Hong Kong

Winston & Strawn to close Hong Kong office

Winston & Strawn is the latest firm preparing to close its office in Hong Kong, though its joint venture in the region will continue. The Lawyer understands the office will close after Chinese New Year. The firm has nine lawyers in Hong Kong, with four of them being partners. The firm will continue to operate […]

What really makes partner material?

“Being a partner used to mean spending a lot of time at the golf course, or at the gentlemen’s club. Now, it means a lot more billables than it used to,” muses a partner at a US firm. It’s true: being a partner requires more than it ever used to. Strong client relationships, high billables, […]

Manchester, England

Employment lawyers, go North

In the bustling arena of Northern employment law, Eversheds Sutherland and DAC Beachcroft (DACB) are powerhouses. Eversheds boasts a squad of 39 employment lawyers across its Manchester and Leeds strongholds, while DACB has a lineup of 31, according to indicative data from Atlas by Codex Edge. DWF and Squire Patton Boggs are also weighty in Manchester, […]

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Willkie lures new recruit from Latham

Willkie Farr & Gallagher is set to bolster its London ranks by hiring a high-profile restructuring partner from Latham & Watkins. Simon Baskerville has spent nearly eight years as a partner at Latham & Watkins and served as the global vice chair of restructuring and special situations. He previously trained at Ashurst and was given […]

Warsaw Poland

Schoenherr doubles Polish presence with 23-lawyer raid

CEE firm Schoenherr will double the size of its Warsaw office after hiring a team of 23 lawyers from a domestic Polish firm. This marks the second sizeable team hire by an Austrian headquartered law firm in 2023. The hire includes seven partners, all hailing from Polish national firm SSW Pragmatic Solutions. They are capital […]

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Slaughters’ chief lines up post-leadership role

The senior partner of Slaughter and May is set to move to Brunswick when his term ends next year. Steve Cooke will join the advisory group in May 2023 as a partner. At Brunswick, Cooke will advise clients in the UK and globally on a range of matters including M&A, crisis, disputes and litigation. The […]

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Once more, with feeling: sort out your cash collection

A toxic combination of rising costs has put working capital levels under pressure. The gauge will rise as firms adjust to a new tax regime that prevents them from holding onto taxable profits generated by equity partners for almost two years. Traditionally that pot of cash yielded high interest rates and it could be put […]

roulette gambling

In court this week: Entain, first class action settlement, and P&I Club

CPS reaches first DPA agreement with Entain The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and betting and gaming giant Entain will attend a public hearing on Tuesday (5 December) to receive court approval for Entain to enter into a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with the CPS.  DPAs are court-endorsed agreements that provide a company with certainty that […]

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Listed firms are fading

Listed firms once claimed to be pioneering a new style of firm. But the four outfits currently in this misshapen gang (and former members DWF and Ince Group), have had their fair share of shakes and wobbles. They must satisfy two distinct audiences. On one hand there are equity partners, and on the other the […]