Cahill’s Kelly hire puts US growth strategies in spotlight


The spate of hires of UK talent by US firms continued last week with the news that Cahill Gordon has swooped on Shearman disputes partner Richard Kelly to build its London litigation practice.

The Lawyer in the US: Chadbourne turns to BLP for new Moscow managing partner


Chadbourne & Parke has recruited corporate partner Andrei Baev from Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) as its new Moscow managing partner

US: Hogan Lovells hires two partners from Allens and launches in Australia


Hogan Lovells has launched an office in Australia with the hire of partners Nicky Lester and Tim Lester from Linklaters’ best friend firm Allens

Jenner & Block becomes latest US firm to announce London launch


Chicago-headquartered Jenner & Block has announced it is to launch a London office later this year, becoming the latest in a growing number of US firms to establish a City base

Jones Day keeps dark about Detroit


Jones Day plans to go where no international firm has gone before: Detroit. It’s launching with a team led by co-head of capital markets Timothy Melton. Unusually it’s chosen to keep its partners largely in the dark about its reasons for expanding its platform to America’s Motor City, but we can reveal why it’s opening in Detroit

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A&O makes up nine women in largest promotions round for three years

17-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Allen & Overy (A&O) has appointed 22 lawyers to its partnership worldwide, including nine women, in its largest promotions round in three years.

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eBay turns to Agilent for general counsel hire ahead of PayPal split

14-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

eBay has hired Agilent Technologies’ top lawyer Marie Oh Huber as its new general counsel as the company prepares for the split of eBay and PayPal into two separate companies later this year.

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Dechert, Hogan Lovells and Simpson Thacher advise on $26.5bn sale of GE Real Estate Capital

13-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

General Electric (GE) has called on Hogan Lovells to advise on the $26.5bn (£18.07bn) sale of its real estate business GE Capital Real Estate to Blackstone Group, advised by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, and Wells Fargo, advised by Dechert.

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US: Medicare payment bill passed with broad support download subscription

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The US Senate has passed the Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act with bipartisan support.

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Gibson Dunn and its Djibouti nightmare

27-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Recent unwanted attention on Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in light of the Djibouti falsified evidence case will do nothing for the firm’s hard-won reputation in the world of anti-corruption and combating fraud.


US firms in London: the states of things to come

16-Mar-2015 | By The Lawyer editorial staff

Strong financial performances in London, stellar mergers and an army of major hires – the market looks good for US firms. So what do their leaders say?


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? 

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