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This week the Dentons and McKenna Long & Aldridge merger officially completed, cementing Dentons’ standing as the biggest law firm in the world
Allen & Overy has achieved a sixth consecutive year of growth in 2014/15, increasing its global turnover by 4 per cent from £1.23bn to £1.28bn, while average profit per equity partner grew by 8 per cent to £1.21m
Linklaters has reported a 1 per cent increase in turnover to £1.267bn in 2014/15, at the same time as managing partner Simon Davies confirmed he is stepping down early to join Lloyds Banking Group as chief people, legal and strategy officer
Allen & Overy contract lawyer service Peerpoint is continuing to focus on international expansion, with sites in Asia and Europe thought to be in the pipeline
International firms have generally positioned themselves well for Asia-Pacific’s rise – teething troubles aside. But it is the locals, particularly in China, who show the biggest appetite for its business, growing faster and wider than the globals. International law firms have been in the Asia-Pacific since the early 1970s, but in the past decade or so, their presence has dramatically expanded. Local firms have also grown in response to the region becoming increasingly important in ...
King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) regulatory partner Gregg Beechey has become the latest lawyer to exit the firm this week, set to join Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson in London.
Paul Hastings has hired a nine-strong team in New York and Washington, DC, led by Ashurst co-head of securities and derivatives Scott Faga and US managing partner Eugene Ferrer, to build its structured finance capability.
Oil giant BP has agreed to pay $18.7bn (£12bn) to settle claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the biggest environmental penalty in history.
Hogan Lovells has revealed a retention rate of 79 per cent, keeping on 23 of 29 autumn 2015 qualifying trainees as newly qualified (NQ) lawyers.
This week sees the publication of the third Asia-Pacific 150 report.
The Lawyer’s first salary survey, in partnership with Kinsella Legal, covers lawyer’s pay, base salaries, bonuses, benefits and pay satisfaction. As well as their wider career satisfaction and aspirations, we’ve unearthed eye-opening information about the effects on earnings of location, sector, experience and gender.