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White & Case’s London office has converted to a UK limited-liability partnership (LLP), with effect from 31 December.
Globally, White & Case will remain an LLP established under the laws of the State of New York.
White & Case managing partner Duane Wall said in a statement: “Although the conversion of our UK operations to an LLP results in no meaningful day-to-day differences for our clients, we believe it is a prudent step to take, not just for ourselves, but for our clients.”
Last month, Clifford Chance converted to a UK LLP almost seven years after becoming a New York LLP on 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 due to regulatory reasons.