Charlie Geffen: “I’d have loved Ashurst to do a US merger"

3-Nov-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

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? 


Latham and Kirkland go native in London, but how far have other US firms come?


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: in a league of its own

29-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

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’

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Freshfields bids for US M&A home run

22-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Magic circle player splashes out as it aims for the New York corporate heights

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The Lawyer Briefings Live: Latin America – The new, new world

7-Jul-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Brazil may be hogging the limelight right now, but its neighbours should not be ignored. The rest of Latin America deserves investors’ attention too

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Seyfarth takes four litigation partners on board as Bingham exodus begins

24-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

US firm Seyfarth Shaw has scored four litigation partners from Bingham McCutchen, in the first known group lateral move from the 80 partners left by Morgan Lewis & Bockius at the ailing firm.

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Morgan Lewis finalises transfer of 226 Bingham partners, 556 staff and associates

24-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has finalised the transfer of 226 partners and 525 other associates and legal professionals from Bingham McCutchen.


Squire Patton Boggs and Bonelli collaborate on Rai Way €280m Italian IPO

21-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Squire Patton Boggs and Italian firm Bonelli Erede Pappalardo have advised Italian transmission tower operator Rai Way on its €280m (£222m) IPO this week on the Italian stock exchange.

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Health Alert — Robinson v Ng; Dr A v Health District; Health Practitioner Regulation Legislation Amendment Bill 2014; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 25-Nov-2014

DLA Piper has released the 24 November 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.

Threats to the financial services sector download subscription

PwC 24-Nov-2014

Forty-five per cent of financial services organisations have suffered economic crime during the survey period, compared with only 34 per cent across all other industries.

OECD proposes curtailing use of commissionaire and other arrangements that aim to avoid PE status download subscription

DLA Piper 21-Nov-2014

This article discusses the draft’s proposals regarding commissionaire arrangements and the activity exemptions.

Global services sourcing — IT integration drives innovation download subscription

KPMG 21-Nov-2014

These are some of the key findings from a survey of leading business and IT service providers and sourcing advisory professionals.

Sustainable insight: the essentials of materiality assessment download subscription

KPMG 4-Nov-2014

Materiality is the principle of defining the social and environmental topics that matter most to your business and your stakeholders.

US & The Americas: Mexico’s guidelines for clean energy certificates will support renewable energy development download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 28-Oct-2014

As part of a historic restructuring of its electrical power sector, Mexico will create a market for tradable clean energy certificates.

The Financial Report — competitive review process for merging US banks; mirror trading; ESMA updates CRA data; and more weblink subscription

DLA Piper 17-Oct-2014

The Financial Report offers financial news from the Americas, the Asia-Pacific and Europe.

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