Legal Business

Cities colliding

Several Global London firms were back on the investment trail in 2010 although overall headcount in the top 50 dropped. LB looks at the main movers in the City’s non-UK legal elite.

The UK economy may be suffering under the weight of swingeing cuts and, Germany aside, the prospects on the continent may still look bleak, but London’s large band of overseas law firms have not exactly been retreating into their shells. Many have been spying opportunities in the usual form of lateral partner hires, others such as Squire, Sanders & Dempsey and Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal have pinned their colours to a UK merger.