Quinn Emanuel London revenue grows 22 per cent

Feb 23, 2017 Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan reported a 22 per cent increase in revenue for its London office, where revenue grew from £36.8m to £44.8m. Profit increased by 21 per cent, rising from £27.1m to £32.8m. The London office has recently hired several new partners, including James Bremen from Herbert Smith Freehills, Mark Hastings from Addleshaw Goddard, and David Berman from Macfarlanes. The firm also recently opened a new office in Zurich, and may be considering a new location in Qatar. Comments and more »

Nigel Thomas elected WFW chairman

Feb 20, 2017 Nigel Thomas, a shipping finance partner at Watson Farley & Williams (WFW), has been elected as the firm’s next chairman, taking over the position from Frank Dunne. Dunne served as chairman from 2004 to 2016 and…

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Jenner & Block hires White & Case partner in London

Feb 20, 2017 Jenner & Block has hired White & Case litigation partner Jason Yardley, who will be joining the firm’s litigation team in London. The team also includes Charlie Lightfoot, another White & Case hire who joined Jenner &…

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Slaughter and May hires first lateral in London

Feb 20, 2017 Slaughter and May has hired Daniel Schaffer, former head of pensions at Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF). The move marks Slaughter and May’s first lateral hire in London. Schaffer served as head of pensions at HSF for…

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BLP begins using ‘sharedo’ AI system

Feb 20, 2017 Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has begun using a new ‘sharedo’ platform, which uses artificial intelligence to help manage cases and workflow. The firm has introduced sharedo to its Manchester office but plans to…

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Cooley revenue rises 7 per cent to $974m

Feb 17, 2017 US firm Cooley has reported a revenue increase of 7 per cent in 2016, with total turnover coming in at $974m. The 2016 figure is lower than revenue growth in previous years. Cooley’s 2015 revenue increased by 14 per…

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Eversheds Sutherland Singapore merger goes live

Feb 17, 2017 Eversheds Sutherland’s merger with Singapore-based Harry Elias Partnership is now complete, one year after the firms began talks in early 2016. It is the first major international merger for the firm since Eversheds…

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