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 Philippines - Global Firm's Business Services Opening

Norton Rose Fulbright is set to move nearly 60 London support jobs to Manila in the Philippines as it relocates 170 jobs worldwide.

Link: http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/nrf-to-move-170-uk-jobs-to-the-philippines-32517777/?utm_campaign=D1_19_05_16&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter_d1

Posted On: Wednesday, 22nd June 2016 6:33AM By: Russell Miller (RM)

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 Switzerland - US Firm Opens in Zurich

US firm, Quinn Emanuel, has opened an office in Zurich. The focus of the Zurich office will be on high-stakes disputes with a substantial international dimension.

Link: http://www.quinnemanuel.com/the-firm/news-events/annoucement-may-2016-quinn-emanuel-opens-zurich-office/#page=0&byNewsType=1749

Posted On: Wednesday, 22nd June 2016 6:28AM By: Russell Miller (RM)

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 USA - Global Firm Opens in San Francisco

Norton Rose Fulbright is to expand its public finance practice and open up a new office in San Francisco.
The firm will expand its public finance practice by 17 lawyers, with six partners, located in New York, Washington DC and the new San Francisco office.

Link: http://www.legalbusiness.co.uk/index.php/lb-blog-view/6523-ideal-location-norton-rose-opens-in-san-francisco-and-with-entire-sidley-austin-public-finance-team

Posted On: Wednesday, 22nd June 2016 6:24AM By: Russell Miller (RM)

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 Australia - PwC Increases Legal Team

PwC has boosted its Australian operation with the addition of five new senior partners to its legal services team. The hires take the national PwC legal services team to 12 partners and more than 60 lawyers, with core capability across corporate and commercial, employment and workplace relations, projects and infrastructure, and regulatory areas.

Link: http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/pwc-pushes-aussie-growth-6267528/?utm_campaign=D1_14_06_16&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter_d1

Posted On: Wednesday, 22nd June 2016 6:20AM By: Russell Miller (RM)

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 Sweden - UK Firm Closes

Ashurst has closed its Swedish office, Ashurst Stockholm, with the entire team of 30 staff moving to Stockholm-based firm Hamilton

Link: http://www.legalbusiness.co.uk/index.php/lb-blog-view/6701-shutting-down-sweden-ashurst-s-stockholm-outpost-defects-to-indie-firm

Posted On: Wednesday, 22nd June 2016 6:14AM By: Russell Miller (RM)

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 Argentina and Chile - Accounting Firm's Legal Arm Enters Markets

EY Legal will offer its services in Argentina and Chile for the first time after a series of key hires from local in-house teams. The launches bring the total number of jurisdictions where EY Legal has a presence to 73.

Link: http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ey-legal-unveils-americas-expansion-with-key-hires-53027527/?utm_campaign=D1_21_06_16&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter_d1

Posted On: Wednesday, 22nd June 2016 6:12AM By: Russell Miller (RM)

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 Italy - UK Firm Forms New Association

UK law firm Fieldfisher has entered Italy through a merger with 21 partner firm Studio Associato Servizi Professionali Integrati (SASPI), which has offices in Milan, Rome, Venice and Turin.

Link: http://www.legalbusiness.co.uk/index.php/lb-blog-view/6715-italian-job-fieldfisher-merges-with-italian-firm-saspi

Posted On: Wednesday, 22nd June 2016 6:08AM By: Russell Miller (RM)

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 Taipei - US Firm Opens

Vinson & Elkins LLP, a 650 lawyer US firm, has announced the opening of an office in Taipei, complementing the firm’s branches in Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo

Link: http://www.velaw.com/News/Vinson---Elkins-Opens-in-Taipei/

Posted On: Thursday, 9th June 2016 1:46AM By: Russell Miller (RM)

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 China - Chicago Firm Seeks License

Chicago firm, Brinks Gilson & Lione, has filed an application with the Shenzhen Justice Bureau to establish an office in Shenzhen, China. If approved it will be the firm’s first overseas location

Link: http://www.brinksgilson.com/ip-hotspot-shenzhen-china-to-be-next-new-office-location-for-us-law-firm-brinks-gilson-lione

Posted On: Thursday, 9th June 2016 1:43AM By: Russell Miller (RM)

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 UK - US Firms Increase Partner Numbers

Lateral hiring by US firms in London has increased 20% to highest point in four years according to Legal Week. The number of partner-to-partner hires climbed in 2015 to 110, increasing total partner count by 6%. Nine US firms now have at least 65 partners in the UK.

Link: http://www.legalweek.com/legal-week/analysis/2457111/lateral-hiring-by-us-firms-in-london-soars-20-to-highest-point-in-four-years?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=LW.Daily_RL.EU.A.U&utm_source=LW.DCM.Editors_Updates&im_mfcid=dc1aa12547eed7a7f4d6ea48edc1995b

Posted On: Thursday, 9th June 2016 1:31AM By: Russell Miller (RM)

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