Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is to welcome London 2012 Olympic gold medal winner Sophie Hosking as a trainee at the firm.
Around 1,300 firms will be forced to find replacement professional indemnity insurance (PII) or be put at risk of being closed down after the Latvian authorities yesterday withdrew operating licences from domestic insurer Balva.
Taylor Wessing is set to put nearly 100 London roles in redundancy consultation as part of a restructuring of its secretarial function.
Allen & Overy (A&O) financial institutions head Alistair Asher is to take the top legal job at the Co-operative Group, starting as group general counsel on 1 July.
Allen & Overy (A&O) has turned to an in-house lawyer again for a senior hire, taking on Visa Europe general counsel and executive vice president Vanessa Turner as an antitrust partner in Brussels.
Addleshaw Goddard is rolling out a new legal process-mapping initiative across more than 40 of its primary transactions in an attempt to provide cheaper and more efficient services to clients.
Mills & Reeve is taking a nine-strong insurance team from DLA Piper headed by the firm’s Birmingham insurance head Alan Jacobs.
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) tax litigation partner Rupert Shiers has quit the firm to join Hogan Lovells as head of its direct tax disputes practice.
As we launch The Lawyer AsiaPac 150 - the most exhaustive guide to the top local firms in the region ever published - enjoy some of our extensive coverage of international firms’ strategies out East. For more detail on this exclusive research, see below
Asia In-house Profiles
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International law firms are fighting hard for their place at the Asia Pacific table
The high point of the ‘Chinese dream’ may have passed for foreign law firms but they still see a presence as vital. Meanwhile domestic firms are developing fast
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German courts are coming down on the side of liquidators when interpreting the Insolvency Act
Judges seem to be taking the Jackson reforms seriously and getting tough on the causes of inefficiency
Advising overseas buyers or tenants on UK property deals is fraught with danger for the uninitiated
SC’s judgment treads the fine line between burden of proof and the corporate veil in divorce disputes
The Supreme Court ruling in Prest v Petrodel could help divorcing spouses to put assts out of the reach of the courts, says Sam Longworth
Turkey’s civil code must insist on full disclosure and stop trying to emulate the German system
Clarification could see courts get tough when sentencing on common law fraud prior to the SGC review
The old rules no longer apply in the legal world, so it’s time to focus on the business basics
Reviewing the Bribery Act before it has been tested in the courts is likely to be a waste of effort
Tom Solesbury talks about the highs and lows of being a 2012 Olympic athlete, and the transition to practising as an employment lawyer
Actions for breach of confidence that aim to protect trade secrets need to prove a dishonest intent
With some companies seeing fines as a fee for law breaking, is it time to pursue the individuals?
Solicitors should always use regulated costs lawyers or they could end up paying a high price for mistakes
If the oil companies are found to have fixed prices, it won’t prove to be a rich seam for civil claimants
After the appointment of Jackson LJ to hear appeals spinning out of his reforms litigators warn that bigger battles are on the horizon
Protecting the identity of arrested people is fair and reasonable, given the harm exposure can do
Travers Smith discrimination case shows why employers will continue to lose talented new mums
Settlements with HMRC should be fully documented to guard against the chance of judicial reviews
Alice Chan, GC at Prudential Corporation Asia, has to keep a strong grip on a diverse and growing business, recently overseeing a major expansion in Thailand
How do you protect a huge entertainment brand? Ask HBO Europe GC Gordon Finlayson
As head of legal, Jeremy Cross is guiding eco-energy specialist Anesco through its growing pains - and it is growing fast
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The Lawyer today launches the inaugural edition of Asia Pacific 150, an in-depth guide to the most exciting legal scene in the world.
The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150 reveals that newly merged Anglo-Australian firm Herbert Smith Freehills has taken over Baker & McKenzie as the largest international firm in Asia Pacific by lawyer headcount.
Norton Rose Fulbright has been forced to retain its legacy Fulbright & Jaworski banner as its registered name in the US temporarily for regulatory reasons.
US firm McGuireWoods is expanding its Brussels competition and EU team with four lawyers, including one partner, from Squire Sanders.