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    A&O appoints Miller to new Hong Kong role

    August 28, 2016 Allen & Overy (A&O) has appointed capital markets partner Stephen Miller to a new role as head of capital markets in Asia. Miller will move from London to Hong Kong for the position, which begins in September. The…

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    Sidley Austin raises newly qualified salaries 20%

    September 7, 2015 Sidley Austin has increased the salary for its newly-qualified lawyers by 20 percent, from £75,000 to £90,000 for 2015. It's first year trainee salaries have increased, from £41,000 to £44,000 and its second year…

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    Another Linklaters Asia partner departs

    September 3, 2015 Linklaters is losing another partner from the Asia region, the most recent in a string of departures from the firm in the region. Debt finance partner David Irvine will be joining Kirkland & Ellis's Hong Kong…

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    Akin Gump holds junior lawyer salaries high

    June 8, 2015 Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld revealed that it will maintain an increased salary level for its junior lawyers that it absorbed when it hired legacy Bingham McCutchen’s entire London office last year. The salary…

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    Barclays streamlines panel of legal advisors

    July 8, 2014 Banking group Barclays has streamlined its panel of legal advisors, cutting 30% of the list of firms and organising the remainder into a two-tiered system of ‘preferred’ and ‘approved firms. The ‘preferred’…

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    Local and global firms lead $3.2b India pharma deal

    April 11, 2014 Shearman & Sterling, Crawford Bayley & Co and S. H. Bathiya & Associates have taken leading roles on Sun Pharmaceutical’s takeover of Diiachi Sankyo-owned Ranbaxy Laboratories. The $3.2 billion all-stock deal is the…

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    Davis Polk hires former US Attorney

    November 26, 2013 Davis Polk has scored with the hire of former US Attorney Neil H. MacBride. MacBride will jump to the other side of the aisle to join the firm’s white-collar criminal defense group early next year. MacBride has…

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    NY firm Davis Polk offers high salaries for London NQs

    November 18, 2013 New York firm Davis Polk has made a splash in the London with the announcement of a hefty pay packet for UK trainees. The firm will take on six trainees in 2014, paying them £50,000 for the first year, £55,000 for the…

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    Prediction: top law firms in 2023

    September 7, 2013 The Lawyer says that the term ‘magic circle’ will soon lose its utility as a descriptor of the UK’s elite law firms. The magic circle, which consists of Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruchhaus…

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