White & Case has opened a new office in Sydney and has assigned locations to 10 former partners from Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF). Due to restrictions from HSF, the partners will initially join White & Case as senior
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Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has won a legal challenge in which 166 partners brought a claim against eight former partners who exited the firm to join White & Case. As a result, the former HSF partners will be excluded
Dechert has hired Stephen Surgeoner, a disputes partner from Clifford Chance. Surgeoner will be based in Dechert’s London office, which has been steadily growing in the past year with several hires from other firms.
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 &
White & Case reported turnover of $1.6bn for 2016, representing an increase of nearly 7 per cent over the previous year. Revenue for the firm’s London arm came in at $290m, a 3.5 per cent increase over 2015. Oliver
Clifford Chance has posted its lowest retention rate in more than seven years. The firm had a cohort of 46 trainees, of which 33 received offers out of 43 who applied. Of those who received offers, 31 accepted positions
DLA Piper is the latest firm to hire from King & Wood Mallesons (KWM), with a recent hire of nine support staff members and four trainees. The new hires started at DLA as of 19 January, along with an additional 23 former
Several US firms have hired partners in their international offices this week, expanding their overseas operations. In London, David Adler of McDermott Will & Emery has been hired by Bryan Cave, while Sidley Austin
Several firms have hired new partners in Asia recently, including Chinese firm Han Kun, which has hired Li Xiaoming, who served as head of White & Case’s China practice since 2005. Han Kun has also hired Li Wei from
Noerr has hired a team of 11 from Polish firm DJBW, increasing the firm’s Warsaw headcount to 30. The team is led by Witold Danilowicz, who previously served as managing partner at the Warsaw office of White & Case.