11 April 2011

The Lawyer

  • Bakers HR head’s stage graft

    11 April 2011

    “I sometimes wonder if I’m a bit obsessive-compulsive,” says Baker & McKenzie HR director Martin Blackburn.

  • Bleak deals climate shows no sign of thawing in Q1

    11 April 2011

    A constricted UK deals pipeline has not eased in the first quarter (Q1) of 2011, according to latest M&A advisory league tables published by Thomson Reuters.

  • BP’s new panel told not to advise rivals

    11 April 2011

    BP is forbidding the firms vying for places on its upcoming panel from working with other oil companies, with its final roster expected to be in place by the end of this month.

  • Brands on the run

    11 April 2011

    And so it came to pass. Ever since the publication of the Legal Services Bill in 2006 there have been immense expectations that big brands will target the law.

  • Clifford Chance pinpoints M&A after announcing formal launch in Turkey

    11 April 2011

    Clifford Chance has formally launched its Istanbul office and is setting its stall out for M&A work. The move comes four months after first announcing the development.

  • Co-op’s LSA gambit casts pall on Pannone alliance

    11 April 2011

    The future of Pannone’s longstanding relationship with the Co-operative is in doubt as the mutual retailer prepares to ramp up its legal services division later this year.

  • Czechs and balances

    11 April 2011

    The Czech legal market is fiercely competitive and heavily reliant on foreign trade. Joanne Harris reports on all the comers, stayers, goers and refocusings

  • DLA Piper introduces partner gardening leave for the first time

    11 April 2011

    DLA Piper is putting departing partners on three months’ gardening leave after overhauling its members agreement to reflect its international growth.

  • Firms get creative as holiday fever sparks billing chaos

    11 April 2011

    Easter and royal wedding force firms to rethink accounting deadlines

  • Focus: LSA - Co-opting the law

    11 April 2011

    Implementation of the LSA?is fast approaching, and the Co-op is planning to be one of the first to enter the market. A panel of experts debates the implications for the company, its potential clients and its solicitor competitors

  • Giving up the Smoke

    11 April 2011

    The regional bar has come through the recession in good form and larger sets should no longer be seen as London’s poor relations, argues Bill Braithwaite QC

  • McGrigors ups global reach with US alliance

    11 April 2011

    Edinburgh-headquartered McGrigors has taken a further step into the international market by signing a referral agreement with US firm Husch Blackwell.

  • Milestone

    11 April 2011

    For international tax boutique Milestone 2011 has already been an eventful year.

  • Opinion: Reform of cartel legislation lacks specificity

    11 April 2011

    On 16 March the Government issued a consultation paper entitled ’A ­Competition Regime for Growth: A ­Consultation on Options for Reform’.

  • People moves

    11 April 2011

    Simmons & Simmons is rebuilding its depleted Paris office with the hire of Landwell & Associés partner Michèle Anahory.

  • Resurgence of corporate sector sees Paris practices think laterally

    11 April 2011

    Since the beginning of 2011 there have been almost 40 lateral ­partner moves in Paris, making last week’s news that three partners were ­leaving Simmons & Simmons for Norton Rose, Shearman & ­Sterling and Fasken Martineau part of a much bigger trend.

  • Site seer: Chris Davies, Kelkoo

    11 April 2011

    Retail comparison site Kelkoo’s sole in-houser Chris Davies has been instrumental in making the ex-Yahoo! subsidiary a top three player in its own right.

  • SRA code: watchdog sharpens its teeth

    11 April 2011

    The move by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to adopt a new ­regulatory framework will have a direct impact on every firm in the country, regardless of size.

  • The Brat pack

    11 April 2011

    Firms are hoping that privatisation will give a jolt to the stagnant market in Slovakia.

  • Trialled West

    11 April 2011

    Local courts can be entirely appropriate places to bring complex litigation, as Victoria Jones explains

  • Tulkinghorn: Scales of justice

    11 April 2011

    Tulkinghorn doesn’t get out much, except for a spot of Gilbert & Sullivan with the D’Oyly Carte, but Mrs Tulkinghorn recently forced him to ­witness some popular beat combos in The 100 Club at the first of this year’s three-night legal music festival that is Law Rocks, now in its third year.

  • Work Life Quiz: Jane Cooper, Russell Jones & Walker

    10-Apr-2011

    Where’s the best place to go if you want to find out what’s really going on in the office? The ladies’ toilets.