Linklaters: We will succeed in China where others have failed
Nestling somewhere near the core of Linklaters’ new global strategy is China, a market that, according to the firm’s calculations, is set to see outbound investment grow to around $1.5trn over the next decade.
‘Operation Trident’ is officially no more at Linklaters as it reaches the culmination of a two-year plan to find a merger partner in China. Following a partner vote at its conference in Berlin earlier this month, Linklaters will see a number of its PRC lawyers split off from its Shanghai office to launch a new firm. […]
It’s widely known in China that some big international names are seeking a local ally or potential merger partner. Linklaters is understood to be among them. The magic circle firm is understood to have held preliminary talks with a few elite Chinese firms, including the likes of Global Law Office and Commerce & Finance. Linklaters […]
Linklaters is on the hunt for a Shanghai ally – but it is unlikely to find a top-tier local player to tie up with in China. Details have emerged that Linklaters’ long search for a Chinese ally, known as project Trident internally, is moving to a new phase, with two Shanghai-based boutique firms identified as […]
In the wake of the decade’s most important case concerning legal privilege, an arrest warrant has been issued against the CEO of the Eurasian Natural Resource Corporation (ENRC)’s parent company as part of the Serious Fraud Office’s ongoing investigation into a string of allegations. The warrant was issued against Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) CEO Benedikt […]
Fieldfisher is making bonuses available for non-fee earners in the UK for the first time, after a string of stand-out financial results from the firm. The move means high-performing staff in Fieldfisher’s business services’ functions, for example, will be granted a bonus. However, the rewards are discretionary, meaning not everyone will be in line for […]
ITV’s longstanding general counsel Andrew Garard has stepped down after over a decade in the role. The television network has confirmed that Garard will leave his position on 31 July. He joined ITV in 2007 as group legal director and GC, before becoming company secretary two years later. He also sits on the board of […]