TLUS: Weil joins fellow US firms with 100 per cent retention


Weil Gotshal & Manges has revealed that it will keep 100 per cent of its autumn 2015 qualifying trainees in newly-qualified (NQ) positions. The cohort of nine will join practice areas including banking, corporate, private funds and tax

Freshfields continues US focus with Simpson Thacher litigation hire


Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has hired Simpson Thacher & Bartlett disputes partner Linda Martin in New York as it continues to build up its US capabilities

Ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf partner ordered to repay $540k capital loan to Barclays


Addleshaw Goddard client Barclays has won its battle against former Dewey & LeBoeuf partner Londell McMillan, who it claimed owes the bank $540,000

US: Orrick joins handful of international firms with Geneva office


Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has become one of only a few international firms to open in Geneva with the hire of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld partner Vanessa Liborio Garrido de Sousa

The Lawyer US: Quinn Emanuel launches in Shanghai with Kirkland white collar hire


Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is set to launch an office in Shanghai through the hire of Kirkland & Ellis’ Asia government enforcement and investigations head Samuel Williamson

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Grandall becomes third Chinese firm to open in Silicon Valley

30-Jun-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Chinese firm Grandall has opened its first office in the US in Silicon Valley, aiming to capitalise on growing Chinese investment in the global technology innovation hub.


White & Case re-elects chairman Verrier for a third consecutive term

29-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

White & Case has re-elected Hugh Verrier as chairman of the firm for a third consecutive four-year term until 2019.

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Freshfields extends UK lockstep ladder to match US offering

29-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is understood to have extended its lockstep ladder in the UK to lure top talent in London.

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Evolving investment management regulation – navigating opposing forces download subscription

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Asia-Pacific 150: local firms' expansion accelerates as China dominates


International firms have generally positioned themselves well for Asia-Pacific’s rise – teething troubles aside. But it is the locals, particularly in China, who show the biggest appetite for its business, growing faster and wider than the globals.

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Southern exposure: Latin America and investor interest


Latin America is an area of immense interest for investors, especially from the US, and this is translating into work for lawyers.


International Top 30 Firms in London 2015: the executive summary


This year’s International Top 30 reveals a market in excellent health. As this executive summary of the report shows, taking just revenues alone, these firms’ finances have gone through the roof.

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