Europe’s largest firm, Iberian giant Garrigues, has announced a marginal rise of 0.2 per cent in its 2013/14 turnover along with the promotion of seven to its partnership.
All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices.
Allen & Overy is set to take home the lion’s share of £9.8m in legal fees for its advice to Tui AG on its bumper merger with its FTSE 100 subsidiary Tui Travel.
A stellar line-up of judges for The Lawyer European Awards 2015, representing a wealth of experience within the Continental European legal market, is today revealed.
Asia Pacific News
Ashurst’s Australia managing partner John Carrington retires today (31 October), after six years as head of legacy Blake Dawson.
The parent of Malaysian law firm network Zicolaw is seeking to raise $14.4m on the Singapore Stock Exchange with the aim of funding expansion across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region.
Clyde & Co has picked up three partners from Australian firm Sparke Helmore in Brisbane to open its fourth office in the country.
Baker & McKenzie has bolstered its Melbourne office with the addition of a partner from Australian firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth.
Latham & Watkins has made up just one partner in London, in addition to another 18 new partners worldwide.
Norton Rose Fulbright has re-elected Peter Martyr as its global chief executive for his fifth three-year term, as of 1 January 2015.
Edward Wildman Palmer’s London head Nick Bolter no longer has a formal stake in managing the firm’s City base.
DLA Piper is to merge with Mexico City-based firm Gallastegui y Lozano (GyL) as three existing partners and their team, including DLA’s Mexico City co-managing partner, leave for Baker & McKenzie.
DWF has made 15 secretaries, six solicitors, four paralegals, and one analyst from its fraud, intelligence and motor teams redundant following a consultation that kicked off in June.
Pinsent Masons has filed a High Court claim for £700,000 plus interest against broker client RP Martin after the company failed to stump up fees for advice relating to its Libor investigation.
South East firm Matthew Arnold & Baldwin has topped an annual diversity league table, beating a host of City and international firms to the title of most diverse firm.
The new firm will adopt Charles Russell’s career structure, while its associate training scheme will be re-examined and developed.
An appeal against the appointment of the judge who heard the trial of the three founders of collapsed law firm Marrache & Co is to be taken to the Privy Council after being thrown out by the Gibraltar Court of Appeal this week.
Reed Smith and Danish firm Kromann Reumert advised Bavarian Nordic on a licence and supply agreement for approximately $187m to grant its Ebola vaccine exclusively to Johnson & Johnson company Crucell Holland.
US firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has opened its first affiliated office in Africa’s Ivory Coast, operating under the name Orrick RCI.
Linklaters’ South African ally Webber Wentzel has split its senior partner role into two as incumbent David Lancaster steps down after nine years in the position.
Orrick Rambaud Martel has strengthened its Paris banking group and Africa expertise with the hire of a partner from Heenan Paris, the French successor firm to collapsed Canadian outfit Heenan Blaikie.
Middle East News
Stephenson Harwood has taken a lead role advising the developer of a long-awaited $2.5bn (£1.55bn) real estate and tourism development project in Oman.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has strengthened its Middle Eastern presence with the hire of Bird & Bird partner Osama Abu-Dehays.
Baker & McKenzie has boosted its presence in Saudi Arabia with a second office in the Kingdom, launching in Jeddah through affiliate Abdulaziz Al-Ajlan & Partners.