Recent unwanted attention on Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in light of the Djibouti falsified evidence case will do nothing for the firm’s hard-won reputation in the world of anti-corruption and combating fraud.
Strong financial performances in London, stellar mergers and an army of major hires – the market looks good for US firms. So what do their leaders say?
Charlie Geffen has re-emerged as the architect for Gibson Dunn’s English law capability – an ideal role for the committed internationalist. But why Gibson, and how does he really feel about Ashurst’s thwarted US plans?
US firms are growing deep roots in London by hiring and promoting local talent, data from The Lawyer shows. Which firms are growing their own and which are still intent on buying in laterals?
Freshfields is taking on corporate America as part of a wider mission – to become a leading player not in the magic circle but in the ‘international elite’
Paul Hastings, Norton Rose Fulbright and Ropes & Gray are among five firms providing advice on the acquisition of entertainment production company Cirque Du Soleil by a conglomerate of investors.
Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has continued to bolster its Hong Kong operation with the addition of a disputes team from Fried Frank’s soon-to-close local office.
Ropes & Gray has hired K&L Gates disputes partner Thomas Ross as its first commercial litigation hire since opening in London in 2010.
Airlines are responsible for up to $160k per person. In bigger claims, the airline can defend itself. Money is cold comfort for families, but at least it’s an acknowledgement, says James Healy-Pratt.
Extension of the Cape Town Convention to Cayman: implications for aircraft financing download subscription
Cayman has taken a creditor-friendly approach to implementation.
US: user-based insurance – more regulation on the way download subscription
The National Association of Insurance Commissioner’s Center for Insurance Policy and Research (CIPR) recently released the findings of its study on telematics-supported usage-based insurance.
Financial Regulatory Developments, 17 April: “Dear CEO” letters; Lending Code reviewed; £126m custody failings fine; and more download subscription
Also: compatibility of Solvency 2 with accounting principles; EU supervisory convergence; and more.
US: Medicare payment bill passed with broad support download subscription
The US Senate has passed the Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act with bipartisan support.
Institutional investors shy away from hacked businesses download subscription
A cyber attack could cost a business its investor backing, according to new figures.
Embrace ‘evidence-based HR’ or risk losing ground download subscription
82 per cent of organisations expect to begin to use – or increase their use of – analytics in the people function, but doubts remain about HR’s strategic value.