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Time to shut up and tie up

Alison Diamond explains how to get the most out of that inevitable merger. Consolidation between law firms, both nationally and internationally, shows no sign of slowing down. When firms merge successfully, the individual career decisions of their lawyers and support staff come into sharp focus. People start thinking about themselves, their CVs and their futures. […]

DLA Piper signs up new Asia project finance head

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary has raided Hong Kong-based power company China Light & Power (CLP) to boost its Asian project finance practice. John Yeap, CLP’s director of group development, is joining DLA Piper to head up the firm’s project finance group. Yeap, who will be based in DLA Piper’s Hong Kong office, has gained […]

DLA wins Pinsents’ waste specialist

DLA is continuing its attack on the projects and PFI market with the hire of partner Allison Page from Pinsent Masons. Page has been a partner in Pinsent Masons’ Leeds office since 2002, specialising in waste management. She joins DLA today (28 February). Among her key instructions while at Pinsent Masons, Page advised Lancashire County […]

Deutsche Bank leads radical e-billing drive

Deutsche Bank is leading a group of nine of the world’s largest financial institutions, together with Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters and Simmons & Simmons, in piloting a web-based information portal that it hopes will lead to an e-billing standard. Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley have been the first banks to […]

PEP figures rocket at Shaw Pittman

Shaw Pittman has reported a 34.5 per cent hike in profit per equity partner (PEP) to $740,000 (£392,000) ahead of its merger with Pillsbury Winthrop. This sees the firm significantly close the profit gap with Pillsbury, which has itself revamped its compensation system to shore up profit. Pillsbury’s 2004 gross revenues were stable, up 2.3 […]

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