24 October 2011
Allen & Overy (A&O) is sending a senior oil and gas partner to Hong Kong in a bid to boost the firm’s Asia Pacific energy practice.
Colt Technology Services has signed up Greenberg Traurig Maher (GTM) to take care of its employment law needs after a similar deal with Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) fell through.
Chartis, the property casualty insurance carrier of US insurance giant AIG, is to launch its first European panel in 2012 in an effort to streamline its legal spend.
Running a London office is proving to be a mixed blessing for European firms, as newly released LLP accounts reveal.
African lawyers are feeling the benefit of a boom in the telecoms and minining industries. Dale McEwan reports
Merged firm plots moves in Brazil, Zimbabwe, Singapore and the US
With an unstable debt environment predominating, a resurgence in mezzanine loans is anticipated. Tania Bedi reports
Rushed post-crisis financial regulation in Europe has resulted in badly executed and non-transparent laws, while bringing Fortress EU ever closer to reality, warns Charlotte Stalin
DLA Piper last week unveiled its long-awaited plans to move over to an all-equity partnership model in the non-US side of its business.
New legislation in the banking and power industries and high levels of foreign investment is keeping Nigerian lawyers busy, says Dale McEwan
How does a Bradford firm pay Slaughters-level remuneration? The managing partner behind this stellar performance reveals all
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) all landed roles on a merger agreement that is aimed at challenging the dominance of online search engine Rightmove in the online property sector.
A clutch of firms have unveiled half-year results that reveal a significant uptick at the mid-way point of the 2010-11 financial year.
Jones Day lined up opposite Macfarlanes and Shoosmiths advising on the £25m acquisition of the UK business of Krispy Kreme by private equity house Alcuin Capital Partners.
You wait months for a good judicial speech, then four come along at once.
Why is there not more gender diversity at the top of the legal profession? What can be done to nurture and encourage female talent and, more importantly, accommodate women’s needs and perspectives at the highest echelons of the sector? Can you be both a feminist and a judge?
Stock exchange work can be a slow burner, but the mandates can be lucrative for the firms in the know, says Joshua Freedman
Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has hired Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) partner Simon Chumas to its shipping practice.
Field Fisher Waterhouse’s (FFW) new managing partner Matthew Lohn has vowed to put growth and talent development at the heart of his first stint as head of the firm.
Herbert Smith, Norton Rose, Slaughter & May and Danish firm Bruun & Hjejle have won roles advising on G4S’s £5.2bn acquisition of cleaning and security group ISS from private equity houses EQT and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners.
For some time the EU has been interested in harmonising member states’ laws of contract. Ideas for achieving this have ranged from the ’toolbox’ approach (model wording for lawmakers to use if they think fit) to establishing a single civil code that would replace existing national laws covering contract, tort and much else.
Osborne Clarke has continued its push in financial services with a double partner hire from Taylor Wessing.
Herbert Smith’s litigation team has been kicked off a $100m (£66m) dispute for RBS, with the bank turning to traditional counsel Linklaters mid-way through the action.
Russell Jones & Walker (RJW) is to expand rapidly the number of consumer products promoted through Claims Direct to compete with the arrival of alternative business structures (ABS) in the consumer markets.
DLA Piper and SNR Denton, the only two international firms with offices in Kuwait, are looking to bulk up in the country following the loss of key partners.
Squire Sanders & Dempsey is continuing the growth of its Moscow office by relocating London-based partner Stephen Nelson to Russia full-time.
These days, it’s all about focus, and this is particularly true at smaller firms. Stone King is no exception.
A recent ruling on an Italian local authority’s ability to escape from a swaps contract could set the scene for a heavy fightback by lenders, say Lucio Bonavitacola and Riccardo Coassin
With companies across Europe confronted by a huge wall of debt, Chris Howard says restructuring lawyers will soon be reaping the rewards
Valerie Hughes, director of legal affairs at the World Trade Organisation, has been smoothing the path for the agency since its early days, says Joanne Harris
Swiss giant Homburger moved house recently, out from the centre of Zurich to Switzerland’s new tallest building.
Wragge & Co’s shopping centres team has advised new developer Queensberry Real Estate on its successful bid to build a £110m, 390,000 sq ft shopping centre at John Frost Square in Newport’s city centre.