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Santander hire finance expert as head of legal

25th September 2012

A Spanish law firm has lost one of its corporate finance partners, Javier Illescas, to the international bank Santander as the group looks to restructure its entire legal department. Illescas, who held one of the most…

JJB Sports seek counsel after entering administration

25th September 2012

Sportswear chain JJB Sports has confirmed rumours that it will be bringing in administrators and are employing the services of a London-based private practice to assist them in going through the process. Shares in the…

Slaughter and May Contemplate Recruitment Strategy

24th September 2012

With rumours emerging of Slaughter and May considering expanding their Hong Kong base to deal with US law as well, an insider has confirmed that the firm is reviewing its recruitment strategy, indicating that they may be…

Competition experts secure lower fines for energy groups

21st September 2012

Two major energy companies have had the fines that were imposed upon them in 2009 by the European Commission significantly reduced after the alleged seriousness of their market sharing was argued against by competition…

Private practice to launch 100 actions against UK banks

21st September 2012

An Australian-owned UK firm with a number of solicitor jobs in London have announced that they will be representing members of the pressure group Bully Banks as they try to win compensation from the institutions who…

Hamleys toyshop sold with help from London firms

20th September 2012

Two private practices, one headquartered in London and one in the US, have helped to complete a deal in which the iconic Hamleys toyshop has been passed from majority Icelandic to French ownership. The sale, which…

SRA to make unannounced diversity checks on firms

20th September 2012

A Manchester meeting of the Law Society Firms Diversity Forum has been used by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to announce that they will be making unannounced visits to 100 private practices shortly to see whether…

LOCOG lawyers in demand for in-house roles

19th September 2012

Terry Miller, who was in charge of the team that oversaw legal matters relating to the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, has revealed that many of the lawyers who served on the panel are being headhunted for…