16 January 2012
While the Arab Spring has left some deals up in the air, infrastructure work looks set to be the main area of growth in North Africa
Is the China goldrush really what it seems? It’s taken as a given that any global firm worth its salt has to be there, but talk to any UK managing partner and they’ll tell you that making profit in China is damn hard going.
Michel Nussbaumer, chief counsel at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, is turning his attention towards nations affected by the Arab Spring
While both firms will benefit from a tie-up, top 30 hopeful DWF will be in the driving seat
Regulation from the EU is just one of several concerns for the funds industry, according to in-house and private practice lawyers
The Irish Legal Services Regulation Bill has caused ructions over the future of the profession
A massive domestic push and some international toe-dipping has seen China’s Dacheng grow into a firm of 2,600 lawyers. Now it has global ambitions
Working in the UK and further afield both offer many advantages for lawyers trying to break into the energy sector.
Starlight Shipping Co v Allianz Marine & Aviation Versicherungs AG & Ors; and Brit UW Ltd v Starlight; and Brit UW & Ors vImperial (2011) EWHC 3381. Commercial Court Queen’s Bench Division. Burton J.
British Land wants thoroughly modern relationships with its advisers
The arrival of international players into Casablanca has made a confident Moroccan legal community sit up and take note
Property and corporate still rule at Fladgate - but where’s the gender transparency?
West End firm Fladgate is best known for its property and corporate practices, so it is no surprise that the focus of both its partnership promotions and lateral hires over the past few years has been these two areas.
?Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has turned to US rival Weil Gotshal & Manges for a London restructuring hire, scooping partner Dominic McCahill. McCahill, who advises on insolvencies and restructurings, joins London practice head Chris Mallon in Skadden’s corporate restructuring team as the practice’s second City partner.
Barclays might have one of the biggest bank panels in the world, but that doesn’t prevent it from having close relationships with select firms.
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has turned to US rival Weil Gotshal & Manges for a London restructuring hire, scooping partner Dominic McCahill.
Take-privates by US-listed Chinese companies are now a good earner for US firms. By Yun Kriegler
New arbitration rules have been drawn up for space law disputes
We need to stop talking ourselves into catastrophe
Revealed: the fee structures underpinning the Quinn Emanuel litigation machine
?Charlie Keeling is Field Fisher Waterhouse’s (FFW) first-ever chief operating officer (COO). He was appointed last year to oversee the firm’s business services and support functions, having joined FFW in 2008 as HR director from IT and consulting company BearingPoint. He previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a change management consultant.
Rodney Dukes, head of finance, Taylor Wessing
ECJ adapts established tort law for internet cases
Law firm mergers always produce the odd bit of unexpected intrigue, but the dilemma facing SJ Berwin partner and former managing partner candidate Perry Yam during the firm’s 2010 merger talks with Proskauer Rose is surely one of the most absorbing ever.