Greenberg Traurig has absorbed the Mexican law firm Raz Guzmán Abogados – including corporate and finance specialist José Raz Guzmán; a fellow partner; and a team of four associates and four clerks.
K&L Gates has bolstered its global labour, employment and workplace safety practice, as well as its newly created global employer solutions practice, with the addition of Donald C Dowling, Jr. He joins from White & Case.
Swedish lawyers Olle Rislund and Carl Bokwall have launched specialist boutique Bokwall Rislund in Stockholm.
Charles River Associates has hired leading economic expert Michelle Burtis as vice president of its antitrust and competition economics practice in Washington, DC. She arrives from Cornerstone Research where she served as a senior adviser.
Leading US firm Cooley LLP has opened its first UK arm with a 55-strong team based in London. The group, comprising 20 partners, boasts strong expertise in corporate and commercial transactions, technology, IP and cross-border M&A.
Leading tax practitioner Susan Klein has joined the Chicago office of Akerman. She arrives from the law firm Polsinelli.
This year, we pick out eight firms in this section that have delivered standout performances in our research. Although inroads have been made into the market by global firms, it is the country’s domestic offerings that lead the way. Ritch Mueller Heather y Nicolau outshines its rivals in the banking sector. Galicia Abogados also performs well in this area, along with a strong showing from its corporate and finance practice groups. Meanwhile, Santamarina y Steta and Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez are noted for their comprehensive legal services, with recognition in 14 distinct practice areas. Hogan Lovells BSTL delivers the best international offering after its merger with Barrera Siqueiros y Torres Landa. To view the full results of our research, please click here.
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