Yun Kriegler

Yun is The Lawyer’s international editor, covering legal news from around the world.

Cooley hires Skadden partner for Hong Kong launch     

Cooley is in the process of expanding its Asia presence, with the firm hiring a Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom partner to spearhead its planned Hong Kong launch. Cooley has hired Skadden partner Will Cai in Hong Kong. Cai was made up at Skadden in 2014 and has a focus on China-related capital markets […]

Ince Gordon Dadds to fine-tune remuneration after pre-pack deal

Ince Gordon Dadds is reviewing its remuneration system following its recent merger as it prepares to financially integrate Ince’s overseas offices by the end of the year. Although there are no plans to overhaul the firm’s formula-based compensation structure, the firm is looking to make improvements on several aspects. Speaking to The Lawyer, Ince Gordon Dadds CEO […]

Eiffel Tower Paris

Legal action likely from Fidal as KPMG mounts 145-lawyer raid to bulk up in Paris

France’s largest firm Fidal has condemned KPMG’s aggressive poaching of its 145 lawyers in Paris as “unacceptable behaviour” and will not rule out the possibility of taking legal action against the Big Four accountancy firm. In a move that has sent shock-waves across the legal services sector in France, a total of 145 lawyers, including […]

Stockholm

Osborne Clarke suffers four-partner walk-out in Stockholm

Osborne Clarke’s newly-opened Stockholm office has been dealt a blow as four of its eight partners have recently left to join international and domestic rivals. Osborne Clarke’s Stockholm office was launched 18 months ago as a key part of the firm’s expansion strategy to grow its presence in Europe. Corporate partner Mikael Moreira and employment partner […]

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Ince administrators ‘perplexed’ at comments from ex-partners

As speculation swirls around Ince & Co’s deal with Gordon Dadds, the administrators have issued an unconventional statement on their progress after it was revealed that former Ince partners are questioning the terms of the pre-pack. Responding to growing voices raised against Ince & Co’s pre-pack sale to Gordon Dadds, Ince’s administrators from Quantuma and […]

McGuireWoods exits Brussels as entire team joins local firm

US firm McGuireWoods has closed its only base in continental Europe after almost 30 years, with its entire Brussels team joining Benelux firm AKD. The team joining AKD’s Brussels office consists of four partners, one counsel and four associates, as well as five other staff. The four partners are Hubert André-Dumont, Paul Van den Bulck, […]

Offices

Ex-Ince partners bring in Eversheds Sutherland for legal action

A group of former Ince & Co partners have instructed Eversheds Sutherland to represent them as they challenge the pre-pack administration of their previous firm. Several sources have confirmed to The Lawyer that Eversheds Sutherlands’ insolvency partner Jamie Leader has been instructed by a sizeable group of former Ince & Co partners, around two dozen […]

Paris

King & Spalding hires three-lawyer Ashurst team for Paris rebuild

King & Spalding has re-established its Paris real estate practice with the hire of a three-lawyer team from Ashurst led by partner Guillaume Aubatier. Aubatier has joined King & Spalding with counsel Dorian Scemama and associate Malvina Dahan in its corporate, finance and investments practice in Paris. He was promoted to partner at Ashurst in […]

Hong Kong

Shearman’s sole HK corporate partner exits for Hogan Lovells

Shearman & Sterling’s Hong Kong office has seen another partner exit, as its only corporate lawyer Stephanie Tang jumped ship to Hogan Lovells. Tang has joined Hogan Lovells’ corporate practice as a partner in Hong Kong. She focuses on M&A, private equity and capital markets transactions and has experience in advising Chinese companies and private […]

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