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Tina Williams

How to navigate your merger

Mergers in the legal world are not rare and they may yet become commonplace. So says a recent report into consolidation in the legal marketplace*. Ninety-five per cent of more than 100 of The Lawyer’s UK 200 that responded to a recent survey forecast further consolidation in the top tier over the next two years. […]

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The Offshore Top 30 2015: The rankings

The big five remain and Jersey still dominates, but the arrival of Viberts makes waves in BVI. 1. Maples and Calder Managing partner: Henry Smith Legal Staff: 727 Fee earners: 321 Qualified lawyers: 257 Partners/directors: 92 Equity partners: Not disclosed  Female partners: 18 Female equity partners: ND Fiduciary Staff: 375 Fee earners/professional staff: 283 2014 in […]


Gibson Dunn Dubai partner faces cross-examination over falsified evidence claim in Djibouti case

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray will undergo cross-examination in the High Court in early March over allegations that he submitted evidence containing falsified information during a September 2013 case for the government of Djibouti. Gray, who was instructed by the Djibouti government in its long-running case against African businessman Abdourahman Boreh, is alleged […]

Global Law Summit day 3: From human rights to shareholder activism

There were an eclectic bunch of hot topics on the agenda on the closing day of the Global Law Summit, ranging from human rights to bribery and shareholder activism.  The ensuing debates did not disappoint, touching on some of the legal market’s most pressing issues. A panel on business and human rights was chaired by […]

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