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.
Government funds project to bring pricing arrangements up to date
Former Birmingham City Council (BCC) legal chief Mirza Ahmed is to take up tenancy at Birmingham chambers St Philips.
Not so long ago a certain law firm chief balked when comparisons were drawn between his firm and DLA Piper.
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.
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).
Security tops users’ concerns when it comes to cloud computing. Nick Coleman outlines the methods for making systems secure
Mega-mergers and restructuring work are keeping French lawyers happy for now.
The merger between Beachcroft and Davies Arnold Cooper (DAC)?has been overshadowed by Barlow Lyde & Gilbert’s upcoming tie-up with Clyde & Co.
Many independent French law firms last the lifespans of their founders before breaking up, with partners joining rivals or founding boutiques.
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.
Sophia Purkis explains why speedy action and taking independent advice can help mitigate cases of theft or expenses fraud
Recent research shows that a cautious approach to lateral hiring pays dividends
As the EU updates its regulatory regime, Eduardo Ustaran argues that data protection compliance could be about to get more onerous
Concerns about cost, uncertainty and process have arisen as Europe proposes an optional common sales law.
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’ funds team has secured its first key role on a fundraising for private equity house Cinven after winning the client from Ashurst.
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.
Eversheds has appointed Richard Lewis as a partner in its London M&A practice.
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.
Partners in Paris are moving around like never before. Joanne Harris scrutinises the French capital’s recruitment market
Hong Kong law firms will soon be able to convert to limited-liability partnerships (LLP) following a seven-year campaign by the legal profession.
Slaughter and May is considering northshoring and farming work out as it identifies its legal process outsourcing intentions.
Simon Tuxen, group general counsel for global shopping centre developer Westfield, says he still feels the wow factor about its latest creation.
Despite its advantages cloud computing has been slow to catch on, due mainly to the legal risks to users, suggests Adam Mitton
From Leeds comes wind of, well, a windy problem for Eversheds and DWF lawyers in the city.
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.
Will Waldron QC