21 February 2011
Allen & Overy (A&O) and Slaughter and May have taken the prize mandates advising John Wood Group on the $2.8bn (£1.7bn) sale of its oil well support division to General Electric (GE).
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), Irwin Mitchell and Pinsent Masons have helped an evangelical Christian charity become landlord of a ’dark store’.
South Wales and Gwent Police legal director Gareth Madge is leading the way in streamlining legal services in the public sector.
Marcus Leese says Asia is the place to be for offshore lawyers in the Year of the Rabbit
CMS Cameron McKenna is set for a diversity facelift following the appointment of Daniel Winterfeldt as diversity and inclusion partner.
Clifford Chance took few in the legal market by surprise when it announced last week it was following the march of UK firms into Australia.
DMH Stallard’s burgeoning City boutique has been boosted by the arrival of two partners.
Telecoms company UK Broadband has appointed its first general counsel to lead the development of its in-house legal department.
A team of five senior associates from Slaughter and May’s German best friend Hengeler Mueller have left to launch their own Frankfurt boutique.
Jonathan Croucher, the curate of St Michael & All Angels Church in Blackheath, always wanted to pursue a career in the ministry, but when he came down from Cambridge at the age of 21 he decided he needed some “real-life” experience in order to be able to relate to his future flock, so he became a City lawyer instead.
M&A activity has seen a dramatic return to health after the recession. Rolf Lindsay explains why investors should look to Cayman
Stephen Mann and Paul Kerruish report on the Isle of Man’s efforts to reach for the stars
Last autumn (20 September 2010) The Lawyer revealed that a trail of small businesses and charities faced financial difficulties as a result of the collapse of Halliwells.
Angry staff take action over firm’s handling of redundancy process
Herbert Smith has helped banknote printer De La Rue see off a hostile takeover attempt by French bidder Oberthur.
The former partner who managed Herbert Smith’s relationship with European alliance firms Gleiss Lutz and Stibbe has left the firm for an in-house role at online lending company Wonga.com.
Merged firm impresses market despite absorbing merger costs.
Last week I chaired a debate on the future of legal blogging, held at One Crown Office Row and featuring three excellent web commentators: David Allen Green of the Jack of Kent blog, Carl Gardner of the Head of Legal blog and Adam Wagner of the UK Human Rights Blog.
Unhappy shareholders are becoming increasingly militant and using their right to be heard at general meetings. Be prepared, say Paul Wilkes and Wayne Atkinson
Kemp Little senior partner Richard Kemp thinks the next decade will be tough for the legal market.
Linklaters has revealed an 82 per cent newly qualified (NQ) retention rate for its spring qualifiers.
Olswang is moving fast to extend its international reach - and about time too
Walker Morris partner Martin Price has joined Russell Jones & Walker (RJW)?to lead its Manchester-based employment group.
The recent Supreme Court judgment in Mihret Yemshaw v Hounslow London Borough Council provoked a strong reaction.
Osborne Clarke has appointed its first practice-specific business manager as part of a push into higher-end work.
Recent political attacks on so-called tax avoiders display a worrying tendency to ignore the rule of law, says Alan Binnington
Alderney remains at the forefront of innovation and execution for e-gaming. Mark Dunster and Richard Field examine the industry’s rapidly evolving international appeal
Strong demand from emerging economies is seeing offshore firms continue to punch above their weight, and figures suggest they will continue to do so. By Joanne Harris
Norwich Pharmacal orders lose their indefeasibility in light of Media CAT ruling.
Gray’s Inn set Atkin Chambers has expanded with the appointment of Frances Kirkham as a door tenant.
Gabriel Moss QC of Gray’s Inn set 3-4 South Square is representing the Tchenguiz Family Trust in its multibillion-pound fight against failed Icelandic bank Kaupthing.
Caroline Garnham explains how a revolutionary trust structure could help families with their wealth management
Just when Tulkinghorn thought legal PR could sink no lower, something drops into his inbox that proves him wrong.
Like a decapitated chicken that continues to flap around long after its severed head has hit the dusty ground, Halliwells is still managing to create waves several months after its demise.