US firm Vedder Price has opened its second international office, launching in Singapore this month. The firm, which specialises in global transportation finance, has five offices in the US and one in London. It will relocate partner Ji Woon Kim from New York and solicitor Lev Gantly from London to head up the new office. […]
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K&L Gates has unveiled the two partners who will succeed outgoing global chair and managing partner Peter Kalis, effective from 1 March next year. Current vice chair for practice management Michael Caccese will take on the role of chairman of the firm’s management committee while James Segerdahl, currently vice chairman, becomes global managing partner and […]
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has launched its third major alternative legal services hub in Melbourne. The new centre will be staffed by around 50 fee-earners and a further 15 support staff initially. The launch comes less than a month after HSF also extended its legal services business to China. The 13-lawyer Shanghai alternative legal services […]
Ashurst Abu Dhabi managing partner Alastair Holland has exited the firm for US firm Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle Holland was made up to partner at Ashurst in 2011 and was promoted to the role of Abu Dhabi managing partner just months later after energy partner David Wadham moved back to London. He first joined Ashurst […]
Norton Rose Fulbright has acquired Canadian firm Bull Housser, adding 54 partners and a base in Vancouver to its global network. Bull Housser lawyers will be brought under the Norton Rose Fulbright name, with Bull Housser managing partner Janet Grove remaining managing partner of the Vancouver office. She will report to Norton Rose Fulbright Canadian managing […]
K&L Gates chairman and managing partner Peter Kalis will step down after two decades at the firm when his term concludes next February. Kalis, who has served continuously as the firm’s leader since 1997, told the firm’s management committee in the summer that he would not stand for a sixth term in 2017. K&L Gates has […]
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has hired Bird & Bird co-disputes head Steven Baker in London. Baker’s appointment comes as the US firm is looking to boost its litigation and international arbitration offering. Baker was previously head of commercial disputes at Olswang until 2011. He spent around 10 years at the firm. His move to Cadwalader […]
Hogan Lovells, formed via a merger six years ago, is looking at forming an association with a Chinese firm in Shanghai’s free-trade zone (FTZ). “China is a key market for us,” said Patrick Sherrington, regional managing partner for the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions at the firm. “We have certainly been considering the possibility […]
Baker & McKenzie’s Hong Kong office was hired by the government of Sri Lanka to advise officials on financial laws in other countries and jurisdictions, the firm confirmed Monday. Sri Lanka’s Business Times reported on Aug. 21 that the global legal giant will be paid $2.3 million for 12 weeks of work. Some of that […]
Merger talks between U.S. firm Hunton & Williams and U.K. firm Addleshaw Goddard have stalled following the U.K.’s June vote to leave the European Union. Partners at the firms have said that the discussions, which were first reported in May of this year but are understood to have begun at the end of 2015, have slowed down in […]
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