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Twelve partners from top Chinese law firms have set off on their own to launch AnJie Law Firm, which is due to start serving clients in November. AnJie will be led by antitrust specialist Zhan Hao, who left behind
Law firm clients are increasing their scrutiny of legal bills and challenging items such as travel, food, photocopies and legal research in an effort to cut costs. According to this article, clients started looking
Law firms that might previously have hesitated before suing clients for unpaid legal bills are increasingly likely to bring an action to collect, according to a report by the New York Law journal. The report found
Eversheds has announced that it will split with its South African arm in 2013, citing issues over client conflicts. The Johannesburg-based practice will return to trading under
Linklaters has appointed a new regional managing partner for Western Europe, with Amsterdam corporate partner Pieter Riemer taking over the role from Jean-Pierre Blumberg. Riemer
Fenwick & West has promoted three lawyers to the equity partnership, effective January 1, 2013. The partners are Seattle-based James Evans and San Francisco based RyanUS firm
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has elected US managing partner Kim Koopersmith as its new chair, making her the first female chair in the firm’s history.
This article points out that high-performing junior lawyers are never short of interesting and challenging work, but once they make it to the senior partner rank they will languish without an independent client base.
Lawin is set to launch an office in Brussels, responding to client demand for EU advice. Lawin’s new base will be called the ‘European Law Excellence Centre’,Pan-Baltic firm
Here is an interesting article about how firms recruit lateral partners. Failed law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf went on a huge recruitment drive in the year before it collapsed, taking on 37 new partners and promising them
Slaughter and May is considering whether to add US law capability across multiple jurisdictions - including its Hong Kong base - according to an inside source thatUK firm
A new report from NALP shows that associate starting salaries have grown stagnant in New York and across the US, according to this article at AboveTheLaw. The hallowed $160K salary for first-year lawyers is becoming