Open: 1978
Closed: 1986
Strategic objective for opening: Opened primarily as an office to handle trusts and estates matters for clients who retired to Florida, this business never developed to anticipated levels
Palm Beach
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Opened: 1985
Closed: 2016
Strategic objective for opening: The Firm reached a mutual agreement with the partners of the office to spin it off in July 2016 as an independent law firm with which the Firm would maintain a “best friends” relationship
Ankara
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Open: 1989
Closed: 2004
Strategic objective for opening: Opened by Hassan Mahassni, Sandy Kritzalis and Neal Grenley when they joined the Firm from another firm that had an office in Jeddah; as Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, became more important for the development of the Firm’s business in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, the Firm converted the Jeddah office to an “associated law firm” effective January 1, 2004 after downsizing it for a few years
Jeddah
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Open : 1991
Closed: 2015
Strategic objective for opening: The Firm reached a mutual agreement with the partners of the office to spin it off as an independent law firm with which the Firm would maintain a good working relationship
Budapest
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Open: 1994
Closed: 2016
Strategic objective for opening: Opened as part of the Firm’s efforts to grow its CEE practice, it was closed in June 2016 to allow the Firm to focus on growing its office in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan
Almaty
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Open: 1994
Closed: 2001
Strategic objective for opening: Opened when the United States ended restrictions regarding trade with Vietnam, business activity in Vietnam did not reach anticipated levels and the office proved difficult to staff
Hanoi
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Open: 1994
Closed: 2006
Strategic objective for opening: The Firm opened the office with the approval of the Indian government; the local Bar then instituted a legal proceeding against the Firm, the India government and two other non-India law firms that had opened offices, alleging the three firms were illegally engaged in the practice of India law; the Firm withdrew all lawyers from India but maintained an office at which no lawyers would be located, then closed the office in 2006
Mumbai
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Open: 1995
Closed: 2009
Strategic objective for opening: Same arrangement as Budapest
Bangkok
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Open: 1995
Closed: 1998
Strategic objective for opening: Opened as part of the Firm’s efforts to grow its CEE practice, the strategic value of the office proved to be insufficient to offset the difficulty of staffing and otherwise operating it
Tashkent
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Open: 1996
Closed: 2006
Strategic objective for opening: Same as Hanoi
Ho Chi Minh City
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Open: 2000
Closed: 2002
Strategic objective for opening: The strategic value of the office for growing the Firm’s Middle East practice proved to be insufficient to offset the difficulty of staffing and otherwise operating the office
Bahrain
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Open: 2000
Closed: 2008
Strategic objective for opening: Acquired as part of the Feddersen Laule merger in 2000, its strategic value became less important as the Firm concentrated on growing its other German offices
Dresden
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Open: 2001
Closed: 2005
Strategic objective for opening: Opened in 2001 a few months after the Milan office was opened on January 1, 2001 by the acquisition of Alex Varrenti’s firm, it was closed to allow the Firm to focus on growing the Milan office
Rome
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San Francisco
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Offices
Opened
Reason For Closing
Closed
Palm Beach
1978
Opened primarily as an office to handle trusts and estates matters for clients who retired to Florida, this business never developed to anticipated levels
1986
Ankara
1985
The Firm reached a mutual agreement with the partners of the office to spin it off in July 2016 as an independent law firm with which the Firm would maintain a “best friends” relationship
2016
Jeddah
1989
Opened by Hassan Mahassni, Sandy Kritzalis and Neal Grenley when they joined the Firm from another firm that had an office in Jeddah; as Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, became more important for the development of the Firm’s business in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, the Firm converted the Jeddah office to an “associated law firm” effective January 1, 2004 after downsizing it for a few years
2004
Budapest
1991
The Firm reached a mutual agreement with the partners of the office to spin it off as an independent law firm with which the Firm would maintain a good working relationship
2015
Almaty
1994
Opened as part of the Firm’s efforts to grow its CEE practice, it was closed in June 2016 to allow the Firm to focus on growing its office in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan
2016
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Contents
Forward & Preface
PART I THE FIRST 75 YEARS >
1
Foundation
2
Financial Institutions
3
Corporate Clients
4
In the Courtroom
5
New Horizons
6
Sovereign Practice
PART II THE NEXT 25 YEARS AND BEYOND >
7
Transition
8
Going Global
9
Globalization of Practices
PART III KEEPING FAITH WITH THE FOUNDERS >
10
Culture
11
Social Responsibility
PART IV: ONWARD INTO THE 21ST CENTURY >
The global journey continues
12
HISTORICAL REFERENCES AND ARCHIVES >
White & Case Partners: May 1, 1901 - July 1, 2016
Offices
Former Offices
Headcount & Revenues
Senior Leadership Chronology
Historical Archives
Acknowledgements
Index
MAIN COVER >
WHITE & CASE IN HISTORY >
DOCUMENT EXPLORER >
Timeline: White & Case in History
Afterword
Global Partner Meetings
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Contents
Foreword & Preface
PART I THE FIRST 75 YEARS >
1 Foundation
2 Financial Institutions
3 Corporate Clients
4 In the Courtroom
5 New Horizons
6 Sovereign Practice
PART II THE NEXT 25 YEARS AND BEYOND >
7 Transition
8 Going Global
9 Globalization of Practices
PART III KEEPING FAITH WITH THE FOUNDERS >
10 Culture
11 Social Responsibility
PART IV: ONWARD INTO THE 21ST CENTURY >
12 The global journey continues
HISTORICAL REFERENCES AND ARCHIVES >
White & Case Partners: May 1, 1901 - July 1, 2016
Offices
Former Offices
Headcount & Revenues
Senior Leadership Chronology
Historical Archives
Acknowledgements
Index
MAIN COVER >
WHITE & CASE IN HISTORY >
DOCUMENT EXPLORER >
Timeline: White & Case in History
Afterword
Global Partner Meetings
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PART I: THE FIRST 75 YEARS →
Contents
3 Corporate Clients
4 In the Courtroom
5 New Horizons
6 Sovereign Practice
PART II: THE NEXT 25 YEARS AND BEYOND →
7 Transition
8 Going Global
9 Globalization of Practices
PART III: KEEPING FAITH WITH THE FOUNDERS →
10 Culture
11 Social Responsibility
PART IV: ONWARD INTO THE 21ST CENTURY →
12 The Global Journey Continues
Afterword
HISTORICAL REFERENCES AND ARCHIVES →
White & Case Partners: May 1, 1901 - July 1, 2016
Offices
Former Offices
Headcount & Revenues
Global Partner Meetings
Senior Leadership Chronology
Historical Archives
Acknowledgments
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