CMS reports 25% profit increase while DWF reports 23% turnover growth

Nov 21, 2017 CMS UK has reported that the firm’s profits have increased by 25% since the firm completed its merger with Nabarro and Olswang six months ago. The merger went into effect on 1 May 2017. The firm has not yet released an actual net profit figure, but said that turnover for the UK arm came in at £253m. Meanwhile, DWF has released its latest financial results, reporting turnover growth of 23% as of H1 2017/18. The increase is mainly a result of the firm’s recent international expansion efforts. Managing partner and chief executive Andrew Leaitherland said the firm is poised to perform strongly throughout the rest of the year. Comments and more »

Ashurst partner Ben Giaretta departs for Mishcon

Nov 17, 2017 Ashurst partner Ben Giaretta has departed from the firm to join Mishcon de Reya. He has spent his entire legal career thus far at Ashurst, and became a partner in 2009. While at Ashurst, he worked primarily in the…

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Robert Hays re-elected as King & Spalding chair

Nov 17, 2017 Robert Hays has been re-elected as chair of King & Spalding, extending his tenure to a fifth term. He has been in the position since 2006, and his new term will last 3 years. Although the firm’s revenue surpassed…

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Simpson Thacher promotes 1 in City

Nov 17, 2017 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has announced its latest promotions round, which included 1 new partner in the firm’s London office from a global round of 11. The firm has promoted London-based Robert Lee, who was made…

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Keystone Law to be listed on London Stock Exchange

Nov 17, 2017 Keystone Law is slated to be listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), making it the third UK firm to do so. Law firms Gateley and Gordon Dadds are the current UK firms listed on the LSE. As of October 2013, Keystone…

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Gibson Dunn promotes two in London

Nov 17, 2017 Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has promoted to new partners in its City office. Finance lawyer Amy Kennedy and antitrust lawyer Deirdre Taylor were promoted in a round that also included 13 promotions in the US and one in…

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