Latham & Watkins has launched an iPhone application to assist lawyers working in finance with the terminology, including capital markets and banking slang, legal and regulatory
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Latham & Watkins has secured a major boost in Dubai, as the firm’s Middle East drive gets underway in earnest, with the hire of a magic circle partner Tim Ross.
Kirkland & Ellis has bolstered its intellectual property (IP) capabilities with the hire of a patent litigation partner Steven Cherny from US rival Latham & Watkins.
As Chinese public companies migrate to the major IS stock exchanges from smaller trading venues, they're seeking increasingly sophisticated legal counsel and generating opportunities for US law firms. Major Wall
Women lawyers in Chicago have come together from 31 law firms to form a new coalition that will seek to collaborate on supporting the recruitment, retention and promotion of women attorneys and on encouraging women's
A duo of US firms have snared lead roles on Swiss pharmaceutical group Roche's $43.7bn bid for US drug giant Genentech. Davis Polk & Wardwell New York partners Arthur Golden, Chris Mayer and Peter Douglas are advising
US firms are preparing their partners for sinking revenues as they take stock of their financial progress at the half-year stage. Business has been far harder since the start of the year, with Skadden Arps, Latham &
Latham & Watkins is reshuffling its corporate team with the head of its London corporate group, Bryant Edwards, moving to the Middle East. M&A partner Charles Fuller is will also be relocating to Dubai later in the year.
Latham & Watkins has boosted its US derivatives practice with a rare partner hire from elite Manhattan firm Davis Polk & Wardwell. Witold Balaban, an expert for highly structured and equity-based transactions, joins
Clifford Chance has retained its position as the world’s biggest law firm after announcing revenue of £1.33 billion for the last financial year, in defiance of predictions of a downturn in the legal sector. Its
Latham & Watkins has announced the appointment of David Heller as the new global chair of the firm’s finance department. Heller is currently co-chair both of Latham’s insolvency and Latin American practice groups.
This year’s biglaw summer associates may face a shortage of client work. This year, with the slowdown in transactions, some firms like WilmerHale and Latham expect to have less to assign, particularly corporate work.
The American Lawyer reported today that two law firms, Skadden, Arps and Latham & Watkins, broke the industry’s $2 billion gross revenue barrier for the first time. It took Skadden 51 years to reach the $1 billion
DLA Piper is to formally launch in Abu Dhabi later this month, with projects and finance partner Stephen Webb -- currently based at the firm's Dubai office -- appointed office managing partner. The launch comes as
Data released Thursday shows that U.K. and U.S. firms touched a third fewer M&A deals in the first quarter of 2008 than a year earlier. At several top firms M&A dropped by half as compared to the first quarter of