3 October 2011
Weil Gotshal & Manges’ new City funds team may have to start life without star associate Stephen Fox if the Clifford Chance hire does not return from a secondment at Apax Partners.
International firms Baker & McKenzie and Hunton & Williams have taken lead roles on the creation of a $1.63bn (£1.05bn) credit facility agreement for Thai telecommunications company True Corporation.
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has hired Ashurst’s non-contentious construction head to lead its engineering, construction and procurement group.
Charles Russell has introduced a bonus for equity partners for the first time in a bid to shake up partner performance.
Ashurst, Clifford Chance and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have won key roles advising on the takeover of clearing house LCH.Clearnet.
Firm in bitter litigation with insurance broker Lockton
The modernisation of the Belarus economy could see commercial lawyers no longer being able to represent clients in court. Dale McEwan asks: is this just par for the course for an up-to-date legal system?
What were you doing when you were three years old? Trying to shove square bricks into round holes? Drawing on walls? At three, Eversheds’ business support manager Nichola Anderson was already riding BMX bikes. And at seven she was British champion.
Eversheds is set to link up with Romanian firm Lina & Guia as the former continues to mull a move into Russia.
In their first interview since the Blake Dawson deal, Ashurst senior partner Charlie Geffen and managing partner Simon Bromwich claim that the tie-up will open up Asia and transform their firm into a major global brand
Hill Dickinson has cited government spending cuts affecting the NHS as the reason for making two fee-earners and five secretaries redundant in its health team.
Linklaters has advised Carlyle Group on its recent investment into Hong Kong-listed Haier Electronics, with the Chinese company turning to longstanding counsel DLA Piper.
Usually it pays to be nimble. And at the top law firms, increasingly, the more nimble they are the more their best partners get paid.
Collyer Bristow is in dispute with its insurance broker Lockton Companies International over whether the intermediary has placed adequate liability insurance to cover a potential £50m loss in a fast-approaching negligence battle.
The increasing number of partners joining mid-tier practices in Australia is a reflection of the strong growth recently witnessed in mid-market domestic work.
Clarke Willmott has netted Tim Ryan to spearhead its commercial law practice in London.
Telecoms is no industry for the faint-hearted lawyer. James Swift catches up with Cable & Wireless Communications head of legal Belinda Bradberry
One of the issues we have been addressing recently is how to encourage partners to widen their interests outside of the firm.
A paedophile victim who was unable to recover compensation from her alleged attacker because he was granted legal aid is suing the Legal Services Commission (LSC) over the decision to award him the funding.
Kazakhstan is in the throes of speedy development along Thatcherite lines, and lawyers are trying to make the most of it, says Dale McEwan
Apart from four standout performances, a tough year for Scottish firms was characterised by a static market.
There is a scurrilous rumour doing the rounds that DLA Piper is stuffed to the gills with overly competitive bigwigs.
Big deals remain few and far between as the Greek crisis hits corporate hard.
US firms Debevoise & Plimpton, Goodwin Procter, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett have been engaged to advise on a $1.6bn (£1.04bn) investment in Chinese ecommerce company Alibaba Group.
White & Black founder and managing partner Phil Riman established his boutique firm in 2007.