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Orrick shuts down Berlin and Frankfurt offices leaving future of five partners unclear

28-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

US firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe is shutting down its Frankfurt and Berlin offices to concentrate its German presence on Düsseldorf and Munich.

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Gianni Origoni signs formal alliance with China's Han Kun

28-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Italian firm Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners has signed a formal alliance agreement with Chinese firm Han Kun Law Offices.

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Clifford Chance bulks up in Europe in 25-partner promotions round

28-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Clifford Chance has slashed its focus on Asia in a 25-strong partner promotions round that sees just three made up in the region.

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CMS promotes 18 women in 39-strong promotions round

21-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

CMS has appointed 39 partners across Europe and the Middle East as part of its promotions round, 18 (49 per cent) of which are women.

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Clifford Chance bulks up in Europe in 25-partner promotions round

28-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Clifford Chance has slashed its focus on Asia in a 25-strong partner promotions round that sees just three made up in the region.

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HSF focuses on Asia-Pacific in 21-strong promotions round

23-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Just one lawyer is promoted in mainland Europe offices despite firm’s “clear blue sky strategy of growth” on the continent.

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Paul Hastings takes two partners from Fried Frank’s closing HK base

22-Apr-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Two more Fried Frank Hong Kong partners have found a home, with corporate specialists Douglas Freeman and Victor Chen set to join Paul Hastings.

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Paul Hastings and Norton Rose Fulbright among five firms to jump on Cirque Du Soleil acquisition

21-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Paul Hastings, Norton Rose Fulbright and Ropes & Gray are among five firms providing advice on the acquisition of entertainment production company Cirque Du Soleil by a conglomerate of investors.

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London

Fried Frank litigation head Cherryman departs for King & Spalding following restructure

28-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson’s London head of international disputes Nick Cherryman has joined King & Spalding as a partner.

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Latham's Sadanandan: London is a bright spot for us

24-Apr-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Latham & Watkins has a new London managing partner in Jay Sadanandan, but like the song, the strategic direction remains the same.

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Exclusive: Launch lawyers for Jenner's London office revealed as litigation trio from Dechert

24-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Chicago-headquartered Jenner & Block, which last month confirmed its plans to open in London, is hiring three lawyers from Dechert.

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Pearson GC Tellmann: UK will be first in panel review

23-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Pearson general counsel Bjarne Tellmann has confirmed that the publishing giant plans to launch a UK panel before one in the US this year, after extending the deadline for a final line-up to the summer.

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Dentons appoints 10 to partner in UKMEA promotions round

28-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Dentons has promoted 10 lawyers to partner in the UK, Middle East and Africa (UKMEA), up from six last year.

London

Fried Frank litigation head Cherryman departs for King & Spalding following restructure

28-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson’s London head of international disputes Nick Cherryman has joined King & Spalding as a partner.

London

Parabis appoints COO Powell as CEO in board level reshuffle

28-Apr-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Parabis has announced a number of changes to its board, including the appointment of chief operating office (COO) Jason Powell as group chief executive.

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Clifford Chance bulks up in Europe in 25-partner promotions round

28-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Clifford Chance has slashed its focus on Asia in a 25-strong partner promotions round that sees just three made up in the region.

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Offshore M&A activity soars to record levels in 2014

27-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

M&A activity offshore rose to record levels in 2014, with aggregate deal value up 63 per cent compared to 2013 and deal volume at the third-highest in the last decade.

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A&O, Linklaters and Slaughters win roles on sale of Virgin Active

16-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Allen & Overy (A&O), Linklaters and Slaughter and May have picked up the leading roles in Virgin Group and CVC Capital Partners’ sale of 80 per cent of its stake in Virgin Active to South Africa’s Brait for £682m. 

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Allen & Overy takes first South African lateral from Linklaters ally

2-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Allen & Overy (A&O) has made its first South African partner-level lateral hire since launching in the jurisdiction last year, picking up projects partner Jason van der Poel from Linklaters’ ally Webber Wentzel.

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Webber Wentzel's Sally Hutton: We want to be the dominant South African law firm

27-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The Lawyer’s Africa Elite report is published on Monday (30 March). Ahead of that the first-ever managing partner of Webber Wentzel, one of South Africa’s oldest and largest firms, unveils her plans for the future.

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Djibouti: judge rules Gibson Dunn partner Gray 'deliberately misled court' with falsified evidence

23-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray has been found to have deliberately misled the High Court by submitting incorrectly dated evidence in a 2013 case between the Republic of Djibouti and one of its wealthiest citizens, Abdourahman Boreh.

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DLA Piper to launch second and third offices in Saudi Arabia in 2015

21-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

DLA Piper has confirmed its second office in Saudi Arabia will open in Jeddah this year, with plans to launch a third by the end of 2015.

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Al Tamimi expands Saudi operations to Jeddah with ex-Baker Botts hire

7-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Middle East firm Al Tamimi & Company has expanded its presence in Saudi Arabia to Jeddah with the hire of a former Baker Botts lawyer.

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Vardags signs agreement with Trench to break into Dubai HNW market

31-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

High net worth family firm Vardags has signed a joint venture collaboration with Dubai firm Trench & Associates in order to break into the valuable United Arab Emirates (UAE) market.

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Baker Botts scores Trowers big-hitters for Dubai office

30-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Baker Botts has announced the hire of Trowers & Hamlins’ United Arab Emirates (UAE) head Abdullah Mutawai and head of international disputes Lucas Pitts in a boost to its Dubai offering.

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