31 October 2011

The Lawyer

  • A&O’s National Grid panel win pays off

    31 October 2011

    Allen & Overy (A&O) acted on its first instruction for National Grid since its appointment to the power giant’s revamped legal panel earlier this year.

  • Addleshaws to spearhead client billing revolution

    31 October 2011

    Government funds project to bring pricing arrangements up to date

  • Ahmed commits to Brum with St Philips

    31 October 2011

    Former Birmingham City Council (BCC) legal chief Mirza Ahmed is to take up tenancy at Birmingham chambers St Philips.

  • Angel ain’t dusty

    31 October 2011

    Not so long ago a certain law firm chief balked when comparisons were drawn between his firm and DLA Piper.

  • Ashurst and Cleary win Iceland roles off back of existing clients

    31 October 2011

    Ashurst, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and ­Linklaters are understood to be among the firms to win roles on the bidding process for frozen food operator ­Iceland Foods - leveraging off their relationships with supermarkets, private ­equity houses and the failed Icelandic banks.

  • Can Angel repeat his Links success at DLA Piper?

    31 October 2011

    News that former ­Linklaters chief Tony Angel is set to join DLA Piper as ­senior partner sent shockwaves through the market when it was revealed on TheLawyer.com last week (26 October).

  • Cloud control

    31 October 2011

    Security tops users’ concerns when it comes to cloud computing. Nick Coleman outlines the methods for making systems secure

  • Corp value

    31 October 2011

    Mega-mergers and restructuring work are keeping French lawyers happy for now.

  • DAC Beachcroft growth strategy: pump up the volume

    31 October 2011

    The merger between Beachcroft and Davies Arnold Cooper (DAC)?has been overshadowed by ­Barlow Lyde & Gilbert’s upcoming tie-up with Clyde & Co.

  • Desfilis & McGowan

    31 October 2011

    Many independent French law firms last the ­lifespans of their founders before breaking up, with partners joining rivals or founding boutiques.

  • Eversheds man’s work-life balance

    31 October 2011

    Eversheds’ Chrxistmas party will have a circus theme this year. Sidestepping the obvious jokes about certain partners being clowns anyway, for one employee at the firm the big top surroundings really will be a familiar sight.

  • Fast-acting relief

    31 October 2011

    Sophia Purkis explains why speedy action and taking independent advice can help mitigate cases of theft or expenses fraud

  • Focus: Hiring Strategies - Slow but steady is the way in firms’ quest for lateral value

    31 October 2011

    Recent research shows that a cautious approach to lateral hiring pays dividends

  • Hot data

    31 October 2011

    As the EU updates its regulatory regime, Eduardo Ustaran argues that data protection compliance could be about to get more onerous

  • Law to smooth EU trade could face a rough ride

    31 October 2011

    Concerns about cost, uncertainty and process have arisen as Europe proposes an optional common sales law.

  • Linklaters gets together with Malaysian firm on Aabar deal

    31 October 2011

    Linklaters has worked alongside Malaysian firm Rahmat Lim & Partners to provide advice on Abu Dhabi-based Aabar ­Investments PJS’s $1.9bn (£1.19bn) acquisition of a 24.9 per cent stake in Malaysia’s RHB Capital.

  • Linklaters snares first fundraising role for Cinven

    31 October 2011

    Linklaters’ funds team has secured its first key role on a fundraising for private equity house Cinven after winning the client from Ashurst.

  • Memery Crystal holds fast to top AIM ranking

    31 October 2011

    Memery Crystal has retained its position as the top firm for the number of Aim-­listed clients, holding on to the position it won for the for the first time the ­previous quarter.

  • ON THE MOVE

    31 October 2011

    Eversheds has appointed Richard Lewis as a partner in its London M&A practice.

  • Opinion: Litigation is a byproduct of the economic crisis

    31 October 2011

    This time last year leading economists started voicing their opinions that the worst effects of the 2008 credit crunch were over and that a fragile recovery was beginning to take root. That optimism now seems to have been misplaced.

  • Paris matches

    31-Oct-2011

    Partners in Paris are moving around like never before. Joanne Harris scrutinises the French capital’s recruitment market

  • Seven-year campaign pays off as Hong Kong prepares to pass LLP legislation

    31 October 2011

    Hong Kong law firms will soon be able to convert to limited-liability partnerships (LLP) following a seven-year campaign by the legal profession.

  • Slaughters ponders enhanced LPO options

    31 October 2011

    Slaughter and May is considering northshoring and farming work out as it identifies its legal process outsourcing intentions.

  • Trust issues

    31 October 2011

    Despite its advantages cloud computing has been slow to catch on, due mainly to the legal risks to users, suggests Adam Mitton

  • Tulkinghorn: Fright and breezy

    31 October 2011

    From Leeds comes wind of, well, a windy problem for Eversheds and DWF lawyers in the city.

  • Weil wins struggle for CC funds lawyer

    31 October 2011

    Weil Gotshal & Manges has won the battle to hold on to star funds associate Stephen Fox after a secondment at private equity house Apax Partners threatened to stall his move from Clifford Chance to the US firm.

  • Westfield Group CG: Talking shop

    31-Oct-2011

    Simon Tuxen, group general counsel for global shopping centre developer Westfield, says he still feels the wow factor about its latest creation.

  • Work Life Quiz: Will Waldron QC, Exchange Chambers

    31-Oct-2011