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Conyers advises Xiabuxiabu Catering Management on HK$1.1bn IPO

Conyers Dill & Pearman HAS provided Cayman and BVI legal advice to Xiabuxiabu Catering Management (China) Holdings Co, Ltd on its HK$1.1bn (£94.5m) IPO on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (HKSE) by way of Hong Kong public offering and international offering. Xiabuxiabu Catering Management (China) Holdings Co., Ltd. is China’s leading […]


MoFo boosts Berlin with data protection hires from De Brauw

Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has turned to De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek for the hire of two data protection lawyers, including the Dutch firm’s global data privacy chair Lokke Moerel. Moerel joins MoFo in Berlin as a senior of counsel alongside De Brauw senior associate Alex van der Wolk, who becomes a partner at the US […]

Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells reports turnover increase, profit decline for non-US business in 2013/14

Hogan Lovells saw its revenue from outside the US rise above £600m in 2013/14, but net profit dropped by 3.5 per cent compared to the previous year. The firm’s International LLP accounts, filed with Companies House this week, also reveal that chief financial officer (CFO) Richard Olver has left Hogan Lovells. Washington DC-based tax practice […]


The in-house interview: Competition and Markets Authority GC Sarah Cardell

Taking on big banks and energy giants means the new competition watchdog needs a strong legal team, and GC Sarah Cardell is the one designing it. The newly formed Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) general counsel Sarah Cardell has had the privileged role of designing its legal structure from scratch. On taking up the role […]


Akin Gump reports 12.8 per cent profit rise to $356m

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld’s net profit rose 12.8 per cent from $315.5m to $356m in 2014, with growth across the board. The firm’s gross revenue grew by 4.8 per cent to $868m from $828.5m the previous year. Revenue per lawyer also increased from $1.025m to 1.056m in 2014. In the UK the firm’s […]

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