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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The Lawyer European Awards unveils best referral firms on the Continent

25-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

A total of seven European firms have been named on the inaugural European Referral Firm of the Year shortlist, unveiled today ahead of The Lawyer’s European Awards next month.

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Latham & Watkins’ revenue grows by 14 per cent to reach $2.61bn

24-Feb-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Latham & Watkins’ revenue has rocketed by 14.3 per cent between 2013 and 2014, from $2.28bn to $2.61bn (£1.69bn).

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McCann FitzGerald secures AIB mandate ahead of capital restructuring

24-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

McCann FitzGerald has been appointed as the adviser to Allied Irish Banks (AIB) on its proposed capital restructuring by the Irish government.

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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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Ashurst’s finances boosted by Australian merger as cash total doubles

16-Feb-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Ashurst doubled its cash reserves from £15.5m to £30.4m in 2013/14, according to its latest LLP accounts filed with Companies House.

London

Minter Ellison’s former China head joins Spring Law as COO

13-Feb-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

West End firm Spring Clark has hired former Minter Ellison partner Nigel Clark to bulk up its corporate and finance partner ranks and become its chief operating officer (COO).

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Paul Hastings hits $1bn revenue mark with 6.3 per cent hike at 2014 year-end

27-Feb-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

US firm Paul Hastings has posted a 6.3 per cent increase in revenue in its year-end financial results for 2014, growing from $941m to $1bn (£649m).

London

"It takes time to convince people to leave their comfort zone": Jim Learner talks Kirkland's big name hires

27-Feb-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

When Kirkland & Ellis’ London head Graham White quit the firm last October to join Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson, there were a few names in the frame to succeed him.

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Debevoise executive Howard Rosenberg picks up CEO role at FRS Insight

27-Feb-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Debevoise & Plimpton executive Howard Rosenberg has been appointed chief executive officer of legal professional services provider FRS Insight, owned by Fox Rodney Search.

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Gibson Dunn posts nineteenth consecutive year of growth with 6 per cent boost to $1.47bn

26-Feb-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has posted a revenue growth of 6 per cent to $1.47bn (£947m) in its year-end financial results.

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Law Society wins right to appeal against criminal legal aid ruling

27-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The Court of Appeal (CoA) has granted permission for the Law Society to challenge a recent High Court decision over Government reforms to the criminal legal aid regime.

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Mishcon joins growing number of top 50 firms with ABS licence

27-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Mishcon de Reya has become the latest top 50 firm to gain an ABS licence, some six months after lodging its application with the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority (SRA).

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Hogan Lovells secures Court of Appeal victory in 'Putin's banker' case

27-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Hogan Lovells and Erskine Chambers have secured a Court of Appeal (CoA) judgment requiring Russian tycoon Sergei Pugachev to disclose information about discretionary trusts established in New Zealand, setting a precedent in cases involving freezing orders.

Los Angeles

Paul Hastings hits $1bn revenue mark with 6.3 per cent hike at 2014 year-end

27-Feb-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

US firm Paul Hastings has posted a 6.3 per cent increase in revenue in its year-end financial results for 2014, growing from $941m to $1bn (£649m).

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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.

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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. 

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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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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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