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Portugal’s Sérvulo and Brazil’s Manesco Ramires sign partnership agreement

Portuguese firmSérvulo & Associados has signed a partnership agreement with Brazilian outfit Manesco Ramires Perez Azevedo Marques Sociedade de Advogados. The move will see the firms collaborate on client projects of mutual interest, particularly in the infrastructure sector. The agreement consolidates the existing relationship between the firms that has been in place for around four […]

Sullivan & Cromwell announces US-led promotions

Sullivan & Cromwell has made up five lawyers to partner – four in the US and one in Paris – in its January round of promotions. Three of the five partners made up at the firm, whose appointments take effect 1 January 2012, are litigators. The remaining two are a tax lawyer and a general […]

Treasury Solicitor to streamline legal panels

The Treasury Solicitor’s Department (TSol) is preparing a major shake-up of its panel arrangements as the squeeze on the public sector continues to bite. The proposals could see TSol’s ’Lit-Cat’ panel merge with the panel of firms appointed under the ­Government’s legal services framework agreement, known as Catalist. At ­present the 40 firms on the Lit-Cat panel offer advice on contentious matters, including […]

Fladgate hires co-head of Finers’ real estate team

Fladgate has boosted its property team with the hire of Finers Stephens Innocent’s joint head of real estate. Stephen Lewis, who has been a partner at Finers since 2001 and was made joint head of real estate in April 2011, will join Fladgate as a partner in the real estate department in 2012. Lewis specialises […]

McDermott adds 29 to partnership in US and Europe

McDermott Will & Emery is the latest US firm to announce partner promotion with 29 lawyers across 11 offices and 9 practice group making the cut to partnership. The appointments will take effect on 1 January 2012. The number entering partnership dwarfs that of US rivals Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Sullivan & Cromwell who […]

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