North America/US

Baker McKenzie hires nine Munger Tolles partners in Los Angeles

Global giant targets West Coast deal work with 17-strong transactional team including two counsel joining as partners

Uncertainty follows SEC stay of contested climate disclosure rule

Legal challenges and US elections could determine timing and scope of climate-related disclosure requirements, write Debevoise lawyers Ulysses Smith and Isabelle Glimcher

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Paul Hastings opens in Boston with private equity team from Sidley Austin

Sidley’s former private equity co-head, Alexander Temel, joins as global PE co-chair alongside team of lawyers

Foley & Lardner hires IP duo strengthening high-tech capabilities

Ngai Zhang and Drew Schulte move over from Perkins Coie to the AmLaw 100 firm as it seeks to bolster its innovative technology capabilities

Reed Smith, Shoosmiths lead on Concord’s £1.1bn Hipgnosis takeover

DLA Piper and Latham also called in for deal to save embattled song fund

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Deals | UK

Troutman Pepper, Locke Lord in merger talks to create $1.6bn firm

Combination would create top 30 US firm with more than 1,700 lawyers

Norton Rose Fulbright grows revenue 8.3% to $2.26bn

PEP soars by 32.7% as equity partner ranks shrink by more than 100 lawyers

Orthofix names CLO replacement following trio of executive dismissals last year

Andres Cedron joins from Stryker Corporation, replacing ousted legal chief Patrick Keran

The Global Legal Post launches international comparative guide to cryptoassets

Edited by Brown Rudnick partners Jane Colston and Jessica Lee, online resource outlines emerging legal frameworks for cryptoassets

Paul Hastings, Weil called in for sale of majority stake in Edinburgh Airport

Paul Hastings acts for buyer Vinci in £1.27bn deal as Weil counsels seller Global Infrastructure Partners

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Deals | UK

US fintech Broadridge hires NYSE GC to fill vacant CLO seat

Former SEC lawyer Hope Jarkowski replaces Kier Gumbs, who left for Edward Jones in November

Freshfields beats gender target for fourth year in a row in latest partner promotion round

Magic Circle firm elevates 23 to partner, with women accounting for more than half of promotions

Skadden, Slaughter and May lead on International Paper’s £5.8bn DS Smith acquisition

Deal sees Skadden-repped International Paper beat earlier offer from British rival Mondi

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Deals | UK

Orrick hires Kramer Levin’s life sciences head in New York

Irena Royzman is fourth IP partner to join tech-focused firm this year

‘A new apex predator in town’ - Paul Weiss continues to target London's top tier firms for talent

Linklaters among practices in firing line as impact of New York firm’s ongoing hiring spree ripples through market

Tech innovation is expected to fuel IP filing boom over next 12 months, study finds

UnitedLex survey also shows that regulatory changes and resource constraints are weighing on IP teams

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News | US

NFL team Chicago Bears raids NBA’s Miami Heat for CLO

Krista Whitaker will head the Bears’ legal department following departure of veteran GC Cliff Stein in January

Quinn Emanuel signs deal with Longford Capital to finance client litigation

Litigation funder has committed up to $40m in funding for the firm’s private equity clients

IBM taps Vanguard for next legal chief

Anne Robinson will replace long-time IBM lawyer Michelle Browdy at the start of July

US bill would require AI companies to disclose copyrighted work in training models

Growing prevalence of AI in creative space makes legislative guidance on use of copyrighted work to train software ‘seem inevitable’

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News | US