White & Case's London office has converted to a UK limited-liability partnership (LLP), with effect from 31 December 2006. Globally, White & Case will remain an LLP established under the laws of the State of New York. Last month Clifford Chance converted to a UK LLP almost seven years after becoming a New York LLP upon its merger with Rogers & Wells. However, just six of Clifford Chance's 29 offices are operating as LLPs: Amsterdam, Brussels, Dubai, London, Beijing and Shanghai. The rest will operate as sub-entities of the LLP for regulatory reasons.