18 April 2011
Law firm bosses know a thing or two about internationalisation and, if recent manoeuvres are anything to go by, it looks like the quickest wits among them are doing their best to position their firms for the ongoing West-to-East power shift.
The three partners vying to replace David Cheyne as Linklaters’ senior partner put forward their cases at the firm’s partner conference in Paris earlier this month, with the contest still widely seen as too close to call.
Latest revenue figures for the top 30 global law firms in the capital reveal a remarkable reversal of fortune, says Andrew Pugh
Clifford Chance and Linklaters have snared the prize mandates on the long-awaited IPO of commodities trader Glencore.
James Stanbury examines the effects of the late appointment of expert witnesses
Croydon Council has become the latest local authority to embrace the concept of shared legal services, with the appointment of four ’open’ legal panels.
In this technologically driven age forensic accountants use a wide variety of tools to mine relevant data from the digital mountain. William Wilkinson reports
Kirkland & Ellis is the top riser in The Lawyer’s list of international firms in London, and has the cash needed for a hiring spree. Is its recruitment of a high-yield partner a sign of things to come?
London Continental Railways (LCR) general counsel and company secretary Chris Hamill has left the organisation after overseeing the £2.1bn sale of its High Speed 1 rail business.
It is more than a decade since the dotcom bubble burst but one lawyer in particular remembers it as if it were yesterday.
Saying that a lawyer is a frustrated actor is a bit of a stereotype.
Hill Hofstetter, the firm formed two years ago by senior partners at Reed Smith’s Birmingham office, has made a trio of partner appointments.
Ten years ago a surveyor giving expert evidence in court claimed to have expertise in a particular area.
In the world of entertainment technology, it helps if an in-house counsel is a strong all-rounder, has an eye for detail - and is happy to live out of a suitcase. Anthony Dixon, general counsel and company secretary at pay-TV giant Pace, fits that profile.
DLA Piper’s former joint global head of real estate David Taylor is leaving the firm to join Pinsent Masons as a senior consultant.
Burness, Eversheds, Norton Rose and Shepherd & Wedderburn all advised on the financing of a £38.6m wind farm project in the Scottish Borders.
Squire Sanders & Dempsey is moving to rebuild its Slovakia office after the departure of three partners in the first two months of 2011.
Stephenson Harwood and Walker Morris have completed the pre-pack administration sale of the assets of AIM-listed glass and solar panel manufacturer Romag Holdings to Gentoo Group.
On that fateful June day last year when the news of Halliwells’ demise began to spread around the profession, many in the firm’s Spinningfields offices had little knowledge of the fate that was about to befall them.
Despite the strong buying position of a number of US firms, as we report on the front page, several London offices are taking a longer term view towards organic growth.
As international practices in London perform strongly, UK firms face stiff challenge to retain top talent
What was your first-ever job? I worked in a traditional bookstore across the street from home and would spend my days looking at dusty tomes. I loved it.
With businesses increasingly operating across international borders, Maryam Kennedy looks at how forensic accounting is keeping pace with the challenges of different regulatory regimes