Morning Briefing: Global law firm network appoints new management
The world’s largest network of independent law firms has announced the appointment of a new chair and board… Spike in demand for lawyers in India… White & Case announces new Indonesian alliance… Healthcare team leaves McKenna Long team ahead of Dentons merger… Law Society warns against complacency on money laundering…
My happy place: Firm appoints new SC
One lawyer has swapped the “addictive” buzz of pulling all-nighters to do IPOs for big firms - and the busyness of an in-house counsel role - to become special counsel at a boutique NZ firm, and she’s never been happier.
No ‘bamboo ceiling’ in New Zealand
Asian New Zealand lawyers are not being faced with the ‘bamboo ceiling’ purportedly in Australia, the HR director of one of NZ’s biggest firms says.
Firm bucks trend by hiring more grads
One of New Zealand’s largest firms has revealed it is increasing the numbers of law graduates it hires this year.
NZ firm represents billion-dollar Silicon Valley venture capitalist
A major NZ firm is representing a billion-dollar US private equity business in its investment in a local company.
Speaking my language
Increasing Chinese investment in New Zealand has presented significant opportunities, but language barriers have highlighted the lack of Chinese-speaking lawyers in local firms.