Linklaters looks to break lockstep in US push


British eyes have focused on the US for many years but it looks like recently, that focus has sharpened.

Morgan Lewis raids Bingham for 227 partners, leaving 80 out in the cold


The result of months of merger talks between Morgan Lewis & Bockius and Bingham McCutchen led to an unexpected outcome last week

US firms continue to add to City presence as promotions season takes hold


It’s US promotions season – that happy time of year when eager associates find out if they are to join their firm’s partnerships.

Global Litigation Top 50 targets investigations


Heads up: the research for this year’s The Lawyer Global Litigation Top 50, which ranks the world’s largest litigation practices by revenue, is just about to get under way.

US firms gain market share and UK200 coverage


Yesterday saw the launch of The Lawyer UK200 report, the UK legal market’s leading statistical analysis of its 200 largest law firms

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Seyfarth takes four litigation partners on board as Bingham exodus begins

24-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

US firm Seyfarth Shaw has scored four litigation partners from Bingham McCutchen, in the first known group lateral move from the 80 partners left by Morgan Lewis & Bockius at the ailing firm.

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Morgan Lewis finalises transfer of 226 Bingham partners, 556 staff and associates

24-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has finalised the transfer of 226 partners and 525 other associates and legal professionals from Bingham McCutchen.


Squire Patton Boggs and Bonelli collaborate on Rai Way €280m Italian IPO

21-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Squire Patton Boggs and Italian firm Bonelli Erede Pappalardo have advised Italian transmission tower operator Rai Way on its €280m (£222m) IPO this week on the Italian stock exchange.

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Health Alert — Robinson v Ng; Dr A v Health District; Health Practitioner Regulation Legislation Amendment Bill 2014; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 25-Nov-2014

DLA Piper has released the 24 November 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.

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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? 


Latham and Kirkland go native in London, but how far have other US firms come?


US firms are growing deep roots in London by hiring and promoting local talent, data from The Lawyer shows. Which firms are growing their own and which are still intent on buying in laterals?


Freshfields: in a league of its own

29-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Freshfields is taking on corporate America as part of a wider mission – to become a leading player not in the magic circle but in the ‘international elite’

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