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Clydes snares former Thacher Proffitt partner

Clyde & Co has hired a former partner from dissolved firm Thacher Proffitt & Wood for its New York office. Litigator and maritime insurance specialist John Woods started officially at Clydes yesterday, joining the firm as a partner. One former Thacher Proffitt associate started at Clydes with Woods while two more are also likely to […]

Camerons in hunt for UK merger firm

CMS Cameron McKenna has set up a taskforce with the aim of finding a firm it can merge with in the UK. Managing ;partner ­Duncan Weston (pictured) and senior partner Richard Price have been tasked with finding a ‘pearl’ (a small but profitable boutique ;practice) ;to expand its UK business. Following a meeting last year, […]

BLP muscles in on Moscow law market

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has opened a Moscow office, poaching around 70 lawyers from top Russian firm and Gazprom adviser Pepeliaev, Goltsblat & ­Partners (PGP). The new office, called Goltsblat BLP, will be run by?former?PGP?joint ­managing partner Andrey Goltsblat and will add an estimated 10 per cent to BLP’s overall revenue. BLP managing partner Neville […]


Insolvency: right to supply

In these uncertain times, suppliers need to protect themselves against losing their biggest clients, say Jonathan Wheeler and John Adams. In recent months we have seen the demise of some of our best-known high street retailers such as Woolworths and MFI. With the closure of further high street names likely as more companies feel the […]

DLA Piper loses Bergen office to local firm

DLA Piper loses Bergen office to local firm” />DLA Piper has lost one of its Norwegian offices following the departure of its Bergen lawyers to a local firm. The 30-lawyer branch split from the firm “in recognition of the difference between the Bergen and Oslo practices”, according to a statement from DLA Piper, and will […]

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