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Greenberg Traurig CEO: "Our days of London growth aren't over"

22-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Some six years after launching in London, Greenberg Traurig’s CEO Richard Rosenbaum is convinced that the City is the key to making the firm the world’s top legal real estate brand.

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Reed Smith celebrates 10 years in Germany with Frankfurt launch

21-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Reed Smith has picked up a team of seven partners from rival international firms to launch in Frankfurt, its second office in Germany.

Luxembourg

Bird & Bird announces plans to open patent-focused Luxembourg office

21-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Bird & Bird has announced that it has applied to the Luxembourg bar for approval to launch in the Grand Duchy, its 28th office worldwide.

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Covington, Latham, Mayer Brown lead on Altice’s acquisition of Suddenlink

21-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Covington & Burling, Latham & Watkins, Mayer Brown and French firm Franklin are among the firms advising in Altice’s acquisition of US rival Suddenlink, in a deal valued at $9.1bn (£5.86m)

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KWM litigation veteran departs for 39 Essex in Singapore

20-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) litigation partner David Bateson has joined 39 Essex Chambers as an arbitrator in its Singapore office after more than 20 years at the firm.

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Linklaters ousts Allen & Overy to top list of foreign India practices

19-May-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Linklaters has supplanted magic circle rival Allen & Overy (A&O) as the international firm seen to have the most robust India practice, with the firm coming highly-recommended by clients and Indian firms.

Jakarta

White & Case ends Indonesian association with MD & Partners

15-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

White & Case has entered into an association with Jakarta-based firm Witara Cakra Advocates (WCA) after ending its relationship with MD & Partners.

Delhi

Amarchand brothers launch separate firms after acrimonious split of family firm

11-May-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

The brothers behind dissolved Indian firm Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co have launched two separate firms less than a week after confirming the dissolution of the family business.

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Dentons appoints former US presidential candidate Newt Gingrich as an adviser

20-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Dentons has appointed former US presidential candidate Newt Gingrich as an adviser to the firm‘s public policy and regulation practice.

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Latham secures top spot on The Lawyer's International Firms in London list

18-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Latham & Watkins has topped The Lawyer’s list of the Top 30 International Firms in London thanks to a 27 per cent revenue rise to $267m in 2014, while average turnover of listed firms grew by 13 per cent.

Brazil

A&O claws back Latin America launch partner from Paul Hastings

18-May-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Allen & Overy (A&O) has persuaded banking and projects partner Bruno Soares to stay at the firm, two months after it was announced he was leaving for US outfit Paul Hastings.

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Kobre & Kim wins again in Chevron Ecuador fraud claims in attack on litigation funders

6-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Kobre & Kim has won a third settlement against a litigation funding company for its client Chevron in the energy giant’s mammoth lawsuit with Ecuador over a fraudulent judgment relating to oil waste in the Amazon.

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EY plans Manchester growth around former Addleshaws managing partner

22-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

EY has announced the appointment of two partners from Addleshaw Goddard, including former managing partner Paul Devitt, in a bid to develop a Manchester legal services offering.

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Shakespeares and SGH Martineau confirm June merger

22-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Midlands firms Shakespeares and SGH Martineau have confirmed they will complete their merger on 15 June, less than three months after the two announced they were in talks.

London

Greenberg Traurig CEO: "Our days of London growth aren't over"

22-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Some six years after launching in London, Greenberg Traurig’s CEO Richard Rosenbaum is convinced that the City is the key to making the firm the world’s top legal real estate brand.

Manchester

Freshfields drafts in Aviva MD to launch Manchester office alongside corporate partner Stephenson

21-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has appointed corporate partner Gareth Stephenson as head of its Manchester legal services operation, due to launch this summer.

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Walkers in strategic U-turn as it relaunches fiduciary business

21-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Offshore firm Walkers has announced that it is re-launching a fiduciary business, three years after selling off Walkers Management Services (WMS) to trust company Intertrust.

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Travers Thorp Alberga bulks up with former Herbies partner

29-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Travers Thorp Alberga (TTA) has strengthened its corporate and funds team with the hire of former Herbert Smith partner and FourWinds Capital Management general counsel Louise Freestone.

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African Development Bank backs new pan-continent business lawyers association

14-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The African Development Bank (ABD) has facilitated the formation of a new association of independent African firms designed to inform regulators and promote the development of the profession across the continent.

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A&O, Linklaters and Slaughters win roles on sale of Virgin Active

16-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Allen & Overy (A&O), Linklaters and Slaughter and May have picked up the leading roles in Virgin Group and CVC Capital Partners’ sale of 80 per cent of its stake in Virgin Active to South Africa’s Brait for £682m. 

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Allen & Overy takes first South African lateral from Linklaters ally

2-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Allen & Overy (A&O) has made its first South African partner-level lateral hire since launching in the jurisdiction last year, picking up projects partner Jason van der Poel from Linklaters’ ally Webber Wentzel.

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Webber Wentzel's Sally Hutton: We want to be the dominant South African law firm

27-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The Lawyer’s Africa Elite report is published on Monday (30 March). Ahead of that the first-ever managing partner of Webber Wentzel, one of South Africa’s oldest and largest firms, unveils her plans for the future.

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Freshfields and Shearman lead Integrated Diagnostics Holdings' IPO

15-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Shearman & Sterling have picked up top roles in the IPO of healthcare business Integrated Diagnostics Holdings, with the company valued at $668m.

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Libyan Investment Authority turns to Keystone Law for $3.3bn Goldman case

11-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) has turned to Keystone Law to replace Enyo Law on its $3.3bn (£1.9bn) battle against Goldman Sachs and French bank Société Générale (SocGen).

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White & Case turns to Clifford Chance for Dubai capital markets hire

5-May-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

White & Case has appointed Clifford Chance’s Middle East capital markets head, Debashis Dey, as a partner in Dubai.

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Enyo Law walks away from Libya Investment Fund in $3.3bn fight with Goldman Sachs

30-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Litigation boutique Enyo Law has walked away from its client the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) and will no longer represent it on its $3.3bn (£1.9bn) London court battles against Goldman Sachs and French bank Societe Generale.

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