Global news

DACB raids Spanish firm for 20-lawyer group hire

DAC Beachcroft continues its Spanish expansion, as it gains a 20-lawyer team in Madrid from local firm Asjusa Abogados. The firm has integrated its Spanish office with lawyers joining from Asjusa, a boutique insurance and civil responsibility firm – specialising in Spanish healthcare law. Three partners and 20 lawyers – specialising in professional liability and […]

CMS eyes foothold in Sweden via merger

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang (CMS) has been mulling a move into Sweden through merger talks with a local firm, The Lawyer can reveal. CMS is understood to be in talks with Stockholm-based firm Törngren Magnell, which was founded in 2006 by partners Peter Törngren and Viktor Magnell. It has just under 20 partners. If the […]

Brussels

Mayer Brown’s Brussels head departs for Noerr

The head of Mayer Brown’s Brussels office is to join German firm Noerr next month. Jens Peter Schmidt has been the managing partner of Mayer Brown’s Brussels office since 2014, and a partner at the firm since 2001 when he joined from Shearman & Sterling. He will join Noerr’s partnership on 15 February. The partner’s […]

New York City

Mishcon exits New York after team departure

After an ongoing struggle to assert itself in New York, Mishcon de Reya has finally shut down its US office 10 years after its launch – with its remaining staff joining King & Wood Mallesons. The closure now leaves Mishcon with no international outpost and its sole base of operations in London, with the firm’s […]

Hogan Lovells strikes deal with Elevate for new legal services hub

Hogan Lovells is debuting a new legal services delivery hub in the US as part of a multimillion-dollar contract struck with provider Elevate. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, the centre will provide global document review exercises with a wider range and less costs. It will specialise in matters specifically related to US litigation document review matters […]

shenzhen

Bakers taps into China’s tech hub as local JV opens fourth office

Baker McKenzie’s Chinese joint venture firm FenXun Partners is set to open a fourth office in Southern city Shenzhen, giving the global firm a foothold in China’s own “Silicon Valley”. The new office in Shenzhen will be the Chinese firm’s fourth location in China, following Beijing, Shanghai and Hainan. This means Baker McKenzie, which has […]

Santiago

Clydes expands South American presence with first Chilean venture

Clyde & Co has made its first venture into Chile after entering into an association with local firm Grasty Quintana Majlis. The association will see the firms work together, refer matters and provide an integrated service to existing clients in the region and globally – the focus will be on the insurance, construction and infrastructure, […]

Hong Kong

Clifford Chance duo exit for Gibson Dunn in Hong Kong

Clifford Chance’s veteran Hong Kong litigation partner Brian Gilchrist has resigned from the magic circle firm and will join Gibson Dunn, as global firms focus on building up litigation practices in Hong Kong. Gilchrist will be joined by fellow litigation partner Elaine Chen as Gibson Dunn’s first major litigation hires in Hong Kong. They will […]

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