The Dorsey & Whitney partner facing charges of insider trading from the U.K.'s Financial Services Authority has been removed from the law firm's partnership. A statement from Dorsey has been released saying that the
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Bristows has boosted its corporate capabilities with the hire of a partner from Kilpatrick Stockton. Ken Boehner joins from the US firm’s London office, where he was a partner in the corporate practice. He joins
Skadden restructuring partner Jan Baker has been appointed head of Latham & Watkins’ restructuring group and will be based in the firm’s New York office. It is understood that Baker will be joined by a small team of
Lovells has lost the head of its Italian business restructuring and insolvency team, Silvio Tersilla, to its Italian leader Gianni Origoni Grippo & Partners. Tersilla will join Gianni's Rome office.
Clifford Chance corporate lawyer Adam Signy, one of the magic circle firm’s top partners, has defected to the London office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.
Corporate partner Andreas Junius of Dechert's Frankfurt office departed the firm last week to work full-time with an independent German firm. The departure might hinder Dechert's plans to reopen in Frankfurt.
K&L Gates has opened an office in Singapore. Former DLA Piper partner Kevin Murphy will head the firm's corporate practice. K&L Gates now has five Asian offices with a total of 70 lawyers.
US law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey has added veteran German lawyer Rainer Burkardt to its China practice. Burkardt was the founder and head of Beiten Burkardt's Shanghai office and has 11 years experience in China.
Latham & Watkins saw its profits drop 21% in 2008, one of the biggest falls so far reported by US law firms. Profits per equity partner (PEP) fell from $2.27 million in 2007 to $1.8 million in 2008. Latham's revenues
Latham & Watkins is expected to report a significant revenues fall next Monday by up to $400m in the 2008 financial year, according to several sources. This would bring Latham's turnover for the past financial year
Dorsey & Whitney reported flat revenues and a small decrease in profits per partner for 2008. Gross revenues of the Minneapolis-based global law firm were just over $367 million and profits per partner were $661,000,
Herbert Smith’s accounts for 2007-08 have revealed that the highest-paid fee earner took home almost £1.4m last year, the firm's topping 2006-07’s highest earnings of £1.04m.
Rolf Koerfer, Allen & Overy partner in Germany, will become chairman of the board at German tyre manufacturer and car parts maker Continental AG, which was taken over by German rival Schaeffler group in 2008.
Dewey & LeBoeuf has hired Weil, Gotshal & Manges partner Michael Kessler, who joins the business solutions and governance practice in New York. Kessler follows practice head Martin Bienenstock who made the same move
Michael Sage, the co-head of restructuring at O'Melveny & Myers, has joined Dechert in the latest in a series of high-profile moves in the bankruptcy Bar. Sage has represented creditors and bondholders in the Chapter