US moves and merger mania


Over the past few weeks the US news has been flowing like ticker tape in a Thanksgiving Day parade, and the New York theme continued today with the latest hire for Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

BuckleySandler keeps it cosy


London’s shining attractiveness as a disputes centre and global jumping off point is showing no sign of dimming, at least according to Andy Sandler, chair of financial services and financial crime boutique BuckleySandler.


Texas firm Andrews Kurth hires Norton Rose Fulbright partner in London

3-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Texas firm Andrews Kurth has brought its London partner complement up to five with the hire of Norton Rose Fulbright oil and gas partner John Conlin.

Greenberg Traurig gets its tax man


Here’s a thing that doesn’t happen very often - this week a Slaughter and May partner has quit for a rival firm.

Shearman’s Yukos: the epic pay day


Big days don’t come much bigger than the one Shearman & Sterling enjoyed late last week, when the firm triumphed in its decade-long, $50bn arbitration battle for Yukos shareholders against the Russian state.

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Palo Alto

Wilson Sonsini says tech employee insider trading charges are ‘deeply disturbing’

17-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati employee Dmitri Braverman was arrested yesterday after allegedly stealing privileged information and selling it for an approximate total of $300,000 between 2010 and 2013.

mexico big

Baker & McKenzie and Yahoo!: corruption accusation filed by Mexico companies has 'no merit'

17-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

The accusations of corruption launched at Baker & McKenzie and its client Yahoo! in Mexico this week are unfounded, according to a statement from the US firm which plans to challenge the filing.

City Gherkin

Morgan Lewis misses out as Akin Gump scores Bingham’s entire London office

17-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Akin Gump is to merge with Bingham McCutchen’s $52.3m (£32.1m)-turnover London office in a deal that will add 22 partners in London, Frankfurt and Hong Kong.

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Julio Veloso Broseta

The Lawyer Briefings Live: Latin America – The new, new world

7-Jul-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Brazil may be hogging the limelight right now, but its neighbours should not be ignored. The rest of Latin America deserves investors’ attention too


Let battle commence: Schulte Roth's shareholder activist launch in Europe

12-Jun-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Greedy corporate raiders, shareholder wrangling and bullyboy tactics - investor activism has long been seen as one of the more brutal parts of the corporate law landscape.


Portable business: the key to making private equity work

24-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

When it comes to their legal affairs, private equity houses have tended to be creatures of habit. Generally they prefer to return to the same lawyers time and time again.

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