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As a brace of global heavyweights in the shape of Hogan Lovells and Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) launch some new US-based roles this week, US boutique rival Boies Schiller & Flexner has landed in London with the hire of star Bingham partner Natasha Harrison. Hers is the latest in a round of major City litigation hires by US firms, notably Quinn Emanuel, that underline the UK’s place at the heart of big-ticket disputes.
And now for the funny bit. Earlier this year Balber advised Donald Trump after TV host Bill Maher said he would donate $5m to charity if the real estate magnate could prove he wasn’t the love child of an orangutan. Balber reportedly drafted a letter accepting the offer on Trump’s behalf, providing a birth certificate to prove Fred Trump - not an orangutan - was his father. Clearly a coup for HSF.
That’s enough monkeying around for one day.
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The founding partner of Quinn Emanuel’s Australia office Michael Mills is aiming to more than double the size of the base from three partners to up to 12 partners