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Pinsent Masons lands energy partner in Singapore from HSF

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 […]

Addleshaws Scots private client team breaks away to join local firm

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 […]

Global law firms in Myanmar get a reality check

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.

Shearman hires Allen & Overy partner for São Paulo office

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 […]

Costs mount as KWM administration rumbles on

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 […]

DLA Piper offloads stake in ALSP to Big Four accounting firm EY

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 […]

75% of City partners back second Brexit referendum

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 gets regulatory approval for Singapore merger

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 […]