29 October 2012

The Lawyer

  • Bakers' global private equity head quits for King & Wood Mallesons


    Baker & McKenzie’s global private equity head Mark McNamara is set to leave the firm to join King & Wood Mallesons in Sydney as private equity head.

  • Billionaires and graces


    Another bump in the long and winding road to $6bn BTA High Court showdown

  • China light


    Mention of Chinese outbound investment always gets lawyers excited, so here is The Lawyer’s reality check on dealflow, highlighting Linklaters’ fantastic 2012.

  • Dealogic GC: Capital transfer


    Susan Mann’s experience in both the US and UK legal markets is invaluable at financial software specialist Dealogic

  • Employers must act on equality


    Tackling equal pay issues before they reach the courts just became an even

  • From darkness into light


    A big corruption case in Brazil is raising the profile of the justice system – and respect for the rule of law

  • Google: the search for privacy


    EU challenge to Google over data use begs wider questions as volume of digital information booms

  • Herbert Smith leads as JJB Sports brings in administrators


    Herbert Smith is advising JJB Sports as the stricken retailer announces that it is appointing administrators.

  • Joined-up thinking


    As the scrutiny and enforcement system is streamlined, antitrust regulation is at the top of many companies’ agendasSponsored by Hobs Legal Docs

  • Jones Day adds Allen & Overy partner to Hong Kong base


    Jones Day has bolstered its Hong Kong office with the addition of M&A lawyer Chris Swift, one of three Allen & Overy (A&O) partners in Hong Kong to join new firms in recent weeks.

  • Moves: 29 October 2012


    Reed Smith’s Hong Kong office has appointed Stephenson Harwood partner Jason Toms to its global shipping group.

  • Open goal


    Destination transparency, as Russian bank publishes law panel application results

  • Russia still stalling on arbitration


    Russian decree shows the country’s courts are still broadly biased against arbitration

  • Scourge of the external advisers


    If in-house cost-cutting king Nick Deeming joins one of your client companies, good luck

  • Smoke signals


    London looks like remaining a key location for Continental firms, which are more keen to build referral relationships than ever before

  • Split decision


    Independence may benefit Scottish law firms, but they are not holding their breath

  • Starting blocks


    The 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics are a springboard for sports-related legal projects, but the potential doesn’t end there

  • State of the unions


    Losing track of who’s merged with whom in the UK legal market? Our handy guide to the key tie-ups of the past 18 months will help

  • The Lawyer Management: Colemans-ctts


    Richard Greer has been the contact centre manager at Manchester-headquarted Colemans-ctts for 13 months. He is responsible for handling the initial stages of client -contact, and joined from outsourcing provider Arvato, where he was head of operations.

  • Women drivers needed


    Ever wondered why women are so under-represented in the upper ranks of law firms when so many continue to enter the profession at the junior level?