US: Orrick halves German presence leaving future of five partners unclear


US firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe is shutting down its Frankfurt and Berlin offices to concentrate its German presence on Düsseldorf and Munich

International law firm partners: your vote counts


As you are surely aware, next month we’ll all know the results of a rather important ballot in the UK

Cahill’s Kelly hire puts US growth strategies in spotlight


The spate of hires of UK talent by US firms continued last week with the news that Cahill Gordon has swooped on Shearman disputes partner Richard Kelly to build its London litigation practice.

The Lawyer in the US: Chadbourne turns to BLP for new Moscow managing partner


Chadbourne & Parke has recruited corporate partner Andrei Baev from Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) as its new Moscow managing partner

US: Hogan Lovells hires two partners from Allens and launches in Australia


Hogan Lovells has launched an office in Australia with the hire of partners Nicky Lester and Tim Lester from Linklaters’ best friend firm Allens

Americas News

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DLA Piper announces 44 promotions for 2015

1-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

DLA Piper has announced that 44 lawyers have been promoted to its partnership this year, including nine in the UK and 20 in the US.


Linklaters’ UK competition head Riedel joins Kirkland & Ellis

1-May-2015 | By Matt Byrne

The trend for US firms to bring in some of UK firm’s top legal talent is continuing with the news that Kirkland & Ellis has hired the head of Linklaters’ UK competition practice Paula Riedel.

Washington DC

McKenna Long government contracts chair moves to Covington with 18 lawyers

1-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

A team of five McKenna Long & Aldridge partners, including government contracts chair Fred Levy, have opted out of their firm’s merger with Dentons and are set to join Covington & Burling along with seven counsel and seven associates. 

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Gibson Dunn and its Djibouti nightmare

27-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Recent unwanted attention on Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in light of the Djibouti falsified evidence case will do nothing for the firm’s hard-won reputation in the world of anti-corruption and combating fraud.


US firms in London: the states of things to come

16-Mar-2015 | By The Lawyer editorial staff

Strong financial performances in London, stellar mergers and an army of major hires – the market looks good for US firms. So what do their leaders say?


Charlie Geffen: “I’d have loved Ashurst to do a US merger"

3-Nov-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

Charlie Geffen has re-emerged as the architect for Gibson Dunn’s English law capability – an ideal role for the committed internationalist. But why Gibson, and how does he really feel about Ashurst’s thwarted US plans? 

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