Morning briefing

  • Morning Briefing: Law firm sets target for female partners by NZ Lawyer

    Global firm aims for females to make up 30 per cent of its partners within six years… US lawyers reap the rewards on US$100 billion M&A day… DLA Piper ends financial link in Turkey… Allen & Overy cuts back Moscow office amid sanctions… Heaney to leave Bird & Bird to join Baker Botts…

  • Morning Briefing: Law firms’ confidence hits 7-year high by NZ Lawyer

    Confidence within the legal profession is at its highest since 2007, but business is more competitive… Hong Kong sees strong growth in corporate lawyers… Simmons & Simmons re-elects managing partner… DLA Piper litigation practice loses more partners… Law firm sued in unusual case of negligence…

  • Morning Briefing: Global firm votes to admit 227 partners by NZ Lawyer

    Takeover rather than merger as Morgan Lewis votes to admit Bingham’s partners… In-house teams optimistic but still cutting external law firms budget… Former Eversheds team joins King & Wood Mallesons… Revenue increases for big law firms…

  • Morning Briefing: Big Four firm continues lateral hire crusade by NZ Lawyer

    Major law firm bolsters team to help drive its M&A capability... More law firms launch ‘drone’ practices… Simmons & Simmons hires Edwards Wildman Palmer’s HK managing partner… Malaysian lawyers build relationships…

  • Morning Briefing: Counting the cost when replacing a partner by NZ Lawyer

    Replacing a partner can be a million-dollar exercise… US-UK firms commit to pro-bono… Latham & Watkins hires O’Melveny & Myers team… Lawyers prepare to launch litigation against fined banks… Indian and Japanese lawyers share knowledge…

  • Morning Briefing: Sydney partner misses out on HFS senior partner role by NZ Lawyer

    London-based partner wins vote for HFS senior partner role, edging out Sydney partner… Allens closes HK office but maintains presence through alliance… Lawyer gets his teeth into dentists-only law firm… Rolling Stones prepare for Sydney date as insurance lawsuit continues…