10 October 2011

The Lawyer

  • A&O leads on Chinese-backed Saudi project

    10 October 2011

    Allen & Overy (A&O), Norton Rose and White & Case took lead roles in a ­billion-dollar Saudi Arabia deal that saw two Chinese banks provide funding.

  • Ad all over

    10 October 2011

    Marina Palomba has found her perfect job as general counsel at global ad agency McCann Erickson.

  • BLP teams with Vedder Price on ELFC aircraft engine acquisition

    10 October 2011

    Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and US firm Vedder Price were the two main legal advisors on Engine Lease Finance Corporation’s (ELFC) acquisition of 47 aircraft engines from Macquarie Bank Limited.

  • BP Collins

    10 October 2011

    BP Collins chief operating officer Karl Wingfieldhas a vision for the firm - to be a key player in the Thames Valley market. He does not believe it can achieve that without consolidation though, and ­finding an ­appropriate merger partner has not been without its problems.

  • Bumpy road to Rio

    9-Oct-2011

    Dale McEwan finds out how law firms are taking advantage of Brazil’s developing economy, despite regulatory restrictions

  • Camerons associates score Swiss MBA slots

    10 October 2011

    CMS Cameron McKenna has awarded three ­associates places at the IMD business school in Lausanne, Switzerland as part of its associate appraisal scheme.

  • City firms check in for £282.5m Malmaison refinancing brief

    10 October 2011

    A host of firms won roles advising on the £282.5m refinancing of hotel chain Malmaison.

  • Clifford Chance finally exhausts £26m special fund

    10 October 2011

    A pot of nearly £26m used to finance Clifford Chance’s partnership restructuring has at last run out, eight years after it was made available.

  • Co-op cements ties with sets in Bristol

    10 October 2011

    The Co-operative Legal Services has strengthened relationships with Bristol-based sets, signing new terms of agreement with Guildhall Chambers and 3 Paper Buildings.

  • Fee uneasy

    10 October 2011

    A sudden revaluation of the Swiss franc has led to a focus on fees, says Joanne Harris

  • Judiciary must be hard-wired into UK plea bargaining

    9-Oct-2011

    He may have been misreported, but recent ­proposals by the Solicitor General to ­introduce deferred prosecution ­agreements as a feature of US-style plea bargains raises - or raises again - a ­number of profound issues.

  • Latham overtakes global rivals in France

    10 October 2011

    Latham & Watkins has surpassed Clifford Chance and Linklaters to become the biggest international firm in Paris, with an ­estimated turnover of e95.6m (£83.7m) for the last financial year.

  • Linklaters sends Middleditch to HK to shore up Asia

    10 October 2011

    Linklaters has turned to the strategy of deploying senior relationship partners to emerging markets, sending three seasoned corporate rainmakers to Asia.

  • Links plugs employment team gap

    10 October 2011

    Linklaters has reshaped its employment and employee incentives practice following the departure of global practice head Janet Cooper.

  • Macfarlanes wins role on latest Trafigura job

    10 October 2011

    Macfarlanes successfully pitched to win a role advising Trafigura opposite Norton Rose on the ­disposal of a stake in Puma Energy International.

  • Niche firms make a splash at 2011 European Awards

    10 October 2011

    Heavyweights share limelight with smaller players this year at The Lawyer European Awards.

  • Norton Rose Canada tie-up promises global push

    10 October 2011

    Two Canadian mergers in the space of a year says a lot about a firm’s plans for North America.

  • On The Move

    10 October 2011

    Construction lawyer Peter O’Brien has joined Clarke Willmott as a partner from competitor Osborne Clarke.

  • PPF to pilot panel-sharing scheme with 12 regulators

    10 October 2011

    Cost-cutting measures see PPF’s legal roster touted to Government watchdogs for same fees

  • Seventy years and counting: Rootes & Alliott legal exec looks back on her career – so far

    10 October 2011

    On the eve of the Second World War, 18-year-old Yvonne Moore stepped through the doors of a small Kent-based law firm to take up a temporary job.

  • Smells like team spirit

    10 October 2011

    Part of the fascination of reading all the tributes to Steve Jobs last week was wondering how much of his leadership style could be translated into a context outside the consumer and creative industries.

  • Talent migrates from UK firms in HK for Yankee dollars

    9-Oct-2011

    As the big UK firms have flocked to Australia seeking new growth opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region, there has been a gold-rush mentality among US firms keen to capitalise on Hong Kong’s importance as an Asian financial hub.

  • Tax break

    10 October 2011

    An end to Swiss tax barriers means more work for lawyers, although the expected M&A pick-up has yet to materialise.

  • TULKINGHORN: Brothers at arms

    10 October 2011

    The barrister champion of the trade union movement John Hendy QC of Old Square Chambers makes no secret of his left-leaning views.

  • Unfair play

    10 October 2011

    The Law Society has yet again found itself in the public eye for all the wrong reasons; this time for unfairly dismissing one of its disabled employees. Should it undergo a wholesale change in culture?

  • Work Life Quiz: John Cavanagh QC, 11 KBW

    9-Oct-2011