16 May 2011
Allen & Overy (A&O) Germany has been given the green light by global management to expand aggressively, following a two-month tour of its offices by worldwide senior partner David Morley.
Associates hoping for bumper pay rises will be left disappointed if rival firms do as expected and follow the lead of Allen & Overy (A&O) and Linklaters.
Addleshaw Goddard has appointed partner Philip Goodstone as divisional managing partner in charge of the firm’s corporate group.
Appleby, the world’s largest offshore firm, has revamped its management structure to broaden its strategic mandate.
Ashurst has cemented a burgeoning relationship with Lloyds Banking Group by committing a three-lawyer team to an extended placement at the bank on what a source described as a “balance-sheet management project”.
This year’s deals highlight the West to East shift in the balance of economic power, says Gavriel Hollander
Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) has posted a 35 per cent jump in net profit, from £16.8m to £22.7m, at the end of a year of significant change for the firm.
The Bribery Act 2010 has been pored over and debated ceaselessly since its passage through Parliament in April 2010.
The Indian firms traditionally strong in capital markets work are facing increased competition in a revved-up market from both domestic and international rivals, reports Kian Ganz
Clifford Chance has fielded an Anglo-German team on a mandate advising German printing press manufacturer Heidelberg Druckmaschinen Aktiengesellschaft on its inaugural high-yield debt issue as part of an €800m (£700m) refinancing package.
Clyde & Co’s energy group has won a major mandate after being appointed to advise Lukoil Mid-East in support of the development of its West Qurna-2 oilfield in Iraq.
Russian oil producer Lukoil has appointed a three-firm panel for its upstream Middle East subsidiary Lukoil Middle East after winning a contract to develop a major Iraqi oilfield.
Russian firm Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is planning an aggressive expansion strategy that will incorporate the first hires of English-qualified lawyers by a domestic Russian firm.
Eversheds is set to tie up with Spanish firm Nicea Abogados following its split from alliance partner Eversheds Lupicinio.
Vereins may be the structure du jour, but Reed Smith’s unified compensation system helped make its merger with Richards Butler one of the smoothest ever
As London gears up to host the greatest show on earth, a team of lawyers is hard at work behind the scenes drafting vital contracts that will ensure every need of both the athletes and spectators at the Olympics is catered for.
It’s tough keeping up with all the energy and natural resources-related international expansion these days. UK firms in particular are flocking to the supposedly overlawyered Australian market.
Firm yet to decide on launch or merger as it follows UK rivals
Hill Dickinson has scrapped its management board and revamped its business structure.
Increasingly the courts are faced with issues of dishonesty by professionals and with this trend comes a hike in use of the illegality defence. James Roberts and Chris Dunlop examine its evolution in recent case law
The Supreme Court’s decision to remove immunity of suit from expert witnesses might be less dramatic than first expected. Nicholas Heaton reports
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) won favour with newspaper media lawyers last week after it rejected a bid by former International Automobile Federation (FIA) president Max Mosley to force newspapers to warn people beforehand if they are going to publish details of their private lives.
DLA Piper and Mishcon de Reya both landed roles on PPP developer Cathedral Group and property developer Development Securities’s joint acquisition of London Gate business park in Hayes, Middlesex.
Sports boutique Onside Law has landed a major mandate after advising Ryder Cup Europe on the bidding process to decide the host for the 2018 staging of the biennial golf tournament.
South West firm Foot Anstey has continued its high-profile recruitment drive with the arrival of real estate expert partner Richard Walford (left).
South East firm Dutton Gregory has launched an India practice, hoping to gain leverage from the region’s sizeable Asian community.
Since Advent and Bain took WorldPay off RBS’s hands Elizabeth Shurdom has assumed a whole new level of responsibility. But as James Swift finds, the GC’s enthusiasm has kept pace with the company’s rate of expansion
Tulkinghorn tends not to go in much for giving worthy causes the oxygen of publicity.
Willheim Müller Rechtsanwälte managing partner Johannes Willheim is not one for modesty.