As litigation finance continues to gain ground, funding pioneer Juridica Investments said it will halt investments in new cases and cut costs in the wake of courtroom setbacks.
As litigation finance continues to gain ground, funding pioneer Juridica Investments said it will halt investments in new cases and cut costs in the wake of courtroom setbacks.
A Kroll Ontrack report also highlights predictive coding and its popularity in the UK, US and Europe.
Both regional and international firms alike took home trophies for their work on the most innovative and creative deals and disputes in Southeast Asia and India. Here's the full list of winners.
The shakeup of the German legal market continues, with White & Case set to close its Munich office in early 2016.
Valentin Ribet, a white-collar litigation associate in the firm's Paris office, was the first victim to be identified in the terrorist attacks that killed at least 129 people in the city on Nov. 13. He died at the Bataclan concert hall.
New Zealand and Montenegro join the list of countries from which federal contractors are permitted to buy.
DLA Piper has scrapped plans to create its own contract attorney unit in the United Kingdom, and instead has entered into a formal venture with the U.K. firm Lawyers on Demand.
At KPMG, Barton replaces Vanessa Sharp, who retired in May.
A little more than a week after news of tie-up talks between Foley & Lardner and London-based Eversheds made headlines on both sides of the Atlantic, the two firms have called off discussions about a merger.
Goldberg Segalla, a 240-lawyer U.S. firm that has made some high-profile lateral additions this year, chose to terminate the founding partner of its London office after he was caught disparaging Liverpool soccer fans as “scouse scum.”
The Magic Circle firm’s work in forming an Indonesia coal group and advising on a sale of a stake in high-speed railway service Eurostar have come under scrutiny from a pair of British regulatory bodies.
Goodwin Procter on Thursday became the latest major law firm to bet on Germany, which remains a top destination for both established and aspiring global firms.
The Investigatory Powers Bill would require Internet service providers to store the Internet activity of everyone in Britain for one year.
The city in Germany's industrial heartland is proving increasingly attractive to the world’s top law firms.
Global juggernaut Dentons is planning a new cross-border amalgamation with 500-lawyer Australian firm Gadens and Singapore’s Rodyk & Davidson, a 200-lawyer firm. Meanwhile, Dinsmore & Shohl and Ike Sorkin's New York shop are doing deals of their own.
International mergers are transforming the Canadian legal scene. Will Canadian law firms have to change their game?
Former Ince & Co. Singapore managing partner Richard Lovell and alliance firm cohead Mohan Subbaraman are jumping ship in the midst of other defections in London and reports the maritime specialist is looking for a merger partner.
Chaos is building in courts across the country as about 400 Volkswagen emissions class actions have raced forward—with two federal judges ordering immediate settlement talks—despite a pending decision on whether to move the cases to multidistrict litigation.
Hausfeld LLP and litigation funder Burford Capital are teaming up in a first-of-its-kind $30 million joint venture to bring cartel claims in Germany, both parties announced Wednesday.
After earlier retreats for White & Case in Hungary and Romania, sources say the firm is now poised to lose virtually its entire Polish litigation practice to Baker & McKenzie and Greenberg Traurig.
The year 2015 was an active year in the evolution of EU privacy law, and could set the stage for further issues down the line.
As the European Union considers sweeping changes to the Data Protection Directive governing the way electronic information is exchanged across its borders, a number of decisions made this year are already altering that process. Here's a look at some of the most impactful EU/privacy stories.
Two prominent law firms filed a federal class action in Los Angeles on Friday against Volkswagen A.G. on behalf of South Korean consumers, making it the first case of its kind against an automaker in the United States.
A Recommind webcast soldiered through the new world of handling potentially private data in the EU.
We've broadened the scope for our second annual awards recognizing the top matters and lawyers in Southeast Asia and India, bringing the total number of categories to 25 from 17.
Contingent on a EUCJ decision that invalidated the Safe Harbor agreement, Max Schrems’ class action lawsuit again Facebook may get its day in court.
Even for a bank, $787 million is a big penalty. But in many ways, the deal that lawyers from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom secured for Crédit Agricole SA for sanctions violations was a good one. How does it stack up compared to what Sullivan & Cromwell negotiated for BNP Paribas last year?
The ECJ decision, which cannot be appealed, has already injected additional uncertainty and disruption into E.U./U.S. business relationships on both sides of the Atlantic.
Inhousecommunity.it, an Italian website aimed at in-house lawyers, has named its general counsel of the year. Along with that award, the site gave awards to both GCs and legal departments in various industries.
DLA Piper announced a new base in Morocco, to be followed in early 2016 by an outpost in Johannesburg. Spain's Garrigues, meanwhile, is bolstering its presence in Latin America through a tie-up with a Colombian firm.
U.S. shareholders limited in loss recovery at home.
The end of the EU Safe Harbor agreement means headaches for companies—and more work for their lawyers.
n a setback for many U.S. companies, the EU’s highest court struck down a 15-year-old agreement allowing the personal data of customers and employees to flow freely from Europe back to the United States.
The German auto giant has been reeling from a scandal of monumental proportions after admitting that it had been using a "defeat software" to help its diesel cars pass emissions testing in the U.S. and Europe. So what went wrong here?
Littler Mendelson has established its first presence outside the Americas following a merger with German labor and employment law boutique Vangard, the firm announced.
Dentons is opening an office in Milan after hiring a 21-lawyer team led by three partners from DLA Piper, including its former local managing partner, Federico Sutti.
Closing the loop on the twisted tale of Kirkland & Ellis' bid to advise longtime client Teva Pharmaceutical Industries on its latest big M&A deal.
Maybe it was the cold. A year after London-based legal giant Allen & Overy opened a representative office in Toronto, the Magic Circle firm confirmed Tuesday the closure of its outpost up north.
Boston-based Greene & Hafer partners up with Sullivan & Worcester; Greenberg Traurig grows in Texas; Paul Weiss welcomes a “Rising Star”; Skadden snags a new Paris tax head; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Litigation’s always a gamble, and there was no exception for Sidley Austin as it defended Bayer AG in a dispute with the Federal Trade Commission over Bayer's promotion of its Phillips Colon Health probiotic supplement.
Volkswagen’s legal problems jumped into overdrive this week. More than 175 class actions in 31 states have been filed over an emissions scandal that erupted last month.
The U.S. Department of Justice finally nailed a former corporate executive of Siemens AG Wednesday, and is setting its sights on another one. Andres Truppel, Siemen's ex-chief financial officer, pled guilty to implementing a $100 million bribery scheme in Argentina.
Vereins improve their position in the latest iteration of a client-awareness survey.
US firms have set their sights on Germany, raiding their international rivals and shaking up that country’s lateral market.
Volatile currency rates can have a big impact on global law firm revenue and partner compensation. Who’s been hit hardest—and how are firms coping?
It took creative thinking and some drastic measures to unite the world’s two leading cement companies.
How a 27-year-old lawyer from Spain took on Google in a fight for online privacy.
While we work and live in a "borderless" economy, when it comes to e-discovery and litigation matters, borders are ever apparent amid the myriad of international data privacy laws in play where ever data flows between regions.
Firm leaders and observers have various takes on Africa, China, Latin America, the Middle East and Russia.
Volkswagen AG and its U.S. general counsel, David Geanacopoulos, are not opposing a criminal investigation into its emission scandal. In fact, the German-based automaker is filing its own criminal complaint with German prosecutors.
The former senior partner of Allen & Overy discusses retirement—and how U.K. law firms have lost touch with corporate boardrooms.
The global legal giant has brought on a team of lawyers from British firm Bird & Bird in the German city, the latest in a series of local mass lateral hires by Am Law 100 firms.
In filing his opinion to the European Court of Justice, Yves Bot said the Safe Harbor agreement should not stop member states from intervening if privacy protection is not up to snuff.
The scope and timing of Kirkland's involvement is still unclear in a case that could rival the BP oil-spill litigation in scope—not to mention billable hours.
This annual award from The American Lawyer honors the winning team in a range of high-impact, high-profile transnational cases—from Yukos's $50 billion arbitration win against Russia to the groundbreaking Swiss tax settlements.
The regulatory body will require Google to apply data de-listing policies to global domains, not just those in the EU.
After a few months of partner losses, K&L Gates has been on a hiring spree in September, but some firm lawyers continue to find new homes; Morgan Lewis lands a former NLRB member; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Jones Day represented the San Jose chipmaker, while Davis Polk advised London-based Dialog.
Under the United Kingdom's new Modern Slavery Act, Asian businesses that make or supply goods or services sold in the U.K. can expect greater scrutiny of their labor practices.
A Paterson lawyer claims in a suit in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey that Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and one of its authors defamed him in the 2014 book, "The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler's Men."
At least two London-based legal giants and one leading Am Law 100 firm have taken the lead for Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller as they prepare to toast a potential combination.
Passage of the Judicial Redress Act clears the way for implementation of the Umbrella Agreement.
Leading global insurance firm Clyde & Co, the U.K.’s 11th-largest firm by revenue, is picking up Scotland's Simpson & Marwick, while Trowers & Hamlins will expand its national coverage by combining with Stones Solicitors, a small firm in southwest England.
In a speech before the European Cybercrime Centre, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch outlined several ways her attorneys will increase their cooperation with the center and with other countries to combat cybercriminals.
The Am Law 100 firm has followed up on its addition of several high-profile London hires last year by snagging a pair of capital markets partners from global legal giant Herbert Smith Freehills.
Is complimenting a woman on LinkedIn about her photo sexist?
U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth in Washington entered a $43.7 million judgment against the Russian Federation on Thursday as a sanction for rebuffing an order to return thousands of Jewish religious texts seized in the early 20th century.
The Umbrella Agreement would allow EU citizens to file suit against U.S. authorities when information is abused, but its passage is contingent on the gridlocked U.S. Congress.
A lawyer for Microsoft tried to persuade a federal appeals court Wednesday that there could be "global chaos" if U.S. government investigators are allowed to seize customer email information stored on company servers in foreign countries.
A federal appeals court has denied a request for acquittal from Kenneth Schneider, a Philadelphia lawyer who in 2011 was sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexually abusing a boy he met in Moscow.
Amal Clooney may be the most famous practicing lawyer in the world, and is certainly the most photographed. But is she a good lawyer? In some ways, it’s the wrong question to ask.
The Tokyo-based company is buying the London-based reinsurer as the Japanese insurance industry continues an overseas shopping spree.
Alston & Bird is expanding abroad, opening an office in Beijing and adding three lawyers who handle privacy and data security to its Brussels outpost.
The lawyers of King & Spalding have set out the three things in-house counsel need to know about the data localization law in Russia.
The Boston-based Am Law 100 firm, already caught up in an Irish investigation into its role advising private-equity giant Cerberus Capital Management on its purchase of a troubled Northern Ireland property portfolio last year, must now deal with another inquiry by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Chinese leasing company Bohai is acquiring the Irish aircraft lessor as China looks set to overtake the U.S. as the world's largest domestic aviation market.
Google has its legal hands full overseas these days. Besides its antitrust battle with the E.U., the Internet giant has just received Europe’s first "right to be forgotten" enforcement action.
A U.K. survey shows law firms and their clients don't necessarily see the same business universe.
Dealmakers saw the upside of sunken oil prices yet again this week, while Europe's insurance and gaming sectors are seeing some big tie-ups.
Judge Andrew Peck and Former Master Steven Whitaker discuss global e-discovery differences at Exterro's user conference.
Lee A. Spielmann writes: In the last few years, German prosecutors have begun a concerted effort to bring criminal prosecutions against remaining death camp guards. This recent commitment, however, highlights that for many years Germany was exceedingly lax in its efforts to prosecute and punish Nazi criminals.
Europe is decidedly employee-friendly, but cultural barriers hobble enforcement elsewhere.
A bad result for the company could lead to other countries demanding data from U.S.-based cloud providers.
Law firms now have access to a platform that allows them to share data on cybersecurity threats anonymously. Several chief information officers and data security directors said they expected wide participation, although they expressed some reservations.
Considering 80 of the 100 biggest law firms have been hacked since 2011, it stands to reason yours could be next.
In the the latest example of U.S. firms with merit-based compensation systems poaching from their lockstep Magic Circle rivals, Latham & Watkins has hired another partner in Germany from Clifford Chance.
Elizabeth Nnyanzi, a 31-year-old contract paralegal and aspiring attorney with global legal giant Herbert Smith Freehills, was found dead on Aug. 14 evening at her home in London. A 23-year-old mechanic has been charged with her killing.
With $2 billion in foreign exchange-related antitrust settlements already under their belts in the U.S., Hausfeld and Scott + Scott are setting their sights—and expanding their footprints—across the Atlantic.
The company recently sent letters to users of its AdSense, DoubleClick for Publishers and DoubleClick Ad Exchange programs, reminding them of their duty to comply with the EU's cookie law.
An unexpected hostile bid from Italian investment fund Exor upended PartnerRe's planned merger with AXIS Capital. PartnerRe counsel Phillip Mills of Davis Polk & Wardwell had to be ready for anything.
His company beset by regulatory problems and soaring legal expenses, Richard Walker, the general counsel of Deutsche Bank AG, plans to retire at the end of 2015.
The American Lawyer's chief European correspondent meets regularly with senior legal figures at their favorite breakfast spots to chew over the industry's tastiest talking points. This week he dined with two leaders of Gateley Plc, the U.K.'s first publicly listed law firm.
The directive would impose disclosure requirements for companies following a breach.
Charles Goldstein, who worked for decades as a prominent real estate attorney before discovering his passion for recovering art that the Nazis had looted from German Holocaust victims, has died. He was 78.
After dodging a $40 billion hostile takeover bid by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and forcing Teva to dump its former transactional lawyers at Kirkland & Ellis, it looks like Mylan NV is finally satisfied.
The parent of Hainan Airlines is buying the world's largest ground and cargo handling company, Swissport International Ltd.
Companies facing incidents that might attract international attention must assess whether U.S. litigation is reasonably anticipated, thus triggering the need for a litigation hold.
The managing partner of Sullivan & Cromwell’s M&A group, Joseph Frumkin, replaced Kirkland & Ellis on Teva Pharmaceutical Industries’ hostile bid for Mylan—and then picked up work on the Israeli drug maker’s $40.5 billion buy of Allergan’s generics business.
“We believe that no one country should have the authority to control what content someone in a second country can access,” says Peter Fleischer, Google’s global privacy counsel.
A bevy of transactions in the pharmaceutical industry and industrial sector in Europe helped make the past week a big one for M&A, with more than a dozen billion-dollar deals being announced.
Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical announced its $40.5 billion buy of Allergan’s generics business this week, a move that saw the acquirer drop its hostile bid for Mylan NV, which it had pursued since April. While that cooled off a heated takeover battle, Mylan remains embroiled in a pair of suits, including a putative shareholder class action and another case against Teva’s ex-corporate lawyers at Kirkland & Ellis.
Baker & McKenzie opens a back-office outpost in Northern Ireland while making a high-profile addition in London; a bevy of moves at Buchanan Ingersoll; Stroock raids Squire Patton Boggs; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
The European Commission’s decision to file antitrust claims against six major U.S. film studios on Thursday is an aggressive approach at dismantling how Hollywood does business. Even so, it comes as little surprise to antitrust experts given the regulatory agency’s push to unify consumer access to digital products in the European Union.
Counterfeits cost the region billions in lost retail and tax revenue.
Japan's largest media company is offering $1.3 billion for FT Group, the Pearson-owned publisher of the iconic salmon-toned Financial Times.
McDermott Will & Emery has become the latest Am Law 100 firm to target opportunities stemming from the renewal of U.S. diplomatic relations with Cuba, forging an alliance with Spanish firm Olleros Abogados to advise clients on Cuba-related matters from Madrid.
The firm has decided to consolidate its European arbitration practice and relocate its two Geneva partners by Sept. 30, 2015.
A former NYU professor suing for defamation in the Netherlands has been given a chance at discovery in New York in her quest to prove that Citigroup's chief economist had her wrongly arrested for stalking him.
The story of Brown Rudnick’s role in an Irish bailout deal gone bad took a new turn this week, while Mayer Brown landed a role in the U.S. bankruptcy of a disgraced Irish property baron whose wife was allegedly ripped off by a New York lawyer.
The story of Brown Rudnick’s role in an Irish bailout deal gone bad took a new turn this week, while Mayer Brown landed a role in the U.S. bankruptcy of a disgraced Irish property baron whose wife was allegedly ripped off by a New York lawyer.
It is generally accepted that an international arbitration award is final and binding. And while some exceptions exist, they are limited in application.
The defamation suits keep piling up against Benjamin Wey, the New York-based financier and stock promoter who bills himself as an "investigative journalist" on his online magazine The Blot.
Dawson successfully defended drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis against a novel False Claims Act case alleging that his client defrauded the government by improperly getting a drug patent on a blood thinner.
Twelve Darkode members have been charged with computer fraud conspiracy following an FBI infiltration of the forum.
Greenberg Traurig is to launch in Germany later this year, picking up the Berlin office of U.K.-based Olswang, the U.S. firm announced Tuesday.
Andrew Weiler, a corporate partner at White & Case in London, has joined O'Melveny & Myers to lead the firm's European M&A and corporate finance.
It was another big deal week for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, which took the lead on a $12.5 billion buy for beauty products behemoth Coty, as an insider trading case involving a 6-year-old transaction by the firm forced a partner to take early retirement.
Ottawa-based Gowling Lafleur Henderson and British firm Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co. have announced plans to merge into a 1,400-lawyer firm called Gowlings WLG. But the combined Anglo-Canadian giant is uninterested in a tie-up with a U.S. partner.
With broader European Union data protection regulations on the horizon, companies must balance personal privacy with the ability to leverage data to grow business.
Cerberus Capital Management has called upon longtime outside counsel Schulte Roth & Zabel to advise on an initial public offering for grocery giant Albertsons, as Brown Rudnick, another adviser to the buyout giant, feels the heat over an alleged political payout tied to an Irish bailout deal.
Magic Circle firms Clifford Chance and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have unveiled their financial performance for 2014-2015, as France’s Fidal bypasses Spain’s Garrigues as the largest continental European law firm by gross revenue.
As Iceland nears a final milestone in its economic recovery from the 2008 financial meltdown, the island nation has a team of foreign law firms and domestic lawyers to thank for resolving its bank insolvency crisis.
M&A league tables for the first half of 2015 compiled by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters show Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom leading the pack among legal advisers, while several other Am Law 100 firms prepare to fete the Fourth of July with some insurance-related transactional work.
The Irish fast food chain is attempting to expand into Europe, and McDonald's is taking action to oppose the move.
Data from the NLJ 350 shows how U.S.-based law firms have expanded in nearly every country across the pond over the past decade.
Court rules that the case did not meet the requirements for civil litigation and therefore is outside its jurisdiction.
In the largest recent M&A deals across Europe, which law firms got the work?
Alternative Business Structure (ABS) status allowed one U.K. firm, Gateley, to go public this spring—and has also helped several foreign firms enter the British legal market.
With Dentons' merger with McKenna Long & Aldridge becoming official on Wednesday, we asked the firm's leaders about the impending combination with China's Dacheng—and what other global tie-ups may be in store.
The 10 biggest disputes from our 2015 survey, ranked by the amount in controversy.
Our survey finds more billion-dollar cases than ever—and they’re being heard by the same tiny club of arbitrators.
Herbert Smith Freehills achieved strong profit growth in the last financial year despite largely flat revenues, the firm announced Wednesday.
EU proposals could give the U.S. a permanent edge in online service, a law school professor warns.
Kirkland snags a top London tax partner but loses three others; Shearman & Sterling opens in Saudi Arabia; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
In an EU suit, Disconnect charges that their product was removed because it is better at detecting the use of Internet trackers than the competition.
In a battle over foreign oil and gas assets, the Republic of Kazakhstan has won a ruling that the New York office of U.K.-based law firm Clyde & Co must turn over information about the value of an oil and gas plant seized by the republic.
As the European Central Bank takes over as regulator for the eurozone's biggest lenders, clients have plenty of questions.
Lawyers grapple with government-imposed online restrictions that have snared even Internet giants such as Google and Facebook.
A new Competition Commissioner and a surge in M&A are keeping antitrust lawyers busy in the European Union's capital.
The European Court of Human Rights recently ruled the news site Delfi, based out of Estonia, may be liable for anonymous and defamatory comments posted by its readers.
After the Germanwings airplane crash, what can employers do to reduce the impact of mental health issues in a global workforce?
A new U.K. study of in-house counsel attitudes shows that nearly two-thirds of the 530 respondents switched outside counsel last year to save money.
Robert Hoyt, general counsel of Barclays Banking Group, is continuing to clean the bank's in-house house. Deputy general counsel Michael Shaw is reportedly leaving "to pursue other interests."
The firm is advising Tokio Marine in its $7.5 billion insurance company buy and has unexpectedly picked up work on Teva’s $40 billion bid for Mylan.
A Nassau County Supreme Court judge agreed to convert Swiss judgments that Baker & McKenzie obtained against two former clients to judgments in his court, but he denied the firm's motion for summary judgment in lieu of a complaint for a third individual.
Qatar Investment Authority has invested $1.2 billion in the billionaire's Hong Kong power company.
Beset by legal and regulatory problems, Germany's Deutsche Bank AG is replacing two co-chief executives and reassigning its head of legal affairs. But general counsel Richard Walker seems to be hanging on.
A month after Gateley announced that it would become the first law firm in the U.K. to tap into public markets, the 350-lawyer shop raised more than $45 million in an initial public offering on London’s Alternative Investment Market.
"I've never met a lawyer that would prefer to make a judgment than follow a rule," said one attendee, reflecting on U.K. and U.S. approaches to regulation.
At a London event, lawyers and firms are honored for excellence in transatlantic matters involving corporate, finance and litigation work, innovation, commitment to pro bono and outstanding transatlantic strategy, while 10 rising stars under 40 are named.
State-owned China Jianyin Investment will acquire Netherlands-based NXP Semiconductors' radio-frequency power business.
Less than two years after opening in Berlin, Morrison & Foerster is advising Rupert Murdoch’s Twentieth Century Fox on the production of a fifth season of hit cable drama “Homeland,” as it prepares to become the first major U.S. television show to film in Germany.
Owned by Hong Kong lawyer Steve Ng and Shenzhen lawyer Winston Gao, YangTze Law Firm will operate under U.K. regulations that allow for foreign control of domestic firms.
News that Linklaters is to finally modify its lockstep has raised fresh questions over the long-term future of the compensation system. But with some tinkering, lockstep may prove more durable than many think.
Three partners head to Hogan Loveless; Fried Frank raids Kirkland & Ellis in London; another Dickstein Shapiro partner departs; a Florida firm goes on a hiring spree; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Geoffrey Cruikshanks is heading to global investigations firm Nardello & Co. to be its chairman.
In an unusual case, prosecutors in England have filed criminal manslaughter charges against a public hospital corporation following the death of a schoolteacher during childbirth.
In Acritas' U.K. Law Firm Brand Index 2015, general counsel gave some U.K. midtier firms higher favorability ratings than their most elite competitors.
In addition to ordering a German promotional company to pay the remainder of a purse it owed heavyweight Fres Oquendo for a 12-round "surreal" slugfest, the judge blocked the company from promoting any match for his opponent Ruslan Chagaev for 18 months, or until the company schedules a rematch.
Companies doing business in emerging markets can reap big benefits, but they also face fraud and corruption challenges. It's especially tough in the Europe, Middle East, India and Africa regions.
Less than a year after advising Endo Pharmaceutricals on the corporation inversion deal that saw the company reincorporate in Ireland, the two Skadden transactional lawyers advised Endo on its $8.05 billion buy of generic drug maker Par Pharmaceuticals from private equity firm TPG Capital.
Reed Smith is set to open an office in Frankfurt, Germany, on June 1 with the addition of seven lawyers from four different firms: Mayer Brown, Orrick, Jones Day and Willkie Farr.
At the center of U.S. Department of Justice moves against five banks, Zurich-based UBS A.G. received both a pat on the head and a kick in the pants.
About two months after Paul Hastings announced that it would open a São Paulo office with three laterals from Allen & Overy, one of those A&O partners has decided to stay put.
A new ranking from London-based RSG Consulting shows that U.S. firms continue to take market share in India, challenging the dominant position once held by their U.K. peers.
For global organizations that must engage in cross-border discovery, the danger of deciding between two evils is all too real.
EY Legal launches a financial regulatory practice in London with 12 lawyers from two Am Law 100 firms, DLA Piper loses its head of German corporate and M&A to Dentons; and more.
The additions come from Allen & Overy and Norton Rose Fulbright and bring Greenberg Traurig's attorney count in Warsaw to 80, with 30 lawyers working in the region's real estate industry.
In their Antitrust Trade and Practice column, Shepard Goldfein and James Keyte discuss the FTC's and European Commission's investigations into Google's search practices and the differences in U.S. and EU approaches to antitrust enforcement.
In a contract breach and business interference tort case over an abandoned Bulgarian gas field venture, the principal issue is whether evidence supporting lost-market value was speculative and based on lost future profits, according to the Texas Supreme Court.
The American Lawyer has announced the finalists of its 2015 Transatlantic Legal Awards. These awards recognize law firms for excellence in handling transatlantic matters across the key areas of corporate, finance and disputes, as well as highlighting law firm innovation, commitment to pro bono, outstanding transatlantic strategy and in-house leaders.
The global legal giant has announced the creation of a London-based M&A and corporate finance consulting business to focus on entertainment, media, technology and sports ventures.
Following in the footsteps of Australia’s Slater & Gordon, regional midmarket British firm Gateley is planning a potential listing on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market. The future float would value Birmingham, England-based Gateley at roughly $210 million.
Mark S. Cohen, Jeffrey I. Lang and Melanie A. Grossman of Cohen & Gresser survey three areas the scale of the DOJ's investigation, law enforcement techniques that the DOJ has employed in regard to banks and offshore accounts, and the potential next phases of the investigation.
Lateral hires in the United Kingdom, Spain, Dubai and Japan, as well as around the United States.
The European Union may be getting ready to take on digital monopolies and monitor use of consumer data.
Epstein Becker Green member Pierre Georges Bonnefil has been appointed a chevalier in the French Légion d'Honneur, and other announcements.
Steven Lim will lead the construction-focused firm's city-state office; Clyde & Co says its Singaporean joint law venture is still intact.
The 160-lawyer employment specialist is relocating London partner Antonia Grant to open its first office outside of the United Kingdom.
The head of McKenna Long & Aldridge's national tax group leaves ahead of a merger with global legal giant Dentons; Arnold & Porter and Cozen O'Connor both make bulk hires from smaller firms; a Jones Day bankruptcy baron returns; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe will shutter Frankfurt and Berlin bases later this year to focus practice on Düsseldorf and Munich, The American Lawyer has learned.
The firm has teamed up with Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners as Chinese investments into Italy increase.
A crackdown on corruption, antitrust violations, and other corporate offenses have set alarm bells ringing in German boardrooms. Which law firms are best positioned to respond?
A Deutsche Bank subsidiary in London settled with U.S. and U.K. authorities for more than $2.5 billion over manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) as well as wire fraud and antitrust charges. Paul Weiss partners Theodore Wells, Andrew Finch and Roberto Finzi represented the bank, along with Slaughter and May partners Deborah Finkler and Ewan Brown.
Big Pharma leads the list of billion-dollar deals this week with a $40 billion, unsolicited bid made by Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. for fellow generic-drug maker Mylan N.V.
AbbVie's decision to pay a $1.64 billion merger breakup fee to Dublin-based Shire PLC rather than face the sudden tax disadvantages of a corporate inversion was a normal risk assumed by a company's board, the Delaware Court of Chancery has ruled in denying stockholders access to AbbVie's records on the deal.
Calling it the most "misguided prosecution" he'd seen in 50 years, U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer dismissed charges against three non-U.S. citizens accused of bribing an executive at a Montreal-based organization.
When you're "sick" in France, you might not be "sick" in Germany.
The two firms are divvying up the task of advising Google on antitrust claims leveled at the technology giant by the European Union.
The U.K. firm has announced it is now a so-called Qualified Foreign Law Firm, allowing it to advise clients on international law from the Southeast Asian country.
Peter Gray sought permission to appeal a British high court's finding last month that the Dubai-based partner deliberately misled the court in presenting inaccurately dated evidence that implicated Djibouti businessman Abdourahman Boreh in a 2009 grenade attack. Justice Julian Flaux on Tuesday rejected Gray's request, which will now go to the Court of Appeal.
For companies that do business in both the U.S. and E.U., legal departments need to help devise an approach that will comply with the very different rules they impose.
Fresh after mergers in the U.S. and China, the global legal giant is adding a 30-strong team from White & Case in the Hungarian capital.
Jones Day's Greg Katsas failed to persuade the full Second Circuit that it should reconsider a panel's decision forcing RJR to face racketeering claims by a coalition of EU countries.
Cahill Gordon & Reindel officially launched an English law litigation practice in London after hiring Shearman & Sterling partner Richard Kelly. The announcement comes with a twist: U.K. regulators approved Cahill’s application to become the first major U.S. firm in London to be licensed under an alternative business structure.
Last year a Second Circuit panel allowed the European Community to pursue racketeering claims against RJR Nabisco for an alleged global money laundering conspiracy. This week, some of the appellate court's judges took issue with that opinion—but not enough for the court to change course.
Greece's lawyers at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton defeated a treaty arbitration brought by a Slovak bank seeking to avoid a steep haircut on $533 million in Greek bonds.
The tech giant says that seizing customer email on foreign servers is contrary to international law.
A Q&A with Deloitte's Andy Ruckman: Reliance on local counsel is a critical consideration, but evolving technology can streamline international discovery.
Turnill, a corporate and commercial partner in Slaughter and May's London office, advised Royal Dutch Shell in its $70 billion acquisition of BG Group.
The company claims that information in the report was incomplete and that some of the issues were the result of bugs that have been addressed.
Oil and gas tops off the week's list of billion-dollar deals, with Royal Dutch Shell plc's $70 billion acquisition of BG Group plc.
The European Commission has updated its proposed rules to address data privacy, which are likely to have big implications for U.S. companies.
After last year's $50 billion arbitration win for the former masters of Yukos Oil Company, we know a defunct oil company can strike a gusher. But can its shareholders get their hands on the loot?
German business executive Sigram Schindler promises he will never write a U.S. Supreme Court brief again.
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, along with the Republic of Djibouti, has been ordered by a British high court judge to pay Abdourahman Boreh the equivalent of $1.3 million in fees after partner Peter Gray was found to have knowingly provided false information regarding the Djibouti businessman's alleged involvement in a 2009 grenade attack.
How are does an employer have to go to accommodate religious practices? That varies according to country.
Irell & Manella partner Steven Thomas negotiated the sale of Gustav Klimt’s famous gold painting "Adele Bloch-Bauer I," which drew headlines for fetching the highest price for any artwork in 2006. The painting, along with four others, was stolen by the Nazis and recovered by the Bloch-Bauer heirs after an eight-year legal battle with the Austrian government, and is now the subject of "Woman in Gold," a film starring Helen Mirren that will be released Wednesday.
The new consolidated system raises the stakes of litigation. A continent-wide injunction can jeopardize a company’s entire European market.
The U.K. private client boutique has made an unrivaled push into the region to capitalize on a fast-growing population of high-net-worth individuals in China, Singapore and other top jurisdictions.
Wheeler took the lead on London-based oil terminal operator VTTI's $422 million IPO, making it the first master limited partnership with most of its assets fixed outside North America to go public in the United States.
Shine represented Merck & Co. in its $14.2 billion sale of consumer brands to Germany's Bayer AG, which in turn tapped Hurd for counsel on the giant carve-out.
Arnold Bloch Leibler is Australian counsel to Slater, while London-based Macfarlanes is advising on English law.
The Korean firm has relocated Russia practice leader Hwajoon Lee to spearhead the new outpost.
The Chicago-based firm has announced that it will open a disputes-focused office in London later this spring to meet the increasing international needs of its clients.
The U.K. bank has promoted Simon Croxford to general counsel for investment banking for the Europe and Middle East region.
China's Jun He Law Offices, Italy's Pedersoli e Associati, Linklaters and Latham & Watkins are among the others working on what will be the largest overseas acquisition by a Chinese state-owned enterprise since the $15 billion CNOOC-Nexen deal in 2012.
A British high court judge has reversed an order freezing the assets of Djibouti businessman Abdourahman Boreh after finding that a Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher partner knowingly presented faulty evidence implicating Boreh in a 2009 grenade attack.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dismissed its disciplinary action against Foley & Lardner partner Howard Shipley over his submission of a jargon-filled petition mainly written by his client, a German business executive and nonlawyer. The court issued this warning to lawyers: Write petitions in plain language.
The 300-year-old central bank has appointed Sonya Branch as its new general counsel.
Our latest roundup of transactions sees Skadden client Valeant Pharmaceuticals prevail over fellow firm client Endo International in its bid for Salix Pharmaceuticals, while Finnish utility company Fortum sells off its Swedish energy business for $6.9 billion in Europe's highest-dollar infrastructure deal in several years.
New Jersey authorities cannot prosecute two high school chaperones accused of having sex with three high school students on a school trip to Germany, the state Supreme Court ruled March 18.
A British businessman, alleged to have conspired with Pittsburgh-based Alcoa to inflate the cost of raw materials, has invoked a contract's arbitration clause to try to move the case out of federal court.
Emails between Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle and its client, the Republic of Kazakhstan, were posted online in January after that government’s computers were hacked. Kazakhstan’s counsel at Curtis says in a complaint filed Thursday against the alleged hackers that some of the emails contained privileged and confidential attorney-client communications.
The firm has launched a website that provides information on how same-sex relationships are legally recognized in nearly 300 jurisdictions worldwide.
McKenna Long & Aldridge, poised to vote Monday on a union with Dentons, saw two new partners depart due to conflicts; Morgan Lewis lures eight partners in Dallas ahead of another merger in Singapore; Winston & Strawn poaches 10 more partners from Pillsbury; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.
Our latest roundup of transactions in the United States and around the world sees Sullivan & Cromwell, Skadden, Freshfields and Davis Polk take the lead for companies in the analytics, entertainment and pharmaceutical sectors.
Latham & Watkins has appointed finance partner Jay Sadanandan as the new head of its London office, replacing corporate partner Nick Cline, who finished a five-year term as office managing partner in February.
The International Trade Commission on Wednesday gave a green light to toymaker Lego A/S to bring a patent and copyright infringement case against three competitors that are seeking to appeal more to girls. Lego says its rivals copied its "Friends" line.
The London-based firm will join forces with shipping boutique Legal Solutions to add a local law practice to its city-state office.
A report from the Iberian Lawyer In-house Club shows that the lawyers are trying to do as much of their legal work in-house as possible.
The Los Angeles-based firm, which saw partner profits rise 8.5 percent in 2014, has picked up three partners from Allen & Overy and a new office in Brazil in the wake of other recent hires of note from Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson and Shearman & Sterling.
The British firm will extend its construction practice to Sydney and Melbourne to capture work in the country's surging infrastructure sector.
Big Pharma tops our latest roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more, with AbbVie Inc. agreeing to purchase cancer-drug maker Pharmacyclics Inc. for $21 billion. NXP Semiconductors, based in the Netherlands, will acquire Austin's Freescale for $11.8 billion.
Vietnamese man extradited from the United Kingdom is facing charges that he provided material support to al Qaida in Yemen after telling his wife he was going to Ireland, authorities said.
Antitrust/competition regulators are becoming more active and are in increasingly closer contact with each other. It's almost cartel-like.
Milbank expands in London and Frankfurt; Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani loses a top sports lawyer, but picks up more than a dozen others in Pittsburgh; Barclays and Deutsche Bank raid big firms for two in-house legal chiefs; Cadwalader brings on a top federal prosecutor and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
The Stockholm-based firm opened its first Asian office by forming an association with local firm Odebjer Fohlin.
Our latest roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more includes Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.’s purchase of Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. for $10.1 billion; Asahi Kasei Corp.’s buy of Polypore International Inc. in a deal valued at $3.2 billion; and a merger between silicon producers Grupo FerroAtlántica and Globe Specialty Metals Inc. for a combined value of $3.1 billion.
Long-haul flights. Time zone shifts. Calls and emails around the clock. When did the job of managing partner become so grueling?
London-based Trowers is the first to take advantage of changes in the country’s law that had prohibited foreign firms from operating there. But other firms with a much bigger Southeast Asian presence aren’t rushing in behind them.
Descendants of Jewish art dealers who lived in pre-World War II Germany are suing the German government, claiming they are the rightful owners of the Guelph Treasure, a valuable collection of medieval relics that ended up in the hands of the Nazis.
Public procurement contracts often have been a breeding ground for corruption. What can companies do in these situations?
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom's Mulaney and Hatchard led the way for Broomfield, Colorado-based Ball Corp. in its $6.8 billion acquisition of the United Kingdom's Rexam PLC.
Lawyers for Foley & Lardner partner Howard Shipley on Thursday pushed back against the U.S. Supreme Court’s threat to sanction him for a jargon-filled petition he filed in a patent case last year, telling the justices that although it was "unorthodox" in style, the petition "clearly and faithfully reflects" the views of his client, a German tech company executive.
London-based insurance company Novae Group is tapping Alexandra Moon as its new group general counsel.
The pair helped Chevron chalk up another win in its epic fight with Ecuadorean environmental plaintiffs, forcing online poker magnate Russell DeLeon to renounce his $23 million investment in the Ecuador case.
Australia’s Slater & Gordon, the world’s first publicly traded law firm, is headed to Wales after acquiring a pair of personal injury shops in the U.K. The move comes as a co-founder of a prominent U.S. litigation finance firm calls for the adoption of alternative business structures by U.S. law firms.
Allen & Overy scored an unusual appellate win this week in its fight with a onetime lawyer at the firm who was fired after authoring an erotic novel, persuading a court in New York that the woman must submit to a psychological examination.
The prospect of a thaw in relations has led to talk of a "gold rush" for companies, if and when the Iranian market opens.
On Monday, online gaming magnate James Russell DeLeon renounced his financial support for a controversial environmental suit in Ecuador against oil giant Chevron.
The accounts manager in London who stole $15,360 from Chadbourne & Parke has been banned by the Solicitors Regulation Authority from working at any law firm.
Google's compliance with the European Union rule is facing mixed reviews.
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, renewed his bid to clarify how the U.S. government can access electronic data stored abroad.
Just days after staying an injunction against ZTE Corp. in Romania, U.S. District Judge Gregory Sleet said he'd intervened in error.
The firm has put in place a new policy that requires each of its more than 5,000 employees in about 25 countries to devote 25 hours per year to community service. The policy is unique because it does not just apply to lawyers, and it will encompass the international offices.
If a patent is revoked in a parallel proceeding in the U.S., U.K., Canada or France, what is the impact on a prior determination of infringement?
Non-U.S. trademark registrants must have the intention of using the mark here.
The French trademark office rejected a registration bid, but other jurisdictions are more permissive.
Suggestion for balancing property rights versus competition approximates the U.S. system.
Philip Urofsky, Henry Weisburg and Zach Torres-Fowler of Shearman & Sterling write: 'BSG Resources' highlights an issue that practitioners should understand when advising their clients on the potential repercussions of FCPA liability.
Fried Frank and Dentons have implemented dramatically different China strategies. Maybe they're both correct.
ZTE's legal team at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman turned to the U.S. District Court for Delaware to stop an injunction entered last week by a court in Romania.
Beckwith and Calhoon knew they faced a big challenge defending Russia's Gazprom against a $1.4 billion trade secrets case on Texas turf. So when they saw a chance to derail the case midway through trial, they pounced.
The London-based private client boutique is partnering with 70-lawyer KhattarWong.
Smack in the middle of a $1.37 billion trade secrets trial against Russia's OAO Gazprom, plaintiff Moncrief Oil International abruptly agreed to drop the case after Gazprom's lawyers at Baker Botts uncovered evidence that a key exhibit in the trial had been faked.
Another leading academic faces a sex scandal; Norton Rose's Chinese doppleganger; why you're unlikely to meet a Frenchwoman named Nutella.
A month after seeing its longtime leader retire, Latham & Watkins lured four key partners to its ranks in Germany and Washington, D.C., with raids on Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance and noted IP litigation shop Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner.
Dejphon Chansiri is acquiring Sheffield Wednesday Football Club for a reported $45 million.
Telefónica S.A. decreased external legal costs in the U.K. by 66 percent since 2012, amounting to close to 3 million pounds in savings.
When employees are based outside the U.S., it's probably going to be a whole lot more complicated to let them go.
Federal authorities said they busted a Russian spy ring Monday, arresting a man who allegedly used his cover as a Russian bank employee in New York to try to obtain economic and political intelligence about the United States.
Five days after The American Lawyer broke news of the impending combination between Dentons and Asia's largest firm, the union is now official. Chinese regulators gave the expected green light to the landmark deal between China-based Dacheng Law Offices and Dentons early on Monday Beijing time, clearing the way for the signing ceremony.
Two companies controlled by Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing are acquiring Eversholt Rail Group from a consortium that includes U.K. private equity funds 3i Infrastructure and STAR Capital Partners.
Khalid al Fawwaz was a critical, top-level conspirator in Osama bin Laden's war against America, spreading the al Qaida leader's declarations of hate, training terrorists and leading the terror cell that bombed U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, a federal prosecutor told a jury Thursday.
A lawyer makes an incendiary video, and the Magic Circle firm gets blame for its response.
In a closely watched case about the copyright rights of foreign companies, a federal appeals court has struck down Swiss watchmaker Omega S.A.’s attempt to use U.S. copyright law to block Costco Wholesale Corp.’s sale of its luxury watches.
The pair guided NPS Pharmaceutical's $5.2 billion sale to Irish drugmaker Shire, which is recovering from a botched deal with AbbVie last year.
Former Gide Loyrette Nouel Vietnam practice head Samantha Campbell will take on the same role at the Anglo-American firm starting in March.
King & Wood Mallesons and Baker & McKenzie are also among the firms helping state-owned Shanghai Jin Jiang acquire France's Groupe Du Louvre.
Lawyers from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher offered their views on changes to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement in emerging markets.
Cooley announced Monday that the firm would open an office in London with 55 lawyers—20 of them partners—from Edwards Wildman Palmer and Morrison & Foerster. The move marks Cooley’s second international office opening.
Davis Polk & Wardwell and Slaughter and May are representing Dublin-based Shire as it recovers from its botched deal with AbbVie last year and acquires New Jersey-based NPS Pharmaceuticals, which turned to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom for legal counsel.
In the latest move by Am Law 100 firms looking to slash expenses, Latham & Watkins and Littler Mendelson have announced plans for back office operations centers in Manchester, England, and Kansas City, Mo., respectively.
Dechert announced that its London litigation partner Antony Dutton died suddenly on Jan. 4.
Two months after losing a high-profile media and entertainment group to Latham & Watkins, two more top partners at O'Melveny & Myers have left the firm. IP partner Kenneth Nissly in Silicon Valley has retired, while London-based M&A partner Daniel Oates has defected for Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.
A litigation funder is found liable for costs tied to trial abuses by a plaintiff it backed.
Chinese investment in Italy continues to rise.
A record settlement by banks yields plenty of work for U.S. and U.K. lawyers.
Big Tobacco is attacking packaging regulations with both trade law and arbitration. Which is the better weapon?
The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Poland to pay damages to terror suspects who were subject to "enhanced interrogation techniques" in CIA detention on Polish soil.
Billion-dollar transactions in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Italy, and the Nordic countries.
Some British lawyers fear that expanding pro bono programs gives government an excuse to slash legal services.
Big Tobacco is fighting plain-packaging regulations in court, in the World Trade Organization, and in international arbitrations.
A Conservative Party proposal would guarantee the United Kingdom freedom from Europe's human rights court.
In a legal market under pressure, two of Scotland's Big Four opted to merge with British firms. Other Scottish firms remain staunchly autonomous. Who's best positioned to survive the ongoing shakeout?
Former Ashurst senior partner Charlie Geffen dishes about his move to Gibson Dunn
The traditional idea that good faith is not part of common law business-to-business contracting is now outdated, whether in England, Ireland or the United States.
The frantic pace of inversion deals that once saved U.S. corporations millions of dollars in taxes while heaping riches on the law firms that helped structure them are slowing to a crawl. But M&A attorneys say there is still plenty of other deal work to keep them busy.
The corporate partner represented an investment group backed by London's BC Partners as it beat out rival private equity bidders for its $8.7 billion acquisition of PetSmart, the largest leveraged buyout in the U.S. so far this year.
Global 100 firms with a major presence in Russia have quietly pulled back from Moscow and St. Petersburg as the country’s economy reels from a perfect storm of Western economic sanctions, the ruble’s recent collapse and tumbling oil prices.
Akin Gump partner Raphael Prober saw his six-year pro bono project come to a gratifying finish earlier this month when the French government agreed to pay $60 million in reparations to Holocaust victims deported on trains operated by France's national state-owned railway company, SNCF.
Kirkland & Ellis partner and former top federal prosecutor Michael Garcia stepped down from his role as head of the investigatory branch of FIFA's ethics committee after the organization declined to consider his protest.
A federal statute that authorizes courts to order document production for certain foreign proceedings also permits discovery for use in a criminal investigation conducted by a foreign magistrate, the Second Circuit has ruled. The case centers on an inquiry into a Swiss "feeder fund" for the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme.
Spain's Repsol SA will acquire Calgary-based Talisman Energy Inc. for $12.9 billion. Repsol called upon Sullivan & Cromwell and Bennett Jones, while Talisman turned to Norton Rose Fulbright; Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Blake, Cassels & Graydon.
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has continued to develop its London transactional practice with the addition of another senior partner, bringing in renowned leveraged finance expert Stephen Gillespie from Kirkland & Ellis.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher grabbed a senior debt finance partner from Kirkland & Ellis in London, as the latter snatches Winston & Strawn’s litigation chair in Chicago; Jones Day beefs up in Miami; Sidley Austin snags six from Loeb & Loeb; a half-dozen lawyers leave firms for in-house jobs and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
A total of 2.1 million patent applications were filed in the world's five largest patent offices in 2013, according to the "IP5 Statistics Report, 2013 Edition."
Duane Morris has relaunched its employment practice in London with the hire of partner Elena Cooper from the U.K. base of Canadian firm Fasken Martineau.
A leading French M&A lawyer heads to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Paris; King & Spalding brings back a former partner and sees its M&A cohead head to the NFL; Squire Patton Boggs makes it rain Down Under and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Saying it is seeing increased demand for third-party funding in U.S. lawsuits against corporations, one litigation funder in the United Kingdom is trying to shoot down common objections raised by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Overseas private contractors Monday pleaded guilty to defrauding the U.S. government of millions of dollars in a multibillion-dollar contract to supply food and water to U.S. soldiers fighting in Afghanistan.
While the Obama Administration seeks to delay release of a U.S. Senate report on Bush-era CIA "enhanced interrogation techniques," the European Court of Human Rights has already weighed in, saying that the CIA's methods "amounted to torture."
A trio of partners from Kirkland & Ellis and Edwards Wildman Palmer sets up shop in new locales; three more firms hire Bingham McCutchen refugees; Chadbourne & Parke adds a former U.S. ambassador; Skadden brings back a top federal regulator; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Locke Lord Edwards and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius aren’t the only two firms making merger-type moves. Maine’s Verrill Dana, which became one of the largest 350 firms in the U.S. this summer, is poised to hit the 140-lawyer mark after absorbing Connecticut’s Levett Rockwood. The Am Law Daily examines that deal and others in a globetrotting look at some recent legal tie-ups of note.
Some British liberals have dreamed of enacting a U.K. Bill of Rights. Now the United Kingdom’s ruling Conservative Party has put forth its own proposal for codifying human rights—but critics call it a smokescreen for decoupling from Europe.
Am Law 100 firms employ some 6,000 lawyers in London, including some of the hottest lateral hires in years. A look at their track record reveals some surprises.