Magic Circle Firms Vying For Bigger U.S. Presence

Law360, New York (June 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Having developed a high-profile presence across Europe, Asia and the Middle East in the last decade, the United Kingdom's four global Magic Circle law firms have set their eyes on boosting their offices in New York City, taking advantage of their international clients' interest in the weak dollar to lure more attorneys and stiffen the competition with their American rivals.

Clifford Chance LLP, Allen & Overy LLP, Linklaters LLP and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP have emerged since the 1990s as some of the top international law...
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