A move for O’Shea, a bigger move for Simpson Thacher


This week the London office of Simpson Thacher is celebrating the return of one of its highest-flying finance partners, Sinead O’Shea, who is rejoining the City office after a six-year spell in Hong Kong

Voge celebrates becoming Latham’s first London-based top dog


After eight months of deliberating, Latham & Watkins has finally today unveiled its new global chair and managing partner. And it’s none other than London-based projects partner Bill Voge

Europe and Asia the focus as Magic Circle posts strong results


So now we know. After speculation about the state of the UK market and the performance of the Magic Circle big four in particular, all of the quartet – Clifford Chance, Linklaters, ...

Happy 4 July Davis Polk


 This Friday is 4 July, one of the biggest holidays of the year in the US, but for the country’s law firms – notably Davis Polk & Wardwell – that’s no reason to rest easy. At least not overseas.

Taylor Wessing goes large with US launch


Last week in its promotions round Taylor Wessing once again favoured Germany – just as it had in 2012 and 2013. ...

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Shearman secures record $50bn arbitration award against Russia

28-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Shearman & Sterling has secured the largest award ever handed out by an arbitration tribunal, with the Russian Federation asked to pay out $50bn (£29.bn) in damages to shareholders of oil company Yukos.


Mayer Brown taps Bryan Cave for five-strong Asia consulting team

24-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Mayer Brown has poached a five-person team from Bryan Cave in Singapore to set up an Asia-focused consulting arm in the city-state.

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Ropes & Gray's Allen and Goetz call time on London co-managing partner roles

24-Jul-2014 | By Matt Byrne

Ropes & Gray has announced that its high-profile London co-managing partners Maurice Allen and Mike Goetz are to redefine their roles for the first time since the office launched five years ago.

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The Lawyer Briefings Live: Latin America – The new, new world

7-Jul-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Brazil may be hogging the limelight right now, but its neighbours should not be ignored. The rest of Latin America deserves investors’ attention too


Let battle commence: Schulte Roth's shareholder activist launch in Europe

12-Jun-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Greedy corporate raiders, shareholder wrangling and bullyboy tactics - investor activism has long been seen as one of the more brutal parts of the corporate law landscape.


Portable business: the key to making private equity work

24-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

When it comes to their legal affairs, private equity houses have tended to be creatures of habit. Generally they prefer to return to the same lawyers time and time again.

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