Ross Allardice is one of four partners in White & Case’s London office who are helping to build up the firm’s private equity practice.
When Wragges and Gowlings merge next year numerous options will open up for the Anglo-Canadian firm to build on – and develop beyond – its IP and natural resources roots.
Some firms and in-house legal teams have used the resources squeeze of recent years as a chance to redesign their systems for efficiency, using process control methods borrowed from business.
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.
Mayer Brown has made up 27 partners in its latest worldwide promotions round, two of which are based in the firm’s London office.
Winston & Strawn has hired Pinsent Masons partner Paul Amiss and Gide Loyrette Nouel finance partner Rebecca Finn to join its London team in a bid to boost its corporate and finance practice.
White & Case is considering opening a shared services centre to serve its European offices in what would be the firm’s third worldwide.
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