Andrews Kurth picks up 55-lawyer IP team from Kenyon

Aug 31, 2016 US firm Andrews Kurth has brought on a 55-lawyer team from Kenyon & Kenyon, a US IP firm with offices in New York, Washington, and Palo Alto. Andrews Kurth is based in Houston, and focuses primarily on energy, finance and technology. The team’s departure from Kenyon is the latest in a series of exits that have left the firm with roughly 50 lawyers, down from around 200 lawyers in previous years. According to Bob Jewell, managing partner at Andrews Kurth, the Kenyon team was an ideal cultural fit for Andrews Kurth. The deal is expected to close in early September. Comments and more »

A&O appoints Miller to new Hong Kong role

Aug 28, 2016 Allen & Overy (A&O) has appointed capital markets partner Stephen Miller to a new role as head of capital markets in Asia. Miller will move from London to Hong Kong for the position, which begins in September. The…

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Slater & Gordon braces for A$1bn loss

Aug 25, 2016 Australia's Slater & Gordon has alerted shareholders that the firm anticipates a loss of more than A$1bn in the 2015/16 financial year, following its A$958.3m loss for the first half of the year. The loss may be partly…

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Irwin Mitchell profits fall 25%

Aug 25, 2016 Irwin Mitchell has announced that profit before tax plummeted over 25 per cent last year, dropping from £16.7m to £12.4m. Chief executive Andrew Tucker has stated that the decline is due in part to investment in the…

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Gide dials back Asia presence

Aug 25, 2016 Paris-based Gide Loyrette Nouel has reduced its presence in Asia over the past few years, after a period of expansion in the region. The firm closed its Hong Kong and Hanoi offices in June, and pared down its staff in Ho…

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Khaitan hires partner from K Law

Aug 24, 2016 India’s Khaitan & Co has hired Gautham Srinivas from Krishnamurthy & Co (K Law). Srinivas will be working in Khaitan’s New Delhi office as a partner in the firm’s capital markets practice. Prior to K Law, Srinivas…

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Fifth Irwin Mitchell partner jumps to Dentons

Aug 24, 2016 Dentons continues to raid Irwin Mitchell this week, hiring real estate finance partner Simon Tweedle. While at Irwin Mitchell, Tweedle was a partner specializing in real estate finance, and his clients included HSBC,…

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DLA to end Indonesia alliance

Aug 24, 2016 DLA Piper will be ending its alliance with Indonesian firm Ivan Almaida Baely & Firmansyah (IAB&F), although DLA will continue to work with Indonesian firms, including IAB&F. The formal alliance between DLA and IAB&F was…

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Herbies retains 94% of qualifiers

Aug 23, 2016 Herbert Smith Freeholds has offered positions to 31 of 33 trainees reaching qualification this September, with all 31 accepting offers. The firm also reported a 94 per cent retention rate in the spring, having retained…

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