July 2005
Lawyer;7/4/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 26, p80
Trade Publication
The article presents developments related to law firms. Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) will have its first-ever office in Germany. The firm will launch an office in Hamburg with the appointment of two German partners to focus initially on shipping and shipping finance. Kirkland & Ellis LLP has become the latest U.S. firm to make a splash in the London contentious scene. The Chicago firm has lured away Shearman & Sterlings only litigation and arbitration partner Chris Colbridge. Litigation forms one of Kirkland's four key practice areas, alongside IP, private equity and restructuring. But by contrast, litigation has been less central at Shearman, contributing only 17 per cent to turnover.


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