21 March 2011

The Lawyer

  • Angel rematerialises in SJ Berwin non-exec role

    21 March 2011

    After 10 years of running one of the world’s largest law firms, many people would take the chance to cut back on their workload. But not Tony Angel.

  • Banco bonus

    21 March 2011

    Spain’s legal market is emerging from the downturn in good shape thanks mainly to the government’s move to restructure the country’s financial services sector.

  • Barristers’ clerks to Bar Standards Board: regulate us

    21 March 2011

    The Institute of Barristers’ Clerks (IBC) is lobbying the Bar Standards Board (BSB) to start regulating the work clerks do, as it strives to have the job recognised as a profession in its own right.

  • Camerons kicks off senior partner race

    21 March 2011

    Voting in the first round of CMS Cameron McKenna’s senior partner election is due to end today (21 March), with four candidates vying to replace incumbent Richard Price.

  • CAT demolishes OFT’s fines against construction companies

    21 March 2011

    The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has ordered the OFT to reduce fines imposed against six construction companies found to have breached price-fixing rules.

  • Cleary, CC, Dewey wrap up Finmeccanica divestment

    21 March 2011

    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Clifford Chance and Dewey & LeBoeuf all landed roles on Finmeccanica’s sale of Ansaldo Energia.

  • DLA Piper-Phillips Fox combo’s corporate drive dented as nine partners jump ship

    21 March 2011

    The defection of nine DLA Phillips Fox partners ahead of the firm’s merger with DLA Piper has left the Australian practice with no corporate partners in ­Brisbane.

  • Focus: Energy M&A - Texas tea party

    21 March 2011

    The energy sector is booming and in scouting out opportunities in Houston and challenging the Lone Star State’s incumbent players, some of the planet’s biggest firms are hot on the trail

  • Freshfields drives Daimler’s joint bid with Rolls-Royce for Tognum

    21 March 2011

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Hengeler Mueller, Latham & Watkins and Sullivan & Cromwell have secured roles on a e3.2bn (£2.76bn) joint takeover offer for engine-maker Tognum by Daimler and Rolls-Royce.

  • Freshfields parachutes IP ace into NY transactional practice

    21 March 2011

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has moved to diversify its New York ­transactional practice, adding an IP capability for the first time with the relocation of London counsel Lindsey Canning.

  • Linklaters launches Houston offensive

    21 March 2011

    Magic circle delegation scouts for prospects in Texan energy hot spot

  • Links partner’s Gateway to stardom

    21 March 2011

    Last Friday (18 March) saw the release of the latest film from independent production company Gateway Films.

  • Lone Star state of mind

    21 March 2011

    If the capital markets of London and New York first powered the rise of global law firms, then the energy and natural resources market will drive the next stage of their development.

  • Low going

    20-Mar-2011

    Litigation funding is changing. David Engel highlights the elements that will go to make an altogether more sophisticated regime

  • Low going

    21 March 2011

    Litigation funding is changing. David Engel highlights the elements that will go to make an altogether more sophisticated regime

  • Magic circle firms divided over vision for asset finance practices

    20-Mar-2011

    Freshfields and Links shrink teams, but no U-turns at Clifford Chance or A&O. By James Swift

  • McGrigors, Pinsents bag regeneration work in North

    21 March 2011

    McGrigors and Pinsent Masons have advised on a £265m deal that has seen Newcastle City Council partner with a consortium of developers to regenerate the Scotswood area of ­Newcastle upon Tyne.

  • Northumbria Uni offers quick qualification path

    20-Mar-2011

    The Solicitors ­Regulation Authority has approved plans for a new course that will reduce ­drastically the cost of legal ­education.

  • On the move

    21 March 2011

    Scottish commercial property firm Bell & Scott has hired Joan Devine (left) as its ­property ­litigation head.

  • Opinion: Financial regulator’s transparency policy is double-edged

    21 March 2011

    The Government intends to give the new Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) power to publicise the fact that it intends to take enforcement action before the firm or ­individual concerned has had an opportunity to put its case.

  • Political fallout from Fukushima puts energy projects in jeopardy

    20-Mar-2011

    Energy lawyers fear the worst for future and current nuclear deals in wake of disaster.

  • The Lawyer’s great debate: e-disclosure

    21 March 2011

    One of the biggest issues in litigation management at the moment is e-disclosure.

  • The Reit call

    21 March 2011

    As well as managing a huge property portfolio, combining the elements that now comprise the business means F&C Reit’s sole lawyer Paul Meads has been a key element in its success.

  • To train in Spain

    21 March 2011

    A Europe-wide quality drive is elevating Spain’s legal education system to a whole new level. Joanne Harris reports on the benefits and hurdles of implementation

  • Tulkinghorn: Blackstone’s bee swot

    21 March 2011

    Two years ago Blackstone Chambers won a long-running legal battle with the Government over the use of pesticides near Chichester, a case during which the judge helpfully highlighted some critical bee-related legalities.

  • Wallace

    21 March 2011

    A little under 10 years ago the half-dozen partners of West End firm Wallace were pondering their options. A merger - US or City - was seriously considered.