30 April 2012

The Lawyer

  • A matter of fine tuning

    30 April 2012

    While its exact motives are still a mystery, the OFT has shown its flexible side by cutting BA’s fine

  • Brand aid

    30 April 2012

    Do you know what’s on your firm’s Wiki page?

  • Case of the week: Legal profession

    30 April 2012

  • Collyer Bristow defiant in face-off with Rangers administrators

    30-Apr-2012

    Collyer Bristow speaks out about the Rangers FC case. By Sam Chadderton

  • Corp value

    30 April 2012

    Signs are that DAC Beachcroft is leaning towards a corporate strategy

  • Firms must avoid being too pushy

    30 April 2012

    There is no umbrella law allowing for the compulsory retirement of partners based purely on age

  • Gift of the gab

    30 April 2012

    Giving time and money to charity is no longer enough. Firms need to learn how to shout about it too

  • It’s just an illusion

    30 April 2012

    This all sounds like news to gladden a magic circle associate’s heart. Allen & Overy (A&O), Clifford Chance and Linklaters all promoted more this year than last: A&O from 21 to 23, Links 18 to 23 and Clifford Chance 23 to 27.

  • Judgment call: 30th April 2012

    30 April 2012

    The content of a contractual obligation to use ‘best endeavours to promote’ another person’s business was not so uncertain as to be incapable of giving rise to a legally binding obligation, although it might be difficult to determine whether there had been a breach of it.

  • Keeping employees covered

    30 April 2012

    The Supreme Court has made sure mesothelioma claims will be protected by employers’ insurance

  • Kurd your enthusiasm

    30 April 2012

    Erbil lawyers want action taken against outsiders they feel are muscling in

  • Move On Up: TLT

    30-Apr-2012

    A robust HR strategy ensures TLT associates have a boost up the career ladder - even the managing partner started as a trainee at the firm

  • M­­oves: 30 April 2012

    30-Apr-2012

    Simmons & Simmons has hired DLA Piper’s head of investment funds in the UK as a partner inits financial services team. David Williams, who joined DLA Piper in 2007, focuses on investment funds and asset management work.

  • Number crunching: Energy/natural resources IPOs

    30-Apr-2012

    When Glencore floated on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) in May 2011 for just under $10bn (£6.24bn), it posted the largest capital raising by an international company in London and became the fifth-largest mining-related company on the London bourse.

  • Offshore: Cases Q1 2012

    30-Apr-2012

    Highlights include the fallout from Hurricane Ivan and the Carlyle liquidation

  • Offshore: Deals Q1 2012

    30-Apr-2012

    There have been a host of big deals this year, including the largest offering to come from Brazil and an RBS asset sale

  • Offshore: Onshore expansion - Moving in

    30-Apr-2012

    Offshore firms are setting up offices in onshore territories. But why are they suddenly stepping out of their traditional comfort zone?

  • Offshore: Pensions booked

    30-Apr-2012

    Moving money offshore has just become harder as the UK tax authorities rein in the use of offshore pension schemes

  • Olympic rights and wrongs

    30 April 2012

    Freedom of expression appears to be on the losing team as the first Olympic Asbo comes into force

  • Rugby Football head of legal: Part of the union

    30-Apr-2012

    Being head of legal at the Rugby Football Union is hardly a recipe for a relaxing life, but Karena Vleck says her job is so much fun that even the bad times are good

  • Steve Davis snookered by Manhattan prosecutors

    30-Apr-2012

    Two experienced managers are certain to be feeling glum this morning.

  • The Lawyer Management: Bond Pearce

    30-Apr-2012

    US-qualified lawyer Ben Weinberger previously worked as chief information officer and director of IT for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, at Florida firm Ruden McClosky and, most recently, at Lathrop & Gage in Kansas City. He moved to the UK in July 2011.

  • To be shore

    30 April 2012

    Irish funds specialist Dillon Eustace turns the tide, moving into offshore territory

  • Training, trainees and trainers

    30 April 2012

    Associating Scotland with lack of exercise is a lazy cliché that Tulkinghorn is not about to repeat.