Shell energy

Exclusive: Shell hires pricing analyst to manage fees ahead of panel review

22-May-2015 0:04 am | By Tabby Kinder

Royal Dutch Shell has appointed a global sourcing officer from Reed Smith to manage its pricing arrangements with external counsel in a bid to reign in costs and ensure greater value from panel firms.

London

Greenberg Traurig CEO: "Our days of London growth aren't over"

22-May-2015 0:02 am | By Jonathon Manning

Some six years after launching in London, Greenberg Traurig’s CEO Richard Rosenbaum is convinced that the City is the key to making the firm the world’s top legal real estate brand.

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The Lawyer partners with Mind to launch employee wellness report

22-May-2015 9:37 am | By Richard Simmons

The Lawyer and Lawyer 2B have teamed up with sister publication Employee Benefits and mental health charity Mind to produce an in-depth report into how law firms incentivise and engage staff through their remuneration and benefits strategies.

Linklaters

Linklaters' NQ pay falls behind Slaughter and May's

22-May-2015 9:00 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Linklaters has released its pay bands for junior lawyers during 2015/16, leaving newly-qualified (NQ) pay lagging slightly behind their peers at Hogan Lovells and Slaughter and May.

oil barrel energy

First 'crowdfunded justice' project launches with BP torture allegation case

22-May-2015 0:01 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

A website which crowdfunds social justice cases has launched its first case, which sees a prominent Colombian trade unionist allege that BP employed paramilitaries to kidnap and torture him.

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Pharmaceutical consolidation: trio of US firms win roles on CVS acquisition of Omnicare

21-May-2015 4:31 pm | By Rachel Moloney

Dechert, Sullivan & Cromwell and White & Case have all taken roles in the $12.7bn pharmaceutical deal between US pharmacy chains CVS Health and Omnicare. 

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Reed Smith celebrates 10 years in Germany with Frankfurt launch

21-May-2015 1:38 pm | By Joanne Harris

Reed Smith has picked up a team of seven partners from rival international firms to launch in Frankfurt, its second office in Germany.

Manchester

Freshfields drafts in Aviva MD to launch Manchester office alongside corporate partner Stephenson

21-May-2015 1:16 pm | By Tabby Kinder

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has appointed corporate partner Gareth Stephenson as head of its Manchester legal services operation, due to launch this summer.

Barclays

CC and SullCrom advise on Barclays record $2.3bn penalty fine over forex rigging

21-May-2015 11:31 am | By Tabby Kinder

Clifford Chance and Sullivan & Cromwell have taken lead roles on advising Barclays in relation to its $2.3bn (£1.4bn) foreign exchange manipulation penalty fine – the largest fine of the six global banks to settle with global financial regulators on Wednesday (20 May).

recruitment

Bakers and Hogan Lovells to compare applicants' backgrounds in bid to promote social mobility

21-May-2015 11:25 am | By Becky Waller-Davies

Baker & McKenzie and Hogan Lovells have partnered with diversity organisation Rare Recruitment to contextualise their recruitment by comparing economic and social circumstances of applicants.

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Luxembourg

Bird & Bird announces plans to open patent-focused Luxembourg office

21-May-2015 10:50 am | By Joanne Harris

Bird & Bird has announced that it has applied to the Luxembourg bar for approval to launch in the Grand Duchy, its 28th office worldwide.

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Walkers in strategic U-turn as it relaunches fiduciary business

21-May-2015 5:00 am | By Joanne Harris

Offshore firm Walkers has announced that it is re-launching a fiduciary business, three years after selling off Walkers Management Services (WMS) to trust company Intertrust.

Linklaters

Linklaters breaks Slaughters' stranglehold on Unilever relationship with principal adviser role

21-May-2015 0:03 am | By Tabby Kinder

Linklaters’ ambition to be part of the “global elite” has taken a significant step in the right direction as the firm succeeded in winning the role of principal adviser to Unilever from Slaughter and May.

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Editor's Picks

Catrin Griffiths

Floating your boat

Everyone thought Irwin Mitchell would be doing it soon, but it looks as if Gateley will beat the national firm to the punch. Gateley is actively preparing an IPO. It’s notable not least because Gateley – unlike Irwin Mitchell and Slater & Gordon, the Aussie-listed company that took over RJW three years ago – is not a personal injury outfit. Will Gateley genuinely be the pathfinder for commercial law firms?

Tony Williams

You say tomato: the problem with lateral hiring across the pond

18-May-2015 | By Tony Williams

Lateral hiring has shed its former stigma and gained popularity, but mistakes are inevitable – particularly when firms from both the US and UK are involved.

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Hot 100 alumni

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Hot 100 alumni: Philip Bowden, Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy’s Philip Bowden was featured in the The Lawyer Hot 100 in 2012 for his role in a deal said to be influential in terms of mezzanine lenders and their entitlement to contractual value protection.

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London

Greenberg Traurig CEO: "Our days of London growth aren't over"

22-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Some six years after launching in London, Greenberg Traurig’s CEO Richard Rosenbaum is convinced that the City is the key to making the firm the world’s top legal real estate brand.

Linklaters

Linklaters breaks Slaughters' stranglehold on Unilever relationship with principal adviser role

21-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Linklaters’ ambition to be part of the “global elite” has taken a significant step in the right direction as the firm succeeded in winning the role of principal adviser to Unilever from Slaughter and May.

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The Lawyer Eats

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Rex & Mariano, Soho

”What do you mean we have to order using an iPad?”, says J, making her mind up in seconds and not in a good way. And the table is only for two hours because we are a party of fewer than five.

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Sadanandan

International Top 30 Firms in London 2015: the executive summary

18-May-2015

This year’s International Top 30 reveals a market in excellent health. As this executive summary of the report shows, taking just revenues alone, these firms’ finances have gone through the roof.

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Star legal writers in the IT, data and privacy sector

18-May-2015

This week’s pick of top writers from TheLawyer.com’s IT, data and privacy briefings

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Dentons

Dentons posts UKMEA PEP rise of 23 per cent to £502,000

20-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Dentons is reporting a rise in both revenue and profit for its UK, Middle East and Africa (UKMEA) operations for the 2014/15 financial year, with average profit per equity partner (PEP) up 23 per cent to £502,000.

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BLP reports 22 per cent PEP rise with turnover up 6 per cent to £259m

19-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Berwin Leighton Paisner’s (BLP) turnover increased by 6 per cent to £259m for the 2014/15 financial year, with average profit per equity partner (PEP) rebounding to £659,000.

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In-house interview: Chris Newby, AIG

18-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

He’s been AIG EMEA general counsel for only three years, but Chris Newby’s already overseen one sponsorship deal, two rebrands and three panel reviews.

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In-house interview: Nick Maltby, Genomics England

11-May-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Genomics England relies on its GC to build the support systems so it can revolutionise patient care

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Eon UK head of legal Kirinjeet Kalsi

5-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Eon’s head of legal Kirinjeet Kalsi is taking energy watch investigations in her stride

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London

Greenberg Traurig CEO: "Our days of London growth aren't over"

Some six years after launching in London, Greenberg Traurig’s CEO Richard Rosenbaum is convinced that the City is the key to making the firm the world’s top legal real estate brand.

frankfurt germany

Reed Smith celebrates 10 years in Germany with Frankfurt launch

Reed Smith has picked up a team of seven partners from rival international firms to launch in Frankfurt, its second office in Germany.

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Sadanandan

International Top 30 Firms in London 2015: the executive summary

This year’s International Top 30 reveals a market in excellent health. As this executive summary of the report shows, taking just revenues alone, these firms’ finances have gone through the roof.

Afanasiev

Staying afloat: Russian law firms and the EU sanctions

Sanctions imposed by the EU after Crimea’s annexation have caused upheaval in the Russian market, but law firms remain optimistic.

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Top 10 stories: 1-7 May 2015

8-May-2015

The grand unveiling of The Lawyer Awards shortlist for 2015 topped our most-read stories this week.

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