12 April 2010
The head of Berwin Leighton Paisner’s (BLP) water practice has left the firm as the City outfit prepares to take over Thames Water’s legal function.
No one is sure exactly when Dutch firm Boekel De Nerée was set up.
Clifford Chance is set for a radical overhaul of its associate bonus system, with the maximum award now open only to senior associates and payments no longer based primarily on hours worked.
Centrica is set to launch a tender for its first-ever legal panel.
Olswang, Slaughter and May and Withers have won leading roles on the £350m sale of online fashion retailer Net-a-Porter to Swiss luxury goods group Richemont.
After a disastrous 2008, the ’Cravath Way’ has brought about a return to form. By Matt Byrne
With the growth of the cult of personality and a recognition of the value of social media and change-orientated soundbites, the UK general election is increasingly resembling that of the 2008 US presidential election.
Eversheds has been appointed to advise software company Polaris on Europe, Middle East and Africa (Emea) matters. Partner Simon Gamlin will lead a team instructed as sole adviser to the company, which services banks and insurance companies.
Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) has revealed its three-year strategy, known as the ’Virtuous Triangle’, and has even gone as far as trademarking the term.
Despite positive noises regarding London prospects, the past year has been just as tough on the big US players as it has on their domestic rivals
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has landed a lead role ahead of go-to adviser Shearman & Sterling on Daimler’s tie-up with Renault and Nissan.
The nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has appointed a streamlined panel, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Pinsent Masons usurping Herbert Smith and Norton Rose for places on the roster, which has an annual legal spend of between £3m and £4m.
Magic circle firm’s ACT dept refuses to play second fiddle to corporate. By Gavriel Hollander
Hammonds has advised one of the world’s largest smart-meter companies in securing a contract agreement with British Gas.
As group legal director at support services company Enterprise, Lee Greenbury’s strategy to build a mini-law firm in-house is also receiving a lot of support.
Indian firm Khaitan & Co has made three lateral partner hires to strengthen its banking, infrastructure and TMT practices.
North West firm Mace & Jones has been named as a defendant in a £60m professional negligence claim alongside Kings Chambers’ John Hoggett QC.
Macfarlanes, Simmons & Simmons and Travers Smith have bagged the mandates on the merger of the private equity arms of investment managers Gartmore and Hermes.
Mishcon de Reya partner Danny Davis is a self-confessed attention seeker who spends his evenings performing stand-up comedy across the pubs and clubs of the south.
Six housing associations in the North West of England have completed their first-ever joint legal panel, with 10 national and regional firms appointed.
Dubai boasts some of the modern wonders of the world: the world’s tallest building, the world’s largest shopping mall, and the Palm and the World - two offshore island developments to which, until recently, was to be added the Universe.
Private client firm Penningtons has become one of the first firms to promote a barrister to its partnership.
Watson Burton senior partner Robert Langley has resigned from the firm’s partnership ahead of a move to North East rival Muckle.
Offshore firm Mourant du Feu & Jeune is planning a new strategy to focus on IPOs and corporate structures emanating from India.
Ireland’s High Court will today (12 April) decide the fate of insurer Quinn Group and whether to confirm its administration formally.
Reed Smith has boosted its TMT practice in Munich with the hire of a three-lawyer team from Hammonds.
Scottish firm Shepherd and Wedderburn has elected corporate chief James Will as its new chairman.
With the global economy showing signs of recovery, The Lawyer takes the temperature of US firms in London.
When it comes to naming rights deals, sponsors of sporting stadia need to think tactically or risk an own goal. By Kim Walker and Steven James
Bath-headquartered Thring Townsend Lee & Pembertons has expanded its London base with the acquisition of private client boutique Leach & Co.
Call it the luck of the top dog, but the stars appear to be aligned for Cravath these days.
Transatlantic behemoths remain resolute in spite of dramatic year-on-year reductions in City revenues
There was a palpable whiff of optimism in the air in New York last week, and it wasn’t just the unseasonably early hint of cherry blossom in the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.
What do you do at weekends? Errands, cooking and golf.