6 June 2011
Addleshaw Goddard and Baker & McKenzie took the prime advisory roles on the merger of Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) with fellow real estate giant King Sturge.
A divergence of strategies is emerging in the Middle East, with some international firms expanding their presence in the region as others pull out.
Ashurst has bolstered its US offering by scooping a New York lending partner from former merger suitor Fried Frank.
Potential merger would ’destroy the competition’ in insurance sector
In the end - if this is the end - Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) simply looks to have run out of options. As our lead story reports, partners at the firm are understood to have been told months ago that BLG would soon not exist and that a merger was the only option.
French firm Capstan Avocats is a niche outfit, but a big one. The firm employs 180 lawyers and another 70 staff, with every lawyer devoted to advising companies on employment law.
Clifford Chance and Nabarro have taken lead roles on Sportingbet’s bond issue and subsequent acquisition of Australian betting company Centrebet.
Australian firm Allens Arthur Robinson (AAR) took a place opposite Clifford Chance on a deal that will see mining giant Rio Tinto join forces with Aluminum Corporation of China (Chinalco) to explore mainland China in search of mineral deposits.
Professional trustees can no longer rely on the Hastings-Bass principle as a cure-all for their mistakes. Michael Alden and Sue Savill report
Cyprus is seeing a big rise in litigation. Joanne Harris finds out why, and looks at some of the ways lawyers are trying to get to grips with the situation
Change in legal markets happens on a geological timescale, or at least that is how the received wisdom has it.
At the heart of the battle between the right to privacy and freedom of expression sits Hugh Tomlinson QC. The Lawyer talks to Mr Anonymity about his feelings on the matter
Steven Holmes, general counsel at Inspired Gaming Group, has seen the company through tough times into a new era of expansion, says Caroline Butcher
GDF Suez is set to appoint its first-ever global panel of external law firms, having chosen until now to instruct lawyers on an ad hoc basis for deals such as its £17bn venture with International Power earlier this year.
Changes to the Government’s policy on philanthropy are in the spotlight as the Big Society agenda takes shape, say Christopher Groves and Alana Lowe-Petraske
Kennedys is to grow its South American practice through an alliance with Brazilian firm Torres Marcellino & Associados (TM Law).
A superheated display of rock shapes and sounds last Thursday night (2 June) stole the Law Rocks crown at the third time of asking for Hogan Lovells’ New New Teen Titans.
Mayer Brown’s Spanish alliance partner Ramón y Cajal has landed the lead role on the first IPO to take place on the Madrid Stock Exchange this year.
How far should a partner in a law firm be prepared to go when asked to enter into restrictive covenants, and where does the balance of power lie in negotiations between firms and those joining them?
SJ Berwin remains committed to securing a transatlantic merger as the dust settles on its failed attempt to pair up with Proskauer Rose last year.
A recent pension law upgrade could be a game-changer in terms of advising clients on how their wealth is transferred. By Julie Hutchison
Speechly Bircham has made its first foray into overseas markets, opening offices in the financial services centres of Zurich and Luxembourg.
The Lawyer Awards 2011 shortlist contains some outstanding pitches from in-house lawyers.By Joshua Freedman
City firm Trowers & Hamlins has launched an alternative career path following a firmwide consultation.
Shamefaced head-hanging at Tulkinghorn Towers last week after a sharp-eyed and popular music-conversant diary story consumer pointed out what appeared to be a horrendously slipshod mistake in a tale about DLA Piper and Trett Consulting’s LawRocks band, The Acquired.
Law firms in Cyprus are building on the country’s tradition of stability, although some feel the government has missed a chance to enhance the attraction of the jurisdiction.
What was your first-ever job? Stacking cartons in a yoghurt factory.