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Davis Polk and Latham lead on Roche megadeal

Jul 23, 2008 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…

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US firms braced for slump in half-year revenues

Jul 22, 2008 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 &…

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Clifford Chance revenue rises to record £1.3bn

May 30, 2008 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…

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Big Law, Bigger Profits

Mar 25, 2008 2007 was the best year yet for the nation's largest law firms. The top 50 U.S. firms generated a total of $46.6 billion in revenue in 2007, a 16 percent increase over the 2006 total of $40.3 billion, according to this…

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Latham confirms ambitious Gulf push

Feb 19, 2008 Latham & Watkins has officially unveiled plans to open up in the Middle East, which will see the US giant take the bold step of launching three offices in the region. The 2,100-lawyer firm intends to open in Dubai…

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