18 April 2011

The Lawyer

  • A senior moment

    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.

  • Belgian adds interest to Links senior partner poll

    18 April 2011

    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.

  • City haul

    18 April 2011

    Latest revenue figures for the top 30 global law firms in the capital reveal a remarkable reversal of fortune, says Andrew Pugh

  • Clifford Chance, Links scoop main roles on Glencore float

    18 April 2011

    Clifford Chance and Linklaters have snared the prize mandates on the long-awaited IPO of commodities trader Glencore.

  • Counting time

    18 April 2011

    James Stanbury examines the effects of the late appointment of expert witnesses

  • Croydon Council trials ‘open’ panel

    18 April 2011

    Croydon Council has become the latest local authority to embrace the concept of shared legal services, with the appointment of four ’open’ legal panels.

  • Electric drill

    18 April 2011

    In this technologically driven age forensic accountants use a wide variety of tools to mine relevant data from the digital mountain. William Wilkinson reports

  • Focus: Kirkland & Ellis - Hire ground

    18 April 2011

    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?

  • LCR GC departs after High Speed 1 disposal

    18 April 2011

    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.

  • Lecote

    18 April 2011

    It is more than a decade since the dotcom bubble burst but one lawyer in particular remembers it as if it were yesterday.

  • Legal luvvies take centre stage

    18 April 2011

    Saying that a lawyer is a frustrated actor is a bit of a stereotype.

  • On the move

    18 April 2011

    Hill Hofstetter, the firm formed two years ago by senior partners at Reed Smith’s Birmingham office, has made a trio of ­partner appointments.

  • Opinion: No need to fear the end of expert witness immunity

    18 April 2011

    Ten years ago a surveyor giving expert ­evidence in court claimed to have ­expertise in a particular area.

  • Pace-setter: Anthony Dixon, Pace

    17-Apr-2011

    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.

  • Pinsents pumps up property muscle with DLA’s Taylor

    18 April 2011

    DLA Piper’s former joint global head of real estate David Taylor is leaving the firm to join Pinsent Masons as a senior consultant.

  • Scottish and English firms team up for wind farm deal

    18 April 2011

    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 starts to plug the gap following Bratislava partner exodus

    18 April 2011

    Squire Sanders & Dempsey is moving to rebuild its Slovakia office after the departure of three partners in the first two months of 2011.

  • Stephensons, Walker Morris act on Romag’s pre-pack sale to Gentoo

    18 April 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.

  • Tulkinghorn: Tasteless luncheon meet

    18 April 2011

    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.

  • US firms promote as laterals prove elusive

    18 April 2011

    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.

  • US firms’ stellar City financials put UK high-fliers in hiring line

    18 April 2011

    As international practices in London perform strongly, UK firms face stiff challenge to retain top talent

  • Work Life Quiz: Mahasti Razavi, August & Debouzy

    17-Apr-2011

    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.

  • World figures

    18 April 2011

    With businesses increasingly operating across international borders, Maryam Kennedy looks at how forensic accounting is keeping pace with the challenges of different regulatory regimes