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A&O to launch Casablanca office with three Gide partners

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  • Ha ha - Gide that French "boutique international law " with no international offices left.....

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  • I wonder which other partners will be recruited? Time to round up the usual suspects.

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  • Last night we said a great many things. You said I was to do the thinking for both of us. Well, I've done a lot of it since then, and it all adds up to one thing: you're getting on that plane with A&O where you belong.

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  • You know, Eck, I have many a friend in Casablanca, but somehow, just because you despise me, you are the only one I trusted.

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  • I would be tempted by working for Gide, but Ferrari wants me to work for him.

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  • Let's hope that it is more profitable for them than their Albanian adventure!

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  • This is rather unsurprising. A&O would have had to scour the globe for decent Gide lawyers and ended up only find three of them in Casa.

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  • Re: "plundering the few decent lawyers left at GLN"
    Anyone who claims that Naciri is just a 'decent lawyer' doesn't know what they're talking about. Naciri clearly stands head and shoulder above any of the other 'leading' lawyers in Morocco. Anyone who's ever done deals in the region knows this. Anyway - major blow for Gide.
    Re: "This is rather unsurprising. A&O would have had to scour the globe for decent Gide lawyers and ended up only find three of them in Casa."
    Typical ignorant comment from yet another junior to mid-level know-nothing associate pretending to know firms...
    The one thing that Gide doesn't miss is talented lawyers. Gide's problem is simply that it is getting slaughtered by the senior management . And as an organization, it doesn't have any of the structural safeguards and checks and balances that any large firm needs to have in order to thwart suicidal management decisions when they come.

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  • It's game over for Gide. 5 overseas offices closed, London and Casablanca offices feeling like ghost towns, Hanoi office unofficially shut for business, and Moscow office with no quality local lawyers to speak off, Alex comments above typifies the Gallic self denial and blindness to the need for an Anglo and less amateurish approach to international legal service!

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  • @DSK:
    Not sure what is delusional (or "Gallic", for that matter) about saying that "one thing that Gide doesn't miss is talented lawyers."
    BTW, I don't work at Gide but at one of these "Anglo" firms. I just think that Gide's problems have much more to do with organizational flaws and management at the moment than with a shortage of talented lawyers.

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