19 July 2010
General counsel Orijit Das has taken Genpact Europe from ostensible start-up to being one of the fastest-expanding companies around. He tells Andrew Pugh about the changing face of life as an in-house lawyer
Ashurst and Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe have scored leading roles on the investment by Landprop - the development arm of the Inter IKEA Group - in a 12.9 acre site near the London 2012 Olympic Park.
Ipswich firm Birketts is planning to merge with Chelmsford-based Wollastons to create a firm that would be propelled into the top 100 UK firms by turnover.
Clifford Chance corporate partner Guy Norman’s imminent move to Dubai, announced by the firm last week, is the latest in a string of relocations that has served to underline the firm’s international strategy.
The US firm would gain access to Europe, but what’s in it for SJ Berwin?
The past two decades have seen enormous transformations within the German legal system, not least with the ever-changing appetite for mergers. James Swift examines a market on the verge of its latest mutation
North West set Exchange Chambers is to open an office in Leeds in a bid to build a chambers powerhouse in the North.
It’s been five years since The Lawyer originated the term ’silver circle’ as a catch-all for the UK’s domestic second tier. Matt Byrne takes a look at how these firms have fared since then
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has introduced a pilot mentoring scheme for senior female associates in a bid to up its female partner numbers, echoing the ’female buddy’ initiative it launched in 2006.
The joint venture set up by Geldards and the legal department of Kent County Council (KCC) to provide public sector legal services has signed up its first client.
According to proponents of chaos theory, the gentle flapping of a butterfly’s wings in Indonesia has the potential to spark a hurricane in Bermuda.
Italy’s NCTM was born of a merger between two firms steeped in tradition.
Offshoring legal work is not all about the money: discuss. This is not such an absurd assertion as it might seem.
Manchester United FC is in the process of reviewing its five-strong legal panel, with Pinsent Masons already reappointed.
Morgan Cole has signed a delegated authority deal to enable it to broker after-the-event (ATE) insurance to clients.
The US justice system protects lawyers from being sued by dissatisfied clients to a greater degree than its English counterpart. John Keeney and Giles Hutt put paid to a popular misconception and examine the key differences between the two systems
Forsters’ former corporate head Jeremy Whiteson (left) has left the firm to join West End rival Fladgate. Whiteson, who has been a partner at Forsters for nine years, join as a partner in Fladgate’s corporate practice.
Mental health conditions are a particular challenge in equality law because claimants often experience difficulty in proving that they are disabled.
Telecoms giants’ ’Everything Everywhere’ tie-up puts legacy panel firms on red alert
Bondholders rejoice as ’mini-bubble’ buoys Central London’s property sector. By Luke McLeod-Roberts
Revenues across Bristol-headquartered firms flatlined during the 2009-10 financial year as firms looked to rebuild their core practices in the wake of the recession.
Salans has poached a team of real estate lawyers, including rainmaker Pawel Debowski, from Clifford Chance’s Warsaw office.
SJ Berwin has moved to bulk up its infrastructure funds practice with the hire of Babcock & Brown general counsel Michelle Thomsen as partner.
Legal process outsourcer (LPO) Integreon is making a 26 per cent greater loss than anticipated in its Bristol operation, with firms’ reluctance to send work overseas understood to be impacting on its bottom line.
North West set St Johns Buildings has joined the Manchester Law Society in an effort to make better connections with solicitors.
Travers Smith has bagged a lead role advising on the creation of a new banking venture that will target state-owned assets.
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), Nabarro and SJ Berwin have assisted on the sale of a chic London hotel in one of the largest European hotel deals this year.
Law firm partners are often accused of being particularly greedy. But one Halliwells partner has apparently sunk to new lows of self-serving avarice.
Two months after its marriage the newly merged Hogan Lovells is still very much in getting-to-know-you mode.
White & Case has advised Russian property developer AFI Development on a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).
Earlier this year (22 March) The Lawyer published a report that suggested that domestic outsourcing could eclipse offshoring as a means of cutting legal costs, with law firms’ conservatism preventing them from sending any large-scale projects overseas.
Wilberforce Chambers has promoted John Martin QC to head of chambers following the retirement of Jules Sher QC.
What do you do at weekends? I try to do anything but work.