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Freshfields adds Kirkland employment partner as US expansion drive continues

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has continued its series of bold US lateral hires with the appointment of Kirkland & Ellis employment partner Howard Klein to its New York office. Klein will join Freshfields on 2 February after seven years as a partner at Kirkland, practising employee benefits and executive compensation law. He will join the firm’s […]


Linklaters shakes up control of international practices as EEMEA head steps down

Linklaters has divided control of its Africa and India groups following the decision of Emerging Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA) head Sandeep Katwala to step down from the role. Katwala was EEMEA managing partner and head of Linklaters’ India group, having held the latter position for 10 years (28 January 2013). He succeeded Stuart […]

East meeting West, again

The combination of US-European Dentons with China’s Dacheng will create the world’s biggest law firm. On paper, that’s a lot of global reach – as long as integration issues are tackled. For more on Dacheng and a close analysis of Chinese firms, check out our China Elite. Dentons chair on the Dacheng merger: “Like Halley’s […]

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