1 October 2012
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Malaysian investment in Battersea power station is indicative of the country’s growing influence both internationally and as a regional force
White & Case is among a raft of firms to be reappointed to Deutsche Bank’s global legal panel following a review of the German banking giant’s list of advisers.
Many Dewey ex-partners have paid into the contribution plan; some still have not
SNR Denton has added to its London technology and outsourcing practice with the hire of Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) partner Andrew Lucas, a specialist in public procurement.
Kazakhstan is becoming a bright spot in the global market for legal services
What happens when barristers embrace direct access? Their chambers becomes the fastest-rising set in The Lawyer’s Bar Top 30. We look at the rise and rise of Monckton
No-one would devise a week-long programme of business card swapping and drinking. One needs a defensible pretext. For the IBA, the pretext is the series of workshops and lectures delivered in precisely the sort of slightly darkened environment that the schmoozing excesses of the previous night demand.
As the number of claims continues to rise, the demand for legal expertise in professional indemnity and negligence cases is clearly also on the up.
Peter Kalis, longstanding chairman of ever-expanding US firm K&L Gates, has just signed up for yet another four-year term in the job. Does the man never fancy a break? Lucy Burton finds out
Bird & Bird has taken on IP partner Allan Poulter from Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW). He brings experience in trademarks, brand clearance, protection, exploitation and enforcement. Poulter spent some time heading FFW’s India desk and says that Bird & Bird’s global reach was a big factor in the move.
Political imperatives may lead to G4S paying a high price for the London 2012 security fiasco
Funds, gaming and financial services make up much of the work available in tiny Gibraltar.
At times like these, when partners are being asked to leave firms, it’s wise to ensure you’re prepared
Offshore litigation boom will be just a bubble unless jurisdictions dump protectionism
The mobile technology sector is moving so fast that Telefonica UK counsel Edward Smith is always on call
Glyn Morris has been the financial director of West Midlands-based firm Higgs & Sons since 2006. He has previously held roles at Wragge & Co, where he was a financial controller for seven years.
An opt-out collective action regime to encourage claims against cartels is easier said than done
Although half of the Scottish top 20 firms saw revenues decrease in 2011-12, some have benefited from tough decisions made earlier in the recession
An arbitration partner is this year’s must-have
Herbies scotches redundancy whispers as three HK lawyers leave