Publication: Legal Week

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Norton Rose Fulbright promotes 46 lawyers in first round since US merger

Norton Rose Fulbright has made up 46 lawyers in the firm's first partner promotions round since its US merger in June 2013.In an increased promotions round for the firm, almost half of the new partners are female. Out of the 46 new partners, 20 are women ... [Published Legal Week - 22 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Ashurst announces 15 new partners in first promotion round since Australia tie-up

Ashurst has made up 15 lawyers in the firm's first promotions round since the merger of the UK and Australian legacy partnerships.The appointments, which include five in London and four in Australia, will take effect on 1 May 2014, bringing the total ... [Published Legal Week - 6 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Norton Rose Fulbright cites market conditions as firm forced to close Prague office

Norton Rose Fulbright is closing its Prague office for the second time, citing ‘difficult' market conditions.The office was launched in its current incarnation in 2006, just months after legacy Norton Rose ended its joint venture with local Czech firm ... [Published Legal Week - 12 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Lawrence Graham to end Singapore alliance ahead of integration with Wragges

Lawrence Graham (LG) has ended its tie-up with Singapore law firm PK Wong & Associates as the firm prepares for its merger with Wragge & Co next month.LG, which established a Formal Law Alliance (FLA) with PK Wong in 2010 to create the entity Lawrence ... [Published Legal Week - 12 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Bakers eyes Brisbane launch with hires from Allens and Clayton Utz

Baker & McKenzie is to open an office in Brisbane Australia with the hire of partners from Allens and Clayton Utz.The US firm, long rumoured to have been eyeing a base in the city, hinted at plans to Legal Week last year but gave no timeframe for a l ... [Published Legal Week - 6 hours ago]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Freshfields, Herbies advise as Thai oil and gas giant acquires Hess assets

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Herbert Smith Freehills have advised as Thailand oil and gas giant PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) has bought Hess' Thailand assets for $1bn.The company, which is the exploration and production affiliate of Thailand's ... [Published Legal Week - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Clifford Chance promotes 21 partners, with London and Asia taking bulk

Clifford Chance has made up 21 lawyers to its global partnership, with the firm's London and Asia Pacific offices each taking a third of the new appointments.The magic circle firm's City office has gained seven new partners, while Singapore and Hong Kong ... [Published Legal Week - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Kirkland opens Houston office with Simpson Thacher hire

Kirkland & Ellis has opened a Houston office with the hire of M&A partner Andrew Calder from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.The base is Kirkland's twelfth worldwide and seventh in the US, to be led by Calder, who was previously with Simpson Thacher in the ... [Published Legal Week - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Latham & Watkins hires Carlyle lawyer as a partner in London

The London office of Latham & Watkins has continued its lateral hiring spree with the appointment of funds lawyer Tom Alabaster from major firm client the Carlyle Group.Alabaster - who joins as a partner - was previously a senior counsel in the private ... [Published Legal Week - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Tomlinson stresses limits of Clifford Chance investigation into RBS lending practices

A Clifford Chance (CC) investigation into lending practices at the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has been by criticised by the author of the report that instigated the probe.CC's independent report , which was published last week, found "no evidence that ... [Published Legal Week - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Freshfields and Slaughters lead on Novartis and GSK joint venture

Magic circle duo Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Slaughter and May have snared the top roles on a joint venture agreement between pharmaceutical giants Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).The transformative deal will involve the two businesses combining ... [Published Legal Week - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Skadden and Simpson lead on US listing of online Chinese cosmetics retailer

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett have landed lead roles on the upcoming US listing of online Chinese cosmetics retailer Jumei International.The Beijing based company, whose website Jumei.com sells branded beauty products, ... [Published Legal Week - Apr 22 2014]

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"We are committed to recognising and rewarding the high performance of our people and congratulate them all on their achievement."
Pavel Kvíčala added: "I am saddened to be leaving Norton Rose Fulbright but delighted to be joining Havel Holásek. Our clients will continue to receive the high standards of service which they have come to expect, whilst gaining access to an expanded resource in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. I look forward to working with my former Norton Rose Fulbright colleagues in the future"
Peter Martyr ( pictured ), global chief executive at Norton Rose said: "We continue to grow globally and I am pleased to welcome the new partners and directors who will play a key role in meeting the needs of our clients around the world. These are our first promotions in the United States following our US combination last year. We have also made a number of promotions in Latin America, which is consistent with the announcement of our Rio de Janeiro office in 2014."
"A strong funds platform complements our existing PE practice in London, a key strategic market for the global private equity practice" added Dan Lennon, global chair of Latham's corporate department

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