EUR110m) in a Series C funding round to scale up production by building the world’s...

Date: 21 February 2019

iCON Infrastructure completes sale of two UK CHP plants

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Date: 21 February 2019


NorthEdge-backed East Coast Concepts appoints MD

East Coast Concepts, a Manchester-based restaurant and bar group, has appointed Simon Kaye as managing director as it targets growth across the UK.

Date: 21 February 2019

Aztec Group adds to real assets team in Luxembourg

Independent fund and corporate services provider, the Aztec Group, has added Pete Blackburn and Farhan Ahmed to its real assets senior leadership team in Luxembourg.

Date: 21 February 2019

How to run a tax department in a start-up culture

Ken Chan, head of tax at TransferWise, told the audience at ITR’s Tax and Technology Summit how his company’s unconventional culture helps him deal with tax challenges.

Date: 21 February 2019


Harry Litman: Mueller ‘Would Win’ If He Subpoenaed President Donald Trump | MTP Daily | MSNBC

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Date: 21 February 2019

Shamima Begum citizenship decision sets a dangerous precedent | Letters

Naomi Wayne, Iain Forbes, Claire Tomalin, Sarah Eccleston and William Schabas give their views on the Isis recruit having her UK citizenship revokedThe basis for revoking Shamima Begum’s citizenship (Javid faces legal threat over Isis recruit’s citizenship, 20 February) could,...

Date: 21 February 2019

Making the moral case for abolishing long-term prison sentences

Prisons are soul-destroying pits of human misery that can lead to atrophy, stasis and trauma, writes David Scott. Andy Stelman says there needs to be a rethink about recall as the default sanction for a failure to complyDavid Gauke was right to argue that there is “a very strong...

Date: 21 February 2019


Divergent Perspectives on Law Firm Innovation

Innovation is seen very differently by law firm leaders, partners, and associates       

Date: 21 February 2019

Joe On Trump: “Only Tyrants Use Terms Like ‘Enemy Of The People’” | Morning Joe | MSNBC

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Date: 21 February 2019

Shearman’s revenue closes in on $1bn barrier

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Date: 21 February 2019


Shearman’s revenue closes in on $1bn barrier

Date: 21 February 2019

Regulation round-up February 2019

Regulation round-up is our monthly email to all regulated firms, updating you on the latest news that affects your sector.

Date: 21 February 2019

Cozen O'Connor Sees Revenue Outpace Profit Growth in Investment Year

The firm boosted revenue by nearly 14 percent in 2018, but profits rose more modestly amid spending on technology and talent.       

Date: 21 February 2019


Ending reliance on LIBOR: Overview of progress made on transition to overnight risk-free rates and what remains to be done

Speech by Megan Butler, Executive Director of Supervision – Investment, Wholesale and Specialists at the FCA, delivered at the Investment Association, London. 

Date: 21 February 2019

We cannot allow Liam Fox’s post-Brexit trade plans to go unscrutinised | Caroline Lucas

Deals containing clauses that threaten human rights are being debated in parliament – they must be defeatedThe government cancelled parliament’s recess at short notice so as not to give the impression MPs were on holiday a matter of weeks before we face crashing out of the EU.The...

Date: 21 February 2019

Meeting in the middle: the new alternatives battle ground

By Denise Davidson, Associate Partner, EY – Investor demand for long-term, non-correlated returns is driving convergence and competition, pitting traditionally distinct players against one another in a new alternatives middle ground.

Date: 21 February 2019


Addleshaws’ senior partner faces fresh challenge in firm elections

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Date: 21 February 2019

Addleshaws’ senior partner faces fresh challenge in firm elections

Date: 21 February 2019

In the 25 years since Fred and Rose West, court reporting has collapsed | Duncan Campbell

Not even high-profile murder trials, let alone lesser offences, receive proper coverage any more – and that is a threat to justiceIt is 25 years since the remains of the victims of Fred and Rose West were first discovered at their Gloucester home. This week an ITV documentary presented...

Date: 21 February 2019


Former WFW partner fails in High Court bust-up over remuneration

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Date: 21 February 2019

Former WFW partner fails in High Court bust-up over remuneration

Date: 21 February 2019

Global Private Equity 2019: The Year Ahead…

We’d all like to have a crystal ball and see how the markets will perform in future but it remains one of life’s impossibilities. At Private Equity Wire, we’ve tried to do the next best thing and ask the manager community to share their views and opinions on how they see 2019...

Date: 21 February 2019


Luxcara increases Nordic presence with 100 MW wind power project in Finland

Luxcara, an asset manager focussed on renewable energy investments, has acquired the Finnish wind power project Välikangas, which has a projected capacity of 100 MW.

Date: 21 February 2019

Covington Surpasses $1 Billion in Revenue, Capping a Decade of Rapid Growth

Chairman Tim Hester said Covington & Burling has achieved "a real, fundamental shift in the firm's competitive position" in the last 10 to 12 years.       

Date: 21 February 2019

Anaxago Capital launches EUR30m PERE fund open to retail investors

French asset management company Anaxago Capital has launched FCPR ANAXAGO SocietyOne, a private equity real estate (PERE) fund specialising in real estate development and renovation.

Date: 21 February 2019


LiquidX trading volume soars 40 per cent year-on-year to USD7.4bn

LiquidX, a global network for illiquid assets, transacted a record USD7.4 billion in 2018, as year-over-year trading volume soared 40 per cent. The platform handled four times as many unique credits in 2018 than in previous years.

Date: 21 February 2019

FCA issues its first decision under competition law

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today issued a decision which finds that 3 asset management firms breached competition law. This is the FCA’s first formal decision under its competition enforcement powers.

Date: 21 February 2019

Mourant advises on USD131.8 million GBG takeover

Mourant has advised a New York-based private equity firm on its takeover of AIM-listed GBGI Limited (GBG).

Date: 21 February 2019


Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) closes USD220m fund

Israeli VC firm, Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), has closed its latest fund, JVP VIII, with USD220 million in commitments.

Date: 21 February 2019

Imagen secures GBP6.5m in venture capital funding

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Date: 21 February 2019

BGF named most active global investor for growth and expansion businesses by Pitchbook

The UK’s BGF has been named the world’s most active investor in businesses seeking growth and expansion funding in Pitchbook’s 2018 global league tables, following a record year of investment.

Date: 21 February 2019


DealCloud integrates Preqin data with DataCortex

DealCloud, a specialist in CRM and deal management technology for the capital markets, has partnered with alternative assets data provider Preqin to integrate Preqin's data with DealCloud's DataCortex product.

Date: 21 February 2019

Dalma Capital and Exergy Capital establish Sharia-compliant energy fund

Energy investment firm Exergy Capita, and Dalma Capital Management, an alternative investment fund accelerator in the Dubai International Financial Centre, have established a Sharia-compliant investment strategy to develop the infrastructure and technology required to reshape the...

Date: 21 February 2019

Ashfords and Boyes Turner walks away from £60m merger

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Date: 21 February 2019


Ashfords and Boyes Turner walk away from £60m merger

Date: 21 February 2019

Charles Russell Speechlys snares partner duo for arts law foray

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Date: 21 February 2019

The 60 second interview: Brexit will set the UK’s fintech agenda back by years

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Date: 21 February 2019


Hot 100 career quiz: Serle Court’s Emma Hargreaves

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Date: 21 February 2019

DWF borrowings skyrocket to nearly £60m ahead of IPO

Date: 21 February 2019

Hot 100 career quiz: Serle Court’s Emma Hargreaves

Date: 21 February 2019


Charles Russell Speechlys snares partner duo for arts law foray

Date: 21 February 2019

The 60 second interview: Brexit will set the UK’s fintech agenda back by years

Date: 21 February 2019

Litigation Funders Push Back Against In-House Lawyers' Call for Disclosure

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Date: 21 February 2019


US Law Firm Falls Victim to Alleged Chinese Hacking as Clients Face Threats

It makes sense that hackers recently went after an unnamed firm known for its IP work, alongside other targets—law firms hold sensitive information for not just one client, but many.       

Date: 20 February 2019

Saul Ewing Sees Profits Grow in Integration Year

Revenue per lawyer and profits per equity partner both rose in the year after a merger with Arnstein & Lehr.       

Date: 20 February 2019

'Let her prove herself': Bethnal Green residents on Shamima Begum

Locals express regret after home secretary revokes 19-year-old’s citizenship – but some have faith in state’s actionsResidents in Bethnal Green, east London, where Shamima Begum lived before going to Syria to join Islamic State, have expressed regret at the home secretary’s...

Date: 20 February 2019


Shamima Begum will not be allowed here, says Bangladesh

Country at odds with UK over decision to strip 19-year-old of British citizenshipShamima Begum is not a Bangladeshi citizen and there is “no question” of her being allowed into Bangladesh, the country’s ministry of foreign affairs has insisted, setting up a clash with the UK...

Date: 20 February 2019

The need to protect children’s privacy in the family courts | Letter

Until the press become more mature, children will continue to need to have their privacy protected, writes Sylvia RoseYour editorial (16 February) calls for more transparency in the family courts. But remember the uproar last year when papers were allowed to report on the child supposedly...

Date: 20 February 2019

Harper and Brown / Harper & Brown

We believe this firm has been providing financial services or products in the UK without our authorisation. Find out why to be especially wary of dealing with this unauthorised firm and how to protect yourself from scammers.

Date: 20 February 2019


Tesla GC Butswinkas Makes Hasty Return to Williams & Connolly

Dane Butswinkas, who left his leadership role at the firm for Tesla just two months ago, has now returned full time to Williams & Connolly.       

Date: 20 February 2019

More Tech, More Problems: The Downsides to Millennial Attorneys Working Remotely

As more millennials take the reins in the legal profession, working remotely is on the rise. But with technological advancements, some note lawyers' mental well-being may suffer.       

Date: 20 February 2019

Romance novelist Cristiane Serruya accused of plagiarism

Brazilian author blames ghostwriter after fellow novelists, including bestseller Courtney Milan, flag passages they claim were lifted from their work verbatimBestselling Brazilian romance novelist Cristiane Serruya has pulled one of her novels from sale after she was accused of plagiarising...

Date: 20 February 2019


Exclusive: US state drags Amazon to court on platform sales tax liability

A judge will decide whether Amazon acted as a seller in a case against the US state of South Carolina, potentially making it liable for millions of dollars in back taxes.

Date: 20 February 2019

Reed Smith Grows Revenue and Profits, Citing Strong Demand

The firm saw revenue grow 5 percent, while profits per equity partner increased by 7 percent.       

Date: 20 February 2019

Reed Smith’s recovery continues as turnover rises 5 per cent

Date: 20 February 2019


Cadwalader’s London results suffer after restructuring exits to Milbank

Date: 20 February 2019

Stocche Forbes hires four in Brazil

Renata Emery and Alberto Medeiros have joined Stocche Forbes as tax partners, along with Pedro Simão and Carlos Renato as counsel in Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia.

Date: 20 February 2019

Clifford Chance defeats DLA in property row over Brexit “frustration”

Date: 20 February 2019


Shamima Begum 'a bit shocked' that UK has revoked citizenship

Teenager who travelled from London to Syria to join Isis says decision is ‘kind of heart-breaking’Shamima Begum, the teenager who travelled from east London to Syria to join Islamic State in 2015, has described Home Office plans to strip her of citizenship as “kind of heart-breaking”....

Date: 20 February 2019

Slaughters cashes in on Brexit work with Aviva’s £9bn asset move

Date: 20 February 2019

Akin Gump City revenue soars past $100m mark

Date: 20 February 2019


Nordic Special Report: Private equity hotspot requires a cool approach

Date: 20 February 2019

Freshfields weighs in on £3bn tussle for plastics group RPC

Date: 20 February 2019

FCA publishes Wholesale Insurance Brokers Market Study final report

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published the final report of its Wholesale Insurance Brokers market study which was launched in November 2017 to assess how competition was working in the sector.

Date: 20 February 2019


Mukasey to Launch Trial Boutique After Leaving Greenberg Traurig

Marc Mukasey, who joined Greenberg Traurig in 2016 with Rudolph Giuliani, said he intends to add partners but still keep the new boutique "lean and mean."       

Date: 19 February 2019

Are We Ready to Forgive Alberto Gonzales?

The former attorney general and other members of the George W. Bush team now seem to be on the radar because of the current administration.       

Date: 19 February 2019

Fox Rothschild Partner Faces Sanctions Hearing Over Porn Copyright Cases

Partner Lincoln Bandlow is asking a California federal judge not to issue sanctions related to his work for ultra-litigious porn maker Strike 3 Holdings.       

Date: 19 February 2019