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Bulk of Bingham's London and Frankfurt offices exit for Akin Gump

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 | secure


inner image Allen & Overy, Linklaters, Jones Day win advisory spots as high-stakes beer battle brews

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 | secure

inner image Mills & Reeve signs alliance with French powerhouse Fidal

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 | secure

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Websites registered as Morgan Lewis-Bingham merger talks continue

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 | secure

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HK new Law Society President says common law exam, ABS model still on agenda

The new president of the Hong Kong Law Society Stephen Hung has said that a common entry exam (CEE) for lawyers in Hong Kong and a new Tesco law allowing alternative business structures (ABS') are still high on the agenda for the coming year.

15 Sep 2014 | 00:15 | secure

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Edwards Wildman and Locke Lord sign letter of intent to merge

Locke Lord and Edwards Wildman Palmer have signed a letter of intent to merge, in the latest example of US mid-market consolidation.

11 Sep 2014 | 12:34 | secure

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Lehman's legacy – many law firms are still feeling the effects of the world's largest bankruptcy

Six years ago this month, Lehman Brothers collapsed into bankruptcy – in one move becoming the biggest corporate failure in history and plunging the global financial markets into turmoil.

11 Sep 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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KWM opts against US merger in favour of best friends network as veteran partner relocates to NY

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has decided against actively pursuing a merger in the US just months after the firm set up a six-partner strategy committee to investigate potential opportunities in the jurisdiction.

09 Sep 2014 | 01:00 | secure

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Exclusive: Bingham in Morgan Lewis merger talks, London office mulls split

Bingham McCutchen has entered into merger talks with Morgan Lewis & Bockius, with the firm's London office considering a split if a combination were to go ahead.

08 Sep 2014 | 17:26 | secure

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DLA Piper finds new Czech mate as firm seals merger with Prague ally

DLA Piper has completed a merger with Czech firm Haskovcova & Co, doubling its local partner headcount in Prague as two partners and seven associates join the firm.

01 Sep 2014 | 16:43 | secure

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Slaughters and HSF lead on $14bn BHP de-merger

Slaughter and May, Herbert Smith Freehills and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton have won the top mandates advising BHP Billiton on a transformative de-merger which is set to create a $14bn (£8.4bn) independent global metals and mining company.

19 Aug 2014 | 16:40 | secure

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Squire Patton Boggs cuts ties with legacy Middle East affiliate as part of post-merger integration

Squire Patton Boggs is to cut ties with legacy Squire Sanders' former Saudia Arabian alliance firm Al-Enezee in favour of a post-merger affiliation with legacy Patton Boggs' Middle Eastern partner.

19 Aug 2014 | 12:49 | secure

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Hogan Lovells Australia: to be or not to be?

In the 12-month period from spring 2012, a market-moving Australian merger or tie UP was the must-have accessory for A major international firm. From Ashurst and Herbert Smith to Linklaters and King & Wood, everyone wanted a piece of Australia's red h...

06 Aug 2014 | 07:17 | secure

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Bond Dickinson set to break into UK top 50 following 2013 merger

Bond Dickinson has posted revenue of £99.1m for 2013-14 in the firm’s first set of financial results after legacy firms Bond Pearce and Dickinson Dees combined last year.

04 Aug 2014 | 12:00 | secure

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DWF to take account of non-billable work in new appraisal model

DWF is rolling out a new framework for appraisals to allow fee earners to log non-billable hours in a bid to improve consistency of performance among its lawyers.

29 Jul 2014 | 00:11 | secure