16 January 2012

The Lawyer

  • Arabian plights

    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

  • Breaking China: not as easy at it looks

    16 January 2012

    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.

  • Case of the week: Banking & Finance

    16 January 2012

  • DWF-Cobbetts: fit for purpose?

    16-Jan-2012

    While both firms will benefit from a tie-up, top 30 hopeful DWF will be in the driving seat

  • EBRD Chief counsel: Change manager

    16-Jan-2012

    Michel Nussbaumer, chief counsel at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, is turning his attention towards nations affected by the Arab Spring

  • Funds and games

    16 January 2012

    Regulation from the EU is just one of several concerns for the funds industry, according to in-house and private practice lawyers

  • Gaelic alarm

    16 January 2012

    The Irish Legal Services Regulation Bill has caused ructions over the future of the profession

  • Great haul of China

    16-Jan-2012

    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

  • Job Watch: Energy, should you relocate?

    16-Jan-2012

    Working in the UK and further afield both offer many advantages for lawyers trying to break into the energy sector.

  • Judgment call: 16th January 2012

    16 January 2012

    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.

  • Land of opportunity?

    16-Jan-2012

    British Land wants thoroughly modern relationships with its advisers

  • Moroccan roll

    16 January 2012

    The arrival of international players into Casablanca has made a confident Moroccan legal community sit up and take note

  • Move On Up: Fladgate

    16-Jan-2012

    Property and corporate still rule at Fladgate - but where’s the gender transparency?

  • Move On Up: Fladgate

    16-Jan-2012

    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.

  • Moves: 16 January 2012

    16-Jan-2012

    ?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.

  • Number crunching: Barclays

    16-Jan-2012

    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.

  • ON THE MOVE

    16 January 2012

    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has turned to US rival Weil Gotshal & Manges for a London restructuring hire, scooping partner Dominic McCahill.

  • Private practice

    16-Jan-2012

    Take-privates by US-listed Chinese companies are now a good earner for US firms. By Yun Kriegler

  • Regulating the final frontier

    16 January 2012

    New arbitration rules have been drawn up for space law disputes

  • Self-fulfilling economies

    16 January 2012

    We need to stop talking ourselves into catastrophe

  • Sugar-coated bills

    16 January 2012

    Revealed: the fee structures underpinning the Quinn Emanuel litigation machine

  • The Lawyer Management: Field Fisher Waterhouse

    16-Jan-2012

    ?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.

  • The panel connection

    16 January 2012

    Rodney Dukes, head of finance, Taylor Wessing

  • Tort in the web

    16 January 2012

    ECJ adapts established tort law for internet cases

  • Tulkinghorn: Florida keys

    16 January 2012

    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.

  • Work Life Quiz: Mark Weston, Matthew Arnold & Baldwin

    16-Jan-2012