1 November 2010

Portuguese firm CCA chooses Shanghai over Europe or Africa for new office

CCA Advogados has become the first Portuguese law firm to launch in China after opening an office in Shanghai. The five-partner firm launched the office on 19 September, and shares office space and resources with Belgian firm De Wolf & Partners and Swiss firm Bonnard Lawson International. According to founding partner Carlos Cruz, the firm opened in Shanghai because […]

Charles Martin, Macfarlanes
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Macfarlanes: Mac to the future

Macfarlanes is changing – slowly. Gavriel Hollander discovers how the blue-blood firm is meeting the challenge of falling profits, no overseas network and a perennially stuffy image

Hogan Lovells unveils disability network

Hogan Lovells is to be-come one of the first City firms to launch a network for its disabled employees. The network, which is being spearheaded by partner Richard Welfare, will provide support and training opportunities as well as mentoring to disabled staff. Like many other City firms, Hogan Lovells already has networks in place for LGBT and female employees. […]

DLA Piper eyes exclusive link with Portugal’s ABBC

DLA Piper is in talks about entering an exclusive tie-up arrangement with Portuguese firm Azevedo Neves Benjamim Mendes Carvalho & Associados Sociedade de Advogados (ABBC). DLA Piper has been looking for a new partner in ­Portugal since announcing in September that it would end its six-year, non-exclusive arrangement with Miranda Correia Amendoeira & Associados (MCA) at the end of […]

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Addleshaws sets out goals to boost diversity

Addleshaw Goddard has become the first major firm to establish a target for the proportion of female and ethnic minority partners it wants in its ranks, together with a timeframe in which it wants to achieve this. The national firm has pledged to have 25 per cent women and 10 per cent of partners from […]

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Portugal special report: Historic opportunity

Following the Spanish example, Portuguese firms are expanding into countries with a common language, which spells opportunity in Africa. Portugal, much like the UK, is running on a tight budget these days, and investment ­opportunities are thin on the ground. ­Fortunately, a world of opportunity exists in Portuguese-speaking Africa, and Portugal’s law firms are making […]

Tulkinghorn: Summit to read…

On a Monday morning Tulkinghorn likes to find a secluded spot to catch up on the latest goings-on in The Lawyer. It’s never easy these days, what with telephones and the like, but Tulkinghorn refuses to resort to the drastic measures taken by a bunch of Manches lawyers who took a copy of The Lawyer […]

Jerome Da Ros
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Ex-Norton Rose duo reject international model as they establish Paris boutique

Two former Norton Rose lawyers, who left the firm’s Paris office earlier this year, have set up a boutique in the city. Jérôme Da Ros and Benoit Creis will officially launch eight-lawyer firm Da Ros & Creis on 13 November with four associates, also from Norton Rose, and two consultants. It is modelled on boutiques such as Bredin […]

Andrew Wass
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Work Life Quiz: Andrew Wass, Withers

What was your first-ever job? Postman in Sydney. What was your worst experience as a trainee? Attending a house eviction only to find that I knew the family being evicted. Where’s the best place to go if you want to find out what’s really going on in the office? General office. What time do you […]

Keith Robinson

People Moves

Sherrards has boosted its London ­corporate presence with the appointment of Keith Robinson as head of corporate finance. Robinson joins from DMH Stallard, where he was partner at the London office. Move of the week Over a 35-year City career he has advised a wide range of companies on listings on the AIM, PLUS and […]

CC, Sullivan lead the pack on sale of Brit Insurance

Clifford Chance and Sullivan & Cromwell head a bevy of leading firms with roles on Brit Insurance’s £888m sale to private equity houses Apollo Management and CVC Capital Partners. Corporate partners Kem Ihenacho and Patrick Sarch led the Clifford Chance team acting for a consortium of CVC and Apollo, along with longstanding adviser Sullivan, where London […]

Howard Kennedy, Maples Teesdale act on studio sale

Howard Kennedy and Maples Teesdale have acted on the sale of Merton Studios, the former home of TV police drama The Bill. Howard Kennedy acted for the purchaser Panther Capital on the acquisition of the site, which includes 200,000sq ft of warehouses and 50 sets including a courtroom, a hospital, a pub and police cells, […]

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