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Barclays decides on Libor probe legal team

13th July 2012

Barclays Bank have announced that they have hired one of the most powerful legal practices in the City to represent them in their internal investigation into the Libor rate-fixing scandal. The Magic Circle firm, whose…

Wood Group create chief compliance role for new hire

12th July 2012

Elaine Mays, the Legal and Compliance Director for Europe at multinational oilfield service company Baker Hughes, is to switch allegiances after being hired to take on a new role at the Wood Group. The expanding oil and…

Yahoo! and Facebook settle patent battle

11th July 2012

The internet giants Yahoo! and Facebook have reached a truce in their bitter patent dispute, after mediation from a number of solicitors with senior legal jobs in US-headquartered litigation firms. Competing lawsuits…

WellPoint health insurers acquire rival Amerigroup

11th July 2012

One of the most powerful health insurance bodies in the US, WellPoint, has asked the New York office of a London-headquartered legal firm to give advice on its acquisition of Amerigroup, formerly a rival company. The…

London firms advise on Australian mining takeover

10th July 2012

Two London-headquartered international law firms have been given roles advising on the multimillion-dollar takeover of Allied Gold Mining by fellow Australian outfit St Barbara. Those involved in each side of the…

Winton Capital hire new legal chief from Magic Circle firm

9th July 2012

The futures and hedge fund specialists Winton Capital Management have announced the hire of respected capital markets lawyer Brigid Rentoul as head of their legal operations. Rentoul, who held one of the City’s…

HTC victorious over Apple in infringement case

6th July 2012

Apple has suffered a major defeat after a long-running patent infringement case finally came to an end, with the High Court ruling in favour of competitor company HTC. Both sides had hired a number of solicitors and…

Mulcaire defeated in Supreme Court phone-hacking case

5th July 2012

A barrister holding one of the top human rights London legal jobs has been successful in his bid to force the convicted private investigator Glenn Mulcaire to reveal who instructed him to hack into the telephone messages…