2 December 2013
Pannone deal should see Aussie upstart become the UK’s top legal consumer brand
Cyprus is on a tough road to recovery but Russian money is still flowing in, cementing the strong relationship between the two countries
Move of the Week
You’re an in-house lawyer outside London. Your usual external law firm is spending less time on you but wants to bill you more.
The gargantuan BT Sport-Uefa football deal was all the work of each side’s in-housers – private practice take note
‘Safe pair of hands’ Layton to lead Clifford Chance to a future of business-as-usual
The government’s tougher stance on corruption has triggered investigations into multinationals’ practices and spurred a market for compliance advice
Transport is a sector that offers a wealth of opportunities both for legal roles and puns, with government cash setting in train high-profile schemes and getting projects motoring.
Slater & Gordon announced its largest acquisition to date today, with the £33m takeover of Pannone’s consumer business. It has been a deal months in the making. Hannah Gannage-Stewart looks at the behind-the-scenes negotiations
Speechly Bircham must look back to 2009/10 with an air of nostalgia. Back then the firm pulled off a merger with Campbell Hooper to boost revenue by 37 per cent, to £58.4m. The tie-up also helped the firm’s average profit per equity partner (PEP) to rocket by 29 per cent, from £331,000 to £428,000.
The effects of recent changes to civil litigation are only just beginning to be felt, but barristers in the regions have several reasons to be cheerful
For Julian Homerstone, being an in-house lawyer at Virgin Atlantic is like no other GC role with the inspiring and highly demanding Sir Richard Branson at the helm
What was your first-ever job?
UK firms tempt top talent with lifestyle sweeteners to combat the mighty US dollar