19 November 2012
Despite Obama’s victory, US financial services sector may yet avoid death by over-regulation
Google exodus as legal talent heads for microblogging supersite
Guernsey bids for global lead as it prepares to pass image rights legislation
Many firms are having their worst time for a decade in Hong Kong, due to a precipitous fall in IPO work
Deep-seated disparities caused FFW-Osborne Clarke merger talks to fail
Real estate has taken a serious hit in recent years, but with signs that things are starting to pick, what does this mean for the legal market?
Maternity leave change will revolutionise the workplace
Going your own way can pay off big time - just ask The Lawyer’s European Firm of the Year, Noerr
Davis Polk & Wardwell has continued its English-law hiring spree by snaring a corporate partner from Herbert Smith Freehills.
Herbies says merger is a boost for litigation, contrary to market murmurings
The new Archbishop of Canterbury should represent everyone, including the bankers he has castigated
Beyond Beijing and Shanghai, other Chinese cities are powerful too - and growing faster than the international star venues
When Jonathan Jowett took the GC job at Greggs he expected a bit of stability. He soon found himself organising anti-pasty tax demonstrations
Bulgaria is fighting hard to emerge from the long shadow of corruption
Structured finance could be heading for the scrapheap at elite firms
Mark Beaumont is head of business development for the London office of Just Costs Solicitors. He is the initial point of contact for business across southern England having joined the firm’s City base in early 2009 from his own company, ExecSearch.
Since the summer of 2011 there have been 19 mergers involving major UK firms. Not all have been visionary: our lengthy study of the most recent deals examined some of the more questionable dynamics (The Lawyer, 29 October).