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Paul Weiss hires Akin partner for long-sought restructuring strength

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison has recruited its first restructuring partner in London, hiring from Akin’s City office. Liz Osborne joins Paul Weiss’ burgeoning ranks as a partner and head of the European restructuring group. She has been at Akin since 2014 when she moved over as part of the Bingham McCutchen team. Prior […]

BDB Pitmans drops merger hunt for CMS-type network

BDB Pitmans partners have voted through proposals that will see the firm transition to a CMS-style network model, having called off merger talks with Womble Bond Dickinson in 2023. The firm has signed a letter of intent with Alvarez & Marsal Legal Services (AMLS) to help internationalise the business. Both BDB Pitmans and AMLS issued […]

The Passport: It’s finally happened – Dentons has been dethroned

Welcome to The Passport, your regular round-up of the most important stories to come from the European legal market. In this edition, we look at how CMS zoomed past Dentons in the Polish lawyer headcount stakes; why you might have to get used to the idea of three firms with ‘Snellman’ in their name; and […]

Cooley’s London boss leads three-partner move to Akin

Akin Gump has recruited three of Cooley’s London partners, including its City managing partner Justin Stock. Stock moves to Akin along with Stephen Rosen and David Bresnick. The three focus on transactions with a life sciences and technology element. At Akin, Stock will become the firm’s international head of technology. Both Stock and Bresnick joined […]

Signal Research Reports

The European 100’s newest managing partners

This report includes: an analysis of 18 European 100 firms that have seen new managing partners since the start of 2023 a consultant’s top tips for an MP-t0-be an overview of the trends in the European 100 leadership selection

Litigation Tracker: Q1 2024 (Claims)

This dashboard: contains an overview of the claims at a selection of courts in the UK. allows you to compare activity at the courts in Q2 2024 against Q2 2023.

Litigation Tracker: Q2 2024 (Judgments)

This dashboard: contains an overview of the judgments at a selection of courts in the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai during Q2of 2024. allows you to compare activity at the courts in Q2 2024 against Q1 2023.

UK Top 50 partner promotions

This report includes: analysis of partner promotions at the UK Top 50 firms since 2020 insight into regional promotion trends a look at the progress towards gender parity in partner promotions data on the practice areas experiencing the highest number of promotions.

Cleary Gottlieb: Under the skin of a firm playing catch-up

This report contains: an analysis of the reality of Cleary Gottlieb’s growth trajectory in London since 2014 an overview of challenges faced by the top global firms which are pursuing similar growth strategies a discussion on Cleary’s distinctive practice area mix, highlighting its substantial focus on antitrust cases.

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