Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has appointed Norton Rose’s Frankfurt corporate team leader Nico Abel as its second partner for its new German offices.
All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices.
Europe’s largest law firm, Garrigues, is quitting the Latin American alliance it founded in 2004 in order to launch its own offices on the continent.
US-firm Edwards Wildman is to open an office in Istanbul through an association with Turkish M&A firm Ismen, months after the two firms worked together on a £36m deal.
Linklaters Washington DC tax partner Joseph Pari has left for KPMG, roughly a year after moving to the magic circle firm ahead of the collapse of Dewey & LeBoeuf.
Linklaters has added two partners to its nascent Washington DC office with the hire of Bingham McCutchen tax duo David Brockway and Jasper Howard.
Allen & Overy (A&O) and DLA Piper played key advisory roles on the £160m sale of Scottish whisky producer Burn Stewart Distillers to South African drinks group Distell.
French independent Racine has launched its first overseas office, merging with Akhoun-Rajabaly-Affejee & Associés on the Indian Ocean island of Réunion.
For much of its post-colonial history, Sudan has been ravaged by war. Sadly, the hostilities didn’t end with the secession of the south on 9 July 2011.
British Virgin Islands (BVI) firm Forbes Hare is launching a contentious advisory practice in its London office in what is believed to be the first move of its type by an offshore firm.
Offshore firms are not letting proposed regulatory changes to the legal profession put them off opening offices in the British Virgin Islands
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King & Wood Mallesons’ year-long merger negotiations with Singaporean firm WongPartnership failed just days before a tie-up was to be announced to the market, The Lawyer can reveal.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius Beijing co-head Ingrid Zhu-Clark is to leave the firm, becoming the first ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf partner to exit the US outfit since a team of nearly 20 partners joined from the bankrupt firm last year.
Bingham has expanded in Japan by snatching a seven-lawyer investment funds team from White & Case’s Tokyo office.
A group of Fulbright & Jaworski partners in London have negotiated a reverse lock-in that ringfences them against Norton Rose’s UK business for two years from the firms’ merger next month, The Lawyer has learnt.
Baker & McKenzie is to merge with United Arab Emirates law firm Habib Al Mulla & Co.
Saudi Arabian firm Osool Law has terminated its agreement with Canada’s Fasken Martineau after two years, citing an “absence of joint strategy” as the reason the co-operation came to an end.
Travers Smith has lost a discrimination case brought against it by a former trainee who claimed she was not given a permanent job because of her pregnancy.
Irwin Mitchell’s legal practice is closing in on the £200m revenue mark, with the firm’s commercial business generating revenues of £40m over the last financial year.
Exeter-headquartered Michelmores is to pay all lawyers and staff a bonus equivalent to 3 per cent of their individual salaries after posting a 15 per cent rise in turnover to £22.3m during the last financial year.