The speed read: Swedish matches; Weil gets its man; and US firms’ Hong Kong question

There were plenty of global developments in the legal industry this week, providing a bit of respite from City-centric action. Here are the key takeaways from the past seven days.

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The Passport: The battle for Caverion intensifies and Frankfurt beckons

Welcome to The Passport: your regular guide to all the most important and meaningful developments in the European legal market. This week, we’ve a Finnish double-header as we look at how Roschier is taking inspiration from its founder to empower a new generation of leaders in law, the deal turning heads in Helsinki, Cuatrecasas’ trans-Atlantic […]

Mishcon unveils latest round of partner promotions

Mishcon de Reya has announced its partner promotions for 2023, with seven lawyers joining the firm’s partnership. The firm has made seven promotions to junior equity partner, while another has been made an equity partner in the firm. In 2021, Mishcon tweaked its structure, which saw a large group of legal directors promoted to the […]

Osborne Clarke fills COO role after seven-year gap

Osborne Clarke is broadening out its chief operating officer function, having appointed investment funds partner Tim Simmonds to the role earlier this year.  Simmonds has been a partner at Osborne Clarke since 2011 and was previously at legacy Berwin Leighton Paisner. His appointment as COO followed the election of real estate partner Conrad Davies as […]

Leeds

HogLov and Slaughters take lion’s share of UK Infrastructure Bank work

The UK Infrastructure Bank (UKIB) has expanded its pool of external legal advisers, with Slaughter and May and Hogan Lovells among its key law firms. Since the start of 2023, the Leeds-based bank has issued contract awards for legal services to Slaughters, Hogan Lovells, Addleshaw Goddard, Ashurst, Pinsent Masons, Mills & Reeve and DLA Piper. […]

new york

Debevoise’s City revenue drops as global income stays flat

Revenue fell by 5.5 per cent at Debevoise & Plimpton’s London office last year, from $173m to $163.3m. Average revenue per partner in London was also down, by 16 per cent to $7.4m, while average revenue per lawyer in the City fell by 12.2 per cent to $1.3m. Globally, Debevoise narrowly avoided posting a drop […]

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