Entries by leadersinlaw

Brexit means Brexit … but when?

Leaving the EU may not happen soon given the UK government does not know what it wants and is not yet equipped to ask for it. Two months ago on Tuesday, Britain voted to leave the European Union. The shock was immense; the fallout dramatic. But then summer came. The early turbulence subsided and normality […]

DLA Piper’s Brazil Affiliate Campos Mello Boosts Energy

DLA Piper Brazil affiliate Campos Mello Advogados has added 11 new lawyers, including four new partners, most of whom come from an arm of Mayer Brown. The attorneys join Campos Mello’s oil and gas, employment and benefits, and judicial recovery practices. Ten of the 11 attorneys are coming over from Tauil & Chequer Advogados, an […]

EY Legal unveils Americas expansion with key hires

EY launches legal offering in Chile and Argentina. Big Four accountant expands its legal offering to Chile and Argentina as it hires Norton Rose Fulbright partner in Canada. EY set itself a target of expanding to 75 jurisdictions by the end of 2015, but with the addition of Argentina and Chile it now has offices […]

Sidley Austin HK litigation head moves to Orrick

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has hired Charles Allen as litigation and dispute resolution partner in Hong Kong from Sidley Austin, where he led the firm’s commercial litigation practice. Allen’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, arbitration and investigations. He has represented clients on contractual and tortious disputes, as well as regulatory and other investigations. Allen joined […]

Brexit faces new legal challenge from NI

  A victims’ campaigner has launched the first legal challenge in Northern Ireland to the UK leaving the European Union. Raymond McCord lodged papers at the High Court in Belfast yesterday seeking a judicial review of the British Government’s move towards Brexit His lawyers claim it would be unlawful to trigger Article 50 of the […]

India Aims To Be The World’s Newest International Arbitration Hub

India is seeking to become the world’s newest international arbitration hub by establishing a new arbitral center in Mumbai. The Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration (MCIA), which begins proceedings this month, will be India’s very first arbitration tribunal. Its supporters hope it will help bring the industry’s best practices to the country. The unveiling of […]

Nixon Peabody opens representative office in Singapore

The US firm has made its first foray into Singapore via an alliance with local boutique firm Angeline Suparto Law Corp. With a focus on expanding its presence in Asia, Nixon Peabody LLP has opened a representative office in Singapore. This is the firm’s third office in Asia. Nixon Peabody has offices in both Hong […]

Pinsent Masons weighs up Dublin launch

The firm is considering opening a new office in Dublin as part of a post-Brexit review of Irish operations. Pinsent Masons might open its first office in the Republic of Ireland in order to round out its client offering in the UK and Ireland following the former’s recent vote to leave the EU. The firm […]