Pinsent Masons has expanded its energy resources and infrastructure practice with the appointment of Brian Scott as corporate partner in Singapore from Herbert Smith Freehills. Scott, who focuses on oil and gas, spent 14 years with Herbert Smith Freehills, including seven years at the firm’s associated firm in Indonesia, Hiswara Bunjamin Tandjung. He will be […]
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Ten-strong team leaves Edinburgh firm Morton Fraser Addleshaw Goddard has cut ties with its 10-strong Edinburgh private client team, with the two-partner-led team leaving to join Scots firm Morton Fraser. Addleshaws private capital head Gregor Mitchell leads the exit, and is joined by legal director Euan Fleming, alongside a team […]
The initial team will comprise six to eight legal analysts and business services roles Ashurst is expanding its alternative legal services offering to Australia, as the firm prepares to launch a global delivery centre in Brisbane in October.
New group to help join up the legal services and tech offerings of legacy firms. CMS has launched a new team responsible for joining up and advancing the firm’s legal services and technology offerings, in a drive to consolidate the ambitions of the three legacy firms which merged last year. The team, called CMS by design, is […]
Since 2013, more than a dozen international and regional law firms have opened offices in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city. But now, as the country faces international condemnation over the Rohingya crisis and the jailing of journalists, momentum is moving in the other direction. Myanmar has not lived up to the expectations of Big Law.
A New York-based capital markets partner has left Allen & Overy LLP for Shearman & Sterling LLP’s São Paulo office as demand for Brazilian transactional work heats up. David Flechner Shearman announced the hire of David Flechner, 40, yesterday, taking the São Paulo office’s total partner count to two. He has almost 15 years’ experience […]
Progress report from administrators of KWM’s former European arm reveals payments made to advisers in last six months The latest progress report from the administrators of King & Wood Mallesons’ (KWM) former European arm has revealed the payments made to advisers in the last six […]
The Big Four’s march into Big Law territory continues as accounting giant EY has taken over Riverview Law, an alternative legal services provider backed financially by DLA Piper. EY’s acquisition of Riverview Law means DLA Piper has offloaded its stake in the ALSP, which focuses on fixed-fee, process-driven work through managed services, legal operations and […]
Three out of four City partners are in favour of a second Brexit referendum, according to a new a survey which has also found strong concerns among lawyers over the impact of a ‘no deal’ scenario on the legal sector. Three-quarters (75%) of all respondents to the latest Big Question survey said there should be a second […]
K&L Gates is the latest global law firm to receive a regulatory green light to merge with a local firm in Singapore. The U.S. firm’s Singapore office and local firm Straits Law Practice have obtained approval from the Singapore Legal Services Regulatory Authority to combine as K&L Gates Straits Law in the city-state. Pending agreement from partners […]