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Bakers axes partner charged with money laundering

Baker & McKenzie has forced New York corporate partner Martin Weisberg to resign after he was charged with participating in a $55m (£26.83m) fraud and money laundering operation. In a statement the firm said it had requested and received Weisberg’s resignation, adding: “Effective immediately, he is no longer associated with our firm in any capacity.” […]


Mayer Brown promotes a bumper crop to partner

Mayer Brown has made up an astonishing 10 new partners in London, more than the firm has made in total during the last three years. Mayer Brown promotes a bumper crop to partner” />Mayer Brown has made up a bumper crop of 10 new partners in London, more than the firm has made in total […]

CC, Links land roles on DP World’s DIFX listing

Clifford Chance and Linklaters have scooped lead roles on Dubai Ports World’s (DP World) landmark listing on the Dubai Stock Exchange (DIFX). After advising on the company’s $6.8bn (£3.32bn) acquisition of UK ferry operator P&O last year, both firms have scored roles on the IPO, which takes place two years after the exchange launched in […]

Exits and referral slump see Lawfort shut up shop

Belgian independent firm Lawfort has disbanded its partnership after suffering years of lawyer defections and diminishing instructions following its split from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Lawfort was founded in Brussels in 1997 and once boasted 125 lawyers across offices in Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Liège and Prague, as well as exclusive relationships with Turkish firm Pekin & Bayar […]

TwoBirds takes Asia corporate chief loss on the chin

Bird & Bird is not planning to replace Julian Courtney-Stubbs, its outgoing head of the Asia corporate practice. Hong Kong-based Courtney-Stubbs is to leave the firm early next year to join Sydney-based Gilbert & Tobin. “We had been aware of Courtney-Stubbs’ plans to move to Australia for some time,” explained Bird & Bird partner and […]

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