11 January 2010
Hengeler Mueller, Slaughter and May’s best friend in Germany, has taken the unprecedented step of admitting that the firm was forced to part company with one of its partners.
When 13 Old Square Chambers clerk Warren Lee celebrated 50 years at Lincoln’s Inn last year, Lord Justice Munby, who Lee clerked for when both were at 1 New Square, hailed the occasion as “splendid and memorable”.
Allen & Overy’s (A&O) Dubai office has bagged a mandate acting for the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) on its Can$317m (£190m) acquisition of Canadian-listed oil and gas exploration company Verenex.
Association of Corporate Counsel’s online scorecard puts advisers on tenterhooks
Offshore firm Appleby is to open an office in Guernsey by the spring after poaching a team of four lawyers from rival firm Ozannes.
Baker & McKenzie has advised Saudi mining firm Ma’aden on a $10.8bn (£6.7bn) joint venture (JV) to develop an aluminium complex in Saudi Arabia.
BPP Law School is shoring up its place in an increasingly competitive legal education market by introducing the first GDL that can be studied from January.
When incoming Herbert Smith senior partner Jonathan Scott was an undergraduate at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, he was known for his affability and thoughtfulness rather than his rowdiness.
The Third Party (Rights Against Insurers) Act 1930 is due a facelift. But the means to do so could well be held up by the general election and the willingness of the next government to tackle the issue.
The past few years and the downward pressure on legal costs sparked by this recession have resulted in law firms re-examining ways of providing competitive legal services that match client expectations.
Denton Wilde Sapte has expanded its African network into Libya through an exclusive association with local outfit Tumi Law Firm.
Wolfgang Grobecker, a corporate M&A partner in the Munich office of Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, has parted company with his new firm.
Harbottle & Lewis has appointed Andy Millmore as head of litigation, succeeding senior partner Gerrard Tyrrell.
Worcester-based Harrison Clark extended its reach significantly last year by opening a primarily family law-orientated office in Cheltenham.
Healthcare boutique Hempsons has won a place on two major NHS buying consortiums alongside Beachcroft and Ward Hadaway.
Manchester-based Kings Chambers has appointed Nicholas Braslavsky QC as head of the set.
Despite competition clearance and a fair valuation, the deal could still go either way, says Gavriel Hollander
Associates at Latham & Watkins were celebrating last week after the US firm confirmed it would be reversing the salary freeze it introduced in December 2008.
As profession awaits Jackson LJ’s civil justice costs review, the cases set to shape this year’s litigation get underway
Lovells has been drafted in by Pearl Group to advise on the £4.5bn restructuring of subsidiary Phoenix & London Assurance Limited’s (Palal) with-profits fund.
Traditionally known as a cautious market, Portugal is now awash with changes, with Spanish firm launches, major partner moves and new boutiques. James Swift reports
A group of North West local authorities is going to set up an online database to provide information on pricing and contacts for the firms and chambers they instruct jointly.
Osborne Clarke has strengthened its employment practice group with the hire of two recruitment outsourcing specialists.
With HMRC standing firm when it comes to being paid by insolvent football clubs, it could be back to jumpers for goalposts for an unlucky few.
Reed Smith has bolstered its Beijing office with the hire of corporate partner Michael Fosh from Herbert Smith.
Pinsent Masons has won a role as the go-to adviser for the University of London’s Birkbeck College.
Russell Jones & Walker (RJW) has appointed Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) partner Rosemary Rollason to head its new regulation and professional discipline team.
SJ Berwin has advised existing client Arques Industries on the sale of two British motoring businesses, both of which were acquired in the previous 14 months.
Speechly Bircham has hired Farrer & Co’s financial services senior partner Jonathan Bayliss.
EIIB legal chief Mohaimin Chowdhury says Islamic finance will emerge from the downturn in rude health.
If 2008 was the year of Buncefield and 2009 the year of professional negligence, then 2010 is the year of bank-on-bank litigation.
The next 12 months promise to be a barnstormer for litigation. These are the cases to watch
Crucial dates for the diaries of all those rockers out there (and Tulkinghorn knows just how many there are of you): Thursday 29 April and Thursday 24 June.
Withers is looking to formalise its international contacts in an effort to win more multijurisdictional work.