25 October 2010
Asda Stores has appointed its first head of legal as the supermarket chain breaks into city centre retail.
As heavily indebted companies look to refinance, senior secured bonds could provide the answer. By Brian Conway
Lawyers’ fees in Jersey are too high and “exhibit all the characteristics of a cartel”, according to one States Member, who wants an investigation.
Canary Wharf, probably more than any other global financial centre, is a geographical and sociological enigma.
Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Herbert Smith have taken the leading roles on transport group Stagecoach’s purchase of the operating subsidiaries of the East London Bus Group.
Senior partner elections are sometimes seen as a distraction from the real business of running a law firm, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Norton Rose has advised the Chinese arrangers of three separate loans to three Greek shipping companies totalling $275m (£172m).
Hannes Snellman seems to have hit the ground running with its new Danish office, but many in the market think there will be tougher times ahead. By James Swift
SJ Berwin has elected Rob Day as its new managing partner after he beat fellow corporate partner Perry Yam in the second round of voting.
Fladgate has advised German retailer Jack Wolfskin on the company’s first foray into the UK market.
From boasting an enviable proportion of female partners to currently having one of the worst showings in the City, Simmons is trying to tackle the problem head-on
Tucked away in the September edition of the FSA’s ’Market Watch’ newsletter were some pretty startling proposals concerning the regulator’s intention to monitor communications between regulated companies and the media.
Eleanor Doohan, general counsel and company secretary at Asda Stores, extends her company’s service ethic to the legal function. By Luke McLeod-Roberts
Refinancing was a breeze in the good old days, but now it’s set to kick up a storm, say Christian Pilkington, Mark Glengarry and Patrick Schumann
Some black and minority ethnic (BME) lawyers are working for free because they failed to land paid training contracts or work after they were made redundant.
A human rights lawyer from Russia is facing criminal charges for ’public insult of state officials while on duty’ after alleging she was beaten by police.
With rivals trying to strike it rich by luring prize clients, Linklaters circles the wagons.
Local authorities’ legal teams band together for safety as public sector cutbacks start to bite
Macfarlanes, considered one of the most conservative firms in the City, has revamped its career progression system with the introduction of a senior associate level for the first time.
Macfarlanes and Sacker & Partners have advised on a pensions deal that has seen record company EMI agree to pay almost £200m into its pension scheme.
Manches is set to enter a fresh era of growth under the leadership of newly appointed chief executive Judit Petho.
Penningtons has hired Wedlake Bell partner Julian Yew as a partner in its London employment team.
If there were any doubts that the clouds of doom have settled over the UK, last week they were eliminated when the chancellor George Osborne announced his Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR).
Gross litigation income figures fail to tell the whole story, explains Matt Byrne
Thompsons Solicitors has escaped referral to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) despite chief executive Stephen Cavalier being ’severely reprimanded’ by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) over the firm’s part in the cash for miners’ claims scandal.
While most leading Scottish firms view an Edinburgh office as a prerequisite for success, Dundee-headquartered Thorntons Solicitors has only had a presence in the capital since 2004.
Bandwagon-jumping alert! Tulkinghorn received the following missive from Lehmann Communications on behalf of Russell-Cooke on 13 October.
What was your first-ever job? Working in a dairy making cheese.