The Lawyer in the US
In case you missed it, the big news among US firms in London currently is not only that Kirkland & Ellis debt finance partner Stephen Gillespie is leaving the firm, but that he is off to join Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.
After months of courtship, the future of Edwards Wildman is sealed. The firm’s partners voted in favour of a tie-up with Locke Lord worth $675m this week.
British eyes have focused on the US for many years but it looks like recently, that focus has sharpened.
The result of months of merger talks between Morgan Lewis & Bockius and Bingham McCutchen led to an unexpected outcome last week
It’s US promotions season – that happy time of year when eager associates find out if they are to join their firm’s partnerships.
Kirkland & Ellis debt finance partner Stephen Gillespie is leaving the firm to join Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, to become the Californian firm’s fifth high-profile recruit this year.
Sidley Austin has made up two lawyers to its London office in its boosted 2014 promotions round, which saw 32 lawyers added to its ranks including four in Europe.
Penningtons Manches has announced the opening of its first office outside of the UK in San Francisco to cash in on the firm’s network of clients in the area and boost its M&A cross-border offering.
The Federal Court of Appeal has allowed the taxpayer’s motion to amend its Notice of Appeal to add a new ground of appeal.
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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?
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 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’