US: Orrick halves German presence leaving future of five partners unclear


US firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe is shutting down its Frankfurt and Berlin offices to concentrate its German presence on Düsseldorf and Munich

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Fried Frank Hong Kong partners find homes ahead of closure


US firm Fried Frank made quite a splash in 2006 when it raided Simmons & Simmons for a five-partner team to lead its Hong Kong launch.

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Orrick becomes latest international firm to slim down German presence


Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe this week became the latest in a string of mainly US-headquartered firms to slim down its German offering. The firm announced it was closing in Frankfurt and Berlin, leaving the future of five partners and several other lawyers in doubt.

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Business Leadership awards judging panel unveiled


The Lawyer’s first ever judging panel for the Business Leadership awards consisting exclusively of senior in-house lawyers has been unveiled today

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Shell GC Donny Ching on the BG merger and his in-house revolution


It’s an exciting time to be working in energy, and Shell general counsel Donny Ching’s interview with The Lawyer outlines how the oil and gas giant deals with risk, litigation, corporate deals and the challenge ...

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Qatar scores prime hotel real estate with Barclay brothers’ Claridges sale


Qatar has added some prime hotel real estate to its London-based portfolio through the acquisition of Barclay brothers’ shares in emblematic London hotel Claridges, the Berkeley and the Connaught.

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Mishcon wins right to bring judicial review proceedings against KPMG


There has been a lot of talk about judicial review recently in the light of the coalition Government’s reforms – which could be reversed if Labour wins next week’s election.

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