3 September 2012
With internationalisation firmly entrenched in the legal market, firms that want to guard their independence are turning to networks
The cosmetic surgery industry should strive now for self-regulation before a DoH review reaches its conclusion
LG misses out on US presence as one-time merger prospect FFW opens in Palo Alto
A decision under the Arbitration Act 1996 s.18(3) appointing a sole arbitrator on the basis that, pursuant to s.15(3) of the Act, there had been no agreement as to the number of arbitrators was caught by the restriction on appeals in s.18(5). Application refused
Proposals put forward by Lord Justice Jackson to reform civil litigation funding and reduce costs have backfired before they’ve even been implemented with the Association of British Insurers (ABI) gearing up for a court battle over the plans.
Better billing is key to winning work from Aussie in-housers
Unpicking fraudsters’ complex methods requires significant but necessary Government resources
Nav Sunner, senior legal counsel at rising social gaming star Gree, says he is lucky to be able to pursue a career in an industry he finds both challenging and fun
Twenty-two down, 167 to go - the ABS revolution is coming, but with more of a rumble than a big bang
Singapore is opening its doors to international firms, but what are the trends in the market right now?
London has been the focus for Dundas & Wilson in its recruitment and promotions over the past few years.
Russell Holden, has joined Taylor Wessing’s capital markets team as a partner from Nabarro, where he was a partner in the corporate group.
Call for wider efficiency drive as Olympics-related cases speed to resolution
Partners may have to get used to taking a lower share of profits as firms feel the funding squeeze
Our list of the summer’s big deals shows how London law firms kept busy with work from Asia as well as more familiar sources
Independent law firms from across Europe will gather at the Hotel Hermitage in Monte Carlo next month to discover which will become The Lawyer’s European Law Firm of the Year
In the past three years eight UK firms have launched Down Under, but only a couple have done it through full equity mergers. Read on to find out why
Serena Simmons has been chief marketing officer alongside US-based counterpart Jolene Overbeck since Lovells combined with Hogan & Hartson in 2010. Prior to joining Lovells in 2006, Simmons was head of business development in the sectors of finance and capital markets at Clifford Chance.
More and more people are piling into the UK’s litigation funding market – but could the shadow of cost liability turn them off?
An application to trademark the term ‘social enterprise’ has sent shivers through the sector, but fear not
Angola and Mozambique, both once riven by civil war, are now rich in natural resources and growing fast, but they still face big challenges. Lawyers are key to their reconstruction
Linking up with an Australian firm is very much à la mode in the international legal community but, as this week’s cover story explores, it is a challenging task to achieve full financial integration with local firms – and all to secure a launchpad for the Asia Pacific region.