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Macfarlanes and Travers Smith must be tired of being compared to each other. Tough. The comparison is endlessly instructive. Both are UK-focused with strong referral relationships across the globe, plus they have long boasted higher-than-average profit figures compared to other firms of their size in The Lawyer UK200. There’s not a lot of difference there […]
As the online reaction to The Lawyer Hot 100 shows, you can’t leave it up to your firm or chambers to blow your trumpet for you.
Kirkland & Ellis is considering planting its flag in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), The Lawyer has learnt. The new branch would make it the US firm’s first office in the Middle East and Kirkland sources suggest that it would initially focus on the energy and infrastructure sector. Infrastructure has been an area that the […]
The mammoth dispute between Qatar Airways and European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has been settled in the High Court. According to a joint statement, the parties have reached an amicable agreement, with no admission of liability. The case, which was listed as one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases for 2023, had been set for a […]
The long-running legal battle between Tate Modern and residents of nearby luxury apartments has been settled, albeit with a split judgment, today at the Supreme Court. The residents, represented by Forsters, have unsuccessfully pursued a nuisance-related claim to protect their rights to privacy against the art gallery for years, with the High Court and Court […]
DAC Beachcroft has expanded into Italy by opening two new offices in Milan and Rome. The venture is fully operative as of today (1 February 2023) and the firm has swiped an insurance team from Milan-headquartered Advant NCTM to kick things off. Partners Anthony Perotto, Guido Foglia and Michele Zucca have taken the leap and […]
After several months of negotiations, the proposed tie-up between Womble Bond Dickinson and BDB Pitmans will not be going ahead. Negotiations between the pair started last October over a tie-up that would have created a £440m revenue firm. Neither firm was a stranger to a merger. Bond Dickinson – itself a combination of Dickinson Dees […]
Following in the footsteps of Ashurst last year, Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has hired two lawyers to kickstart its operations in South Korea. WFW has recruited K&L Gates partner Eugene Chang, as well as Herbert Smith Freehills associate Philip Kim, who joins as a partner. Kim arrived at WFW in November in anticipation of […]
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