13 December 2010

The Lawyer

  • A&O adamant derivatives albatross can still take off

    13 December 2010

    There is something that seems ill-fated about Allen & Overy’s (A&O) foray into the derivatives services sector.

  • Ashurst, Travers, SJ Berwin land Candover Partners divestment

    13 December 2010

    Ashurst, SJ Berwin and Travers Smith secured the key mandates on the ­spinning off of Candover Investments’ private equity investment management division Candover Partners Ltd (CPL) and the ­subsequent investment into the new vehicle by private equity fund Pantheon.

  • Authority figures add up

    13 December 2010

    If you’d said in 2007 that local authority legal directors would emerge as the profession’s most imaginative group of lawyers, most people would have gone slack-jawed in amazement.

  • Castles in the sand

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  • CC circles Gilbert & Tobin to fulfil Aussie strategy

    13 December 2010

    Sydney firm Gilbert & Tobin has emerged as the leading candidate as Clifford Chance steps up its search for an Australian tie-up.

  • Competition practices shape up as regulators take centre stage in 2010

    13 December 2010

    OFT fights back against threat of extinction with mixed results.

  • Costs Office to rule on Leigh Day’s Trafigura fee

    13 December 2010

    ?The Senior Courts Costs Office has heard all the evidence and must now decide if the ’massive risk’ run by Leigh Day & Co justifies the firm’s 100 per cent uplift totalling £105m.

  • Don’t quote me on that

    13 December 2010

    “We were approached on a potential job which we pitched for and didn’t get, but they were impressed with what we put in front of them.”

  • EU needs to seize the day with fit-for-purpose privacy laws

    13 December 2010

    Last year the former UK Information Commissioner Richard Thomas ­controversially characterised the EU’s Data Protection Directive as “no longer fit for purpose”, triggering a review by the European Commission.

  • Eversheds to become Accenture’s ‘apostle’

    13 December 2010

    Eversheds has begun rolling out its support services outsourcing deal, sending procurement work to Accenture in Milton Keynes.

  • Freshfields boosts diversity with a quarter BME intake

    13 December 2010

    More than 25 per cent of the next intake of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer ­London trainees are from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds, according to the magic circle firm’s latest corporate social responsibility report.

  • Lambeth lawyers gear up for Big Society revolution

    13 December 2010

    Legal department reacts to cuts head-on with mutualisation plans

  • On the move

    13 December 2010

    Shepherd & Wedderburn has hired Pinsent Masons partner John MacKenzie as a partner in its Edinburgh-based commercial dispute resolution practice.

  • Round up of the year 2010

    13 December 2010

    After the storm: Consolidation and mergers have been the main themes of a positive 2010, with Halliwells providing enough negativity all by itself to balance out the year

  • Rouse Oxford team forms new boutique

    13 December 2010

    A team of three lawyers from IP firm Rouse’s Oxford brands practice has broken away to set up a boutique based in the city.The three-partner ­boutique, Sipara, was launched last week, with the firm claiming that 18 Rouse clients have, or are in the process of, migrating over.

  • Show me the savings

    13 December 2010

    There’s little doubt about the fashion among the in-house counsel who talked to The Lawyer in 2010 - getting maximum value for money remains the name of their game.

  • Simmons global finance chief becomes top dog

    13 December 2010

    Simmons & Simmons has elected head of its international financial markets practice Jeremy Hoyland as its next managing partner.

  • Tulkinghorn: A really big thank you

    13 December 2010

    ?A really big thank you Christmas is coming up far too quickly, which means Slaughters asset ­management partner James Cripps will be already frantically making space in his diary for his post-­festivities scribing.

  • Web heads: the rise of the machines

    13 December 2010

    The last year has been TheLawyer.com’s best ever, with figures from the Audit Bureau of Circulations showing that the site now has 235,425 unique users.

  • Work Life Quiz: Gillian Fairfield, Herbert Smith

    12-Dec-2010

    What was your first-ever job? Kitchen assistant in a seafood restaurant. Now that was stressful.