Simmons & Simmons’ Hoyland sets out plans for 2015


Simmons & Simmons managing partner Jeremy Hoyland has started the year by setting about drawing up a new three-year strategy and reflecting an economy that has been “defying gravity”.

BLP set for managing partner vote next week: Collins and Mayhew in the running


Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) partners are on the last leg of the firm’s managing partner election this week, with a vote scheduled for Tuesday

Bakers, Freshfields, HSF and Linklaters pick up spots on O2 deal


Amid a global wave of consolidation in the telecoms sector four firms have emerged as advisers on the latest big deal - Hong Kong-based Fortune 500 giant Hutchison Whampoa’s proposed £10.25bn acquisition of O2

Management expects merger mayhem over the next two years


The market saw its fair share of mergers in 2014. But according to a new survey, expect plenty more action where those came from.Almost half of all firms that haven’t locked down a merger in the past five years would consider marriage before 2017. And a whopping 95 per cent of managing partners ...

Clifford Chance considers super-points plateau in lockstep review


Clifford Chance’s new managing partner Matthew Layton is wasting no time in stamping his mark on the firm. Just a week after his appointment of the firm’s first global innovation head and a new chief operating officer, we ...

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DLA Piper International revenue and headcount fell in 2013/14, accounts show

30-Jan-2015 | By Joanne Harris

DLA Piper International - the firm’s operations outside the US - saw a 2 per cent drop in revenue in 2013/14, the firm’s LLP accounts have shown.

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HSF cuts debt by 21 per cent in first full year after merger

30-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) reduced its debt position in its first full year as a merged firm, although it still ended the 2013/14 year with borrowings of £141m.

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Freshfields adds Kirkland employment partner as US expansion drive continues

30-Jan-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has continued its series of bold US lateral hires with the appointment of Kirkland & Ellis employment partner Howard Klein to its New York office.


Bakers hires seven-strong Linklaters and Houthoff Buruma corporate team in Amsterdam

30-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Baker & McKenzie has hired a seven-strong team from Houthoff Buruma and Linklaters to boost its M&A, capital markets and private equity offering in Amsterdam.  

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In-housers to the fore in our Hot 100

26-Jan-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Welcome to one of our most-awaited issues of the year, in which we unveil our Hot 100 lawyers for 2015.

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East meeting West, again


The combination of US-European Dentons with China’s Dacheng will create the world’s biggest law firm. On paper, that’s a lot of global reach – as long as integration issues are tackled. For more on Dacheng and a close analysis of Chinese firms, check out our China Elite.

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