The UK firms of London-based Lawrence Graham and Wragge from Birmingham are to merge to create a 770-lawyer practice just outside the top 20.
Clifford Chance is predicting that a gradual increase in M&A activity this year will give momentum to early 2014 and beyond.
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Boies, Schiller & Flexer looks likely to win the 2013 bonus league through bonus payments which will average US85,000 and hit $300,000 for some associates.
Clifford Chance and Allen & Overy are among the law firms in Singapore which have been asked to reapply for licences to operate there.
African Americans and Hispanics account for only 8.4% of lawyers in the US - even though they make up 25% of the population.
The Indian state of West Bengal is braced to see a fall in tax revenue this year after Tata Steel, Cadbury and other multinationals challenged one of its tax laws.
The partner remuneration system at Herbert Smith Freehills in Australia is to include an extra component in order to encourage top players to stay on at the law firm.
Hogan Lovells is shifting back to a system of having one chief executive, for the first time since its transatlantic merger in 2010.
Having suspended the Attorney General, Peter Nyombi, for two years on the grounds of incompetence, the Uganda Law Society (ULS) has now agreed to start talks aimed at a reconciliation.
Forum shopping is key to a good international divorce with Scotland being a case in point, says Catherine Thomas.
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