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.
Marina Palomba has found her perfect job as general counsel at global ad agency McCann Erickson.
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 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.
Dale McEwan finds out how law firms are taking advantage of Brazil’s developing economy, despite regulatory restrictions
CMS Cameron McKenna has awarded three associates places at the IMD business school in Lausanne, Switzerland as part of its associate appraisal scheme.
A host of firms won roles advising on the £282.5m refinancing of hotel chain Malmaison.
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.
The Co-operative Legal Services has strengthened relationships with Bristol-based sets, signing new terms of agreement with Guildhall Chambers and 3 Paper Buildings.
A sudden revaluation of the Swiss franc has led to a focus on fees, says Joanne Harris
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 & 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 has turned to the strategy of deploying senior relationship partners to emerging markets, sending three seasoned corporate rainmakers to Asia.
Linklaters has reshaped its employment and employee incentives practice following the departure of global practice head Janet Cooper.
Macfarlanes successfully pitched to win a role advising Trafigura opposite Norton Rose on the disposal of a stake in Puma Energy International.
Heavyweights share limelight with smaller players this year at The Lawyer European Awards.
Two Canadian mergers in the space of a year says a lot about a firm’s plans for North America.
Construction lawyer Peter O’Brien has joined Clarke Willmott as a partner from competitor Osborne Clarke.
Cost-cutting measures see PPF’s legal roster touted to Government watchdogs for same fees
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.
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.
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.
An end to Swiss tax barriers means more work for lawyers, although the expected M&A pick-up has yet to materialise.
The barrister champion of the trade union movement John Hendy QC of Old Square Chambers makes no secret of his left-leaning views.
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?