28 November 2011

The Lawyer

  • Allen & Overy: yes, we are pruning the equity again

    28 November 2011

    Allen & Overy (A&O) has returned to managing its equity partnership after a two-year hiatus.

  • Allianz lit funder pulls plug in Europe

    28 November 2011

    Third-party funder Allianz Litigation Funding has withdrawn from the European and UK market.

  • Arbitration gains ground in India despite holdups and cost concerns

    28 November 2011

    Arbitration as a form of dispute resolution is increasing in popularity in India, but remains beset by administrative problems, a survey has found.

  • BLP lawyer wields a mean axe

    28 November 2011

    For many - and certainly for electric guitar fanatics - he was the star of this month’s LawRocks battle of the champions.

  • Bristows, Carey Olsen secures CISX listing for litigation fund

    28 November 2011

    Bristows and offshore firm Carey Olsen have advised new client Argentum Capital on its multimillion-pound listing on the Channel Islands Stock Exchange (CISX).

  • Bulgaria: The big switch

    28-Nov-2011

    New energy legislation and diversification into previously stagnant areas of practice are keeping a home grown dominated Bulgarian legal sector active, says Dale McEwan

  • Clydes acts for Eversheds on airport negligence case

    28 November 2011

    Eversheds has instructed Clyde & Co partner Sarah Clover to defend it in the High Court over a profession negligence claim brought by former client Newcastle International Airport.

  • EMW leads on £56m deal to expand MK Dons’ stadium

    28 November 2011

    EMW has acted on a £56m transaction to create a new shopping centre for Milton Keynes and add 10,000 seats to the MK Dons’ stadium in the town.

  • Eversheds takes on brief for property duo

    28 November 2011

    Eversheds is advising two property companies that have joined forces to create a £150m build-to-let fund aimed at giving ­institutional investors the chance to make large investments in the private rented sector.

  • Focus: Manches - Salvage operation

    28-Nov-2011

    Manches has been adrift financially for the past three years. But it’s now banking on chief executive Judit Petho to steer it out of the doldrums

  • Freshfields there for Phoenix as it mulls CVC takeover bid

    28 November 2011

    Zombie life assurance fund Phoenix Group Holdings has turned to long-time legal adviser Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for advice on its takeover talks with CVC Capital Partners.

  • Gleiss alliance agreement stalls Herbies’ German plans

    28 November 2011

    Herbert Smith’s plans for a German launch ­following the collapse of its alliance with Gleiss Lutz face delay due to a 12-month non-compete clause in the alliance agreement.

  • Global deeds

    28-Nov-2011

    In an astonishing growth spurt, Chinese law firms are following their clients by going global with a vengeance. Yun Kriegler reports

  • Herbies: solo empowered?

    28 November 2011

    Let’s play Pollyanna for a moment. Could it be that the collapse of the alliance with Gleiss Lutz and Stibbe is a blessing in disguise for Herbert Smith?

  • High Court orders Herbert Smith and RBS to bare all

    28 November 2011

    Fresh twist in Highland Capital case as privilege waived further

  • Hire power

    28 November 2011

    Lateral hires in Hong Kong highlight market optimism as the jurisdiction repositions itself as an offshore Rmb centre. Yun Kriegler reports

  • L2B event proves it’s never too late for law

    28 November 2011

    Training contracts are often described as being like gold dust, but for mature applicants and career-changers the competition is arguably even more fierce, with a vast number of law firm graduate recruiters appearing to gear their campaigns towards 21-year-old budding lawyers.

  • Legal apprenticeships take on new relevance

    28-Nov-2011

    In the past year a ­number of firms have begun flirting with the idea of the modern legal apprenticeship. But what is the attraction of the model and is there a place for it in the legal market?

  • National Grid Property GC: Live wire

    28-Nov-2011

    Given the state of the market, National Grid Property general counsel Mo Ajaz has plenty on his plate. Luckily, he knows the company inside out, says James Swift

  • On the move

    28 November 2011

    Legal process outsourcer Global BPO has hired former Charles Russell managing partner James Holder as chairman of the company.

  • Opinion: First conviction proves Bribery Act has sharp teeth

    28-Nov-2011

    Munir Patel was a clerk at Redbridge Magistrates Court. Aged 22, he earned £17,000 per year, but evidently decided this was not enough.

  • Riding with the dragon

    28 November 2011

    Chinese outbound investment is rising exponentially, providing international law firms with a new and increasingly important client base. Yun Kriegler reports

  • Sheffield Hallam Uni latest to abandon GDL

    28 November 2011

    A seventh institution has fled the GDL market this year due to poor enrolment.

  • Sherrards

    28 November 2011

    St Albans firm Sherrards began life more than a ­century ago, offering traditional ’high street’ ­services.

  • Tulkinghorn: Wine fella

    28 November 2011

    After seven years as joint head of chambers, it is time for Blackstone’s Ian Mill QC to stand down. So what does a workaholic do when he finds himself with some spare time?

  • Will Macquarie panel solve mandate mystery?

    28 November 2011

    Baker & McKenzie, Clifford Chance, Freshfields all in the running to win coveted places on the inscrutable bank’s first-ever legal roster. By Joshua Freedman

  • Work Life Quiz: Andrew Brecher, Brecher

    28-Nov-2011