22 March 2010
Aldar, the major Abu Dhabi-based developer of projects, including the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi theme park, has finalised its first panel.
Recent deals coupled with Plus’s poor performance show AIM is holding its own. By Gavriel Hollander
Ashurst, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Simmons & Simmons have taken leading roles on the merger of parts of existing Swedish and UK oil and gas entities to form a new listed company, EnQuest.
Israeli firm Asserson Law Offices has continued its growth with the appointment of real estate chief David Prais as managing partner alongside a quartet of new hires from London firms.
Attorney General Patricia Scotland has called for “positive actions” to promote justice and social mobility, while hitting out at suggestions made by the Conservatives of a ’broken Britain’.
Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) regulatory partner Ian Mason has quit the firm for Baker & McKenzie in a move that will strike a blow to BLG’s new management line-up.
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has hired a former Linklaters banking partner to build up its structured finance team.
Those awkward moments when overworked City lawyers momentarily forget a client’s name are soon to be a thing of the past, if a new scheme from CMS Cameron McKenna catches on.
Addleshaw Goddard, DLA Piper, Eversheds and Pinsent Masons have advised on a £400m Building Schools for the Future (BSF) scheme in Hull.
The courts have been busy rooting out the ambiguity surrounding damages for breach of contract claims. Marion Smith examines the most recent takes on these restitutionary dilemmas
London gears up for next level after two years of integration.
Law firms are missing a trick by focusing their diversity schemes mainly on university students rather than A-level pupils. Lawyer 2B’s careers day helps out
Fox Williams, Irwin Mitchell and Memery Crystal have taken lead roles on the proposed £120m IPO of youth fashion retailer SuperGroup.
Fox Williams has hired three new partners, all from US firms.
The Legal Services Act may be causing a few sweaty palms at the bar, but as Bridget Lucas reports, grasping the nettle and using the changes to best advantage will take the sting out of an altered litigation landscape
Halliwells has appointed a new partner to its London corporate recovery team as others leave the office.
IP boutique Joshi & Welch has appointed former BP in-houser Bob Boad as its new chairman.
Irwin Mitchell has signed a deal with Telegraph Media Group (TMG) that will see the paper offering legal services to readers.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Lovells and White & Case have advised on a major deal that is set to transform the German energy market.
The managing partner of German firm Noerr, which earlier this month announced its plans to open an office in London, has insisted that the move will not interfere with its relationships with UK firms.
Since China’s outbound investment, or ’go-global’ campaign, started 10 years ago we have witnessed Chinese enterprises flexing their muscles internationally.
Sir David Keene, a retired Lord Justice of Appeal, has been appointed to the Queen’s Counsel Selection Panel.
While investors know securitisation prospectuses are not infallible, the question of which party shoulders the blame should information be remiss remains something of an enigma. By Andrew Twigger
Simmons & Simmons is scoping the Irish market as part of extensive scenario planning for its funds practice.
The City has given a tentative thumbs-up to ’transformational’ proposals outlined by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) last week.
Stephenson Harwood’s City office will move from its current St Paul’s Churchyard home next spring after signing an agreement with Hermes Real Estate.
South West firm Stones was one of the first of The Lawyer’s UK 200 firms to take drastic action at the onset of the recession. The Exeter-headquartered firm scaled back its sprawling office network from six to just two in the autumn of 2008.
The legal sector is making major strides on promoting lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) equality, according to LGB charity Stonewall.
The recession may have come late to Spain, but as James Swift reports, it has not escaped unscathed and nor has its lawyers
There’s plenty of talk in law student circles about how to make your application stand out from the crowd. But young would-be lawyers at Sunderland University must be pulling Tulkinghorn’s leg with its new space law module.
Reluctance by clients to send work overseas makes firms look at alternatives closer to home
Finding your own conversational gambits used to be the mark of the averagely socially skilled lawyer.
The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea are looking into combining their legal functions.
What time do you usually leave the office? As soon as I can.
Some of them might try to convince you otherwise, but it is a rare thing for a lawyer to describe their job honestly as “a dream come true”.