Debevoise & Plimpton opens Tokyo office

May 2, 2016 Debevoise & Plimpton has opened a Tokyo branch. The New York-based law firm already operates offices in Paris, London, Frankfurt, Moscow, Shanghai and Hong Kong, making the Tokyo office its seventh internationally. Corporate partner Christopher Smeall and international counsel Naomi Aoyama will team up to head the office, which will specialize in finance, investment and corporate governance. Comments and more »

Eversheds promotes 26 lawyers, 42 percent women

Apr 29, 2016 Eversheds has promoted 26 lawyers in this year's promotion round, including 11 female lawyers. Last year, the firm promoted 22 lawyers, more than half women. Overall, 25.7 percent of the firm's partners are women.…

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Payne Hicks Beach leader exits to start own firm

Apr 28, 2016 London-based firm Payne Hicks Beach's construction and energy head is leaving to start his own firm focused on Middle East and East African work. Julian Critchlow, who has been with Payne Hicks Beach since 2013, will…

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Holman Fenwick Willan promotes nine partners

Apr 28, 2016 Holman Fenwick Willan promoted nine partners in this year's promotion round, with three promotions coming from the firm's shipping law division and two coming from aviation. Three of the promoted partners are based in…

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RPC promotes three partners

Apr 28, 2016 London-based insurance firm RPC promoted three partners in this year's promotion round, which will take effect on May 1. One new partner, Nigel Collins, is a corporate specialist who heads RPC's Japan desk. Another,…

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Linklaters appoints new Luxembourg managing partner

Apr 27, 2016 Linklaters has announced the appointment of a new managing partner in its Luxembourg office. Partner Patrick Geortay, who heads the capital markets and banking group in the Luxembourg office, will step into the role for…

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Eversheds wins most panel appointments

Apr 27, 2016 Eversheds has bested its competitors by winning the most panel appointments for Q1 2016, according to Lawyer Market Intelligence statistics. Eversheds netted seven panel appointments, while Clifford Chance came in…

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