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International firms have generally positioned themselves well for Asia-Pacific’s rise – teething troubles aside. But it is the locals, particularly in China, who show the biggest appetite for its business, growing faster and wider than the globals.
Latin America is an area of immense interest for investors, especially from the US, and this is translating into work for lawyers.
The executives of defunct firm Dewey & LeBoeuf have been cleared of multiple criminal charges related to the largest collapse of a law firm in history.
Arbitration boutique Three Crowns (3C) has seen average profit per equity partner (PEP) soar in its first year of business to between £1.3m and £1.6m, with its seven equity partners’ take home pay now rivalling that of magic circle plateau partners.
Litigation funder Bentham has retained Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan to bring a shareholder claim against Volkswagen in Germany that could top €4bn.
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