22 April 2013
Mettenheimer’s fancy new job could see Freshfields grab more work in Germany
If you were to guess which might be the best-performing US firm in 2020, it could be one that hasn’t even opened yet. Two new US firms in our annual survey - Quinn Emanuel and Ropes & Gray - have been in London for less than five years, but Quinn already tops the London revenue per lawyer (RPL) table with $1.88m, and jointly tops the London revenue per partner (RPP) table with $5.7m along with Davis Polk. Ropes & Gray is the smallest international firm in the top 30, but it ...
After a testing time with CVC, Clifford Chance now seems poised to lose Carlyle. David Walker’s departure means young guns must step up if the team is to stay strong
Madrid move shows how Clydes is changing the insurance law game
Enforceability really matters in cross-border disputes, and arbitration offers the best solution
Supreme Court ruling could see family courts allowed to pierce the corporate veil in divorce battles
Grim fascination about the long torment of France and its legal market
US firms are on a hiring drive to gain clout in London and boost their English law capabilities, and the tactic is paying off
Access to sophisticated business intelligence is critical in a fast-changing market, but at many firms the technology is not up to the job
Employment law is one area where there is generally a steady demand for talent, particularly those who have high level experience acting for employers. Recently this has been even more the case due to the increasing number of disputes that have arisen due to the economic climate.
Deals are on the up in Switzerland, while measures to shed light on the country’s mysterious banking system also herald work for lawyers
This week’s legal market moves.
The quickest way to cut costs at hard-pressed firms is for partners to take less out of the business
Prematurely promoting women to fulfil board quotas lets down those who are there on merit
Claire Turner, director of legal and insurance services at the University of Exeter enjoys variety in her working life, which is a good thing
It may not offer a better work-life balance, but the GC life is tempting lawyers