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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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Bird & Bird Asia departures mount as Beijing employment partner defects to Covington

26-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Covington & Burling has hired Bird & Bird partner Grace Chen to join its international employment practice based in Beijing.

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Cravath, Kirkland and Sullivan on call for Heinz and Kraft merger

25-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Cravath Swaine & Moore, Kirkland & Ellis and Sullivan & Cromwell have won the lead roles on the multi-billion dollar merger of food giants Kraft and Heinz.

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MoFo London revenue drops by 22 per cent as firm revises 2013 figures

23-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Morrison & Foerster has posted a 22 per cent fall in London revenue in 2014, dropping from $33.4m to $26m (£17.6m) in 2014.

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Cayman FATCA portal opens for business download subscription

Conyers Dill & Pearman 26-Mar-2015

The Cayman Automatic Exchange of Information Portal is now open and a user guide is available to help smooth the process of making filings.

Guernsey’s collective investment rules – a welcome change download subscription

Ogier 26-Mar-2015

Registered collective investment schemes may be offered direct to the public in Guernsey for the first time. 

How law firms are getting to grips with the role of COO download subscription

Totum 25-Mar-2015

Totum conducted research into COO roles and structures among 30 law firms.

Do the right thing: difference is good download subscription

PwC 25-Mar-2015

Recognise gender diversity in the design of ethical decision-making frameworks.

Getting stung: it’s scam season again download subscription

Dentons 24-Mar-2015

You may have received an unsolicited email from a foreign company seeking a lawyer in your jurisdiction. Chances are it’s a fake. 

Gearing up for green bonds: key considerations for issuers download subscription

KPMG 19-Mar-2015

Clients often ask questions including: Is a green bond the right financing solution for us? How do we set robust criteria? What type of assurance should we consider? This paper provides some answers.

Switzerland: modifications to the expatriate ordinance download subscription

Bär & Karrer 19-Mar-2015

The possibility for ex-pats to claim tax allowances for special professional expenses will be maintained, but certain restrictions will be implemented.

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