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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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Bird & Bird's David Kerr: Australian merger is a possibility

16-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Bird & Bird CEO David Kerr has overseen a period of significant growth at the former IP boutique, and more is on the horizon.


BLP mulls partner exit options after contested June vote scrapped

15-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is understood to be consulting on three methods of expediting the partner exit process after an internal protest forced the firm to scrap the results of a June vote.


Top Scottish firm shifts cash to English banks ahead of referendum

11-Sep-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

A leading Scottish firm with offices north and south of the border has shifted its cash out of Scottish banks for fear that a vote in favour of independence could lead to a run on them.


HSF names Henderson new SE Asia chief as Walter prepares for retirement

10-Sep-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has named litigation partner Alastair Henderson as its new South East Asia head, with incumbent Michael Walter due to retire from the firm next year.

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Linklaters first UK organisation to win EY diversity award

8-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Linklaters has been named the first organisation in the UK to achieve a new equality standard launched by EY and a group of UK businesses including Nestle, Vodafone, RBS and Microsoft UK.

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Osborne Clarke's former ally De Wolf sets out independence stall

5-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Osborne Clarke’s former Belgian ally De Wolf & Partners has set out a new growth strategy, with plans to expand its work in Africa as well as Europe.