23 April 2012
Barrister fast-tracked to top European post
London’s generous divorce payouts are driving a jurisdiction race among the super-rich
Iteshi v General Council of the Bar. Unreported. Employment Appeal Tribunal [EAT]. Lady Smith; L Tinsley; R Chapman.
Continent’s firms try to find a way through the economic turmoil
Geoff Chan, general counsel at the DAKS Simpson clothing group, combines guarding the company’s British heritage with acting as a ’cultural ambassador’
Cost pressures are prompting judges to tie up cases on the facts, leading to ’tea party justice’
With many firms looking to boost their funds practices, there is plenty of demand for lawyers with funds expertise.
(1) Enercon GmbH and (2) Wobben Properties GmbH v Enercon (India) Ltd (2012) EWHC 689 (Comm). Commercial Court (QBD (Comm)). Eder J.
New leverage indicator provides a more complete understanding of firms’ human capital
Associates at the North West firm have not had much to shout about in the past five years, with laterals and tie-ups limiting opportunities
After six years in the corporate law team at Trowers & Hamlins, five as a partner, James Lyons has joined Ashfords.
The most persistent assumptions around the law’s new world are rooted in a depressingly monoglot belief that Anglo-Saxon firms will be the only beneficiaries of the globalised market. Clearly, their heft and reach put them in pole position to win work from multinational clients.
Chinese lawyers relieved as Communist Party boss is arrested
Research shows ECHR is not as obstructive as politicians make out
Martin Darroch, a chartered accountant and former finance director at Harper Macleod, has been the firm’s CEO since 2006. He is based at the firm’s head office in Glasgow and has responsibility for strategy, with a focus on financial and operating performance.
Tulkinghorn has always aspired to have a title or nickname that accurately reflects his standing and reputation.
If the Supreme Court upholds Rubin, it will turn London into ’disputes central’, but UK businesses risk being exposed to fresh uncertainties.
It took a brave firm to have a crack at Russia during the downturn. And as our exclusive poll of Russian in-house lawyers shows, BLP’s gamble is starting to pay off
When approved, the games tax credit will be a welcome boost for one of the UK’s most vibrant industries
Anglo-Saxon firms may not want to practise Swiss law, but with WTO work and changing tax regulations they would be foolish to stay away