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Offshore litigation boom will be just a bubble unless jurisdictions dump protectionism Many offshore jurisdictions have been enjoying a boom in litigation, mainly due to disputes that have arisen out of the financial crisis. I have little doubt that, like most booms, anyone caught up in it thinks it will never end. So, at the […]

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Many Dewey ex-partners have paid into the contribution plan; some still have not A month and a half ago it seemed as though Dewey & LeBoeuf’s bankruptcy chiefs were finding London a tough cookie. The New York-based wind-down heads, led by chief restructuring officer Joff Mitchell of Zolfo Cooper and bankruptcy lawyer Albert Togut of […]

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Stewarts employment duo quits to launch boutique

Stewarts Law employment partner duo Gareth Brahams and Arpita Dutt are set to leave the litigation boutique to launch their own practice, less than a year after Dutt joined the firm. Dutt, who was named in The Lawyer Hot 100 2011, joined Stewarts from Russell Jones & Walker in January, focusing on discrimination and whistleblowing […]

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