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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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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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Clean Tech Focus Helps Law Firms Clean Up

Apr 19, 2008 As more money flows into green technologies, law firms have increasingly adopted clean tech practice groups dedicated to guiding emerging companies and venture capital firms. Law firms such as Cooley Godward Kronish LLP,…

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The truth about partnerships

Apr 15, 2008 The run-up to partnership is one of the most stressful periods of a lawyer's career. One ambitious young associate, when approaching his second bite at the partnership cherry, put on three stone as he comfort-ate his way…

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