7 October 2013

The Lawyer

  • Austria: Centre of gravity

    7-Oct-2013

    A bustling legal market and political attempts to make Austria a centre of European investment are keeping lawyers on their toes

  • BT group GC: Network solution

    7-Oct-2013

    A panel review resulting in a network of advisers rather than a formal roster, plus a client-serving ABS to nurture, shows BT group GC Dan Fitz is ready to push boundaries

  • Building up hopes in Norway

    7-Oct-2013

    Newly elected Norway prime minister Solway has promised measures that will kickstart a flat infrastructure sector

  • Casualties of law in the PI fallout

    7-Oct-2013

    Decisive action when facing closure will at worst avoid a chaotic wind-down and at best net a turnaround

  • Don’t get burned in Africa

    7-Oct-2013

    The international legal bandwagon is on a roll in Africa, but perils await the unwary

  • Downton’s rich legal pickings

    7-Oct-2013

    Series of unfortunate events shows legal profession taking a major role in latest outing of TV show

  • 'e-Supreme Court' proposal splits bar

    7-Oct-2013

    Bar divided over publication of Supreme Court arguments on the web

  • Finland: Upwardly mobile

    7-Oct-2013

    Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia has dominated the Finnish headlines. It signals a new chapter for the country’s business opportunities

  • Freshfields' new boss has the wit to succeed

    7-Oct-2013

    David Aitman likely to be adaptable in a changing legal environment

  • Gibraltar: Bullied, but bullish

    7-Oct-2013

    In contrast to its battered eurozone neighbour, Gibraltar is in rude economic health but there are political threats to this popular port of call

  • HSF and Slaughters advise on EDF’s investment in Hinkley Point C

    21-Oct-2013

    Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) and Slaughter and May have taken lead roles on French Energy company EDF’s investment for Hinkley Point C nuclear project.

  • Innovative councils – yes, really

    7-Oct-2013

    Four-borough legal link shows public sector is forward-thinking. Next stop, ABS

  • Job Watch: Environmental law

    7-Oct-2013

    You’d have had to have been hiding under a rock to miss the Battle of Balcombe – hoards of environmentalists kicking up a storm over fracking in a small Sussex village. In fact, shale gas extraction, mining, oil and gas have all been hot topics in recent months, and each has its own environmental repercussions. Does this mean demand is increasing for environmental lawyers? Taylor Root senior consultant Justin Gyphion says this is simply not the case.

  • Learning to live with procurement

    7-Oct-2013

    Let’s be realistic: those procurement people aren’t going away, and we need to learn to live with them. The discipline of procurement has engendered remarkable hostility among many lawyers; its first wave was all about process rather than strategic relationships. But peace is breaking out.

  • Learning to love procurement

    7-Oct-2013

     Roll over long-lunch panel reviews – the procurement department is now central to the process, so you’d better get used to it

  • Moves: 7 October 2013

    7-Oct-2013

    Move of the week

  • No gain in personal injury pain

    7-Oct-2013

    Those firms for whom personal injury is no longer viable should not wait to put a get-out plan in place

  • The Lawyer Management Conference & Awards: Law means business

    7-Oct-2013

    Leadership, organisation and funding in a fast-changing market were the themes of our recent law firm management event 

  • Work Life Quiz: Rafi Azim-Khan, Pillsbury

    7-Oct-2013