29 January 2007

The Lawyer

  • DWF's bride less attractive by the day

    29-Jan-2007

    While DWF managing partner Andrew Leaitherland is optimistic about his firm's post-merger strategy with Ricksons, it seems that not everyone in the Ricksons camp is convinced.

  • People

    29-Jan-2007

    Bristol-based Bond Pearce has hired contentious regulatory associate Dale Collins from local rival Osborne Clarke.

  • 2007: the year of bullishness for US firms

    29-Jan-2007

    'Tis the season for US figures - and most firms are quietly predicting strong performances.

  • 25 per cent growth for St Philips ahead of merger

    29-Jan-2007

    Birmingham-based St Philips Chambers has released its last year-end figures before its merger with Three Fountain Court, showing a growth in revenue of 25 per cent to £32m in 2006.However, the turnover does not include the income of the 21 barristers, including Stephen Lineham QC and Philip Parker QC, who joined St Philips in August following last summer’s collapse of Three Fountain Court.

  • A&O appoints associate to global management team

    2-Feb-2007

    Allen & Overy (A&O) has appointed an associate to its global management team as part of its ongoing associate retention scheme.

  • A&O associate gets a shout at the top

    2-Feb-2007

    On the day that Linklaters confirmed Simon Davies as its new managing partner, The Lawyer revealed news of a slightly different addition to the management team at magic circle rival Allen & Overy (A&O).

  • Addleshaws and CC woo women with govt pilot projects

    30-Jan-2007

    Addleshaw Goddard and Clifford Chance have committed to a new government scheme to close the gender pay gap.The Exemplar Employer scheme, launched today, commits the firms to initiatives ranging from encouraging women to try for partnership to suppor...

  • Atomic smitten

    29-Jan-2007

    Herbert Smith owes a lot to David Willis. Had the London-based corporate partner not risked nuclear contamination the firm may not have secured Russia's leading tax lawyer Oleg Konnov and M&A specialist Alexi Roudiak (The Lawyer, 22 January).

  • Bakers scores trademark victory in L'Oréal appeal

    29-Jan-2007

    Baker & McKenzie has strengthened its ties with cosmetics company L'Oréal after winning a trademark battle in the Court of Appeal.

  • Bank threat adds urgency to US firms’ associate salary war

    29-Jan-2007

    Clifford Chance’s newly qualified associates are now on base salaries of £81,000. But only in the US. The magic circle’s limited largesse came in response to a flurry of raises in associate pay at US firms. All it took was for one firm to announce a hike for a snowball effect to happen.

  • Bermuda

    29-Jan-2007

    With its new Companies Amendment Act, Bermuda is more appealing as a global business jurisdiction. By Ernest Morrison and Jonathan Betts

  • BLP Singapore office to act as Asia catalyst

    29-Jan-2007

  • British Virgin Islands

    29-Jan-2007

    As the private equity market expands, the BVI has recognised that more transparency is needed, says Leonard Birmingham

  • Bryan Cave boosts London revenue 22 per cent

    29-Jan-2007

    Bryan Cave’s seven-partner London office has posted a 22 per cent rise in turnover for its 2006 financial year, with revenue up from £10.9m to £13.3m.

  • Bryan Cave's international presence lures FFW partner

    31-Jan-2007

    Field Fisher Waterhouse has lost corporate partner Robert Wieder to the London office of US firm Bryan Cave.

  • Camerons overhauls management team

    29-Jan-2007

    In a tumultuous few days for CMS Cameron McKenna, the mid-tier firm overhauled both its partnership structure and management committee.

  • Camerons reaches $1bn in 2006 talisman deals

    29-Jan-2007

    Canadian oil company Talisman's $550m (£276.74m) disposal of North Sea assets to a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) has pushed the value of deals that CMS Cameron McKenna has advised on for Talisman to more than $1bn (£503.17m) in 2006 alone. The oil company has a longstanding relationship with Camerons' Aberdeen office in particular, with oil and gas partner Stephen Millar managing ...

  • Can Bellamy hire steer Linklaters' competition team into the limelight?

    29-Jan-2007

    Linklaters' hire of Sir Christopher Bellamy could have critics eating their words, says Caroline Binham

  • Cayman Islands

    29-Jan-2007

    Recent judgments in the Cayman courts have highlighted the issue of the fiduciary duties of trustees. Sara Collins reports

  • Channel 4 is on shaky legal ground in Big Brother racism row

    29-Jan-2007

    One doesn't have to be a fan of Celebrity Big Brother to be familiar with the issues that have dominated the media concerning alleged racism in the house and the extent to which Endemol and Channel 4 have created hostility between the contestants to boost flagging viewing figures.

  • Channel Islands

    29-Jan-2007

    The Channel Islands is getting the better of fraudsters by working together with other jurisdictions. By John Greenfield

  • Christmas birds hamper QC selection process

    31-Jan-2007

    Some folk are always up for a bit of a row.The return of QC appointments last year caused much consternation around the Inns and this year looks like being no exception.Clerks and would-be QCs were most upset that they would have to fill out their application forms over Christmas. However, once the difficulties were pointed out to the panel, they quickly gave a fortnight's ...

  • Clydes scoops Ince insurance head

    1-Feb-2007

    Clyde & Co has expanded its corporate insurance practice by scooping rival Ince & Co’s head of corporate insurance.

  • Coudert ghost jeopardises Orrick’s China operation

    29-Jan-2007

    Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe’s offices in China have come under threat again after a local court ruled that the firm was liable for defunct firm Coudert Brothers’ local liabilities.

  • Court of Appeal hit by redundancies

    29-Jan-2007

    The Court of Appeal saw an increase in its workload last year, but will still be forced to make redundancies due to financial restraints, it has been revealed.

  • Cushman & Wakefield adds two to legal team

    29-Jan-2007

    Cushman & Wakefield is continuing its drive in the European property market with the addition of two new members to its growing legal team.

  • David Gibson: Rexam

    29-Jan-2007

    Director of legal services David Gibson has been a steady influence as Rexam's business has evolved down the years. Joanne Harris reports

  • Davidson Webber gets employment nous

    29-Jan-2007

    Harrogate-based Davidson Webber has launched an employment group, hiring DLA Piper's former head of HR in Leeds. David Hill, who left DLA Piper in 2005 to set up as a sole practitioner, joins Davidson Webber as a consultant. He brings with him clients including Yorkshire Water and Lincolnshire Police Authority. Also joining the firm is Gaynor Beckett, who joins from 20-lawyer Halifax firm Finn Gledhill. ...

  • Davies recommended for Linklaters' top job

    31-Jan-2007

    Asia chief Simon Davies has emerged as the favourite to win the Linklaters’ two-way managing partner race.

  • Dawsons' tweak

    29-Jan-2007

    It was almost an historic occasion last Tuesday night (23 January) when private client aficionado Dawsons nearly celebrated its 300th birthday with a bash in the old-world splendour of the Wallace Collection. Nearly, that is, because at the last moment the firm realised it wasn't actually 300 years' old.

  • Dentons makes bumper promotions round

    30-Jan-2007

    Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) has promoted 26 associates firmwide to senior solicitor, 73 per cent more than it did last time round.

  • Dewey and Orrick: At odds and ends

    29-Jan-2007

    Orrick's merger talks with Dewey Ballantine collapsed amid a welter of recrimination. Who was to blame, and where do the two firms go now?

  • Dewey exodus continues as twelfth partner departs

    2-Feb-2007

    Dewey Ballantine’s New York office has suffered another senior partner departure in the wake of its failed merger with Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe.

  • DLA Piper brings in new face for Emea push

    29-Jan-2007

    DLA Piper is pushing its new trade group across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (Emea) with a lateral hire from UK lobbying group the UK Food and Drink Federation. Sarah Salmond will join as a senior consultant, the second senior lateral hire the team has made in six months from outside private practice. Last September DLA Piper created its first trade capability outside the US by hiring team head ...

  • DLA Piper to act pro bono for Red Cross

    29-Jan-2007

    DLA Piper to act pro bono for Red Cross" /DLA Piper has become the exclusive pro bono service provider to the French Red Cross. The law firm selected the Red Cross in the wake of its commitment to helping and protecting disadvantaged people in France. Initially, nine lawyers in DLA Piper's Paris office will participate ...

  • DLA scoops CC ally to lead Islamic push

    2-Feb-2007

    DLA Piper has plundered Clifford Chance’s Saudi Arabian alliance firm for a new global head of Islamic Finance.

  • Dubai

    29-Jan-2007

    The rules for collective investment funds in Dubai is forcing other offshore jurisdictions to rethink their approaches, says Bill Gibbon

  • DWF hikes real estate nous in North West

    29-Jan-2007

    DWF has taken the first step after its tie-up with Ricksons in implementing its postmerger strategy, as the firm boosts its real estate offering in Liverpool and Preston.

  • Eight days a week

    29-Jan-2007

    Tulkinghorn sends his thanks to Gaye Moran, a solicitor and also senior lecturer at London South Bank University, for the following response to the revelation (15 January) about Dewey Ballantine chairman Mort Pierce's remarkable annual hours.

  • Ex-Dewey stars close three deals in their first week at LeBoeuf

    29-Jan-2007

    Former Dewey Ballantine London capital markets rainmaker Camille Abousleiman has hit the ground running at LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae, closing three Eurobond offerings within his first week.

  • Ex-Nabarros partner secures late licence for West End bar

    29-Jan-2007

    Former Nabarro Nathanson partner Paul Kohler is behind a scheme that has turned a disused West End public toilet into a bar.

  • Farrers bulks up with double hire

    29-Jan-2007

    Farrer & Co has moved to bolster its private client and tax teams with a double hire into its partnership after raids on both Taylor Wessing and Lawrence Graham. Taylor Wessing head of contentious trusts and estates Toby ...

  • Firms threatened with public scoldings

    29-Jan-2007

    There is yet more activity in the world of… er… complaining about lawyers. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), which until this month was known as the Law Society Regulation Authority, is consulting the profession on whether to make its reprimands public.

  • Foley launches in Shanghai with Weil raid

    31-Jan-2007

    US firm Foley & Lardner intends to become the latest entrant to mainland China, poaching Weil Gotshal & Manges’ China IP head in preparation for a launch in Shanghai.

  • Former Haarmann partners launch private equity boutique

    1-Feb-2007

    Five former Haarmann Hemmelrath partners have set up a spin-off firm, which is being launched in Düsseldorf this month.

  • Fraud case started in 1989 finally gets nod for hearing

    29-Jan-2007

    A multimillion-pound fraud litigation that is an off-shoot of a feud started almost two decades ago finally received the go-ahead after a defence mounted by Bar Council chair Geoffrey Vos QC was rejected.

  • Freshfields suffers triple finance loss

    29-Jan-2007

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s finance team has been rocked by the departure of three partners.

  • Gide Loyrette Nouel, Morocco

    29-Jan-2007

    Gide Loyrette Nouel has the distinction of being one of only a handful of international firms present in Morocco.

  • Gorg raids CC for four-man PPP team

    29-Jan-2007

    Clifford Chance’s Frankfurt office has lost a team of public procurement lawyers to German firm Görg, as one partner and four associates leave the magic circle firm.

  • Guernsey

    29-Jan-2007

    Guernsey is looking at Jersey’s efforts in enacting its extradition law to benefit from its experience. By Alison Ozanne and Doug Hayter

  • Hardwicke Buildings

    29-Jan-2007

    Consolidations and mergers, such as 11 New Square's and 11 Old Square's merger to form Radcliffe Chambers last June, have been rife at the bar in recent years, but one set that has seen huge profits from doing the total opposite is Hardwicke Buildings.

  • Heller swoops on PwC for global GC

    29-Jan-2007

    West Coast firm Heller Ehrman has managed to hire ex-PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) global general counsel Lawrence Keeshan barely a week after its London launch.

  • Herbies helps Tata seal £6.7bn Corus deal

    31-Jan-2007

    Indian conglomerate and Herbert Smith client Tata emerged triumphant in an eight-hour £6.7bn auction for Anglo-Dutch steelmaker Corus last night.

  • How to keep your associates happy

    29-Jan-2007

    YouGov and The Lawyer have conducted the biggest survey of the legal profession that has ever been undertaken, and 51 per cent of respondents selected associate retention as one of the biggest issues facing the legal profession today. Even 30 per cent of in-house counsel see it as an important issue.

  • Hunton loses corporate partner to theatre

    29-Jan-2007

    Hunton & Williams corporate partner Peter Kavanagh has quit the firm's partnership to become business affairs director with the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG).

  • India Bar Council softens stance on liberalisation

    29-Jan-2007

    The UK-India Joint Economic and Trade Committee (Jetco) legal talks have made a dramatic breakthrough as India’s official legal body, the Bar Council of India, has joined negotiations on liberalisation.

  • India's largest firm launches offshore outsourcing of legal services

    30-Jan-2007

    India’s largest law firm Fox Mandal Little has teamed up with the UK-based outsourcing firm Centric, to set up a legal process outsourcing (LPO) firm in the Indian capital.

  • Ireland

    29-Jan-2007

    Ireland is steaming ahead in financial services. By Brian McDermott and Nollaig Greene

  • Isle of Man

    29-Jan-2007

    A Privy Council case heard in the Isle of Man has helped to clarify certain aspects of international insolvency law regarding cross-border cases. Robert Long reports

  • Jersey

    29-Jan-2007

    A revamp of Jersey's company laws is ensuring it stays an offshore leader. By Wendy Benjamin

  • Jones Day partner quits for Macfarlanes

    29-Jan-2007

    Macfarlanes has scooped public law partner Ian Ginbey from Jones Day in a rare lateral hire. Ginbey is only Macfarlanes' second lateral partner in seven months after head of international benefits Jane Marshall joined the firm from Hammonds last June. Ginbey brings particular expertise in airports and retail and leisure ...

  • Kirklees Council spearheads drive for legal benchmarking

    29-Jan-2007

    The first-ever benchmarking group for city council legal departments is being set up.

  • Latham reunites Enron prosecution team

    2-Feb-2007

    US firm Latham & Watkins has secured the hire of its second prominent Enron prosecutor.

  • Law school secures Lovells partner in credibility drive

    29-Jan-2007

    Nottingham Law School has hired Lovells litigation partner Keith Gaines as its new dean.

  • Law Soc slams Revenue as strike threatens thousands of lawyers

    31-Jan-2007

    The Law Society has slammed Revenue and Customs for its strike today, warning that delays in handling tax applications could lead to fines for thousands of property lawyers.

  • Limiting LPC choice could backfire on firms

    29-Jan-2007

    A question many firms are grappling with at the moment is whether or not they should each tie up with just one LPC provider for their future trainees' LPCs.

  • Linklaters attempts Italy comeback with star A&O hire

    29-Jan-2007

    Linklaters has made its first move to replenish its Italian offering by hiring star banking and finance partner Davide Mencacci from Allen & Overy’s Milan office.

  • Linklaters confirms Davies: his first interview

    2-Feb-2007

    Asia chief Simon Davies has officially become the victor of the Linklaters’ fiercely fought managing partner battle.

  • Linklaters fills its boots as magic circle rivals give up talent

    1-Feb-2007

    Linklaters is positively gorging itself on its magic circle rivals at the moment. As revealed exclusively today on www.thelawyer.com, Linklaters is hiring young private equity star Ian Bagshaw from Clifford Chance - and with him gaining footholds ...

  • Linklaters poaches CC private equity star

    1-Feb-2007

    Linklaters has continued its assault on its magic circle rivals with the hire of Clifford Chance private equity star Ian Bagshaw.

  • Listed Building work gives roles to trio

    29-Jan-2007

    Eversheds, Pannone and Hammonds are advising on the property redevelopment of the Park Hill site - the largest Grade II listed building in the UK. Hammonds, led by solicitor Jonathan Perry, and Sheffield Council in-house solicitor Andrew Toogood are advising the council on the £146m redevelopment. The project will be carried out by Urban Splash using £14.8m of grant funding provided by English Partnerships ...

  • Luxembourg

    29-Jan-2007

    Real estate and hedge fund investors should pay attention to current developments in Luxembourg legislation, says François Pfister

  • Marks & Clerk opens office in China

    1-Feb-2007

    Patent and trade mark attorney firm Marks & Clerk has launched an office in Shanghai, becoming one of the first UK IP agencies to open on the Chinese mainland.

  • Mayer Brown tees up Spanish alliance

    1-Feb-2007

    Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw has entered into a strategic alliance with Spanish law firm Ramón & Cajal, extending the firm’s foothold into Europe.

  • MBRM raids Gide for London finance partner

    29-Jan-2007

    Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw (MBRM) has boosted its London finance group by hiring a structured securities specialist from the London office of Gide Loyrette Nouel.

  • MBRM tops French RPP table

    29-Jan-2007

    Partners at Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw (MBRM) have emerged as the most productive in France, bringing in almost €6m (£3.93m) worth of business each last year.

  • McCormicks partner buyout spawns new firm

    29-Jan-2007

    Leeds-based sports and media specialist McCormicks is to split following a management buyout by six equity partners, who are forming their own practice.

  • McDermott launches in Shanghai with strategic alliance

    30-Jan-2007

    McDermott Will & Emery has launched in Asia with the first strategic alliance between a US and Chinese law firm.

  • Merrill Lynch GC scores $8.2m share bonus

    29-Jan-2007

    Merrill Lynch executive vice president and general counsel Rosemary Berkery has scored a stock bonus worth some $8.2m (£4.16m) for 2006. The bonus is not a cash payment and is awarded through stock options, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing made in the US last week. Berkery was awarded 85,573 restricted Merrill Lynch shares, which will vest in four equal installments starting on 31 January 2008, according to the filing. Merrill Lynch shares trade at around the ...

  • MoFo boosts HK with dual raid

    1-Feb-2007

    Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has boosted its Hong Kong office with the hire of two partners from US rivals.

  • MoFo raids Ashurst, Freshfields for London offensive

    29-Jan-2007

    Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has beefed up its London technology practice with the hire of Chris Coulter from Ashurst.Coulter’s move coincides with the hire of two Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partners, ...

  • Mourant ships in two for City boost

    29-Jan-2007

    Offshore firm Mourant du Feu & Jeune has boosted its London presence, transferring two of its leading partners across from its Jersey headquarters.

  • New Bupa legal chief plans panel review

    29-Jan-2007

    Bupa has bolstered its in-house legal capability with the hire of a Leeds-based Addleshaw Goddard corporate finance partner.

  • Offshore

    29-Jan-2007

    The aggressive expansion campaigns that have typified offshore firms over the past 12-18 months are showing no signs of slowing down. For example, Mourant du Feu & Jeune proved this week that its "aggressive international expansion" plans are more than just hype by doubling its partnership offering in London.

  • Ogier completes WSmiths merger

    1-Feb-2007

    Offshore giant Ogier has completed its merger with WSmiths in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), giving the firm access to three further offshore jurisdictions.

  • Olswang acts on gaming purchase

    29-Jan-2007

    Olswang has advised PartyGaming on the acquisition of assets and businesses from Empire Online and Intercontinental Online Gaming (IOG). The firm's London office, led by corporate partner Paul Blackmore, advised PartyGaming on the purchase of Empire Online's gaming assets and all of IOG's business and assets in exchange for more than $66m (£33.21m) in shares. Empire Online was advised by

  • Our survey says...

    29-Jan-2007

    This week The Lawyer is publishing the first findings from a massive research exercise that we carried out with YouGov earlier this month. Nearly 3,000 lawyers took part, making it the biggest statistical survey of its kind in the legal profession.

  • Paul Weiss defends itself against $80m claim by ex-Citigroup exec

    29-Jan-2007

    Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison is being sued to the tune of $80m (£40.25m) by a former Citigroup executive, who claims the firm breached conflict of interest rules.

  • QC deadline day prompts bar complaints

    31-Jan-2007

    The deadline for QC applications closed on Monday (January 29) prompting a barrage of complaints from harrassed barristers struggling to meet the tight deadline.

  • Shearman picks up allianz's AGF buyout

    29-Jan-2007

    German insurer Allianz called in its preferred legal adviser Shearman & Sterling, led by German managing partner Georg Thoma, to advise on the €10.2bn (£6.8bn) purchase of shares in Assurances Générales de France (AGF). Thoma is the relationship partner for Allianz, along with corporate partner Hans Diekmann, and advised on the insurer's £3.85bn takeover of Italian insurance group Riunione ...

  • Simmons launches second Dutch office

    29-Jan-2007

    Simmons & Simmons is leveraging off its financial markets practice to open an Amsterdam office, its second in the Netherlands.

  • Simmons shrugs off MoD panel dismissal with role on £16bn project

    29-Jan-2007

    Simmons & Simmons has managed to retain its leading role on one of the Ministry of Defence's (MoD) biggest-ever outsourcing deals, despite being booted off the panel last year.

  • Simmons takes Houthoff banking head

    2-Feb-2007

    Simmons & Simmons’ brand new Amsterdam office has wasted no time in hiring its first lateral partner.

  • Simpson Thacher ups associate pay

    29-Jan-2007

    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has hiked associate salaries by 10 per cent as the battle for New York talent hots up.

  • Skadden scoops star antitrust team from Cadwalader

    31-Jan-2007

    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has taken Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft’s head of antitrust plus two of his partners.

  • Sober as a judge

    29-Jan-2007

    Whoever said lawyers weren't of strong will and high moral fibre hasn't met Herbert Smith planning partner Matthew White.

  • Stephensons takes first steps into Turkey with mall sell-off

    29-Jan-2007

    Stephenson Harwood has dipped its toe into the emerging Turkish market following a long-term real estate client's $750m (£377.38m) purchase in what is Europe's largest single-asset transaction in recent years.

  • Taylor Wessing benefits as another Hammonds partner quits

    29-Jan-2007

    Taylor Wessing has beefed up its corporate practice with the hire of Hammonds partner Tom Cartwright.

  • The bar

    29-Jan-2007

    Sets to have their say over client gift furoreA commotion is brewing at the bar as the barrister's right to entertain came under scrutiny last month.

  • The Lawyer/YouGov Survey: City associates say ‘no’ to partnership carrot

    29-Jan-2007

    The Lawyer/YouGov survey reveals two-thirds of associates at UK’s top 10 firms reject partnership

  • The numbers don't add up at Bingham

    29-Jan-2007

    So what exactly is going on at Bingham McCutchen's London finance practice? The Boston-based firm's London office has witnessed a string of departures from its finance department during the past six months.

  • The offshore hardcore

    29-Jan-2007

    A busy 12 months for offshore firms have seen a number of changes in the market, as well as to the firms themselves. By Gemma Westacott

  • The work-life quiz Tim Gee

    29-Jan-2007

    Name: Tim GeeFirm: Baker & McKenzieTitle: Global head of M&A Lives: Chelsea Education: Bedford School; Worcester College, Oxford Work history: ...

  • Turning the tide

    29-Jan-2007

    What is offshore nowadays? Globalisation has changed everything. By Simon Gray

  • TwoBirds nets Hammonds sports stars

    29-Jan-2007

    Bird & Bird has managed to bring in a three-lawyer sports team from Hammonds to accompany the hire of rated commercial sports specialist Jonathan Taylor. Hammonds senior associate Max Duthie joins Bird & Bird as a partner, with a practice focusing on contentious disciplinary issues. Associates Iain Higgins and Anna-Marie Blakeley complete the team. Taylor said: "I do think this team can go out and ...

  • W&C raid adds to Gibson Dunn London hiring spree

    30-Jan-2007

    White & Case's co-head of international arbitration, Cyrus Benson has quit for tival US firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.

  • Watson Burton backs Newcastle sports drive for disadvantaged kids

    29-Jan-2007

    Newcastle-based Watson Burton has worked pro bono on a project to provide disadvantaged young people with access to sports facilities and coaching.

  • Web week

    29-Jan-2007

    The Lawyer's Web Week is a weekly commentary on legal activity on the web. This includes an overview of the best of the week's blogs. If you want to direct us to useful links, email webweek@thelawyer.com.

  • What knot to wear

    29-Jan-2007

    The knots one can get oneself into in these sartorially disparate days. Evidence of the clothing conundrums was on show at The Lawyer's recent Hot 100 party.

  • White & Case hire signals arbitration push

    29-Jan-2007

    White & Case has continued its period of expansion in its global arbitration team with the hire of sole practitioner Kathleen Paisley.

  • Wooing women

    30-Jan-2007

    The Lawyer's groundbreaking survey by YouGov revealed that 54 per cent of women surveyed believe that associate retention is one of the most important issues facing the profession.And the way to retain them? Women, far more than their male colleagues, overwhelmingly favoured alternative career paths and flexible working.