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Belgian food giant Delhaize promotes Europe and Asia GC Dechamps to top job

6-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Belgian food retailer Delhaize has promoted deputy general counsel Philippe Dechamps to the role of global general counsel and corporate secretary, following the departure of Maura Abeln Smith last year.

Europe

European moves: 5 March 2015

5-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices.

Paris

Franklin adds four-strong Paris competition team from Bird & Bird

5-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

French firm Franklin has hired a partner from Bird & Bird’s Paris office to develop a new competition and distribution practice.

Moscow

Boutique boom continues as Freshfields litigators quit Moscow office to go it alone

5-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

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.

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Pinsents makes good on Australia promise through five-partner launch

6-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Pinsent Masons has announced that it plans to launch offices in Sydney and Melbourne later this year, with the team led by three former partners from Australian firm Maddocks.

Hong Kong

Norton Rose Fulbright adds K&L Gates partner to Hong Kong base

2-Mar-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has added K&L Gates partner David Johnson to its Hong Kong office, two years after he joined the US firm from Allen & Overy.

Hong Kong

Sweden's Magnusson opens ninth office in three years with Hong Kong launch

26-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Swedish firm Magnusson has added a Hong Kong office through a tie-up with two-partner Hong Kong firm Odebjer Fohlin - its ninth new base in three years.

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Trowers & Hamlins applies to be first qualified foreign law firm in Malaysia following change in local law

19-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Trowers & Hamlins has applied for a licence to practise as a qualified foreign law firm (QFLF) in Malaysia following changes to the Legal Profession Act (LPA) last June.

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45 years and counting: Will Fried Frank's City bet finally pay off?

6-Mar-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Fried Frank launched in London in 1970. But the hire of Kirkland & White UK head Graham White is a more recent statement of intent. Here’s why.

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Covington sees London net profit rise by 18 per cent with City revenue up 6 per cent to $64m

6-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Covington & Burling’s year-end financials show London net profit growing by 18.2 per cent in 2014 to $30.7m with revenue climbing 6.2 per cent to $64m (£42m).

Money

Weil’s UK revenue hits $125m as global PEP soars by 16 per cent

5-Mar-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Weil Gotshal & Manges’ UK revenue grew by 9.6 per cent in 2014, from $114m to $125m (£82m).

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DLA Piper’s revenue stalls at $2.48bn in 2014 as profits hit record high

5-Mar-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

DLA Piper’s global revenue held steady at $2.48bn (£1.626bn) last year, following a 1.7 per cent growth during the 2013 calendar year.

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Manchester

Riverview Law launches 20-person Manchester legal and back office hub

6-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Wirral-based Riverview Law has opened a 20-person legal and support services office in Manchester, with plans to add 20 more staff this year.

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Covington sees London net profit rise by 18 per cent with City revenue up 6 per cent to $64m

6-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Covington & Burling’s year-end financials show London net profit growing by 18.2 per cent in 2014 to $30.7m with revenue climbing 6.2 per cent to $64m (£42m).

New York

Debevoise grows PEP by 3.4 per cent to $2.38m as revenue hits $710.3m in 2014 financials

5-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Debevoise & Plimpton has posted a 3.2 per cent revenue increase in $710.3m (£466m) in its year-end financial results, as average profit per equity partner rose 3.4 per cent from $2.3m to $2.38m in 2014.

Money

Reed Smith year-end financials show 7 per cent revenue boost to $1.15bn

4-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Reed Smith has posted a 7 per cent boost in its year-end financial results, growing from $1.075bn to $1.15bn (£746m) in 2014.

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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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Offshore firms report buoyant revenue rises in strong 2014

23-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The offshore legal market has seen another year of growth, The Lawyer can reveal, with turnover rising by an average of 13.8 per cent among those firms which disclose it.

London

Allen & Overy and Linklaters pocket £10.4m for Aviva’s Friends Life merger

10-Feb-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Allen & Overy (A&O) and Linklaters earned fees of approximately £10.4m for their advice on the proposed £5.6bn merger of insurance companies Aviva and Friends Life.

Lloyd's of London

Debevoise, Skadden and Slaughters take key roles on XL Group’s $4.2bn acquisition of Catlin

9-Jan-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Debevoise & Plimpton, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Slaughter and May have played key advisory roles on the $4.2bn sale of insurance giant Catlin Group to XL Group.

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Eversheds and Norton Rose Fulbright ramp up in Africa with local alliances

25-Feb-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Eversheds and Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) have both expanded their reach in Africa this week with the firms signing strategic alliances in South Africa, and Uganda and Zimbabwe respectively.

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African firms: international lawyers don't understand our market

23-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

African lawyers believe global firms do not understand the realities of doing business in their country and have a tendency to “fee-hog”, but remain highly dependent on work from international players. 

Court

Gibson Dunn Dubai partner faces cross-examination over falsified evidence claim in Djibouti case

23-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray will undergo cross-examination in the High Court in early March over allegations that he submitted evidence containing falsified information during a September 2013 case for the government of Djibouti.

Tunisia

Linklaters advises on groundbreaking $1bn bond in post-Arab Spring Tunisia

6-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Linklaters has advised the Tunisian government on the country’s debut unassisted international bond, which raised $1bn in an oversubscribed offering.

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Gibson Dunn Dubai partner faces cross-examination over falsified evidence claim in Djibouti case

23-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray will undergo cross-examination in the High Court in early March over allegations that he submitted evidence containing falsified information during a September 2013 case for the government of Djibouti.

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Al Tamimi forges Egyptian association to access investment opportunities

29-Jan-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Middle East firm Al Tamimi & Company has agreed an association with an Egyptian firm in a bid to take advantage of the country’s improving outlook despite continuing political unrest.

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