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

Orrick jumps on African bandwagon with Ivory Coast opening


Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has joined the flood of firms moving into Africa – but rather than go for South Africa or develop a pan-Africa network, the firm has opened an affiliated officein Ivory Coast under the name ...

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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.


Uber hires Hogan Lovells to advise on internal privacy investigation

21-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Hogan Lovells has been appointed by Uber Technologies to conduct an in-depth review of its existing data privacy program following criticism about an Uber executive snooping on a journalist.


Mayer Brown makes up one City partner amid 21-strong promotions round

21-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Mayer Brown has named 21 new partners across the firm and one in London for 2015, matching last year’s promotion figure.

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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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