30 Sept 2013
Since squatting in residential homes was outlawed, a commercial property has become the dropout des res
The ECB will soon be regulating all big eurozone banks, but many questions of accountability remain
It’s property work, but not as we know it: fussier clients mean firms are having to redefine their offerings and there is still talk of the magic circle backing away
Shale gas extraction is the hot environmental issue of the moment, offering great opportunities but meeting stubborn opposition
Firm closes Berlin office after lawyers go in search of the conflict-free life at MoFo
Manulife’s Asia GC Steven Yeo uses the Chinese philosophy of ‘yin and yang’ to safeguard the insurance company’s strong growth across Asia
In the past few months there has been a growing sense, at least in parts of the corporate sector, that the M&A market is finally back.
Lois Gordon joined Shearman & Sterling in 2007. She previously held HR roles at Denton Wilde Sapte and Marks & Spencer.
Move of the week
What can needy Manches bring to Penningtons’ party?
At The Lawyer Management Conference last week I chaired an absorbing session on pricing. In the past few years the debate has, thankfully, moved away from whether the hourly rate is dead towards are more nuanced exploration of the issue.
The past year has seen an influx of international firms setting up offices in Seoul, but have they started reaping the benefits of being on the ground?
There are good reasons that claimants in the Cyprus properties row should litigate on the island, not in the UK
Vinson & Elkins closing in Shanghai shows China is not a bottomless goldmine after all. Will it be a graveyard for Western ambitions?
Follett Stock is unlikely to be the last law firm to fall foul of HMRC
Lawyers say investors remain resolute despite a summer of demonstrations in Istanbul and the impact of the Syrian conflict on Turkey’s border regions
Claimant groups will need a lot of convincing about a new proposal for progressing mesothelioma cases
Bold Ashurst is first to achieve full financial docking with Australian firm but it will be no walk in the park
What was your first-ever job?