26 September 2011
Allen & Overy (A&O) has put a Canada launch on the back-burner. Partners rejected the Canada proposals in favour of focusing on Australia.
The head of BT’s real estate legal team Geoffrey Beedham, who took up his role just last year, is moving to a new role in the telecoms giant.
Yingke also puts Hong Kong, US, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Middle East on its shopping list
The PI insurance market is in a transitional phase, with new entrants heralding better times for smaller practices and fewer firms ending up in the assigned risks pool. By Martin Hall
London’s global hub status means many big European practices are enhancing the capabilities on offer at their City bases. By Joanne Harris
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has sealed a major arbitration victory for the Republic of Turkey in one of the largest investment disputes on record.
As head of legal services at Clydesdale Bank, Michael Webber is pleased to be an integral part of the business - and he still has time for his garden, says Joshua Freedman
Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) is considering cutting the length of its modified lockstep from seven to five years as, in a separate move, it plans to introduce a mandatory partner retirement age of 62.
hen it comes to a healthy commute, cycling to and from their place of work is about as far as it goes for the average office worker.
Linklaters is understood to have paid £13m to settle a professional negligence claim brought by former client Levicom, a Baltic telecoms company.
Linklaters and Slaughter and May took the lead roles advising on an agreement between the world’s largest producer of diamonds and the government of Botswana.
Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) has netted insurance partner Victoria Sherratt from Barlow Lyde & Gilbert, where she was also a partner.
Nabarro has become Great Portland Estates’ go-to firm as the developer continues to snap up prime central London real estate.
For eight years Clifford Chance senior partner Stuart Popham inhabited an exalted place in the great-and-goodery, with no trade mission or pro bono initiative complete without his presence.
Norton Rose has hired Linklaters employment partner Catrina Smith, filling the gap left by the departure of former practice head Peter Talibart.
The spotlight of foreign investment is shining brightly on Moscow following a recent trade visit that saw the announcement of £215m worth of deals and the creation of almost 500 UK jobs.
Dorset and Somerset firm Porter Dodson effected two mergers in the last financial year, but did not manage to increase its revenue from the £7.6m it generated in 2009-10.
The High Court has upheld a professional negligence claim against commercial property consultant Drivers Jonas, ordering it to pay £18.05m to claimant Capita Alternative Fund Services (Guernsey).
The real estate sector has a long way to go before it regains the healthy levels of three years ago. James Swift reports
It was fast becoming one of the worst-kept secrets in the legal market. For months rumours had been circulating that Scottish heavyweight Dundas & Wilson and Westminster firm Bircham Dyson Bell were in merger talks, yet both sides continued to be economical with the truth, repeatedly dismissing the stories as nonsense.
When Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) makes a strategic move it is usually intended to send a clear message to its insurance industry peers.
UK firms such as Olswang, Taylor Wessing and Withers may have been making a splash in Singapore, but a number of the city-state’s domestic players are also unveiling their pan-Asia ambitions.
With a reduction in activity by some of Finland’s largest companies, the changing economic focus is forcing law firms to think creatively. Dale McEwan reports
If you happened to glance up at London’s law firm skyline on Friday 16 September, there’s a decent chance you’d have seen a variety of strange creatures suspended from the roofs on ropes.