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Orrick’s China chief quits for GC role at Asian Development Bank

Orrick’s senior partner for China Christopher Stephens will leave the firm for the general counsel role at the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Stephens, who will start his new role early next year, has been in Asia for over 16 years. He relocated from Coudert Brothers’ New York office to Hong Kong in late 1996 and […]

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E-disclosure is here to stay and gathering pace, so lawyers need to get up to speed to help their clients through the new electronic battleground. In association with How useful do you think clients are finding e-disclosure? Julian Copeman, partner, Herbert Smith Freehills: Clients appreciate that, while the identification, preservation and collection of e-disclosure material […]

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Norton Rose risks alienating US buddies after merger

The Houston lift-off for Norton Rose Fulbright will create a huge firm on paper, but some worry about the effect on transatlantic referrals 2012 has seen merger talks fail over differences in culture and firm structures even if practice fits have seemed positive – Field Fisher Waterhouse and Osborne Clarke being a prime example. But […]

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CC and Linklaters lead as Carlyle and StanChart make Tanzanian investment

Clifford Chance has advised private equity outfit the Carlyle Group on its $210m (£132m) investment in Tanzania-based agricultural company Export Trading Group (ETG), with Linklaters and South African firm Webber Wentzel also acting for investors. Clifford Chance won the role for Carlyle with a team led by London private equity partner and Africa practice co-head […]

Clifford Chance adds Italy head to management team

Clifford Chance Italy managing partner Charles Adams has been elected to the firm’s management committee for a four-year term starting on 1 January 2013. Adams, a banking partner in Milan, will represent the firm’s Continental European offices alongside existing committee members Yves Wehrli in Paris and Andreas Dietzel in Frankfurt. He replaces Moscow finance partner […]

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