Orrick jumps on African bandwagon with Ivory Coast opening

21-Oct-2014

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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Jones Day advises Steris in £1.2bn deal to buy up UK pharma company Synergy Health

20-Oct-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Jones Day has represented US medical tech company Steris Corporation in a deal to acquire Synergy Health in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately £1.2bn.  

Kirkland’s London head honcho moves to Fried Frank

14-Oct-2014

As we revealed yesterday , Kirkland & Ellis’s London head Graham White has made a significant career change this week, jumping ship to be Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson’s first-ever London managing partner.

US firms promote City life as Bakers overhauls management team

7-Oct-2014

Question: When is a US firm not a US firm? Answer: When their London offices become so immense they can grow their own talent.

Acritas rankings highlight Freshfields reality gap

30-Sep-2014

Freshfields may be going great guns in the US, but the magic circle is apparently losing its grip on the all-important brand equity, if the latest research by Acritasis to believed.

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Facebook sues DLA for "fraudulent lawsuit"; DLA slams tech giant's 'intimidation' tactics

21-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Facebook has launched a lawsuit against DLA Piper and a raft of US law firms alleging they represented a fraudulent claimant pursuing Facebook for 50 per cent ownership of the social network.

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Fried Frank continues to grow with Orrick’s London tax head Thornton

21-Oct-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has made its second major hire in a week, appointing Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe’s London tax chief Nick Thornton.

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Orrick opens first affiliated office in Africa's Ivory Coast

20-Oct-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

US firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has opened its first affiliated office in Africa’s Ivory Coast, operating under the name Orrick RCI.

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

6-Oct-2014

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?

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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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Freshfields bids for US M&A home run

22-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Magic circle player splashes out as it aims for the New York corporate heights

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