26 March 2012
Merged competition authority must keep the best and eliminate the worst elements of the present system
International firms are fighting to make friends with China’s red circle elite in the hope of cracking Hong Kong’s lucrative IPO market
AB v Ministry of Defence (2012) UKSC 9. Supreme Court. Lord Phillips LCJ; Lord Walker JSC; Lady Hale JSC; Lord Wilson JSC; Lord Mance JSC; Lord Kerr JSC; Lord Brown JSC. 14 March 2012
Magic circle firm aims to boost partner count as associate ranks thin
After the US barred certain mass securities cases, the Netherlands’ liberal attitude to jurisdiction is making it the hot destination for claims, says Joanne Harris
Howard Kennedy left hotel-free at Mipim as trip organiser goes bust
On 8 March, in front of a sell-out California crowd, five rock groups made up of legal professionals from around the world took to the stage as Law Rocks! made its debut in West Hollywood.
With the ongoing rise of the mobile telecoms market, this fast-paced sector is an exciting place to work right now. But are there many opportunities for lawyers?
The term ’workforce’ in the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 reg.7(2) did not include limited companies.
The Home Secretary has a chance to stand up to the US in the Gary McKinnon case. Will she be brave?
Stamp duty hike has private client lawyers in a wine-bar whirl
Women make the cut in this year’s QC round
At a firm where promotions have been scarce, a new staff-focused HR policy should shake things up
US firm Goldberg Segalla is to launch in London next month after hiring reinsurance heavyweight Clive O’Connell.
How often do you text your clients or key contacts just to say hi? Not often is my guess. But then I’d also guess that, even now, the majority of lawyers reading this haven’t done much business in China.
Data on US firms advising a UK target has highlighted the marked trend towards lower deal volumes since the zenith of 2007, with the occasional higher value matter thrown in.
Becoming a QC is a major step in a barrister’s career. Eight of the new crop share their application nightmares and their plans for the future
Paper trials shift balance of power to publishers as Supreme Court backs fair comment
Elliot Moss, director of business development
Television is a lot more than what appears on the screen. BBC Worldwide general counsel Martyn Freeman has a lot to keep up with
The Chancellor’s Budget held few surprises, retaining its central plank of continued austerity
With Iran in the spotlight, expect plenty of legal rows about pre-emptive military action
Austria has weathered the economic storm well, with energy, restructuring and compliance work taking the place of big-ticket transactions