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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


inner image 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

inner image 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

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Getting your priorities right – why timing is everything when it comes to mergers

Partners can be a fickle bunch. Just look at Ashurst: the firm's desire to secure a US merger dates back so far that it's hard to think of a UK firm - legacy SJ Berwin or Norton Rose aside - more frequently linked with potential partners across the At...

24 Jul 2014 | 10:40 | secure

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Great minds: Squire Patton Boggs chief Jim Maiwurm on post-merger integration

Integration is a word bandied around a lot in the year following a law firm merger. And there is rarely agreement over what the ideal timeframe in which this can be achieved, or indeed on what is the right means to create a so-called "shared culture".

23 Jul 2014 | 00:14 | secure

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Squire Patton Boggs to consolidate duplicate offices in NY, Washington, Riyadh

Squire Patton Boggs is planning to consolidate its offices in New York, Washington and Riyadh by the end of the year as integration of the two legacy firms gathers pace.

21 Jul 2014 | 03:47 | secure

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Ashurst's US talks – why Blakes tie-up may have scuppered Sidley merger discussions

As news emerges that Ashurst and Sidley Austin held preliminary merger talks, we look at why the plan didn't move forward

21 Jul 2014 | 00:00 | secure

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No partners to leave as Charles Russell and Speechly begin integration process

No partners will leave Charles Russell or Speechly Bircham when the two firms merge this November, the incoming management team has said.

18 Jul 2014 | 08:39 | secure

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Speechly Bircham and Charles Russell merge to form top 25 firm

Speechly Bircham and Charles Russell are set to merge after partners voted overwhelmingly in favour of a tie up today, creating a UK top 25 law firm with revenues topping £135m.

16 Jul 2014 | 15:03 | secure

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Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co to consolidate merger in office move

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co is set to consolidate its merger with the re-location of all London practices to legacy Lawrence Graham's building.

11 Jul 2014 | 13:24 | secure

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Hogan Lovells makes LatAm move with Mexican merger

Hogan Lovells has completed a merger with Mexican firm Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa (BSTL), following years of speculation regarding the firm's ambitions in the Americas.

07 Jul 2014 | 13:04 | secure

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A&L Goodbody, Cleary Gottlieb, Wachtell and Arthur Cox advise on £25bn Covidien acquisition

A quartet of firms from across the UK, Ireland and the US have advised on the successful acquisition of Irish Republic-based Covidien by US medical device maker Medtronic in a $42.9bn(£25.3bn) cash and shares deal.

16 Jun 2014 | 13:26 | secure

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'The idea of the national US firm is under strain' – Dentons sets out American merger strategy

With the candle on Dentons' one year post-merger birthday cake now blown out, senior management at the firm are focusing squarely on the next priority: the US.

13 Jun 2014 | 07:15 | secure