12 Nov 2012

The Lawyer

  • A question of values in Spain

    12-Nov-2012

    A Spanish ‘bad bank’ may be a good idea but it has arrived too late to fix the real estate problem

  • Alas, poor Orrick

    12-Nov-2012

    In 14 months Orrick boss Ralph Baxter will move on after 23 years in the job. Is his legacy at risk of derailment by a strategically stalled final few months?

  • Arbitration system ain't broke

    12-Nov-2012

    Having to appoint arbitrators from a fixed panel was a daft idea - we must ensure the system stays flexible

  • Dawn of the super-set?

    12-Nov-2012

    39 Essex Street/4-5 Gray’s Inn link-up could be a sign of things to come

  • English heritage

    12-Nov-2012

    The latest instalment in a small but significant trend slotted into place recently when Allen & Overy (A&O) private equity specialist Derek Baird upped sticks for the London office of elite US firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

  • Featured case: Employment

    12-Nov-2012

  • Israeli work – coming your way

    12-Nov-2012

    Israel is a growing power in IT and energy, and law firms should be aware of the opportunities

  • Job Watch: Expat

    12-Nov-2012

    While statistics suggest that the UK economy is no longer in recession, the draw of foreign climes is still strong and many lawyers continue to be attracted to the expat lifestyle.

  • Judgment Call: 12 November 2012

    12-Nov-2012

    Walton v Scottish Ministers [2012] UKSC 44. Lord Hope JSC (deputy president); Lord Kerr, JSC; Lord Dyson JSC; Lord Reed JSC; Lord Carnwath JSC.

  • Light and shade

    12 Nov 2012

    The Russian legal market faces a new era as the government opens the door to greater business transparency, but not everything is open to scrutiny

  • M&A plus

    12-Nov-2012

    Indian firms are busy with M&A as the government opens up to foreign investment, but legal market liberalisation remains off the agenda

  • Mis-grilling claims

    12-Nov-2012

    Eversheds under fire for taking a tough line with rate swap mis-selling claimants

  • Moves: 12 November 2012

    12-Nov-2012

  • Mysteries over Saudi City court

    12-Nov-2012

    Commercial lawyers wait to see what shape the reported Saudi ‘arbitration centre’ in London will take

  • Nomura Emea head of corporate legal: Weather the storm

    12-Nov-2012

    Chris Barlow, Nomura’s Emea head of corporate legal, relishes a challenge, having seen the Japanese bank through global expansion and recent cutbacks

  • Osborne Clarke and FFW: it just might work?

    12-Nov-2012

    There is more to FFW’s corporate practice than prominent client BBC Worldwide to make it an attractive partner for Osborne Clarke. A deal could create a serious mid-market contender

  • Safari, so good

    12-Nov-2012

    In-demand Botswana firm flips allegiance as UK firms get serious about Africa

  • The Lawyer Management: Edwards Wildman

    12-Nov-2012

    Steve Rowan has been deputy chief operating officer for Edwards Wildman’s Europe and Asia offices since 2011. Prior to this he was director of finance and administration at Kendall Freeman, which merged with Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge in 2008.

  • Why can't firms just talk straight?

    12-Nov-2012

    Imagine no head office: it’s easy if you try. No boss in London, management on the fly. Imagine all the lawyers living life in peace… Such is the utopian refrain suggested by the declaration last week by SNR Denton, Salans and Canada’s Fraser Milner Casgrain (FMC) that the merged firm would be “truly polycentric” with no single HQ and simply bursting with diversity.

  • Work Life Quiz: Daniel Jones, Artesian Law

    12-Nov-2012