Freshfields launches US litigation practice

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  • Freshfields

    For a long time Freshfields didn't want to grow and compete properly with US firms so that it could position itself for a merger. Has the firm changed direction? These are certainly interesting moves and pretty decent names. I doubt they will really be able to make this work.

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  • Freshfields

    These guys are well known but not big revenue drivers. If the firm management is expecting them to rake in the cash and make the US more profitable they could be dissapointed.

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  • FRESHFIELDS

    I AM SO PLEASED THAT SOMEONE IS TAKING THE CHANCE AND INNOVATIVE STEP, THIS WILL WORK FOR THEM.
    Why???
    because you aint seen nothing yet... they are onn the international ball here, this also allows for their practice to see the bigger picture - a macro view of the market which many in fact all firms fail to see,,,, even the FSA!
    well done Freshfields you are a leading light in these times.

    I for one hope that you take this to other cities and link it up making it a truly global department.

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  • Freshfields US Litigation

    To be fair to Freshfields, this might not be as daft a move as it seems. A&O have made a real fist of their US litigation practice - they hired a dynamic and charismatic high profile cornerstone guy and have built around him very successfully. Arguably their US growth should have been led by litigation rather than corporate. Litigation is the absolutely key piece of the US puzzle, something that surprisingly all of the Magic Circle firms other than A&O have taken an age to realize. This move from FBD, tho very belated, might just be a step in the right direction.

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