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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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RPC acts as Pinsents sues RP Martin over unpaid fees for Libor advice

31-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Pinsent Masons has filed a High Court claim for £700,000 plus interest against broker client RP Martin after the company failed to stump up fees for advice relating to its Libor investigation.

Herbert Smith Freehills raids Ashurst’s Asia Pacific offices for two corporate partners

31-Oct-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has hired two corporate partners from Ashurst’s Australia and Japanese offices.

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Ashurst scraps Australia managing partner role as incumbent Carrington retires

31-Oct-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Ashurst’s Australia managing partner John Carrington retires today (31 October), after six years as head of legacy Blake Dawson.


Charles Russell Speechlys adopts Charles Russell career structure post-merger

31-Oct-2014 | By Richard Simmons

The new firm will adopt Charles Russell’s career structure, while its associate training scheme will be re-examined and developed.


Charles Russell Speechlys' Carter: "An incredible amount of work needs to be done"

31-Oct-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Tomorrow, on 1 November, the global legal market will usher in its newest member - the newly-merged Charles Russell Speechlys.

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Parent of Malaysia’s Zicolaw to use Singapore IPO to fund ASEAN expansion

31-Oct-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

The parent of Malaysian law firm network Zicolaw is seeking to raise $14.4m on the Singapore Stock Exchange with the aim of funding expansion across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region.