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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
Delmas-Linel fits Osborne Clarke’s technology-focused strategy well, with past experience in-house at Microsoft. She is also that rare thing in the French market, a female managing partner, which is something to be welcomed.
Another firm to expand in Europe this month is Hogan Lovells. The firm has turned to Benelux outfit Nauta Dutilh for a six-strong team to launch in Luxembourg, which, in the wake of the introduction of the EU’s alternative investment fund managers directive, is keen to consolidate its leadership in the funds sphere.
Further south, Baker & McKenzie is finalising plans to take on some 20 lawyers from Spanish firm Ramón y Cajal. The move just shows that while all the talk continues to be about emerging markets, there is plenty of value in Europe still.eu