In the same week as Kirkland & Ellis announced it is opening in Houston, top 10 LB100 firm Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has confirmed it is withdrawing from the Prague market, closing its local office due to 'difficult market' conditions with effect from 1 May.
Ashurst has announced its first partner promotions since its merger with Blake Dawson went live in October last year, with 15 lawyers joining its partnership ranks, up from a pre-merger figure of twelve.
Weil, Gotshal & Manges London, German and New York banking teams have advised the lenders on Goldman Sachs and Koch Industries' acquisition of Flint Group from CVC Capital Partners for a purchase price reported to be more than Flint's 2013 revenue of €2.2bn, as a transatlantic Allen & Overy (A&O) team assisted Primark on its launch into the US.
Norton Rose Fulbright has announced its first global partner promotions since the merger of Norton Rose and leading Houston energy firm Fulbright & Jaworski took effect in June 2013. A total of 46 partners are being made up, including eight promotions to the South African equivalent role of director.