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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Wilson Sonsini loses Beijing head Li to Sidley

26-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

The head of US technology firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s Beijing office has quit the firm to join Sidley Austin.

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DLA Piper bulks up in Singapore with hires from Gibson Dunn and Jones Day

26-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

DLA Piper has begun to rebuild its depleted Asia practice with the hire of two partners and an of counsel, reuniting a group of former Jones Day colleagues in the process.


Greenberg Traurig snatches Sidley Austin partner for London corporate practice

21-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Greenberg Traurig Maher has hired Sidley Austin corporate partner Dorothee Fischer-Appelt to join its London office, following the growing trend of US to US partner laterals in the City.

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Video: Life sciences — patent extension strategies and antitrust global update weblink subscription

DLA Piper 13-Jan-2015

DLA Piper’s ‘Life sciences: patent extension strategies and antitrust global update’ video covers global antitrust and competition issues including product hopping and reverse payment patents.

Data Issues Roundup — council warned after employee surveillance; T-Mobile to pay at least $90m to settle cramming case; and more download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 9-Jan-2015

Addleshaw Goddard has released the 5 January 2014 issue of its Data Issues Roundup.

<.bank> — a new gTLD targeting the financial sector download subscription

Schoenherr 7-Jan-2015

The industry-related generic top-level domain (‘gTLD’) <.bank> provides new opportunities and new challenges for online activities in the financial services sector.

2014 Lima Climate Change Conference: the lead up to a universal climate change agreement download subscription

DLA Piper 6-Jan-2015

International climate change negotiations concluded in mid-December in Lima, Peru at the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

McKesson: FCA allows taxpayer’s motion download

Dentons 22-Dec-2014

The Federal Court of Appeal has allowed the taxpayer’s motion to amend its Notice of Appeal to add a new ground of appeal.

President Obama announces major changes in US Cuba policy – sanctions to be eased download

Dentons 22-Dec-2014

On December 17, 2014, President Barack Obama announced major changes in US policy with respect to Cuba, unveiling the most substantial steps toward diplomatic and trade normalization since the US severed relations and imposed a full trade embargo in 1961. While that embargo remains in effect, President Obama said he will take several executive actions to open up more opportunities for trade and travel between the US and Cuba, including by relaxing ...

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Schillings 22-Dec-2014

When Sony announced film The Interview would not be released at all, it marked the first time that a film has been withdrawn purely because of a hack attack

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