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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...

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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...

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NCTM, one of the leading independent law firms in Italy, was created in 2000 from the merger of Negri-Clementi and Montironi & Soci and Toffoletto & Associati, and has offices in Milan, Rome and Verona... Read more

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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...

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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...

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Minter Ellison

While many of its peers in Australia have chosen to tie up with an international firm, Minter Ellison has moved forward its agenda to be an Asia-Pacific regional player in its own right... Read more

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Ex Leeds Utd chief launches court proceedings against Gibson Dunn partner Gray for exploitation and blackmail

1-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Former Leeds United managing director David Haigh has instructed Stephenson Harwood to bring a case against his former employers and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray, alleging they engaged in human trafficking to lure him to Dubai, where he is now in prison.


US firms' UK hourly rates outstrip the magic circle for the first time

1-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

US firm have matched and exceeded the rates charged by their magic circle counterparts for the first time in 2015, with work-hungry partners charging up to £900 per hour and newly qualified lawyers up to £400.


Pinsents takes low-cost offering a step further with robot lawyer prototype

1-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Pinsent Masons has unveiled a prototype of what is believed to be the world’s first robot lawyer in response to the growing trend in the market for innovative low-cost offerings as well as e-discovery exercises in the litigation sector.

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Quinn Emanuel and Niederer Kraft & Frey seal first US settlement for Swiss bank BSI

31-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and Swiss firm Niederer Kraft & Frey have advised BSI, the first Swiss bank to reach a deal with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) over allegations of helping clients evade tax.

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Freshfields returns to Linklaters for another Hong Kong partner hire

31-Mar-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has continued to bolster its Asian practice by hiring from magic circle rival Linklaters, this time taking a Beijing banking and finance partner for its Hong Kong office.


Freshfields signs deal to take on short-term lease in Manchester's Arndale House

31-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has agreed terms to sign a three-year lease for office space in Manchester’s Arndale House, The Lawyer understands.