4 November 2013

The Lawyer

  • Analysis: Exodus forces BLP to a crossroads of identity

    4-Nov-2013

    If Berwin Leighton Paisner is to halt the stream of senior partner departures, it needs to make up its mind about its true focus and channel resources accordingly. By Kate Beioley

  • China: at the golden gates of wealth

    4-Nov-2013

    As Clydes makes its China move, free trade zones clear way for deeper law firm links

  • Come clean on the road to Rio

    4-Nov-2013

    Self-reporting is the key to navigating the anti-bribery legislation being implemented in Brazil

  • European firms in London: A chance to shine

    4-Nov-2013

    Being sent to London on secondment is a prized opportunity for associates in European firms 

  • European firms in London: City of dreams

    4-Nov-2013

    With a focus on internationalisation and a determination to forge bonds with clients, European firms are finding their City bases increasingly important

  • Garrigues results herald a bit of Spain relief

    4-Nov-2013

    Garrigues results show another fall, but not as great as in recent years

  • If we value bravery we must pay

    4-Nov-2013

    Financial incentives should be introduced for whistleblowers if we really want to encourage them 

  • Job watch: Media, entertainment and sport

    4-Nov-2013

    It is no secret that sports deals pay handsomely. Gareth Bale’s record-busting transfer, clocking in at £85.3m, proved that this summer and handed an appetising mandate to high-profile Berwin Leighton Paisner sports litigator Graham Shear. Earlier this month Jones Day ...

  • Litigation: all rise, as regulation and merger-mania drive growth

    4-Nov-2013

    DLA Piper, HSF and DWF benefit from consolidation, while Freshfields’ global view makes it leader of the RPP pack, with a cool £4.5m. By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

  • Moves 4 November

    4-Nov-2013

    Withers has recruited partner Julie Teal to the firm’s London real estate group. Teal is a construction law specialist and joins the firm from construction practice Fenwick Elliott

  • Number crunching: Clifford Chance, finance

    4-Nov-2013

    Clifford Chance’s finance operation is a complex beast, divided into two groups with some overlap. On the one hand there is the global financial group which includes lending and acquisition finance, derivatives, financial regulatory advice, insolvency and restructuring, real estate finance, project finance and asset finance. This group is headed by Mark Campbell.

  • Portugal: Signs of hope

    4-Nov-2013

    Privatisations and real estate offer optimism, as Portugal sets off on the long, hard road to recovery

  • Private client’s edgy new look

    4-Nov-2013

    OC gives private client practice a kick up the cut-glass as ‘traditional’ team hits the road

  • Recession still casts its shadow

    4-Nov-2013

    Remember the depths of the economic gloom back in 2009, when barely a week went by without a law firm announcing big redundancies?

  • Shell: taking the power back

    4-Nov-2013

    Shell legal director Peter Rees is switching litigation control away from external counsel to a unified global team of in-housers

  • The Lawyer Eats

    21-Oct-2013

    Feeling peckish? Got a business lunch coming up in London but not sure where to go? Check our our regular The Lawyer Eats column for proper foodie recommendations. And if you’re in Paris, Hong Kong, New York or Sydney and you want to write about business restaurants, get in touch.

  • The press and the pressure

    4-Nov-2013

    Proposed newspaper charter is open to political manipulation and may not gain wide acceptance

  • United Biscuits head of corporate legal affairs: Baking waves

    4-Nov-2013

    After safeguarding the Royal cakes and receiving death threats over the price of Space Raiders crisps, nothing much fazes United Biscuits’ Simon Rose anymore

  • Watch your waistline, McDentons

    4-Nov-2013

    US merger signals fast-grow diet: are Dentons’ eyes too big for its tummy?

  • Work Life Quiz: Lesley Graves, Citadel Law

    4-Nov-2013

  • Workplace law is out of step

    4-Nov-2013

    European courts are divided over the rights of parents of surrogate babies to take paid leave