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Brazil Law Firms to Boost Hiring Amid Merger Boom

Mar 23, 2008 Brazilian law firms specializing in mergers and acquisitions may hire 15 percent to 20 percent more lawyers in 2008 to deal with a wave of corporate takeovers, said Paulo Cezar Aragao of Barbosa, Mussnich & Aragao…

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Official - Law Firms Best Places To Work

Mar 18, 2008 Law firms made a dramatic impact in this year's Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For, with no less than twelve of them making the grade. Manchester-based Pannone headed the profession, coming in 5th. The other…

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Lawyer sues casinos for letting her lose money

Mar 17, 2008 A lawyer is suing seven US casinos for $20million for allowing her to become addicted to gambling. Arelia Margarita Taveras claims that the six casinos in Atlantic City and one in Las Vegas should have been aware that…

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Big Lobbying Practices See a Billion-Dollar Year

Mar 15, 2008 The 50 highest-grossing lobbying practices in the country passed the $1 billion revenue mark for the first time last year, thanks in part to strong growth in work that's outside the traditional boundaries of legislative…

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U.S. law firm layoffs pick up pace as economy slows

Mar 12, 2008 For the second year in a row, 460-lawyer Chicago firm Jenner & Block has axed equity partners. At least 10 partners have been told to give up their equity and some have been asked to leave. Last year, the firm stripped…

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Linklaters ranked as 'superbrand' law firm

Mar 10, 2008 In a new study by Superbrands, Linklaters appears as the highest law firm on the list of best brands at 259. Clifford Chance is ranked at 296 and national firm Eversheds sits at 309. Other law firms ranked in the list…

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City law firms continue to grow despite slowdown

Mar 10, 2008 The UK’s top 100 law firms have continued to grow despite signs that the economic downturn is beginning to have an impact, according to the figures from Deloitte. The accountancy firm's Quarterly Legal Sector Survey…

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Continental DLA in 60% '07 fees surge

Mar 9, 2008 DLA Piper’s Continental European offices saw turnover grow by 60% during 2006-07 to make up around a quarter of the firm’s revenues outside of the US. Turnover in the offices grew by £43.6m to hit £116.6m during…

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UK Top 100 Law Firm Feel A Recessionary Shiver

Mar 9, 2008 The UK’s top 100 law firms have continued to grow despite signs that the economic downturn is beginning to have an impact, according to the figures from Deloitte. The accountancy firm's Quarterly Legal Sector Survey…

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Clifford Chance lands in Ukraine

Mar 8, 2008 Clifford Chance (CC) has announced it is to launch an office in Kiev as part of the UK firm’s enhancement of its Central and Eastern European (CEE) practice. The new office will officially open later in 2008 and be…

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Women partners up as long-term prospects improve

Mar 7, 2008 The proportion of female partners at UK law firms rose by more than 5% between 2006 and 2007, according to new research, although women still represent less than a quarter of all partners in private practice. The…

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Former DLA Asia head Seddon joins Heller Ehrman

Mar 6, 2008 Heller Ehrman has hired former DLA Piper Asia head Nick Seddon to lead its four offices in the region as Asian managing partner. The move comes after Seddon relinquished his role at DLA Piper at the end of 2007 following…

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