Covington & Burling is set to open an eleventh office in Los Angeles next week (9 March 2015) with a 15-strong lawyer team including two senior lateral hires from Pillsbury and O’Melveny & Myers.
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray has admitted making a number of mistakes and getting litigation strategy “spectacularly wrong” under cross-examination in the High Court.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer litigation counsel Maxim Kulkov has left the firm along with a team of lawyers to set up a Moscow-based dispute resolution boutique.
Russian oligarch Sergei Pugachev has cut ties with his lawyers Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson and will now represent himself in an ongoing battle over the liquidation of the bank he ran, Mezhprombank.
The UK Government has won a landmark victory at the European General Court in a battle with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton client, the European Central Bank (ECB), over the location of central clearing houses for euro-denominated trades.
Enyo Law has taken over from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan as advisers to businesses and individuals planning to sue the Royal Bank of Scotland’s global restructuring group (RBS-GRG) for allegedly forcing small companies out of business.
A claim led by the Public Law Project over the legality of changes to judicial review regulations has succeeded before the High Court, with the Divisional Court ruling that the amendments will have an adverse impact on legal aid-funded cases.
Latham & Watkins has elected two London-based counsels to its partnership, amounting to just under a quarter of its global total for 2015.
The Court of Appeal (CoA) has granted permission for the Law Society to challenge a recent High Court decision over Government reforms to the criminal legal aid regime.
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The group of small businesses planning to sue the Royal Bank of Scotland’s global restructuring group (RBS-GRG) has switched its advisers for the second time, with Enyo Law taking over from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.
Hogan Lovells and Erskine Chambers have secured a Court of Appeal (CoA) judgment requiring Russian tycoon Sergei Pugachev to disclose information about discretionary trusts established in New Zealand, setting a precedent in cases involving freezing orders.
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