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Weil Gotshal & Manges has revealed that it will keep 100 per cent of its autumn 2015 qualifying trainees in newly-qualified (NQ) positions. The cohort of nine will join practice areas including banking, corporate, private funds and tax
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has hired Simpson Thacher & Bartlett disputes partner Linda Martin in New York as it continues to build up its US capabilities
Addleshaw Goddard client Barclays has won its battle against former Dewey & LeBoeuf partner Londell McMillan, who it claimed owes the bank $540,000
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has become one of only a few international firms to open in Geneva with the hire of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld partner Vanessa Liborio Garrido de Sousa
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is set to launch an office in Shanghai through the hire of Kirkland & Ellis’ Asia government enforcement and investigations head Samuel Williamson
Chinese firm Grandall has opened its first office in the US in Silicon Valley, aiming to capitalise on growing Chinese investment in the global technology innovation hub.
White & Case has re-elected Hugh Verrier as chairman of the firm for a third consecutive four-year term until 2019.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is understood to have extended its lockstep ladder in the UK to lure top talent in London.
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