Chadbourne & Parke
New York-headquartered Chadbourne & Parke has 12 offices across Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the US.
Although the firm was forced to close its doors in Almaty in 2012 after Dechert poached its 11-strong legal team, the firm scored a real coup when it hired Collyer Bristow’s international business chief Silvia Fazio in October 2012 to head a Brazil desk from the firm’s London office.
The move has boosted Chadbourne & Parke's existing prominence in the Latin American region, having already launched offices in Mexico City in 2008 and São Paulo in 2010. In 2011, the firm also demonstrated its ongoing interest in emerging markets by launching an office in Istanbul.
Chadbourne & Parke has more than 400 lawyers worldwide and global revenue rose by nine per cent to reach $306.4m (£194.8m) in 2011. However, a poor performance in the City saw the firm drop out of the Top 30 international firms in London ranking of The Lawyer UK 200 2012. Total London revenue dropped 23 per cent from $26.9m to $20.6m.
The firm's core practice areas are arbitration, antitrust, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, litigation, corporate finance, employment, energy, insurance and reinsurance, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, real estate and tax.
The firm has a seven-partner management committee that is elected by the partnership. New York-based environmental specialist Andrew Giaccia was elected unanimously to the role of managing partner in 2010, taking over from Charles O'Neill, who had spent 13 years at the firm's helm.
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