DLA, Orrick in feud over Beijing swoop

Hoare, Steve; Griffiths, Catrin
September 2005
Lawyer;9/12/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 35, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports on the dispute between two rival firms DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary and Orrick Herrington & Suteliffe LLP for control of Coudert Brothers LLP's esteemed Beijing, China practice. Despite the fact that Orrick had paid Coudert's New York management almost $1 million for the fixtures and fittings and the lease in Beijing, DLA Piper has swooped for the majority of the lawyers in Coudert's Beijing office. Orrick has signed up the entire Shanghai and Hong Kong offices and the other two Beijing equity partners. As part of its deal with Coudert, it has made offers to all the China-based lawyers.


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