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Global law firms seek tie-ups with Indian peers

Aug 19, 2008 Global law majors, White & Case, Ropes & Gray, Ashurst Morris Crisp and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, are scouting for tie-ups with domestic law firms as a first step for a footprint in India. Since the Bar Council…

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US law firms continue China expansion

Aug 16, 2008 US firm Dechert has been granted a licence to open an office in Beijing, its first in mainland China, the firm has said in a statement. So far this year, ten US firms have obtained licences to open firms in China,…

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Magnet of Middle East attracts top City law firms

Aug 5, 2008 Clifford Chance, the world's biggest law firm by revenue, opened a new office in Abu Dhabi earlier this week with 14 lawyers drawn from offices including London. The office size is expected to double in the next two…

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Attorneys Return to Firms After Stints Elsewhere

Jul 31, 2008 Law firms including Mayer Brown, Howrey; Winston & Strawn; McDermott, Will & Emery; Chadbourne & Parke; and several more in recent months have welcomed back attorneys from other law firms. The "coming home" phenomenon is…

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How is the recession hitting UK law firms?

Jul 31, 2008 Over the past couple of months there has been the progressive build-up of outfits with big names that have been forced to admit that they were letting people go or initiating redundancy programs. Maybe the most…

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For Law Grads, 2007 Was a Very Good Year

Jul 29, 2008 Nearly 92 percent of 2007 law school graduates have jobs now, the highest reported figure in 20 years. And those who work at law firms are earning a median salary of $108,500--about $13,000 more than 2006 graduates were…

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Brodies in challenge to big four Scottish law firms

Jul 28, 2008 Commercial law firm Brodies LLP, is closing the gap on Scotland’s big four in the industry, Dundas & Wilson, McGrigors, Maclay Murray Spens, and Shepherd and Wedderburn. The law firm, which has offices in Glasgow…

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Antitrust rules in Asia stir law firms

Jul 25, 2008 Global law firms are scrambling to strengthen their pan-Asian competition practices. Law firms expect a sharp rise in requests from multi-national corporations eager to navigate the region's evolving antitrust landscape,…

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US firms braced for slump in half-year revenues

Jul 22, 2008 US firms are preparing their partners for sinking revenues as they take stock of their financial progress at the half-year stage. Business has been far harder since the start of the year, with Skadden Arps, Latham &…

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