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Gibson Dunn and its Djibouti nightmare

27-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

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.

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US firms in London: the states of things to come

16-Mar-2015 | By The Lawyer editorial staff

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?

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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? 

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

6-Oct-2014

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?

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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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Paul Hastings and Norton Rose Fulbright among five firms to jump on Cirque Du Soleil acquisition

21-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

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.

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Norton Rose Fulbright picks up HK disputes team from departing Fried Frank

21-Apr-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

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.

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Ropes & Gray launches City litigation practice with hire of K&L Gates' Ross

21-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Ropes & Gray has hired K&L Gates disputes partner Thomas Ross as its first commercial litigation hire since opening in London in 2010.

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Plane crash compensation is ‘imperfect redress’ for families download

Stewarts Law 21-Apr-2015

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

Conyers Dill & Pearman 20-Apr-2015

Cayman has taken a creditor-friendly approach to implementation. 

US: user-based insurance – more regulation on the way download subscription

Dentons 20-Apr-2015

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

Dentons 20-Apr-2015

Also: compatibility of Solvency 2 with accounting principles; EU supervisory convergence; and more.

US: Medicare payment bill passed with broad support download subscription

Dentons 17-Apr-2015

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

KPMG 16-Apr-2015

A cyber attack could cost a business its investor backing, according to new figures.

Embrace ‘evidence-based HR’ or risk losing ground download subscription

KPMG 16-Apr-2015

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.

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