7 February 2011

The Lawyer

  • A class apart

    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

  • A&O chief sympathetic but unrepentant on NI strategy

    7 February 2011

    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.

  • A&O, Hogan Lovells on opposite sides of Catalina’s Glacier purchase

    7 February 2011

    Allen & Overy (A&O) and Hogan Lovells advised on Catalina Holdings’ ­acquisition of Swiss-based reinsurer Glacier.

  • Addleshaws vows: no more drudge work for associates

    7 February 2011

    Routine work to be sent to new paralegal centre; associates to ramp up client-facing skills

  • BLP nabs Herbies private client star

    7 February 2011

    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.

  • Carnival atmosphere gives Bakers the platform to schmooze clients

    7 February 2011

    Global model hammered home by arrival of Brazilian chairman. By Matt Byrne

  • CC, Dewey, Freshfields steer Citibank’s acquisition of EMI

    7 February 2011

    Clifford Chance, Dewey & LeBoeuf and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have all taken high-profile roles on the sale of troubled music group EMI to Citibank.

  • Cleary, W&C lead Nigeria’s sovereign bond issuance

    7 February 2011

    US firms Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and White & Case have claimed the mandates on Nigeria’s debut international sovereign bond issue.

  • Clerks rage against Rolls Building lift ‘nightmare’

    7 February 2011

    Clerks across the bar are up in arms over the number of lifts in the new Rolls Building, citing severe delays to hearings.

  • Commission analyses consultation as Europe awaits decision on unified law

    7 February 2011

    Competition for legal services across Europe could increase significantly if a ­unified contract law is ­introduced under controversial European Commission proposals.

  • Ex-Lovells man: my booze and blues heaven

    7-Feb-2011

    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 to make all data public in FOI revolution

    7-Feb-2011

    Harrow Council legal head Hugh Peart is considering plans to revolutionise the way the authority ­discloses data under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI).

  • Istanbullish

    7-Feb-2011

    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 woos Katten Muchin’s City chief

    7 February 2011

    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.

  • Legal Services Act: the debate heats up

    7 February 2011

    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.

  • Letter of law

    7 February 2011

    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.

  • Maples scores Eversheds Ireland partner

    7 February 2011

    Eversheds’ Irish funds ­practice has been hit by the defection of its only partner to Maples and Calder.

  • Mayer Brown rebounds in the City post-Simmons talks

    7 February 2011

    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 keeps faith with senior partner

    7 February 2011

    Nabarro senior partner Simon Johnston has been reappointed for a third term until 2016.

  • On the move

    7 February 2011

    Mourant Ozannes has hired a husband and wife team from ­separate City law firms for its trust and employment litigation groups.

  • Opinion: Bribery Act delay is not a stay on prosecuting corruption

    7 February 2011

    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 brings in junior member trio

    7 February 2011

    Outer Temple Chambers has added three new junior members to its barrister roster.

  • Putting associates in their place

    7 February 2011

    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 brings in Gide corporate partner

    7 February 2011

    Reed Smith has bolstered its London capital markets presence after hiring Gide Loyrette Nouel partner Scott Cameron.

  • Relief and frustration as business concerns force Bribery Act delay

    7 February 2011

    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.

  • RJW media boss walks as firm targets volume work

    7 February 2011

    Russell Jones & Walker (RJW) is to pull back from top-end media libel and privacy work, prompting the departure of media chief Sarah Webb.

  • Scotto & Associés

    7 February 2011

    French private equity boutique Scotto & Associés is a firm that was, in many ways, born out of the ­economic crisis.

  • SSH serves up HSBC facility for Jamie Oliver empire

    7 February 2011

    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 hires its first US-qualified partner

    7 February 2011

    Travers Smith has responded to pressure from clients to provide US ­securities advice by hiring its first US-qualified partner.

  • Tulkinghorn: Goggle images

    7 February 2011

    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.

  • Work Life Quiz: Richard Tinham, Winckworth Sherwood

    7-Feb-2011

    What was your first-ever job? Shop assistant at Waitrose, where I first learnt that the customer is always right.

  • Wragges snares finance partner from BLP

    7 February 2011

    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.