7 March 2011
Commercial disputes require a blend of expertise, meaning practitioners cannot work in isolation.
Ashurst is set to launch a New York project finance practice as the firm targets the burgeoning US infrastructure market.
In 1976, just as the nation was donning its platform heels and shimmying on down beneath a glitter ball, a quiet revolution was taking place in Grimsby.
CMS Cameron McKenna corporate partner Mike Jones has left the firm to join one of his clients, becoming general counsel at White Rose Energy Ventures, an oil exploration and production start-up focused on upstream exploration in West Africa.
Canadian lawyers have always itched to be on the world stage.
UK firm follows client RSA; DLA Piper to make second attempt
The Court of Appeal (CoA) has ruled unanimously that claimants must disclose to defendants all court-approved medical reports relating to their claims.
North East outfit Muckle has advised a North East start-up on the acquisition of countryside clothing brand John Partridge.
Drivers that took DLA Piper to Oz will see the world’s biggest firm continue to grow. By Matt Byrne
International lawyers in Egypt are braced for a tough year in the wake of the recent revolution, but believe the benefits of a freer country will prevail over hardship.
English football’s governing body the FA has completed the restructuring of its 11-strong legal function.
Osborne Clarke is at a crossroads. After five years of retrenchment, it is suddenly re-embracing internationalism
Franklin Templeton Investments head of legal Rob Graham and his team have been key to the fund manager winning business. By Gavriel Hollander
West End firm Howard Kennedy’s projects team is set to split from the firm just two years after joining it.
Kirkland & Ellis has landed a pair of prime mandates acting for longstanding private equity client Bain Capital.
Leigh Day & Co included charges for giving media briefings in the £105m bill it issued after suing oil company Trafigura on behalf of thousands of Ivory Coast residents.
Cash-strapped would-be barristers have been offered a vital lifeline following HSBC’s decision to relaunch its BPTC loan.
Private client advisory firm Maitland is set to become a Legal Services Act (LSA) pioneer, with plans to turn all of its UK lawyers into employees of the group’s Maltese holding company.
The ISDA master agreement has come under scrutiny during the ongoing administration of Lehman Brothers. Henry Knox dissects a recent UK judgment
When white-collar boutique BCL Burton Copeland made practice director Jonathan Cornwell a partner last week, it became the latest firm to welcome a non-lawyer into the fold.
Bevan Brittan has hired Olwen Dutton (left) as a partner in its local government group.
Family lawyers could be forgiven for saying they have no time for their day jobs at the moment.
Italian firms are emerging from their cloistered market and are now ready to launch a credible challenge in the international arena. Joanne Harris talks to the main contenders
A&O sweeps the board in UK and worldwide rankings with $70bn worth of deals. By James Swift
Shearman & Sterling has won a major instruction from Tata Steel on a deal that will see the creation of around 800 jobs in the North East of England.
The rise in the use of electronically stored information means cases involving deleted or manipulated documents have needed to be addressed. Joseph Carney reports
SJ Berwin head of outsourcing David Meredith has joined Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) as a partner, effectively bringing to a close his former firm’s strategic sourcing practice.
What legitimate social policy could justify retiring a partner or employee?
Thomas Eggar has hired CMS Cameron McKenna business development chief Adam Seymour as the firm continues to explore the option of a merger in London.
Law firm PR can be tough. Firms watch over their images like doting mothers and can be terribly demanding.
Later this year will see the publication of the annual The Lawyer Transatlantic Elite, with 2011’s instalment focusing on strategic moves being made by top firms to capture the premium end of the energy and natural resources market.
At the time of writing a ’yes’ vote was widely anticipated in last week’s referendum on whether to widen the National Assembly of Wales’ legislative powers.
Withers is set to appear in court next week (14 March) to defend claims of professional negligence from former client Alastair Harrison.
If you weren’t a lawyer what would you have been? An art or antiques dealer.