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Herbert Smith and Leading Saudi Law Firm Join Hands

Apr 28, 2008 Herbert Smith, a London-based law firm with over 1,200 lawyers in branches world-wide, has established a formal and exclusive association in Saudi Arabia with the Al Ghazzawi Professional Association (GPA), one of the…

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Will India open up to foreign lawyers?

Apr 25, 2008 Global law firms see India as one of the last untouched goldmines of the international legal scene. It has a booming economy, a strong legal system and a deep well of talented lawyers. The recent purchase of Jaguar and…

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Large law firms hire from select schools

Apr 23, 2008 Columbia Law School in New York City and Northwestern Law School in Chicago are the most frequently recruited schools by the nation’s largest law firms, which offer starting salaries that make the all-night cramming…

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Top law firms lack diversity

Apr 23, 2008 A report from a leading association of black lawyers gives 18 of big law firms poor to failing grades on their representation of minority attorneys locally. Holland & Knight received a score of 38.7 out of a possible…

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Herbert Smith Tries More Management

Apr 21, 2008 For the last 15 years the United Kingdom's Herbert Smith has been one of the few international firms in London without a managing partner. That ended last week when the firm appointed corporate partner David Willis to…

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China's Merger Proposal Draws Fire

Apr 21, 2008 On Sunday, the American Bar Association's Section of Antitrust Law fired off a litany of complaints to China's State Council Legislative Affairs Office, which is drafting the country's anti-monopoly law. The statute is…

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K&L Gates opens in Shanghai

Apr 21, 2008 Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis (K&L Gates) has launched an office in Shanghai – its fourth base in Asia – as the US firm continues to build up its international presence. The 1,500-lawyer firm…

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Law Firms Find Work Abroad as U.S. Mergers Hit a Low

Apr 19, 2008 As the credit crisis drove first-quarter U.S. mergers and acquisitions down 54 percent to $248.1 billion from $536.3 billion last year, deal volume in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa rose 39 percent, from…

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Lean time for law associates in the US

Apr 19, 2008 This time last year, salaried lawyers at many of America's largest firms had just scored a pay bump, as business was blazing and firms were scrambling to keep talent. Now, due largely to a slowdown in work relating to…

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