The Lawyer in the US: DLA Piper launches low-cost centre in Warsaw


DLA Piper has opened a back office centre in Poland as part of a wider plan to enable 24/7 worldwide support across its business.

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Asia: HSF establishes formal law alliance with Singapore best friend Prolegis


Herbert Smith Freehills has established a formal law alliance (FLA) with Singaporean firm Prolegis, two years after it opted out of the Qualifying Foreign Law Practice scheme. The alliance has been created following approval by Singapore’s Attorney General and permits the two firms to co-locate in HSF’s existing premises in Singapore. [continued] Also ...

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Dentons powers on with European expansion through Luxembourg merger


The ongoing expansion of the world’s largest law firm, Dentons, continued this week with its fifth merger in a year. However unlike the firm’s previous 2015 tie-ups in the US and Asia-Pacific, the latest bolt-on adds just 34 lawyers to Dentons’ global empire.

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Back office centres: three’s the charm


With December just around the corner it’s almost time for our annual review of the year, but ahead of that we have something for you that harks back to one of 2015’s highlights.

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How to be the perfect GC: In-house counsel as business partner


The Lawyer’s In-House Counsel as Business Partner conference comes to an end today. If there is one key message to take away it’s the words of Cranfield School of Management’s Paul Hughes.

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Why LivaNova's merger was 2015's most complex life sciences deal


Last week, The Lawyer reported on Pfizer’s $160bn merger with Allergan, in which over 10 firms are acting on one of the largest healthcare transactions in history.

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LW: Bircham Dyson Bell defeats negligence claim despite court’s criticism of “sloppy” work


Bircham Dyson Bell has successfully defended a professional negligence claim brought against it by a property developer client despite the firm admitting breach of duty in the High Court.

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