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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The self-belief of Freshfields managing partner and corporate head is remarkable.
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Our survey of top international firms is, for the first time, truly international.
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US firm Paul Hastings has posted a 6.3 per cent increase in revenue in its year-end financial results for 2014, growing from $941m to $1bn (£649m).
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When Kirkland & Ellis’ London head Graham White quit the firm last October to join Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson, there were a few names in the frame to succeed him.
Debevoise & Plimpton executive Howard Rosenberg has been appointed chief executive officer of legal professional services provider FRS Insight, owned by Fox Rodney Search.
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has posted a revenue growth of 6 per cent to $1.47bn (£947m) in its year-end financial results.
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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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’
Magic circle player splashes out as it aims for the New York corporate heights