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Award Winners Announced from the 2018 Middle East Legal Awards

DLA Piper was crowned International Law Firm of the Year for the second year running at the Middle East Legal Awards, underscoring the firm’s continued strong performance in the region. As the only international firm with offices in all six Gulf Cooperation Council countries, judges praised its regional ambitions and its ongoing efforts to put […]

Ashurst hires DLA Piper Frankfurt head arbitration partner

Ashurst has hired DLA Piper’s Frankfurt office managing partner and a former Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) arbitration partner. DLA Piper’s Michael Holzhaeuser joins as a competition partner in Ashurst’s Frankfurt office. The office head had been at DLA since 2012 and was previously head of the German antitrust and regulatory practice at Weil Gotshal & Manges. […]

Ashurst loses third London partner in three weeks

Ashurst City disputes partner Ben Giaretta is set to move to Mishcon de Reya. Giaretta, who has spent 18 years at Ashurst, is the third London partner to quit during the past three weeks. He will join Mishcon in 2018. In late October, corporate partner James Wood left the firm to join Sidley Austin’s London base. His exit […]

Metro Bank launches review of 14-firm lending and securities panel

Metro Bank has started a review of its 14-firm lending and securities panel with the aim of launching the new panel during the first half of 2018. The current panel is made up of Blake Morgan, Bircham Dyson Bell, Breeze & Wyles, Cripps, EMW, Eversheds Sutherland, Herrington & Carmichael, Hill Dickinson, Howard Kennedy, Hugh James, […]

Bird & Bird secures co-operation agreement with Chinese firm

Bird & Bird has entered into a co-operation agreement with Chinese firm AllBright Law Offices, its fifth deal with a local firm in Asia Pacific. The agreement, effective today, (2 November) is non-exclusive. It will see AllBright launch an international representative office out of Bird & Bird’s City base at 12 New Fetter Lane. The […]

Kennedys to launch in Bermuda as expansion continues

Kennedys has continued its global expansion through the addition of Bermuda-based Sedgwick Chudleigh to its global network. The insurance-focused firm, which was previously associated with US law firm Sedgwick, will operate independently as Kennedys Chudleigh. The opening makes Kennedys the first “onshore” global firm to establish a presence in Bermuda. Kennedys has hired six partners […]