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    Trends: US West Coast firms deepening roots in UK

    May 16, 2018 The trend of UK growth among US West Coast firms seems to be solidifying, with ever-increasing UK lateral hires and rises in revenue indicating that the firms are finding a foothold. Seven of The Lawyer’s US Top 50…

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    Kirkland makes waves in IP with key hire from A&O

    May 14, 2018 Kirkland & Ellis has unexpectedly poached Allen & Overy’s (A&O) global head of IP Nicola Dagg. Dagg has been with A&O for 12 years. Her specialties are patent litigation and disputes concerning breach of…

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    UK lateral hires skyrocket among US firms in 2017

    May 9, 2018 UK lateral hires by US law firms saw a significant rise from 2016 to 2017, with the number of lateral hires in the UK performed by the 50 largest US law firms nearly doubling from 80 to 140, as reported by The…

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    Linklaters announces derivatives platform launch

    May 3, 2018 Following the lead of Allen & Overy (A&O), Linklaters has become the second magic circle firm to release a tech service designed to aid in the upcoming repapering rush, in accordance with the new Initial Market…

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    A&O develops derivatives platform Margin Xchange

    April 24, 2018 Allen & Overy (A&O) has created a new online platform in response to impending derivatives regulations. The platform for banks, law firms, and hedge funds is called Margin Xchange, and was developed by the magic…

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    A&O shortchanges women in 2018 promotions round

    April 21, 2018 Allen & Overy has announced its 2018 promotions round, with 20 partners being made up in total. Of the 20 promoted partners, four are in London. Banking associate Hannah Valintine, capital markets associate John…

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    A&O focuses on O’Melveny in US merger search

    April 10, 2018 Allen & Overy has begun discussions of a merger with US firm O’Melveny & Myers, a deal that could lead to a £2 billion global firm, as calculated by The Lawyer. A&O has been on the search for a US merger for some…

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