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    Baker & McKenzie to drop ampersand in name update

    December 20, 2016 As part of a global brand update, Baker & McKenzie has made a decision to drop the ampersand in its name, changing the name to Baker McKenzie. The branding initiative also includes a logo update, and will likely result…

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    Baker & McKenzie hires 10 from Froriep

    October 20, 2016 Baker & McKenzie has hired an entire team of lawyers from Swiss firm Zurich. The group includes a total of 10, including five partners: Beat Barthold, Alessandro Celli, Pascal Richard, Ansgar Schott and Boris…

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    SPB hires international arbitration head in Tokyo

    September 29, 2016 Squire Patton Boggs (SPB) has hired Haig Oghigian to head up the firm’s Tokyo-based international arbitration practice. Oghigian previously headed up the commercial disputes practice at K&L Gates and held a prior role…

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    Bakers hires KPMG tax partner

    September 26, 2016 Baker & McKenzie has hired Steve Labrum from KPMG in a move intended to bolster Bakers’ London transfer pricing team. Labrum was a tax partner at KPMG, where he worked for the past two years. Bakers has made…

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    Hogan Lovells considers Shanghai association

    August 30, 2016 Hogan Lovells is in the midst of considering a permitted association in the Shanghai FTZ trade area. Launched in 2013, the Shanghai FTZ is the first trade area of its kind in mainland China, and has been likened to a…

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    New hires at Gibson Dunn, Bakers, Altice and Withers

    August 30, 2016 Baker & McKenzie has hired two laterals into its US tax practice, as part of the firm’s continuing North American expansion. Tax partner David Berek comes to the firm’s Chicago office from Horwood, Marcus & Berk,…

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    Bakers revenue reaches 5-year high at $2.6bn

    August 23, 2016 Baker & McKenzie increased turnover by 8 percent in 2015/16, reaching a five-year high of $2.62bn (£1.99bn). This year’s revenue jump followed a lackluster 2014/15, when revenue fell 4 per cent from $2.54bn to…

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    Freshfields loses partner to HSF in Düsseldorf

    August 18, 2016 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has lost corporate partner Christoph Nawroth, the latest in a run of partner exits from Freshfields’ German practice after the firm merged its Cologne and Düsseldorf offices last…

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