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LITIGATION

Litigation against global banks up 37 per cent

Litigation against the largest 50 global banks has increased 37 per cent in 2016, according to statistics published by city law firm RPC based on an analysis of court hearing lists.

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Another Kirkland partner defects to rival

Dechert has hired banking and finance partner Rob Bradshaw from Kirkland & Ellis in London as part of its strategic plan to grow its private equity practice in what is the latest blow for Kirklands.

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Cali-headquartered Knobbe Martens expands to NYC

Leading US intellectual property law firms Knobbe Martens is to open an office in New York City as a result of a growing demand for IP expertise in the Big Apple and in efforts to recruit qualified staff.