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Addleshaw Goddard has negotiated a merger deal with Scottish firm Maclay Murray & Spens, dependent on a partnership vote, The Lawyer understands.
Bryan Cave has completed a long-term strategic review, with the US firm placing emphasis on three main areas such as thought leadership, sector focus and diversity.
Ashurst has continued to rake in the lion’s share of legal fees on the development of the Crossrail network, with earnings of £2.4m during the last financial year.
Having spearheaded Goodwin Procter’s London launch four years ago, City chair David Evans is keen to recreate the firm’s success over in Germany
Disability remains the most under-represented diversity strand in the legal profession, with fewer than 1 per cent of lawyers at the largest firms reporting having a disability of any kind
All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices.
Dentons has announced its fifth merger of 2015, confirming a tie-up with Luxembourg firm OPF Partners.
The legal market battle of the bands Law Rocks broke new ground last week, as the London-based event landed in Dubai, a move that has helped the charity event close in on a record total fundraising of $1.5m.
German firm Gleiss Lutz has elected Alexander Schwarz and Michael Arnold as co-managing partners to replace outgoing chief Rainer Loges, who is stepping down after eight years in the role.
International firms have been reviewing their operations in Germany, with mixed results. Sidley Austin, Orrick and Shearman & Sterling have all downsized, while others, such as Pinsent Masons, Fieldfisher, Reed Smith and Greenberg Traurig, have leapt upon hiring opportunities. Frankfurt no longer exerts the biggest pull; place your bets on Munich instead.