The Lawyer in the US: DLA Piper launches low-cost centre in Warsaw


DLA Piper has opened a back office centre in Poland as part of a wider plan to enable 24/7 worldwide support across its business.

US: White & Case aims for third back office centre as it mulls European launch


White & Case is considering opening a shared services centre to serve its European offices in what would be the firm’s third worldwide. The US firm already has two back office support centres having launched its first in Manila in April 2007 and its second in Tampa in September last year.

US: Relationship capital: The FTSE 250’s favourite law firms


In a first for the UK legal market, The Lawyer reveals which firms have the most ties with businesses in the FTSE 250

US: Dentons to create Pacific powerhouse through mergers with Gadens and Rodyk & Davidson


Dentons global chief executive Elliott Portnoy and chairman Joe Andrew have announced the firm’s intention to enter into a three-way merger with Australian firm Gadens and Singaporean firm Rodyk & Davidson, subject to a partner vote.

Global Litigation Top 50 2015 begins


The research for The Lawyer’s annual Global Litigation Top 50 report is now underway. Look out for the survey, which went out today. If you haven’t received it – and think you should have done – let us know.

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Latin America next stop as Dentons announces latest mergers

30-Nov-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Dentons has announced plans for its sixth and seventh mergers of 2015, expanding into Latin America through tie-ups with Colombia’s Cárdenas & Cárdenas and Mexico’s López Velarde Heftye y Soria (LVHS).


Mayer Brown makes up 27 to partner in US-dominated worldwide promo round

20-Nov-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Mayer Brown has made up 27 partners in its latest worldwide promotions round, two of which are based in the firm’s London office. 


Winston & Strawn boosts corporate practice with Gide and Pinsents partner hires

18-Nov-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Winston & Strawn has hired Pinsent Masons partner Paul Amiss and Gide Loyrette Nouel finance partner Rebecca Finn to join its London team in a bid to boost its corporate and finance practice.

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Boeing and General Electric face multi million-dollar claim for pain, suffering and emotional stress they suffered when aircraft was engulfed in flames and smoke before take off

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Hot 100 alumni: Ross Allardice, partner, White & Case

21-Sep-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Ross Allardice is one of four partners in White & Case’s London office who are helping to build up the firm’s private equity practice.

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Where next for Gowling WLG?

27-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

When Wragges and Gowlings merge next year numerous options will open up for the Anglo-Canadian firm to build on – and develop beyond – its IP and natural resources roots.


The Lawyer roundtable: How innovation can make firms better and faster


Some firms and in-house legal teams have used the resources squeeze of recent years as a chance to redesign their systems for efficiency, using process control methods borrowed from business.

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