While Herbert Smith Freehills became embroiled in a very public court battle over a team defection to White & Case in Australia earlier this year, Simmons & Simmons has quietly amended its partnership deed following a group exit to Allen & Overy (A&O) in 2016. In the space of four months from last summer, Simmons …
Dechert‘s financials for 2016 show revenue has risen 3% to $911.5m, while profit per equity partner (PEP) increased by 2% to $2.6m, mostly off the back of solid growth in London of 19% in billed and received work.
Just one month after Arnold & Porter‘s takeover of Kaye Scholer went live, legacy Kaye Scholer’s London head has quit the firm alongside another partner and a team of associates.
Debevoise & Plimpton co-managing partner Lord Peter Goldsmith has secured a victory for Shell in the High Court as a judge barred 40,000 villagers from the Niger Delta from claims against the oil giant over decades of oil spills.
A string of firms including Slaughter and May and Cravath, Swaine & Moore are acting on Johnson & Johnson’s $30bn offer to buy Swiss biotech company Actelion.
Following the collapse of King & Wood Mallesons‘ (KWM) European arm last week and the lateral moves of all but 33 of its partners, Greenberg Traurig has confirmed CBRE, Westfield and British Airways’ Pension Fund have followed a six-strong group of former KWM partners to Greenberg as new clients.
Joint King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) EUME administrators Andrew Hosking and Sean Bucknall of Quantuma have said partner exits accelerated the demise of the practice in their first interim report to creditors.
Reed Smith has hired what is understood to be the largest group of lawyers from collapsed legacy SJ Berwin in a move which adds 10% to its European headcount.
King & Wood Mallesons‘ (KWM) new business in London, comprising seven partners, has today (20 January) moved into new offices on the 4th floor of St Martins Court, 5 Cheapside in the City.
A conclusion to the sorry saga which has been the European partnership woes of King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) is expected to come to an end this week, while staff have been told they will continue to be paid throughout the process of finding a merger partner.