30 April 2012
While its exact motives are still a mystery, the OFT has shown its flexible side by cutting BA’s fine
Do you know what’s on your firm’s Wiki page?
Collyer Bristow speaks out about the Rangers FC case. By Sam Chadderton
Signs are that DAC Beachcroft is leaning towards a corporate strategy
There is no umbrella law allowing for the compulsory retirement of partners based purely on age
Giving time and money to charity is no longer enough. Firms need to learn how to shout about it too
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.
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.
The Supreme Court has made sure mesothelioma claims will be protected by employers’ insurance
Erbil lawyers want action taken against outsiders they feel are muscling in
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
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.
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.
Highlights include the fallout from Hurricane Ivan and the Carlyle liquidation
There have been a host of big deals this year, including the largest offering to come from Brazil and an RBS asset sale
Offshore firms are setting up offices in onshore territories. But why are they suddenly stepping out of their traditional comfort zone?
Moving money offshore has just become harder as the UK tax authorities rein in the use of offshore pension schemes
Freedom of expression appears to be on the losing team as the first Olympic Asbo comes into force
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
Two experienced managers are certain to be feeling glum this morning.
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.
Irish funds specialist Dillon Eustace turns the tide, moving into offshore territory
Associating Scotland with lack of exercise is a lazy cliché that Tulkinghorn is not about to repeat.