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Heller Ehrman law firm to dissolve Friday

Sep 26, 2008 The San Francisco law firm Heller Ehrman will formally vote Friday to dissolve, ending a legal partnership that survived the 1906 earthquake, a depression, wars and social upheavals but was, in the final analysis, unable…

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Moscow law firms feel the credit crunch

Sep 25, 2008 The impact of the credit crunch finally hit Russian law firms. Capital markets practices are taking the biggest hit after the Russian Government was last week forced to inject $20bn to support the country’s financial…

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Indian lawyers heading westward

Sep 25, 2008 Lawyers from India are increasingly joining overseas law firms to represent cases involving Indian companies abroad. Firms such as Clifford Chance, Linklaters and Darlington’s are looking to start large-scale…

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UK law firm redundancy toll rises to 440

Sep 24, 2008 Law firms in the South East and London have laid off more staff than those in any other region in England and Wales, with real estate departments bearing the brunt of the impact...

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Corporate law firms see dark days ahead

Sep 18, 2008 The bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers and the announced acquisition of Merrill Lynch & Co. by Bank of America will produce a flurry of legal activity. But for most large corporate law firms, which depend on financial…

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Big California firms pay associates $160K to $265K

Sep 11, 2008 The “vast majority" of the 17 law firms that responded to survey by the Recorder pay their associates lockstep compensation that begins at $160,000. The firms increased pay to $210,000 for fourth-year associates and…

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Singapore opens up to foreign law firms

Aug 29, 2008 Changes to the Legal Profession Act passed in Singapore's Parliament on Tuesday will now open up the hitherto protected legal sector to allow foreign firms more leeway to operate here. Some foreign law firms will be…

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