7 February 2011
Herbert Smith’s management team believes elite international status is the firm’s destiny. And with rivals progressing their offerings, the time to prove it is fast approaching
Allen & Overy (A&O) global managing partner Wim Dejonghe has defended his firm’s decision to relocate around 180 support roles from London to Belfast despite the redundancies this will entail.
Allen & Overy (A&O) and Hogan Lovells advised on Catalina Holdings’ acquisition of Swiss-based reinsurer Glacier.
Routine work to be sent to new paralegal centre; associates to ramp up client-facing skills
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has hired Herbert Smith’s only dedicated private client partner just three months after the latter firm declared its ambition to grow in that area.
Global model hammered home by arrival of Brazilian chairman. By Matt Byrne
Clifford Chance, Dewey & LeBoeuf and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have all taken high-profile roles on the sale of troubled music group EMI to Citibank.
US firms Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and White & Case have claimed the mandates on Nigeria’s debut international sovereign bond issue.
Clerks across the bar are up in arms over the number of lifts in the new Rolls Building, citing severe delays to hearings.
Competition for legal services across Europe could increase significantly if a unified contract law is introduced under controversial European Commission proposals.
For many, owning a pub would be a dream come true. If you happen to be the leader of a rock group hunting for a place to play regularly, then snaring somewhere that provides your band with a residency is tantamount to winning the jackpot.
Harrow Council legal head Hugh Peart is considering plans to revolutionise the way the authority discloses data under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI).
The last time The Lawyer covered the Turkish market in its Special Reports (8 February 2010), the country was rebounding, very promisingly, off the back of a torrid few years.
K&L Gates has hired the managing partnexr of Katten Muchin Rosenman Cornish (the London affiliate of US outfit Katten Muchin Rosenman) as a partner in its London finance team.
Last month (24 January) The Lawyer highlighted an accelerating trend that may well turn out to be one of the defining developments in this year of full Legal Services Act (LSA) implementation. An increasing number of firms are looking at introducing corporate vehicles into their partnerships.
As European GC at security company Lockheed Martin, Brian Craig not only deals with fighter jets and arms trafficking, but the more everyday matter of sorting your post.
Eversheds’ Irish funds practice has been hit by the defection of its only partner to Maples and Calder.
Each spring The Lawyer publishes its annual ranking of the top 30 international firms in the UK, a list dominated by the largest US firms in the City.
Nabarro senior partner Simon Johnston has been reappointed for a third term until 2016.
Mourant Ozannes has hired a husband and wife team from separate City law firms for its trust and employment litigation groups.
The recent news that Downing Street has ordered a review of the Bribery Act 2010, and the announcement by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) that the act will now not come into force in April, came as a surprise to many.
Outer Temple Chambers has added three new junior members to its barrister roster.
Two major City firms, two new Belfast offices, two extraordinary taxpayer handouts to City firms. Last year Herbert Smith revealed to a largely approving market that it was setting up a document review centre in Northern Ireland (TheLawyer.com, 24 November).
Reed Smith has bolstered its London capital markets presence after hiring Gide Loyrette Nouel partner Scott Cameron.
Last week the Ministry of Justice announced a delay to the implementation of the Bribery Act, originally due to come on to the statute book in April.
Russell Jones & Walker (RJW) is to pull back from top-end media libel and privacy work, prompting the departure of media chief Sarah Webb.
French private equity boutique Scotto & Associés is a firm that was, in many ways, born out of the economic crisis.
Squire Sanders Hammonds (SSH) and West End firm Collins Benson Goldhill took leading roles on HSBC’s provision of banking facilities to part of Jamie Oliver’s expanding restaurant empire.
Travers Smith has responded to pressure from clients to provide US securities advice by hiring its first US-qualified partner.
Who does Chris Carroll think he is? Tulkinghorn recently caught a glimpse of the blueblood lawyer sporting a supremely snazzy pair of outsize funky specs that seemed completely out of character for the Travers senior partner.
What was your first-ever job? Shop assistant at Waitrose, where I first learnt that the customer is always right.
Wragge & Co has boosted its banking and finance team with the appointment of veteran Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) partner Jennifer Mackerras. Mackerras, who joins on 1 March, specialises in cross-border banking transactions and acts for borrowers and lenders, counting Lloyds TSB among her clients.