Brown Rudnick has substantially increased its potential appeal to the Francophone emerging markets by recruiting Phillip Rogers to join them after 11 years at Clyde - just days after two Paris-based restructuring specialists moved over to the firm.
The merger this week of Shakespeares and SGH Martineau to take the combined practice into the UK Top 50 is being seen as a sign of the way the smaller players are taking on the leaders for FTSE 250 and other large businesses.
Average income rose 6.3 per cent in the year to April - with the biggest increases coming in domestic firms which were not exposed to flagging EU markets and volatility in foreign jurisdictions further afield.
Allens Accelerate has been priced at a level to attract early-stage businesses - despite the fact that large, international firms would usually be seen as being too pricy for debutant entrepreneurs.
Hundreds of Texas corporate clients have seen fees go up in 2015 - with three-year qualifieds often charging US$400 an hour and the senior lawyers regularly breaching the $1,000 mark.
SPANISH LAW FIRMS ABROAD
The 140-lawyer Spanish practice Perez-Llorca is to open the office in Q4 - with the aim of advising its clients on Spanish law, rather than practising North American law.
The six partners are being joined by a group of up to nine other lawyers - and will strengthen the three year-old Dallas office of McDermott Will & Emery in M&A, technology and outsourcing.
A leading Skadden Arps lawyer who advises Apax Partners, Matthias Jaletzke, is joining Hogan Lovells alongside a European counsel and a corporate associate.
Lawyers are among the most pro-active business professionals going into Cuba following the end of the US embargo - and 37 lawyers from the Florida Bar Association are on their way to the island today.
The 2014 Hogan Lovell merger with a local law practice has stirred up the market in Mexico City to the extent that many rivals in the area are also opening the doors to discussions with international and global prospective partners.
Some 57% of senior lawyers and executives are taking a new approach to handling divestments - as these deals move to the centre of the current M&A agenda - but over 70% of sell-offs create friction between lawyers and business colleagues.
Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania is behind an initiative which saw one of the state's biggest employers take on three firms of lawyers, rather than one, to advise on finance.
Global Justice Now is planning a demonstration at the office at 4.30pm today - to protest against the firm's work promoting the planned Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the US - through which employee rights could suffer.