15 April 2013
Six new partners are among 22 promotions at Shoosmiths. The partners are joined in the law firm’s 2013 round by 16 new senior associates.
DLA Piper is at the gates of a storm over joke emails, but the real message is about client power
If it comes to fruition, the single EU patent system will be of tremendous benefit to small businesses
Nerves are mounting over the ‘twin peaks’ financial regulation regime which could see accountants grabbing top-end advice work
Repeal section 41 (4) of the Proceeds of Crime Act to level the playing field and ease pressure on the public purse
‘Merged’ firms’ board make-up and partner status show who really took over who
Forensic accounting is now big business and a major part of litigation. Could this lead to merged legal and accountancy firms?
Let’s kick off this week with some bad news – yet more misery is looming on the horizon for mid-tier firms, as their accountancy counterparts attempt to steal a march on their clients by acting for the major financial institutions. Sorry to be blunt, but there you are.
No progress on gender diversity at partnership level in the City
Recent law firm mergers with Australians are producing the hoped-for results in terms of cross-referrals. Where are these top level deals coming from?
Last week’s news that Clifford Chance global head of private equity David Walker is leaving to join Latham & Watkins in London marks yet another major departure from the magic circle firm’s practice, following six previous key partner exits from the firm’s funds, tax or buyouts teams since 2009.
Providing behind-the-scenes legal back-up for TV productions is fast-paced and diverse, says Sony Pictures TV Networks’ Jessica Deery
HSF and Fasken Saudi links run into the sand
Michael Oberwarth, legal information manager
Human Rights Act aids state attacks on freedom and is effectively a tool of social control
So says Knights managing partner, who believes ABSs are being sidelined