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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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HSF hires K&L Gates' Müller, firm's first female partner in Germany

21-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has hired its first female partner in Germany, K&L Gates banking and finance partner Julia Müller.

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DLA Piper to launch second and third offices in Saudi Arabia in 2015

21-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

DLA Piper has confirmed its second office in Saudi Arabia will open in Jeddah this year, with plans to launch a third by the end of 2015.

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Norton Rose Fulbright picks up HK disputes team from departing Fried Frank

21-Apr-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has continued to bolster its Hong Kong operation with the addition of a disputes team from Fried Frank’s soon-to-close local office.

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Ropes & Gray launches City litigation practice with hire of K&L Gates' Ross

21-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Ropes & Gray has hired K&L Gates disputes partner Thomas Ross as its first commercial litigation hire since opening in London in 2010.


BLP and Jones Day take key roles on £600m sale of Nido student accommodation

20-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Round Hill Capital on the £600m sale of its Nido student accommodation real estate portfolio to Greystar Real Estate Partners, represented by Jones Day.

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Clydes promotes 13 to partner and 11 to senior equity partner in insurance-heavy promos round

20-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Clyde & Co has promoted 13 lawyers to partner and 11 from equity partner to senior equity partner in a firm-wide promotions round that has boosted its insurance platform figures by 11 partners.