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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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Kobre & Kim wins again in Chevron Ecuador fraud claims in attack on litigation funders

6-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Kobre & Kim has won a third settlement against a litigation funding company for its client Chevron in the energy giant’s mammoth lawsuit with Ecuador over a fraudulent judgment relating to oil waste in the Amazon.

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Freshfields New York partner joins Royal Bank of Canada as GC

6-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has hired Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer commercial litigation partner David Onorato as its new general counsel.

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SullCrom leads on BNP sanctions case as bank lands five-year probation sentence

6-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Sullivan & Cromwell client BNP Paribas (BNPP) has been sentenced to five years’ probation by a US district court on Friday (1 May) in connection with its $8.9bn (£5.88bn) payout ordered last July.

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