30 July 2012
The Singapore government is opening the door to international firms and developing the lion city as a centre of arbitration
Secondment scheme pays off for Ashurst
So how close is SNR Denton to Barclays?
Law firms are not yet piling in to soaraway Canada, but it’s only a matter of time
BLP turns its partner poaching sights on A&O
Brand positioning is relative, and it’s complex. Take The Lawyer UK 200 Annual Report - the most extensive and detailed study of law firm finances available. When we pore over the financials and interview managing partners and finance directors, the variety of law firm structures proliferates year-on-year. That makes categorisation increasingly vexed.
Former Dewey staffers’ long and winding road to notice period payments
DLA Piper International was boosted by a £30m cash injection after it converted to an all-equity partnership structure while capital contribution demands fell by 15 per cent as a result of the switch.
Outsourcing has taken a hit with the G4S debacle, but it can work if it is thought out properly
Award of exemplary damages in Cardiff Bus case raises the stakes for claimants in damages actions
With Olympics fever hitting London, there’s no shortage of interest in sports, but what are the prospects for lawyers in this sector?
Merging international firms must find a model that suits their clients rather than their management
?Employment silk Suzanne McKie QC has left Devereux Chambers to move to Littleton Chambers.
The knock-on effect of NHS reforms has shaken the pharma industry, forcing Roche managing counsel Funke Abimbola to hit the ground running
Is CMS one firm or a collection of different practices across Europe? With a US offensive looming, this matters
The ARP is on its way out and law firms are becoming more commercial, which should make renewals less fretful
Check out the riggers and riders as firms line up for work on the fallout from recent banking scandals. By Sam Chadderton
?Lynette Williams is global head of client and sector development for Clifford Chance’s corporate practice. Formerly head of business development at Herbert Smith, she has been with the firm for almost 18 months and has dual responsibility for business development in the global corporate practice and sector development across nine of the firm’s 12 industry sectors.
Lawyers must take care to establish the status of clients when advising on the UK Bribery Act, says Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Patrick Doris
Tulkinghorn is well aware of the public’s interest in the TV programme Dragons’ Den and said den’s inhabitants, but even he was somewhat moved by the sight of a new-born babe clearly enthralled by the words of wisdom emanating from former Dragon James Caan in a recent issue of The Lawyer.