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Exclusive: Bird & Bird seals merger deal with Australian ally

Bird & Bird has confirmed a merger with Australian outfit Truman Hoyle; some 18 months after the two firms announced their alliance in the country.

20 Oct 2014 | 00:00 | secure


inner image Allen & Overy ups salaries for junior ranks after 'positive start to year'

Allen & Overy has upped salaries across its junior ranks, with fee earners from first seat trainees through to those with three years' post qualification experience all receiving a pay rise of at least 2.5%.

17 Oct 2014 | 09:13 | secure

inner image PwC signs Addleshaw Goddard's Neal Shepherd as accountancy giant targets regional growth

Addleshaw Goddard corporate partner Neal Shepherd has joined PwC as the accountancy giant looks to continue its march into the legal market by targeting regional talent.

16 Oct 2014 | 10:39 | secure

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Clifford Chance top Perth partner leaves for investment group role

Clifford Chance (CC) Perth managing partner Michael Lishman is set to leave the firm to join wealth management group Gresham Partners.

16 Oct 2014 | 10:28 | secure

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BLP corporate finance partner Lisa O'Neill exits for McDermott

McDermott Will & Emery has hired Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) corporate finance partner Lisa O'Neill to its energy advisory group in London.

16 Oct 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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Hogan Lovells adds first partner in Vietnam with Allen & Overy hire

Hogan Lovells has made its first partner-level appointment in its Vietnam office, with the hire of corporate partner Jeff Olson from Allen & Overy.

15 Oct 2014 | 11:42 | secure

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Slaughters, Clifford Chance among firms sealing £2.3bn debt restructuring for Punch Taverns

Slaughter and May, Clifford Chance (CC) and Hogan Lovells are among the lead advisers on pubs giant Punch Taverns’ £2.3bn debt refinancing.

15 Oct 2014 | 10:53 | secure

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MOD evaluating 27 tenders to decide expanded panel by year end

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is reviewing 27 contenders for spots on its major projects panel as it prepares to award spots on an expanded roster by the end of the year.

15 Oct 2014 | 00:38 | secure

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SullCrom, Freshfields and Cleary called up for €1bn Euro Disney bailout

Sullivan & Cromwell, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton have landed key roles advising on the €1bn (£790m) emergency rescue package for Euro Disney.

15 Oct 2014 | 00:10 | secure

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Freshfields set to lead on UK government sale of Eurostar stake as bidding begins

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is advising the UK government on the sale of its 40% stake in high-speed train operator Eurostar.

14 Oct 2014 | 10:11 | secure

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Baker & McKenzie offers language toolkit as part of global LGBT initiative

Baker & McKenzie has given an LGBT 'toolkit' to every office head as part of a global LGBT initiative.

14 Oct 2014 | 10:07 | secure

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Three women among White & Case's 37-strong promotion round

White & Case has elected 37 new members to its global partnership, including five in London with one more transferring to the City in the coming months

13 Oct 2014 | 16:25 | secure

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Nabarro buddies up with Lefevre Pelletier as new French alliance network member

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 | secure

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Kirkland's Europe head Graham White defects to Fried Frank in London

Kirkland & Ellis London senior partner Graham White has joined Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson to lead its City practice.

13 Oct 2014 | 13:24 | secure

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Freshfields shakes up global management ahead of senior partner election

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has reshuffled its global corporate and litigation practice heads as the firm gears up for the election of a new senior partner in the new year.

13 Oct 2014 | 11:54 | secure