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    HSF launches new Melbourne legal services business

    September 19, 2016 Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has launched a new alternative legal services centre, the third of its kind for the firm. The new hub in Melbourne will be staffed by approximately 65 staff, including around 50 fee-earners…

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    White & Case grabs 10-partner HSF team in Australia

    September 2, 2016 As White & Case prepares to launch in Australia, the firm has hired away 10 partners from Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF). The project finance team was recruited from various HSF locations throughout Australia and Asia,…

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    HSF launches legal services centre in Shanghai

    September 1, 2016 Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has launched a new 13-lawyer legal services operation in Shanghai, expanding on its current alternative legal services business. After launching a global legal services centre in Belfast…

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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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    Herbies retains 94% of qualifiers

    August 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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    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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    White & Case hires away A&O oil and gas partner

    June 8, 2016 White & Case has hired away oil and gas partner Paul Griffen from Allen & Overy. Griffin came to A&O from Herbert Smith Freehills six years ago. He was placed in A&O's Hong Kong office to help build its Asia-Pacific…

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    Weil Gotshal & Manges hires HSF equity head

    May 10, 2016 Weil Gotshal & Manges has hired James MacArthur, formerly private equity head at Herbert Smith Freehills. MacArthur has worked at HSF since 2010; before that, he was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis. In his new role, he…

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