LND: Trowers gains licence to become first qualified foreign firm in Malaysia


Trowers & Hamlins has become the first firm to be granted a qualified foreign law firm licence in Malaysia after changes to the way foreign firms can practise in the country last June

LND: Grimaldi hires former Clifford Chance CEO Bray in London push


Grimaldi Studio Legale has announced the hire of two prominent banking partners for its London office, former Clifford Chance CEO Michael Bray and Bonelli Erede Pappalardo’s Riccardo Sallustio. Bray was originally responsible for establishing the link between what was then Grimaldi e Associati and Clifford Chance in 1993. [continues]

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Brought in to guide DLA Piper through a major strategic shake-up, Tony Angel was never going to win everyone’s favour, but what do the facts say about his legacy?

LND: TLT to defend 26 ex-Halliwells partners against million-pound claim by firm's liquidators


A group of 26 ex-Halliwells partners have instructed TLT to defend them in their battle with the defunct firm’s liquidators, which is seeking millions of pounds from them

LND: Dentons continues expansion with McKenna Long merger


Dentons and US firm McKenna Long & Aldridge have confirmed plans to merge this year, 18 months after previous negotiations between the firms fell through

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