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What to do down under has long presented a headache for the UK's magic circle firms, with varying approaches to the market splitting the group. Elizabeth Broomhall looks at what's been done so far
20 Oct 2014 | 15:49 |
80% of law firms have increased fee income over the last year with 70% achieving rises above inflation, according to PwC's annual law firm survey.
20 Oct 2014 | 00:00 |
That statistics can be manipulated in numerous ways is a given. But sometimes the message from the numbers is so clear it is impossible to misinterpret.
17 Oct 2014 | 00:14 |
Law firms have a reputation for being late to the table. In the case of Australia, international entrants were perhaps more than 'sociably late' – taking the plunge into the market only at the tail-end of the energy and resources boom that the count...
17 Oct 2014 | 00:10 |
Combined partner count across five of the largest firms in Australia has shrunk by 134 (14%) over the last five years according to figures obtained by Legal Week, demonstrating the impact of domestic economic uncertainty and increased competition from...
15 Oct 2014 | 17:36 |
A few weeks ago, reports surfaced about a motion seeking to compel Norton Rose Fulbright to withdraw from representation of its client Duke University in a case brought against the university by the estate of John Wayne, which wants the right to marke...
15 Oct 2014 | 13:11
Nabarro has added French firm Lefevre Pelletier & Associes to its European alliance network after parting ways with former ally August & Debouzy in March.
13 Oct 2014 | 16:12 |
Sometimes it is instructive to judge the progress of a merger not by what has gone right, but by what has not gone wrong.
10 Oct 2014 | 00:15 |
Joe Andrew tells Legal Week why a merger is the only way into the world's second biggest economy and why he wants his firm to be at the front of the queue.
08 Oct 2014 | 06:14 |
Akin Gump has hired four more Bingham McCutchen partners ahead of the latter's expected merger with Morgan Lewis & Bockius.
22 Sep 2014 | 13:24 |
When is a combination not a merger? That's the question being asked of Norton Rose Fulbright as the firm for once attracts attention without adding a single partner to its sprawling empire.
22 Sep 2014 | 12:40 |
A 22-strong group of partners from Bingham McCutchen - comprising the majority of the firm's London and Frankfurt offices - is to join Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.
17 Sep 2014 | 12:26 |
Allen & Overy, Linklaters and Jones Day are understood to have won advisory roles on the three-way battle for control of Europe's largest breweries.
17 Sep 2014 | 00:32 |
Mills & Reeve has entered into a formal strategic alliance with Paris headquartered firm Fidal, building on a growing referrals between the two outfits over the last two years.
16 Sep 2014 | 11:26 |
A company instructed by those involved in merger talks between Morgan Lews & Bockius and Bingham McCutchen has registered a series of websites in their name, in a further sign that negotiations between the two US firms are progressing.
16 Sep 2014 | 00:30 |