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Ogier has slipped down the rankings this year, swapping places with Carey Olsen after its partner headcount fell by three over the course of 2012. However, when it comes to qualified lawyers, Ogier is the third-largest offshore firm, with 176 lawyers across its 11 offices...
Conyers Dill & Pearman has continued its slow-but-steady growth by adding two partners between 2011 and 2012, and keeping the rest of its headcount roughly similar to 2011...
2012 was a busy year for offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes, with September seeing the launch of the Channel Islands firm’s long-planned British Virgin Islands (BVI) office. Jersey partner Michael Williams relocated to lead the office...
Shoosmiths’ highlight in 2012 was its merger with Edinburgh’s Archibald Campbell and Harley — creating ACH Shoosmiths in Scotland — with a focus on real estate, retail, litigation and recoveries...
South African firm ENSafrica is merging with Mauritian firm De Comarmond & Koenig (DCKM), as it continues its expansion across Africa.
McDermott Will & Emery (MWE) has picked up Ashurst partner Nikolaus von Jacobs to lead its private equity practice in Germany.
Benelux firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek is joining German best friend Hengeler Mueller with an office in Shanghai, its second Chinese base.
Bond Pearce’s final year before its merger with Dickinson Dees saw turnover rise to £51.8m - £1.5m more than first reported, newly-released LLP accounts have shown.
King & Wood Mallesons’ global head of disputes resolution Beau Deleuil is joining Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan’s Sydney office.
Slaughter and May’s German best friend Hengeler Mueller is launching an office in Shanghai, relocating four partners to the office when it opens towards the end of next year.
Partner Promotions 2013
CMS Cameron McKenna’s partnership has elected Penelope Warne as its next senior partner, replacing the firm’s former managing partner Dick Tyler.