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Luther's global turnover up 12 per cent as German revenue breaks through €100m

24-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

German firm Luther has reported a 12.4 per cent rise in revenue for the 2013/14 financial year, with domestic turnover breaking through the €100m barrier for the first time.

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Linklaters and Sweden’s Mannheimer Swartling act on $2.5bn Microsoft-Minecraft takeover deal

22-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Linklaters’ Swedish office advised Microsoft and Mannheimer Swartling represented Mojang, the creators of hit game Minecraft, in the $2.5bn deal to buy the Swedish game company.

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Latham & Watkins loses six-lawyer finance team in Italy to Gattai Minoli

18-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Italian firm Gattai Minoli & Partners has hired a finance team of six from Latham & Watkins in one of the biggest team moves in Italy this year. 

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Fidal formalises best friends alliance with Mills & Reeve

15-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

French giant Fidal has chosen to formalise its ‘best friends’ arrangement with Mills & Reeve through an exclusive affiliation just months after setting out its ambitions to build its cross-border profile.

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Why Alibaba's switch to a New York listing left Freshfields out in the cold

23-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Alibaba landed on the New York Stock Exchange with an almighty thump last Friday (19 September), becoming the largest initial public offering (IPO) of all time.

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Top Chinese law firm Commerce & Finance ‘open’ to global alliance

22-Sep-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Commerce & Finance (C&F), one of the leading ‘red circle’ firms in China, has signalled that it would consider the idea of a global alliance seriously.

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PRC firms in dramatic growth spurt, The Lawyer China Elite reveals

22-Sep-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

The top Chinese law firms have rapidly expanded headcount in the last year, according to exclusive research published by The Lawyer today.

India

DLA Piper loses India co-head to Squire Patton Boggs

19-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

DLA Piper’s co-head for its India group Biswajit Chatterjee is to join Squire Patton Boggs in a similar Singapore-based role alongside London partner Dharmendra Nair.

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Why Alibaba's switch to a New York listing left Freshfields out in the cold

23-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Alibaba landed on the New York Stock Exchange with an almighty thump last Friday (19 September), becoming the largest initial public offering (IPO) of all time.

Tech Media

Linklaters and Sweden’s Mannheimer Swartling act on $2.5bn Microsoft-Minecraft takeover deal

22-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Linklaters’ Swedish office advised Microsoft and Mannheimer Swartling represented Mojang, the creators of hit game Minecraft, in the $2.5bn deal to buy the Swedish game company.

Freshfields

How much can Freshfields tinker with its lockstep to lure New York partners?

22-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

What is more important to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer? The sacred lockstep or a swathe of heavy-hitting veteran US partners to build up its growing presence in New York and Washington?

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Freshfields lures Fried Frank trio in latest New York hiring spree

19-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has hired Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson head of capital markets Valerie Ford Jacob along with two corporate partners in New York.

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Nabarro's Molson Coors panel spot under threat

24-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Nabarro’s position on brewer Molson Coors panel is understood to be under threat, with sources saying the company is searching for a replacement debt and competition adviser over the next two months.

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Clifford Chance COO stands down

23-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance global chief operating officer (COO) Amanda Burton is stepping down at the end of the year following a raft of leadership changes at the firm.

London

Baker & McKenzie achieves 50 per cent female board with new appointment

23-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Baker & McKenzie has appointed Gillian Coyle as its London HR director, bringing it closer to its diversity targets and handing it a 50 per cent female board. 

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Tesco calls in Freshfields to investigate overstated first-half profits

22-Sep-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Tesco has appointed Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to scrutinise its first-half profits, which were overstated by £250m.

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Hong Kong

Funds boutique MJ Hudson launches in Hong Kong amidst three-strong promos round

28-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Asset management and funds boutique MJ Hudson has launched in Hong Kong, creating the firm’s third office alongside London and Jersey.

London

BLP and Taylor Wessing advise on sale of Heron Plaza

15-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Taylor Wessing have advised on the £97m sale of Heron Plaza by Heron International to Singaporean UOL Group.

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Pinsents reigns over Aim listings as Stephenson Harwood and DLA make gains

4-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Pinsent Masons has continued to dominate legal advice to the Aim market, increasing its yield of clients from 53 to 57.

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Hill Dickinson admits mistake over Christian Candy super-yacht sale

1-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The High Court has ruled that a failure by Hill Dickinson to obtain a guarantee over the condition of a yacht sold by property tycoon Christian Candy did not lead to its client’s losses.

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Allen & Overy set to launch in South Africa with senior Bowmans hires

1-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Allen & Overy (A&O) is understood to be preparing for a launch in South Africa, with the hire of a team from local firm Bowman Gilfillan led by banking head Lionel Shawe.

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Clydes settles whistleblowing claim with former partner Bates van Winkelhof

19-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Clyde & Co has settled a long-running whistleblowing dispute with former partner Krista Bates van Winkelhof out of court after successive cases sought to establish the validity of the claim.

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Baker & McKenzie bolsters Jo'burg with competition bolt-on

5-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Baker & McKenzie has kickstarted a South African competition practice with the acquisition of local firm Vani Chetty Competition Law.

Nigeria

DLA Piper and Fasken advise on $1.65bn Nigerian energy deal

1-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

DLA Piper and Fasken Martineau have advised Nigerian oil company Oando Energy Resources on its $1.65bn (£980m) acquisition of ConocoPhillips’ Nigerian upstream oil and gas business.

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Squire Patton Boggs plumps for legacy Patton Boggs associate in Saudi

19-Aug-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Squire Patton Boggs has chosen legacy Patton Boggs’ Saudi associate firm Khalid Al-Thebity as its local representative, leaving legacy Squire Sanders’ affiliate to pursue independence.

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Lawyers tough it out in a troubled world

4-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Stoic lawyers who keep the wheels of business turning in conflict zones

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Simmons’ alliance partner expands in Saudi

28-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Simmons & Simmons’ alliance firm in Saudi Arabia, Hammad & Al-Mehda, is extending its reach with a new office in the country’s capital Riyadh.

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