5 July 2010
More than half of Allen & Overy’s (A&O) revenue now comes from overseas, as the firm continues its international drive with the launch of an office in Indonesia.
An exodus of magic circle firms from Hungary has changed the face of its legal market considerably. Tom Phillips asks five key players in the region for their view on the new legal landscape.
Blackstone Chambers has bolstered its junior ranks with the addition of commercial practitioners Andreas Gledhill and Leona Powell.
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) partner Chris De Pury has acted for a private equity fund on the purchase of a landmark Canary Wharf building from his former client Hammerson.
Clifford Chance is representing property developer the Sandpiper Group in the sale of five supermarkets to Waitrose in the Channel Islands.
The list of Collins Solicitors’ biggest cases over the past 15 years reads like a litany of UK disasters - from rail crashes such as Ladbroke Grove and Paddington, to environmental dramas such as Buncefield and Motherwell via toxic waste cases, Collins was there.
This year’s double-digit PEP increases suggest a return to form, but The Lawyer’s analysis of law firm costs tells a different story
Dawsons has “amicably settled” a High Court claim for unpaid fees.
Dechert, Field Fisher Waterhouse and Slaughter and May have landed roles on Schroders’ acquisition of a 49 per cent stake in asset management company RWC Partners.
Former Court of Appeal (CoA) civil division vice president Sir Mark Waller has joined Serle Court’s alternative dispute resolution panel as an arbitrator and mediator.
You might be forgiven for thinking that the worst of the recession is over, given some of the rebounds in financials we’ve seen this year.
Farrer & Co and Canadian firm Borden Ladner Gervais have acted on a rare secondary investment in the AIM market.
Spanish firm Garrigues was crowned International Firm of the Year at the The Lawyer Awards two weeks ago - the first non-US firm to win the prize.
The protracted negotiations to take over Halliwells after financial difficulties saw the firm signal its intent to appoint an administrator (TheLawyer.com, 25 June 2010) appeared to have come to an end on Friday (2 July) as three firms appeared to have snapped up its assets.
Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG), HBJ Gateley Wareing and Hill Dickinson have agreed the basis of a deal that would see the three firms take over the majority of troubled firm Halliwells.
For most in-house lawyers, a high level of involvement with a thriving start-up would be enough. MetLife’s Stephanie Fuller, however, also manages to squeeze in some Ironman training.
Gala Coral’s mezzanine debt buyout was ambitious, but how far-reaching is it? By Gavriel Hollander
The in-house legal profession is leaps and bounds ahead of private practice in terms of diversity, new research has found.
93 per cent of firm’s partners now equity, from 83.5 per cent in 2009
Mayer Brown London senior partner Sean Connolly claims that “a merger isn’t plan A” for his firm after formal talks with Simmons & Simmons broke down.
The Mansion House speech is an important but generally sedate affair: the Chancellor giving his sober assessment of the state of the economy to a black-tie audience consisting of the City’s great and good.
Clifford Chance Frankfurt partner Andreas Dietzel has been elected to succeed Hans-Josef Schneider as managing partner of the firm’s German practice.
It has been a year of growth at the bar, with sets ramping up inward investment during the pick-up in litigation.
McDermott Will & Emery has bolstered its antitrust and competition practice with the capture of SJ Berwin partner Wilko van Weert.
Russell Jones & Walker may have missed out on the prizes at this year’s The Lawyer Awards, but in some rather high-flying quarters the firm has got the seal of approval.
There’s a saying among US lawyers: “Brazil is the China next door.” It might help explain why US firms continue to pour into the region.
When the details of the Simon Singh and BCA case were played out online, the issues of free speech and libel, and the emerging power of wiki litigation, took centre stage. By Robert Dougans and David Allen Green
Late last month at the second of this year’s Law Rocks extravaganzas in London’s iconic 100 Club, a band fronted by Bird & Bird partner Chris Holder walked off with the top prize.
If you weren’t a lawyer, what would you have been? A rock god.