Allen and Goetz to launch UK base for Boston's Ropes & Gray

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  • Yet another Yankee firm comes to London and throws money around. They better have deep pockets.

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  • Wow. Wonder what Paul Maher makes of this? They be in the market for the same lawyers to build their teams won't they? Maybe they can start a new salary war....

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  • Money for old rope I reckon

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  • Who are these people?
    Why do they look all jolly and relaxed on the other page but like they should be worried about going to prison on this one? Does it show the difference between them leaving the old firm and joining the new one???

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  • I think this has potential. If Mike and Maurice want to they could make it work. If they focus their minds on hiring a bunch of good service partners. They couldn't do this at Freshfields and so it flopped. It's much easier to do this in the context of a US firm.

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  • It really depends on how much freedom they have to recruit and develop the office. It's not a given that they will be able to hire who they want and develop the practice how they see fit. Yes, they're good at start-ups but success really depends on a lot of different factors about the management of Ropes & Gray.

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  • It's hard to read the tea leaves here. R&G is a very Boston Brahmin type of firm, quite conservative in its growth thus far (it's 2009 and they aren't on the West coast, they barely made it to Chicago).
    R&G has good client relationships with private equity types like Bain and if partners in Boston do a good job referring work to the likes of Allen and Goetz, then methinks I see more potential here for success than Paul Maher's new operation since Greenberg doesn't necessarily have the deep historic relationships that Ropes has.

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  • is it true there's a legal associate in London without expertise in law firm management?

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  • How long will these two remain at their new home? Given their past record probably not that long.

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  • Rob with respect (really no offence intended), me thinks your legal knowledge may benefit from having a quick glance at a list of Greenberg’s clients. You'll certainly be left in no position but to withdraw your previous comment.

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  • It's good to see tweedle-dum and tweedle-dee back in the game. Good luck to them!

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  • Anonymous is obviously an apologist for Greenburg. This is a much smarter move for M&M - it will take Ropes at least three years before they see through the chuckle borthers by which time they'll have trousered their guaranteed money and will be ready for pastures new. As for this move by Ropes - not a hope of it succeeding.

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  • It will be a banking non starter as it was in Weil's for Maurice if he cant get the firm onto the approved list of solicitors for banks. Those bank rolling him will however have been speiled about they will need a few years etc etc. So yes easy Money for a few years for old hands now.

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