Global litigation 50

Department of Justice

Dechert client accuses DoJ of misconduct in Deutsche Bank dispute

A former Deutsche Bank trader has accused the US Department of Justice of prosecutorial misconduct, relating to a fraud case in Chicago. James Vorley, who has instructed Dechert, stands accused of “spoofing” for trades, or market manipulation, while working at the bank’s London office. Vorley and Cedric Chanu were precious metals traders at Deutsche and […]

Silicon Valley

Paul Weiss lands Boies Schiller duo ahead of West Coast launch

Boies Schiller Flexner is to lose yet further partners in the US, with Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison snapping up Meredith Dearborn and Jessica Phillips to launch a new office in California. Out of the two incoming litigators, Dearborn will form part of a new Paul Weiss base in Northern California, while Phillips will […]

London

Proskauer eyes litigation growth after first City hire

Proskauer Rose is targeting significant growth in its contentious practice in London after the firm hired its first litigation partner earlier this year. The firm hired Dorothy Murray in March from KWM to set up her litigation practice at the US firm. Murray’s practice focuses on investment and commercial disputes, acting for clients in a […]

Hong Kong

Firms rise to the litigation tech challenge of “backwards” Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s position as Asia Pacific’s main financial services centre means it remains the most strategically important location for global firms’ litigation practices in the region. Indeed, this year’s Global Litigation 50 data shows that Hong Kong continue to house the largest number of the world’s leading litigation firms among other key Asian jurisdictions. However […]