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K&L Gates and O’Melveny become latest US firms to win Seoul approval

K&L Gates and O’Melveny & Myers are the latest US firms to land on the ground in Seoul after receiving final approval from the Korean Ministry of Justice. The two US firms are the latest to get the green light after South Korea opened its doors to international firms at the beginning of the year. […]

Pepeliaev Group expands footprint with Siberia launch

Russian firm Pepeliaev Group has launched an office in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, making it the firm’s third office in the region after Moscow and St Petersburg. The new office offers a full range of legal services, including advice on tax, corporate, anti-monopoly, land, employment, customs, commercial and intellectual property issues, administrative, criminal and litigation matters. Tax […]

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US employment firm Ogletree Deakins to open in London and Berlin

US employment firm Ogletree Deakins is set to enter the European market with office launches in London and Berlin before the end of the year. The firm has hired Webster Dixon co-founder Michael Webster as managing partner of the London base. He will take all his contentious work to the new firm. In Germany, meanwhile, […]

Costs Management – some practical tips

Whilst concerns over the Jackson reforms appear to have centred on funding arrangements (CFAs and DBAs) and the new proportionality rule, Lord Justice Dyson, in his inaugural speech as Master of the Rolls, said that, “costs management is the key to the Jackson reforms”. Unless firms understand the costs management process, and take practical steps […]

Mayer Brown takes Ashurst partner to head real estate in Europe

Mayer Brown has hired longstanding Ashurst partner Martin Wright to fill the new position of European real estate head. A spokesperson for the firm said that Wright, who will take up the position in January 2013, is not replacing anyone at Mayer Brown as he has been hired specifically to drive forward the firm’s European […]

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