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Simon Jaffa

Israeli work – coming your way

Israel is a growing power in IT and energy, and law firms should be aware of the opportunities Israel, only 64 years old and home to just 7.9 million people, has produced a staggering number of start-ups, earning Tel Aviv a reputation as a centre of technological innovation. With a small domestic market, Israeli entrepreneurs […]

Emma Holt
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Diversity league table: female lawyers react

The latest diversity league table from the Black Solicitors Network has shown that while a small number of firms are nearing a 50/50 male-to-female partner ratio, there is still a large drop off in female representation between law firms’ junior and senior ranks. The table, released yesterday (14 November 2012), revealed that Matthew Arnold & […]

Hogan Lovells partner sets up Paris litigation boutique

Hogan Lovells Paris partner Jean-Georges Betto has quit the firm to launch his own litigation boutique, taking three other staff with him. Betto, an international arbitration specialist, launched the boutique, Betto Seraglini, in recent weeks. Counsel Gaelle Lequillec, associate Alexandre Reynaud and Elsa Nicolet have all joined the firm. According to the new firm’s website, […]

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39 Essex Street in ‘advanced discussions’ with 30 4-5 Gray’s Inn members

London set 39 Essex Street is laying the foundations for an amalgamation with 4-5 Gray’s Inn in a move that will create London’s largest civil set. It is understood that around 30 4-5 Gray’s Inn members are in advanced talks to join 39 Essex Street with members of the clerking team also expected to join […]

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Norton Rose seals $1.9bn merger with America’s Fulbright & Jaworski

Norton Rose is set to merge with US firm Fulbright & Jaworski, the firms have announced, with the deal going live on 1 June 2013. The combined firm will be called Norton Rose Fulbright and, according to the UK firm, will join the top ten law firms globally by revenue and number of lawyers. The […]

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