10 June 2013
May was a good month for big players as Linklaters advised mega-miner Glenstrata on its first post-merger bond issue while CC and Freshfields both grabbed a piece of the £1.4bn Partnership IPO action.
As the US firm turns 40 in London, its strategy of expanding slowly is paying off
Associate pay is up at top UK firms, but it still trails pampered chums at US firms
Cyprus’s bailout and the haircut on deposits has hit the country hard. Although busy, the island’s law firms are also feeling the pain.
How do you protect a huge entertainment brand? Ask HBO Europe GC Gordon Finlayson
As a relatively niche area, vacancies in the shipping market are hard to come by. That said, a number of recruiters are adamant that associates and partners with a strong set of demonstrable skills and a substantial client following will always be in demand.
The Lawyer reports from the front line of legal aid cuts as law centres and charities fear for the future of the UK justice system.
This week’s legal market moves.
Kennedys’ purchase of aviation boutique is brave, but must be managed with care
Korea’s top law firms are growing and keeping it friendly with incomers - for now
Minster to benefit hugely from investment by Compare the Market parent company
Olswang is expanding its back office financial analysis team in an effort to meet a growing demand from its lawyers for pricing-related data and market intelligence.
Reviewing the Bribery Act before it has been tested in the courts is likely to be a waste of effort
Clarification could see courts get tough when sentencing on common law fraud prior to the SGC review
Turkey’s civil code must insist on full disclosure and stop trying to emulate the German system
The old rules no longer apply in the legal world, so it’s time to focus on the business basics
Changes to the way solicitors insure themselves are kicking in this year. Our peer panel surveys the new landscape.
Stuart Whittle, director of operations