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Fladgate hires three Locke Lord partners in largest-ever lateral move

Fladgate is bringing in its largest-ever batch of lateral hires, with a total of five partners joining the firm in the space of a fortnight. The Covent Garden firm’s hires include a team of three from newly merged Locke Lord Edwards (12 January 2015). Real estate and finance partner Daniel Polden, corporate partner Graham Spitz […]

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DAC Beachcroft departures stack up in Madrid

Longstanding DAC Beachcroft (DACB) Madrid lead partner Pablo Wesolowski has left the firm to join 11 former colleagues at Rousaud Costas Duran (RCD). According to DACB’s website, it leaves the firm’s Madrid office with a total of 13 lawyers, including partners José María Álvarez-Cienfuegos, Enrique Gich and José María Pimentel. Wesolowski joins 11 former DACB […]


Skadden retains top spot for branding attraction in crowded US market

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom is at the top of Acritas’ 2015 US law firm brand index for the fourth year running, despite heightened competition from other US firms. Results published today (2 February) showed that Jones Day, in second place, managed to narrow the 36-point gap from the year before to a 13-point difference. […]

Why clients and Generation Y are turning away from clever branding

It’s official. Clients are becoming oblivious to law firm branding, as they turn their focus to expertise, quality of service and relationships instead. Evidence of this change was present in Acritas’ 2015 US law firm brand index, which showed Skadden at the top of an increasingly crowded list for the fourth time. The same trend […]

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A&O kicks off Peerpoint overseas expansion with Hong Kong launch

Allen & Overy (A&O) has kick-started the international roll-out of its flexible resourcing division Peerpoint with a soft launch in Hong Kong. The firm has launched Peerpoint in Hong Kong to support its office locally and potentially any clients there that might be interested in the option of a flexible resource. The overseas expansion of […]

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