London

"It takes time to convince people to leave their comfort zone": Jim Learner talks Kirkland's big name hires

27-Feb-2015 0:03 am | By Natalie Stanton

When Kirkland & Ellis’ London head Graham White quit the firm last October to join Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson, there were a few names in the frame to succeed him.

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Hogan Lovells secures Court of Appeal victory in 'Putin's banker' case

27-Feb-2015 12:39 pm | By Joanne Harris

Hogan Lovells and Erskine Chambers have secured a Court of Appeal (CoA) judgment requiring Russian tycoon Sergei Pugachev to disclose information about discretionary trusts established in New Zealand, setting a precedent in cases involving freezing orders.

Los Angeles

Paul Hastings hits $1bn revenue mark with 6.3 hike at 2014 year-end

27-Feb-2015 10:38 am | By Natasha Bernal

US firm Paul Hastings has posted a 6.3 per cent increase in revenue in its year-end financial results for 2014, growing from $941m to $1bn (£649m).

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Boris Johnson: Lawyers are amazing. Here’s why

26-Feb-2015 11:29 am | By Matt Byrne

Boris Johnson put London and the rule of law squarely at the heart of the world’s legal market yesterday in his keynote speech at the Global Law Summit.

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Mishcon joins growing number of top 50 firms with ABS licence

27-Feb-2015 1:03 pm | By Joanne Harris

Mishcon de Reya has become the latest top 50 firm to gain an ABS licence, some six months after lodging its application with the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority (SRA).

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Offshore M&A activity soars to record levels in 2014

27-Feb-2015 0:02 am | By Joanne Harris

M&A activity offshore rose to record levels in 2014, with aggregate deal value up 63 per cent compared to 2013 and deal volume at the third-highest in the last decade.

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Debevoise executive Howard Rosenberg picks up CEO role at FRS Insight

27-Feb-2015 0:01 am | By Natasha Bernal

Debevoise & Plimpton executive Howard Rosenberg has been appointed chief executive officer of legal professional services provider FRS Insight, owned by Fox Rodney Search.

Money

Gibson Dunn posts nineteenth consecutive year of growth with 6 per cent boost to $1.47bn

26-Feb-2015 3:44 pm | By Natasha Bernal

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has posted a revenue growth of 6 per cent to $1.47bn (£947m) in its year-end financial results.

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Global Law Summit: Susskind & Co on the future of the law

26-Feb-2015 2:32 pm | By Matt Byrne

Richard Susskind revealed his view of the future at the Global Law Summit this week. For many, it’s not pretty.

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Shearman & Sterling’s London revenue grows by 7 per cent to $144.6m

26-Feb-2015 1:10 pm | By Natalie Stanton

Shearman & Sterling’s London office increased its revenue from $134.8m to $144.6m (£93.4m) in 2014, marking its fifth year of consecutive growth.

New York

Milbank revenue grows 7.8 per cent to $761m as London office grows to $103.7m

26-Feb-2015 12:33 pm | By Natasha Bernal

US firm Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has posted revenue growth of 7.8 per cent to $761m (£490m) in 2014, while the firm’s London office posted a revenue boost of 14 per cent to $103.7m.

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Lord Neuberger: access to justice is "crucial" to uphold Magna Carta rule of law

26-Feb-2015 0:03 am | By Tabby Kinder

President of the Supreme Court Lord Neuberger closed the Global Law Summit (GLS) yesterday (25 February) by concluding that “genuine access to justice is crucial” if a society is to “maintain adherence to the rule of law”.

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Sidley Austin partner brings StreetMap antitrust case against Google to Preiskel & Co

26-Feb-2015 0:02 am | By Tabby Kinder

Sidley Austin partner Tim Cowen has joined technology, media and telecoms (TMT) boutique Preiskel & Co as an equity partner.

Hong Kong

Sweden's Magnusson opens ninth office in three years with Hong Kong launch

26-Feb-2015 0:01 am | By Joanne Harris

Swedish firm Magnusson has added a Hong Kong office through a tie-up with two-partner Hong Kong firm Odebjer Fohlin - its ninth new base in three years.

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Global Law Summit day 3: From human rights to shareholder activism

25-Feb-2015 6:33 pm | By Natalie Stanton

There were an eclectic bunch of hot topics on the agenda on the closing day of the Global Law Summit, ranging from human rights to bribery and shareholder activism. 

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Editor's Picks

Catrin Griffiths

Flexible working

The trend for working flexibly is gathering significant pace and as this week’s analysis of Allen & Overy’s Peerpoint reveals, for some firms it’s also a way into new markets domestically and internationally. For years lawyers who worked part time or flexibly were derided in some quarters as second rate. Now, with rapidly growing number of lawyers working flexibly and impressive turnover increases at various offerings, it looks like an idea whose time has come.

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Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson: Lawyers are amazing. Here’s why

26-Feb-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Boris Johnson put London and the rule of law squarely at the heart of the world’s legal market yesterday in his keynote speech at the Global Law Summit.

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Susskind: Law firms should borrow from the auditors and diversify

23-Feb-2015 | By Richard Susskind

The accountants’ reaction to the volatile market of the 1980s is a valuable exercise in change strategy for today’s legal sector.

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London

"It takes time to convince people to leave their comfort zone": Jim Learner talks Kirkland's big name hires

27-Feb-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

When Kirkland & Ellis’ London head Graham White quit the firm last October to join Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson, there were a few names in the frame to succeed him.

Richard Susskind

Global Law Summit: Susskind & Co on the future of the law

26-Feb-2015 | By Matt Byrne

Richard Susskind revealed his view of the future at the Global Law Summit this week. For many, it’s not pretty.

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The Lawyer Eats

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Nicky Richmond looks for comfort food - and finds it - at Farringdon restaurant St John

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The Offshore Top 30 2015: The rankings

23-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The big five remain and Jersey still dominates, but the arrival of Viberts makes waves in BVI.

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The Offshore Top 30: A healthy wave of optimism

23-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Offshore firms are thriving despite sustained media and political attacks on their domiciles’ reputation. Meanwhile, Asia’s significance is rising.

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Los Angeles

Paul Hastings hits $1bn revenue mark with 6.3 hike at 2014 year-end

27-Feb-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

US firm Paul Hastings has posted a 6.3 per cent increase in revenue in its year-end financial results for 2014, growing from $941m to $1bn (£649m).

Money

Gibson Dunn posts nineteenth consecutive year of growth with 6 per cent boost to $1.47bn

26-Feb-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has posted a revenue growth of 6 per cent to $1.47bn (£947m) in its year-end financial results.

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Royal Mail: How to deliver change

23-Feb-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

A £3bn privatisation, a £12bn pensions hole, a hostile trade union and a panel shake-up– the past few years have been full of ups and downs for Royal Mail GC Neil Harnby and his team.

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The in-house interview: Morrisons GC Mark Amsden

16-Feb-2015 | By Kate Beioley

From calls to the FBI over a cyber security issue to launching the retailer’s first loyalty card, former rugby reporter Mark Amsden has a lot on his plate as Morrisons’ general counsel.

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The in-house interview: EDF Energy’s legal team

9-Feb-2015 | By Kate Beioley

After a surge of activity including a restructure that scattered legal services across the business and deep cuts to the panel roster, the EDF Energy team say they are the stronger for it.

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Los Angeles

Paul Hastings hits $1bn revenue mark with 6.3 hike at 2014 year-end

US firm Paul Hastings has posted a 6.3 per cent increase in revenue in its year-end financial results for 2014, growing from $941m to $1bn (£649m).

London

"It takes time to convince people to leave their comfort zone": Jim Learner talks Kirkland's big name hires

When Kirkland & Ellis’ London head Graham White quit the firm last October to join Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson, there were a few names in the frame to succeed him.

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Special report: Turkey – Striking out

Tough international competition means that diversification is the watchword in the Turkish legal market.

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Special report: European M&A – Mergers rising

While deal numbers were up last year, their value rocketed – and this time it’s not the US firms taking the lion’s share.

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Top 10 stories: 13-19 February 2015

20-Feb-2015

Our long-form analysis dominated the top 10 stories this week, as interest soared in flexible working initiatives.

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