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Is SJ Berwin feeling lucky?

King & Wood Mallesons’ plan to spread across the world like some kind of Sino-Australian juggernaut show no signs of abating. Following earlier reports that global managing partner Stuart Fuller had cryptically commented that his firm was talking to either Nixon Peabody or SJ Berwin about a tie-up, The Lawyer today reveals that SJ Berwin’s […]

Cyril Shroff

M&A plus

Indian firms are busy with M&A as the government opens up to foreign investment, but legal market liberalisation remains off the agenda In brief Alliances between Indian firms and foreign firms look like they are becoming a thing of the past as the legal market shows no sign of opening up. But businesses and their […]

John Clarke

Moves: 12 November 2012

Move of the week Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has hired financial disputes partner Charles Evans. Evans is a longstanding member of Norton Rose’s litigation practice, where he was a partner. Milbank has made a series of lateral hires in recent months. In August The Lawyer revealed that Linklaters projects partner Clive Ransome was to […]

Offshore M&A drops but value remains high

Offshore M&A transactions fell by volume and value in the third quarter of 2012 compared to the previous three months, although by less than the drop recorded in 2011. The third-quarter edition of offshore firm Appleby’s M&A report shows a 10 per cent drop in volume and 17 per cent drop in value of offshore […]


Freshfields loses corporate partner to BP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has seen Düsseldorf corporate partner Hildegard Bison leave to join the European arm of longstanding client BP in a senior in-house role. Bison, who has been at the magic circle firm for 18 years, has joined BP Europa as assistant general counsel and legal manager for FVC Rhine, the oil giant’s fuels […]

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