28 March 2011
Why mobile operators keep their Ofcom legal work in-house.
Ashurst has more than doubled the number of partners at the top of its lockstep to redress the imbalance that resulted from its decision to move to a modified system four years ago.
US firm Chadbourne & Parke is planning to launch an office in Istanbul later this year.
Mixed results for US practices as Sidley and Reed Smith post positive results.
Top 50 firm Charles Russell has scrapped the role of managing partner in a radical overhaul of its management structure.
The silk appointment process is challenging for clerks as well as barristers, as Alex Taylor reveals
From being derided as a practice area, white-collar crime has become big business for Austrian firms. By James Swift
Outsourcer Genpact has strong links with the world’s fastest-growing economies - and legal boss Orijit Das makes the most of them.
Dickinson Dees has launched a partnership consultation on remuneration as part of a wide-ranging overhaul of its business.
A gay lawyer who discovered a note from one of his firm’s partners that accused him of giving work to his “batty boy mate” has won a discrimination fight against the firm.
Eversheds is adding Morocco to its expanding international network through a cooperation agreement that is expected to develop into a Casablanca office in the future.
Former Labour government minister Mike O’Brien QC has joined Birmingham set No5 Chambers as a tenant.
Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) has advised on its third AIM flotation in the oil and gas sector in the space of six months.
The draft Defamation Bill has been broadly welcomed by media reformers, but many believe the politicians have been perfunctory when they could have been revolutionary
Fried Frank has lost the head of its European capital markets and finance practice to Milbank.
Once you’ve been appointed how do you get your head around being a QC and living up to the tradition? Daniel Beard is looking forward to finding out
Offshore firm Harneys has become the latest in a wave of law firms to establish a foothold in Brazil as the booming Latin American economy attracts increasing investment.
Manchester-based firm Horwich Farrelly is responsible for what is thought to be a first in insurance litigation. After successfully defending a false road traffic accident damages claim against a client, the firm took the unusual step of bringing a private prosecution against the fraudster, proving the defendant had perverted the course of justice.
Links snubs insurers’ firm Clydes for separate defence on high-stakes claim
US firm Mayer Brown and Canadian outfit Heenan Blaikie have been appointed to a panel advising the Afghanistan government on the development of its hugely lucrative mining industry, which is estimated to have a potential value of $3tr (£1.85tr).
And then, from nowhere, Milbank appeared. Well, not quite nowhere.
Watson Farley & Williams has hired Clifford Chance counsel Nikolaus Krienke as a partner and head of its German employment practice, based in Munich and Hamburg.
It seems that hardly a day passes without a press report on the financial challenges faced by occupational pension schemes.
Pinsent Masons and Wragge & Co both bagged roles on Lincolnshire County Council’s £145m Energy from Waste (EFW) facility.
Ropes & Gray lined up alongside a raft of leading UK and US firms on cable company Liberty Global’s proposed e3.16bn (£2.76bn) acquisition of Germany’s third-largest cable TV operator Kabel Baden-Württemberg (Kabel BW).
You’d expect a man who learnt his trade at the temple to old-fashioned style, Macfarlanes, to be well-dressed. But Russell van Praagh, now a private equity partner at Taylor Wessing, has gone a step further.
On the wall of meeting room 31, on the third floor of Simmons & Simmons’ City office, a muzzled pit bull terrier stares out, taut with aggression.
Six Simmons & Simmons partners have confirmed their intention to stand for the senior partner job, to be vacated by current incumbent David Dickinson by the end of June.
The route to becoming a QC is littered with pitfalls. Kate Blackburn provides a map highlighting those areas that can prove an aspiring silk’s undoing
Taking silk is a daunting experience and one not helped by the complexity, time and significant costs associated with the application process, argues Michael Edenborough QC
Continental Europe’s largest 10 law firms produced a collective turnover of e2.3bn (£2bn) in 2010 after a year of steady but unremarkable growth.
Mace & Jones’ innovative trainee recruitment programme is under threat following the firm’s decision to merge with Weightmans.