Eversheds has secured a three-year fixed fee contract with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in Africa and the Middle East.
Hygiene giant Colgate Palmolive added Bond Dickinson to its panel just weeks before the merger between Bond Pearce and Dickinson Dees, The Lawyer has learned.
King.com general counsel Marcus Whalen is to leave the online gaming company to take up a consultancy position.
Bell Capital general counsel Tom Bartos has left the role for an M&A position at the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), the state-owned investment arm of the Gulf state.
Travers Smith has lost a discrimination case brought against it by a former trainee who claimed she was not given a permanent job because of her pregnancy.
Irwin Mitchell’s legal practice is closing in on the £200m revenue mark, with the firm’s commercial business generating revenues of £40m over the last financial year.
The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has requested that Westminster School change the name of its mini-pupillage auction to work experience amid controversy over the sale of a work placement.
Allen & Overy has held associate pay levels at 2012/13 rates after unveiling its first increase in trainee salaries for the first time since 2010.
Eversheds is set to open its Beijing office with two new hires.
King & Wood Mallesons’ groundbreaking Asia-Pacific merger has won plaudits from many. But expanding the firm into new jurisdictions may prove trickier, with negotiations in Singapore falling apart and a US or UK merger still just a dream.
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UK associates may have to move out if they want to move up, as firms look to add strength in growing economies
Redundancies are sweeping the legal industry as firms of all sizes adjust to a world of permanent price pressure - and partners are no longer secure in ivory towers
Budget tracking has become a core part of many in-housers’ roles, and delegates at our recent Portugal summit considered the hi-tech approach
The arrival of Texas firm Andrews Kurth in the UK proves how busy the oil and gas market has become. But the sector’s high level of activity has caught the eye of the European Commission
Putting up third-rate witnesses could see lawyers hit with wasted costs orders in the Jackson era
Judgment sheds light on enforceability of net contribution clauses in consumer contracts, but what of business ones?
Barrister acting for football club over dismissal claim must have known he was onto a loser
The Big Bang may have proffered the public greater choice, but there is a high price to pay
Auctioning work experience places to the highest bidder is an inherently unfair system
Nicky Richmond says more needs to be done to keep women in the law, following the prospect of Government targets in the FTSE100.
Last year we launched our inaugural City associate attitudes survey. The findings surprised anyone who assumed that junior and mid-level lawyers were obsessed with money; the firms they consistently ranked top were not the stony Wall Street practices but genial internationalists like Baker & McKenzie.
With global profits should come global corporate responsibility
If Whitehall lawyers are to be part of a civil service spin-out, there are state and EU legalities to consider
A CoA decision against Commerzbank is a warning that common law contractual rules are alive and kicking
Before DPAs become law, we should scope out the pitfalls in the US system and learn from them quickly
Manchester United’s biggest legal fan, Mark Rawlinson, pays tribute to his footballing hero
Abu Dhabi financial free zone means opportunities for common law-qualified lawyers
Contracting parties that don’t take advice on which law governs their agreement are asking for trouble
New Defamation Act’s demand that claimants prove serious damage first could end the gravy train of McLibels
France is to allow gay marriage, but unlike England, its courts are not prepared if the union ends in divorce
French employment law is set to change, but the proposals have caused dissent and strikes.
Australian boards should put foreign bids under the microscope to avoid a repeat of the Sundance saga
Leading a tiny team at the raging heart of the great 21st century patent war is… tremendous fun, says Nokia litigation boss Richard Vary
Using the ABS structure to deliver council legal services? Creative thinking indeed, but Lambeth director of governance Mark Hynes is pondering it
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Garrigues looks to South America for relief from home market gloom
King & Wood Mallesons’ year-long merger negotiations with Singaporean firm WongPartnership failed just days before a tie-up was to be announced to the market, The Lawyer can reveal.
US-firm Edwards Wildman is to open an office in Istanbul through an association with Turkish M&A firm Ismen, months after the two firms worked together on a £36m deal.
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has appointed Norton Rose’s Frankfurt corporate team leader Nico Abel as its second partner for its new German offices.