7 November 2011
As George Papandreou sent the eurozone into a frenzy last week, the news closer to home was hardly less bleak.
The exodus of partners from legacy firm Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) has reduced significantly the number of conflicts at merged firm Clyde & Co from around 40 to seven.
China’s largest firm by lawyer headcount is drawing up plans for a London launch after expanding its reach with a base in Chicago.
The Co-operative’s hire of three senior family lawyers as directors to kick-start its conversion to an alternative business structure (ABS) (TheLawyer. com, 2 November) could be the first of many such launches in the consumer sector.
Dewey & LeBoeuf and Baker & McKenzie have advised on Russian United TV’s (UTH) joint venture with The Walt Disney Company to launch a Disney-branded free-to-air Russian television channel in a deal worth $300m (£186m).
With turmoil continuing to surround the eurozone, raising cash in China has never been so attractive. By Yun Kriegler
Some merger approaches are planned carefully; others are more opportunistic. And so it was with Isle of Man firm Dougherty Quinn.
There’s more to the ABS model than attracting the man in the street and procuring external investment. Partners at the big corporate firms, take note…
Anne Todd dissects two cases pertaining to directors of offshore funds involving fees and the delegation of responsibility
Irwin Mitchell advised Phones 4U founder John Caudwell’s property division on its £143m purchase of the Audley Square House site in London’s Mayfair - one of the most prized properties held by Ireland’s National Asset Management Agency (Nama).
Three employment law alliances have expanded in the past month in response to the increasing effect of globalisation on labour law.
Swiss firm Lalive is taking its Zurich office up in the world by hiring the regional counsel for Europe of elevator and escalator giant Schindler.
Today (7 November) sees the start of National Pro Bono Week.
LG has lost three more partners with a banking and finance focus, with Pinsent Masons their destination.
Singapore firm Allen & Gledhill (A&G) is considering dumping joint venture partner Linklaters for Allen & Overy (A&O) as local firms look to gain access to the wider Australasian market.
There is no doubt that the Rolls Building was badly needed and it does bring the High Court into the 21st century.
Mills & Reeve is to provide fixed-price family services as it prepares to compete with non-legal players entering the profession.
Three partners have left Taylor Wessing in the latest string of departures from the City firm.
Norton Rose and Trowers & Hamlins both landed roles on real estate services and investment company Kennedy Wilson’s $1.8bn (£1.12bn) purchase of a real estate loan portfolio from Bank of Ireland.
O’Melveny & Myers has won a role on popular digital filesharing business Dropbox’s latest major fundraising, aimed at allowing the Californian upstart to compete with Apple and Google in the cloud computing sphere.
A recent Privy Council ruling will give pause for thought over the inclusion of reserved powers in trusts, says Stephen Moverley Smith
Steven Quayle and Mike Pinson explain the benefits the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry has for aircraft owners
Aircraft financing is taking off again. David Cooke and Jason Piney say Bermuda is well placed for a resurgence
Jason Romer explores how Guernsey is leading the world in protecting celebrities’ images
Faced with a barrage of criticism, offshore centres are fighting back - again.
With a raft of new legislation and a strict attitude towards tax evaders, Switzerland is shrugging off its secretive image, argues Paul Douglas
The Isle of Man is leading the way in clean tech innovation, says Claire Milne
Trustees must keep abreast of developments in cross-border confidentiality disclosure requirements, say Robert Shepherd and Matthew Guthrie
Using two jurisdictions to set up a company can be advantageous, argue Andrew Quinn and Mark Western
DLA Piper has announced the appointment of Debra Erni as a partner to its finance and projects group.
Reed Smith is planning to aggressively ramp up its London media practice in response to the exits of three partners in the past 18 months.
UK firm falls prey to US outfit as banking and real estate chiefs lead seven-partner defection
Nigel Pearmain and Chris Le Quesne review Jersey’s revised security interests regime
SJ Berwin is planning to reposition itself as a finance firm within three years and aims to double the partner count in its City finance team.
Having seen its UK arm through the financial crisis of 2008, Chartis European general counsel Chris Newby has shown his mettle. Katy Dowell reports
Tulkinghorn was passing through the lovely Victorian arches of York’s railway station the other week when a set of adverts caught his beady eye – adverts for Dickinson Dees.
Latham & Watkins, Linklaters and Sullivan & Cromwell are among seven firms to gain new work from Virgin Media as part of the telecoms company’s first external legal panel.