13 July 2009
The publication last Friday (10 July) of Allen & Overy’s (A&O) 2008-09 results slotted the final piece into this year’s magic circle financial jigsaw.
Skanska has turned to Addleshaw Goddard rather than long-term adviser Ashurst to assist on its first-ever move into a burgeoning area of UK PFI work.
Serbian capital Belgrade has emerged as the heart of the legal community in the Balkans. But how is the region in general faring in the recession? Tom Phillips reports
Bingham might be seen as McKee’s saviour, but is nevertheless gaining a valuable asset
Russian firm Pepeliaev Goltsblat & Partners (PGP) has overhauled its partnership system in the wake of the departure of joint managing partner Andrei Goltsblat and a team of 70 lawyers to Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP).
The ‘Digital Britain’ report and Ofcom’s recent Sky competition proposal are keeping Virgin Media general counsel Bryan Hall very happy.
BPP Law School has launched redundancy talks with LPC staff at its Manchester branch.
Bristol firm Veale Wasbrough has taken its first steps into the London market by seeking a merger with 17-partner City firm Vizards Tweedie.
Bristows’ financial results have confirmed the health of the IP market, with the London firm posting a 19.5 per cent increase in revenue.
Green shoots aside, many companies, including German car manufacturer Opel, are not out of the woods. Frank Tschentscher highlights the obstacles remaining
Legal education providers across the country have started to jostle for supremacy in response to the recent relaxation of LPC rules by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
A downturn in profit often equals a commensurate rise in fraud. Samantha Bewick and Janice Edgar examine the modern role of insolvency professionals in rooting out deception
Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) has started rebuilding its Paris office with the hire of corporate partner Christopher Mesnooh.
The Lawyer Awards’ Barrister of the Year recalls the cases that shaped her career and reveals how she made it to the top
Foot Anstey Solicitors is the largest firm in the Cornwall, Devon and Somerset region. It is also on the cusp of breaking into The Lawyer UK200 Annual Report.
Every economic downturn leads to some businesses falling off the radar while others will find innovative ways to eclipse their rivals.
The Spanish legal market grew by 11 per cent during 2008, but the economic downturn has slowed its growth, which stood at 16 per cent in 2007.
?The word ‘landmark’ is used all too frequently in relation to Court of Appeal decisions.
The Hammonds Direct partnership has been ordered to disclose its accounts as the row over the £2.3m cash call continues.
His £22m bill attracted all the wrong headlines, but Charles Randell has kept his cool. By Catrin Griffiths
Irwin Mitchell has bucked the market trend by unveiling plans to ramp up its September 2009 trainee intake while its peers look to slim down retention rates.
Incoming Law Society president Bob Heslett has hit back at claims that the body is interfering with the regulatory remit of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
Speculation is mounting at the bar that Lord David Neuberger will become the 95th Master of the Rolls (MR) when the incumbent MR Anthony Clarke joins the Supreme Court in October.
A number of UK firms are lining up places on Vodafone’s potential £2bn bid for T-Mobile UK, with Allen & Overy (A&O), Clifford Chance and Linklaters the names most clearly in the frame.
?Dewey & LeBoeuf has been on a mammoth recruitment drive.
Nabarro’s equity partners will take home 35 per cent less this year than last, as turnover at the firm drops by 10 per cent to £126.5m.
Junior lawyers are still some of the highest paid graduates, despite the recent pay freezes and cuts announced by top commercial law firms.
Former DLA Piper head of waste John Chandler (left) has moved to the London office of K&L Gates. He joins as a partner in the projects team.
West End firm Manches posted an 8 per cent drop in average profit per equity partner (PEP) last year, an unexpectedly strong performance for a firm so dominated by property.
Reed Smith competition partner Katherine Holmes has left the firm to take up a position at the Competition Commission.
Baker & McKenzie and Sullivan & Cromwell have won lead roles on Rio Tinto’s $1.2bn (£740m) sale of its US packaging business.
Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) is anticipating a 5 per cent increase in average profit per equity partner (PEP) to match the 5 per cent rise in total revenue it posted last week.
Former High Court judge Sir Gordon Langley has been appointed as chairman of the Takeover Panel.
Partners at niche litigation firm Stewarts Law have had a record year.
The last time DLA Piper tried to save itself a few quid it had the legal market up in arms. This time the negative PR could be even worse.
T-Mobile has put its panel review on ice as it weighs up a potential deal with Vodafone.
Travers Smith is understood to be advising on Bridgepoint Capital’s float of retailer Pets at Home.
Tulkinghorn is always reluctant to poke fun at smaller firms, no matter how much ammunition they provide. But he found it impossible to resist when the following press release dropped into his virtual inbox.
DLA Piper leads the pack as top City firms examine alternatives to Labour’s new tax regime
White & Case securities partner Tim Jeveons has left the London office amid disagreements over the firm’s strategic direction.
If a movie was being made about your life, which actor would play you and why?Brad Pitt. It’s obvious.