It took a while, but it was worth it. Cooley’s launch in London had been awaited for over a year, but it didn’t diminish the impact. Indeed, The Lawyer’s revelation ten days ago that the firm was opening in the UK with 19 partners dominated our most-read stories list.
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Baker & McKenzie has hired a seven-strong team from Houthoff Buruma and Linklaters to boost its M&A, capital markets and private equity offering in Amsterdam.
The head of US technology firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s Beijing office has quit the firm to join Sidley Austin.
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 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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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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