prague czech republic

Norton Rose Fulbright to close Prague office for second time due to “difficult” market conditions

23-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Norton Rose Fulbright is set to close its Prague office on 1 May 2014, following a review of the Czech market.

Munich

Noerr co-speaker Alexander Ritvay: We’re outgrowing the market

23-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

German heavyweight Noerr’s co-leaders reveal the secret of their firm’s success.

Novartis

Freshfields and Links partners among 500 lawyers drafted in on GSK JV with Novartis

22-Apr-2014 | By Lucy Burton

Partners at Linklaters and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are among the 500 lawyers to have cashed in on the billion-dollar joint venture between Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).

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Fidal sets sights on international expansion as turnover rises 1.5%

22-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

French giant Fidal is focusing on building up its cross-border capabilities in a bid to change clients’ perception of the former accountancy-tied firm.

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brisbane australia

Bakers to open in Brisbane with Clayton Utz and Allens hires

23-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Baker & McKenzie is in the process of opening a third office in Australia with the hire of two partners in Brisbane.

Singapore

Wikborg Rein and Pan Asia Law end Singapore alliance

22-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Norwegian firm Wikborg Rein’s five-year formal law alliance with Singaporean firm Pan Asia Law has come to an end.

adelaide australia

Australian firm HWL Ebsworth expands national network with Adelaide acquisition

17-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Australian firm HWL Ebsworth continues its growth spree with the acquisition of South Australian firm Kelly & Co.

Melbourne

HSF makes Aussie partner Ferraro global corporate chief in post-merger re-jig

15-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Herbert Smith Freehills has shaken up its corporate leadership, appointing Melbourne-based Mike Ferraro as sole global corporate head.

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Film and TV US firm SmithDehn opens up in Northern Ireland after HBO media course launch

23-Apr-2014 | By Lucy Burton

US entertainment firm SmithDehn has opened in Northern Ireland, months after it kicked off a media law course in the region with client HBO. 

Houston

Simpson Thacher loses corporate partner as Kirkland launches in Houston

23-Apr-2014 | By Lucy Burton

Kirkland & Ellis has opened up in Houston with the hire of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett M&A partner Andrew Calder.

London

Latham shores up Carlyle ties with hire of Alabaster

23-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Latham & Watkins has further strengthened its ties to private equity giant the Carlyle Group, hiring in-house counsel Tom Alabaster as a partner in its London office.

brisbane australia

Bakers to open in Brisbane with Clayton Utz and Allens hires

23-Apr-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Baker & McKenzie is in the process of opening a third office in Australia with the hire of two partners in Brisbane.

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Royal Courts of Justice

Tchenguiz ordered to pay £2.5m security for costs in SFO battle

23-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The High Court has ordered the investment vehicle R20 owned by Robert Tchenguiz to surrender £2.5m by way of security for costs after the company’s sudden decision to chop its claim against the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) by £1.2m.

Novartis

Freshfields and Links partners among 500 lawyers drafted in on GSK JV with Novartis

22-Apr-2014 | By Lucy Burton

Partners at Linklaters and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are among the 500 lawyers to have cashed in on the billion-dollar joint venture between Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).

money

Revenues set to rise 5 per cent across UK top 20 in 2013/14 despite "unexceptional" year

22-Apr-2014 | By Lucy Burton, Natalie Stanton

The UK’s top 20 firms by revenue are gearing up for the recovery, with most expecting to see a turnover increase of at least 5 per cent for the year ending April 2014. 

UK Supreme Court

How far do you carry the can?

21-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Supreme Court ruling may have serious liability implications for lawyers

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Supreme court

Liquidators of Madoff fund receive Privy Council blow in key ruling

17-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The liquidators of Bernard L. Madoff feeder fund Fairfield Sentry, represented by British Virgin Islands (BVI) firm Forbes Hare and Macfarlanes, have lost two key points before the Privy Council in an important judgment.

jersey channel islands

Ogier pilots paralegal scheme to nurture new talent

25-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Offshore firm Ogier is piloting a scheme to use paralegal roles as a potential stepping-stone to qualifying as a lawyer.

Moscow

Cleary, Conyers, Ogier and Skadden win roles on Lenta's dual Russian-London IPO

13-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

A quartet of US and offshore firms have taken the lead roles on the dual listing of Russian hypermarket giant Lenta on the London and Moscow Stock Exchanges, creating the world’s largest publicly listed British Virgin Islands (BVI) company.

Singapore

Harneys becomes latest offshore firm to launch in Singapore

10-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Offshore firm Harneys is bolstering its Asian presence with a Singapore office, relocating two Hong Kong partners to the jurisdiction to lead the venture.

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Dentons ties up with South African associate firm to launch in Cape Town

9-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Dentons is tying up with South African associate firm KapdiTwala to launch its own offices in South Africa.

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African in-house market set for rapid expansion, predict GCs

2-Apr-2014 | By Joanne Harris

In-house counsel in African companies are quickly gaining prominence and control over their businesses’ legal function, The Lawyer research has shown.

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Eversheds beefs up Africa presence with Morocco bases

31-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Eversheds is formalising a three-year cooperation agreement to launch two offices in Morocco.

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Global business firms lead the international pack in African relationships

28-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The largest global business firms, such as Baker & McKenzie, Dentons, DLA Piper, Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) and Norton Rose Fulbright, have the deepest relationships with African independents, research by The Lawyer has indicated.

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