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Latham & Watkins, Baker McKenzie, Clifford Chance (CC) and Allen & Overy (A&O) have lined up alongside a group of top independents in two multi-billion euro deals as Europe’s M&A scene maintains its brisk 2018 form.
Baker McKenzie has opened its ninth US office in Los Angeles after recruiting a five-partner employment and litigation team from rival global firm Hogan Lovells.
After a turbulent period outside the deal rooms for some of the world’s largest corporate firms, Latham & Watkins and Baker McKenzie have won key corporate mandates while Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) landed a main market IPO on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).
City recruitment kept pace last week as a trio of firms made City hires, led by Baker McKenzie’s corporate hire from Clifford Chance, while Reed Smith made big plays in the US.
Baker McKenzie has posted one of its best financial performances in recent history as revenue hit $2.9bn and partner profits reached $1.44m in the year to 30 June 2018.
As the market hunkers down for the festive season, GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) £3.1bn sale to Unilever of Horlicks has warmed the cockles of City teams from Baker McKenzie and Slaughter and May, while Pinsent Masons and Addleshaw Goddard have won key mandates on what is likely the year’s last big London listing.
Baker McKenzie is pushing on with its profitability drive having picked Buenos Aires for its fourth business service centre some five months after putting an estimated 350 London-based support staff under consultation.
Baker McKenzie has revealed that 12 of its 17 spring qualifying trainees will stay on at the firm, a score of 71%.
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